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Animal Emergency

Our animal emergency hospital is open 24h per day, 365 days per year, and is staffed by experienced emergency vets and nurses caring for your pet.

Internal Medicine

Our Internal medicine service deals with heart problems, cancer, gastrointestinal disease, neurology and a range of other illnesses.

Animal Surgery

We offer the latest techniques in chest & abdominal surgery, cancer surgery, wound reconstruction, spinal imaging & surgery and advanced orthopaedics.

Lameness

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Step 1: Gait Analysis
Step 2: Patient Examination
Step 3: Diagnostic Imaging
Lameness is a common reason for owners to take their dog to the vet. It is always helpful for the vet to have a look at the limp outside with the dog relaxed and walking freely. The next step is to perform a detailed orthopaedic examination looking for pain, swelling and abnormal movement of joints. An experienced vet can often pin-point the problem and recommend x-rays that can help you get a diagnosis. This 8 month old Border Collie from Shepparton had a limp for 4 weeks and we diagnosed shoulder pain during our examination. A bone chip can be seen on the x-ray. This was removed arthroscopically (keyhole surgery).