Cat Vaccination

Cat vaccination

The purpose of vaccinating your cat is to prevent the development of clinical disease by either preventing your pet from catching the virus - or if they do get infected - by limiting the severity and the effects of any infection. Our job, as your pet’s veterinarian, is to recommend what we think Read more 

Dog Vacination

Dog vaccination

The purpose of vaccinating your dog is to prevent the development of clinical disease by either preventing your pet from catching the virus - or if they do get infected - by limiting the severity and the effects of any infection. Our job, as your pet’s veterinarian, is to recommend what we think …Read more 

information for surgery

Information for surgery

When your pet is to undergo surgery you can help us to reduce risk and optimize outcome. No anaesthetic is completely safe but you can reduce risk of complications by following the steps outlined below. The post surgical period, after your pet returns home, is also important in ensuring a smooth recovery …Read more 

Pre-anaesthetic Testing

Pre-anaesthetic testing

Pre-anaesthetic blood testing is done to increase safety when your pet is to go under a general anaesthetic.

Anaesthesia involves injection or inhalation of medications that will place your pet in a reversible state of unconsciousness to allow us to perform surgery or diagnostic procedures. Anaesthesia carries a …Read more 

De-sexing Your Pet

De-sexing your pet

Surgical de-sexing involves removing part of the reproductive system of an animal whilst under a general anaesthetic. There are many different names to describe this procedure but the correct word in females is spay or an ovario-hysterectomy and in males it is castration or de-sexing or neutering  …Read more  

de sexing

Benefits of de-sexing

It goes without saying, desexing prevents the devastating destruction of unwanted kittens and puppies who end up in shelters and rescue facilities, but there are also important medical and behavioural benefits to consider. Medical benefits of desexing for female pets …Read more

Cat Neuter

Cat neuter

Male cats become sexually active at about 9 months of age but it can be younger, depending on how old they are during the breeding season.

Following puberty the male cat develops a number of often undesirable behavioral changes. He will become territorial and start to mark areas, often in the house, by …Read more

Cat Spey

Cat spey

The female cat reaches adolescence shortly after 5 months of age, depending on the time of year that she was born. This may be later if she reaches puberty during the non-breeding season. The breeding season in cats peaks in spring and autumn but litters can be born at any time of the year …Read more

Dog Neuter

Dog neuter

Dog neutering is an operation performed to de-sex the male dog by removal of the testicles and associated reproductive structures contained in the scrotal sack.  Male dogs attain sexual maturity from approximately 9 months of age although neutering can be undertaken anytime from around 5-6 months of age …Read more

Bitch Spey

Bitch spey

An ovario-hysterectomy or spay, is the operation to de-sex the female by complete removal of the ovaries and the uterus, thus rendering her unable to have heats or puppies.  The operation is best performed at around six months of age to avoid all heats and the possibility of unwanted pups …Read more

Medicating Your Pet

Medicating your pet

Medications are an important part of your pets recovery from an ailment or maintaining its health. It is important to ensure that your pet receives its medication as prescribed. Many perceived failures of treatments can be attributed to inadequate dosing of drugs that are adequate to control or cure the condition …Read more

Tabletting Your Cat

Tabletting your cat

Have an assistant hold the cat in a sitting (sphinx) position. It may be necessary to restrain the front feet as well. Be gentle as cats will struggle, sometimes violently, against excessive force.

Form a ‘3-finger hold’ with your thumb on one corner of the mouth, your index finger …Read more 

Flea Control

Flea control

No animals are immune from picking up or carrying fleas. Most fleas we find on cats and dogs are actually the cat flea. Unfortunately this flea is very adaptable and is quite happy to live on your dog as well. Fleas need to feed on its host animals blood to be able to lay eggs. Often people will think their dog is the …Read more 

Worm Control

Worm control

To protect the health of your pet and your family it is essential that all pets  are treated for worms on a regular basis using an effective broad-spectrum de-worming agent. Left untreated, worms can cause a variety of medical problems …Read more

Microchip Identification

Microchip identification

Microchipping provides a simple way of identifying animals and linking them to a particular owner.  From 1 July 2006, all dogs registered in NZ for the first time will have to be micro-chipped (with exemption of working farm dogs) within two months of registration. This and other measures such as increased fines …Read more

 

Personal.

Personal service is really important to us and this is an area where we shine due to our relatively small size and our friendly team.

Independent.

We’re not part of a big corporate franchise – we are owner-operated and have a vested interest in doing a good job and keeping you happy.

Focused.

We are Vets. We enjoy being Vets and this is our focus. We’re not a petshop with a vet in it. We don’t upsell treats, beds or grooming when you visit.

Experienced.

Each of our vets has over 20 years of professional expertise. Our nursing staff all hold National Certificates and Diplomas.

Comprehensive.

Our Animal Hospital and Vet Clinic is fully equipped and staffed to provide a complete medical and surgical service.

Convenient.

We are centrally located and easy to get to, with ample parking at the door. We are open late each weeknight and hold Saturday clinics to fit around your work commitments.