PREVENTATIVE HEALTH CARE
The hospital caters for all areas of preventative health care including vaccinations, microchips and heartworm injections. Our fully qualified staff can also offer professional advice on tick and flea prevention, gastrointestinal worming, dietary requirements and weight loss for your furry best friend.
We offer workups and treatments for a range of medical issues including but not limited to arthritis/lameness, cardiovascular and respiratory issues, chronic gastrointestinal disease, dermatological disorders, hormonal disease, infectious diseases and skin or internal cancers. We also offer regenerative medicine via platelet rich plasma therapy.
Routine surgical procedures such as castrations, ovariohysterectomies (speys) and dental scaling/polish and extractions are performed week days. Dr Matt has his memberships in small animal surgery and has a keen interest in soft tissue surgery (including gastrointestinal, skin wound reconstruction including skin grafts and flaps) and orthopedics (fracture repairs, advanced cruciate ligament repair using the Tibial Tuberosity Advancement or TTA technique).
INTENSIVE CARE AND ANESTHESIA
When your pet needs it most we have the critical care facilities and know how to keep them safe. Equipment includes AAS stinger anesthetic machines, nasal oxygen, intravenous fluid pumps, syringe pumps, Vetscan laboratory, pulse oximetry, capnography, pulse doppler blood pressure and a Drager Oxylog 3000 ventilator or “life support” machine.
The hospital is equipped with a high powered Porta 120 HF unit for diagnostic imaging of the abdomen, thorax and musculoskeletal system.
PARALYSIS TICK TREATMENT
The deadly parasite Ixodes holocyclus is prevalent in the local area. Prevention is always preferred but for tick affected pets treatment should be sought immediately. We base all our evidence based treatments on recommendations from “tick guru” Professor Rick Atwell from Queensland University. For severely affected pets we are one of the only vet hospitals on the South Coast to have life support capabilities (Drager Oxylog 3000 ventilator).
Our Polite Puppy Preschool is run by Becky the dog trainer and is aimed at preventing the most common behavioural disorders in dogs, see www.bestbehaviour.net. For those pets that have already developed behavioural problems we offer evidence based solutions combining behavioural modifying drugs and Becky the dog trainer assisted training techniques.
We offer on site “safe and sound” medical cat boarding. Dog boarding is limited to doggy day care with overnight and longer stays assessed on a case by case medical needs basis. We are after all primarily a hospital.
Nicole Jones has unfortunately moved onto greener frothier pastures [ie the surf] or in winter she may be found in the back country behind Perisher. If you see her, tell her we miss her and the dogs around town don’t look as good as they used to. The hospital does offer a cat clipping service (this is done in the treatment room of the hospital as all cats require sedation).