November 28, 2011


Consultations are made by appointment only.

In emergencies and unforeseen circumstances where you are unable to make an appointment, we will accommodate you by admitting your pet. A nurse will assess your pet and a vet will examine them as soon as possible (or immediately in life-threatening situations).


Our consulting hours are:

Monday 8.00am – 5.00pm

Tuesday 8.00am – 5.00pm

Wednesday 8.00am – 5.00pm
Thursday 8.00am – 5.00pm

Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm

Saturday 8.30am – 12pm


In the interest of safety, all dogs are to be on leads and all cats are to be in cat boxes or cages. We can provide cat cages for loan if you do not have one.

If you have an emergency outside of our business hours, please phone Bay After Hours Veterinary Hospital on 0800 Bayvets, 0800 229 8387

Payment is to be made at the time of the consultation, unless prior arrangement has been made. Please note that in an emergency, we will provide first aid treatment for your pet.



These appointments include a review of previous history, a thorough physical examination, an update on preventative programs including vaccination, parasite control, feeding, dental care and general healthcare advice.



To provide the best advice about vaccinating your pets we use the World Small Animal Veterinary Association vaccination guidelines to assess the needs for each and every pet we see. These guidelines assess the risk of each animal and the duration of effect of the vaccination to tailor a vaccination plan. http:///www.wsava.org/guidelines/vaccination-guidelines



As pets age, their need for regular check ups increase. We recommend check ups every 6 months for pets aged 8 years and older.



We provide ongoing treatment and monitoring for a range of injuries and illnesses including skin conditions, epilepsy, diabetes, heart and kidney failure. We also provide services for cancer patients and those with endocrine diseases including hypo/hyperthyroidism.



Some illnesses and injuries require your pet to be hospitalised for appropriate treatment and diagnostic testing. We have a separate cat and dog ward with roomy, comfortable cages and underfloor heating.

There is a dedicated hospital nurse to oversee your pet’s needs and treatments.

We have three fluid pumps, a fluid-line heater, oxygen cases and heated bedding should the need arise.

We have a separate isolation unit for any pets with infectious illnesses.



All our vets are able to microchip animals and have access to NZ and Australian Companion Animal databases.

Microchipping is a quick and easy procedure that can be done in an outpatient consult.



Our nurses can be booked for pet nail trims at designated times during the day.



  • Hip and elbow dysplasia screening include PennHIP, NZVA elbow screening and Australian hip and elbow scoring
  • DNA testing, parentage testing and genetic testing for specific traits are available through outsourced laboratories
  • Lumbosacral screening radiography to include service to the NZ Police Dogs
  • Hemivertebral radiography and submission for assessment

Best Practices

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