Arthritis is one of the most common complaints for which dogs and cats are brought in to the vet. Arthritis (osteoarthritis) is more likely to affect animals the older they get, and there are several additional risk factors which may make it more likely. These include the breed (dogs), wei...read more
We recommend that your pet should visit the veterinarian at least once a year for a general
check over. At the same time the veterinarian will be able to discuss protecting your dog or
cat against potentially harmful diseases.
For dogs, an annual C5 vaccination is strongly recommended to protect them against
Parvovirus, Hepatitis, Canine Distemper and the two main causes of Kennel Cough.
For cats, we recommend an F3 vaccination to protect them against feline enteritis (feline
panleukopaenia) and cat flu (feline calicivirus and feline herpesvirus). If you cat spends time
outside and has the potential to be in contact with other cats, the veterinarian will also discuss
protecting them for Feline Immunodeficiency virus.
We also have the Filavac vaccination available to protect your rabbit against Calicivirus.
We are very excited to be able to offer grooming services at the Monbulk Vet Centre.
We offer a wide range of grooming packages for all pooches small and large! We can also groom cats and rabbits!
Our Packages inlude the following
- The Puppy Package – Great to get your puppy used to the grooming experience
- Luxury Bath and Full Groom Package – This package includes a shampoo and condition, facial, blow dry, hand scissoring, nail trim, ear clean
- Bath and Tidy Package – This package includes a shampoo and condition, blow dry, nail trim, ear clean and tidy of face, feet and tail
- Bath and Dry Package – This package includes a shampoo and condition, blod dry, nail trim and ear clean
- Bath and De-Shed – This package includes a shampoo and condition, blowy dry, de-shed, nail trim and ear clean
If there is something specific that you require of course we are more than happy to accommodate! Contact the clinic to make an appointment or to discuss your furbabies grooming needsContact us to make an appointment
Dental disease is the most common health problem we see, with approximately 80% of cats over 3 years old with tartar build-up. We have a state-of-the-art dental unit for carrying out all dental procedures, along with an ultrasonic scaler. Our pets do require a general anaesthetic to have dental procedures performed, so we hope to do what we can to prevent dental disease. In an ideal world, we would brush our animals teeth every day, and if you’re able to do this, fantastic!! We have toothpaste in “delicious” flavours such as chicken or cheese, and toothbrushes that will fit over your finger like a thimble. A soft child’s toothbrush is also good for pets’ gums. Less labour-intensive alternatives include raw bones (of an appropriate size), dental chews, various mouthwashes and gels, and high quality pet food which has both mechanical and chemical action to stop plaque and tartar forming (whilst still being a fully balanced nutritional diet).Contact us to make an appointment
Microchips are a reliable method of identification that can’t be removed or lost. About the size of a grain of rice, a microchip contains a unique number linked to the owner’s details. Make sure you remember to update your details if you move house or change phone number. To do this contact Pet Register on 1300 734 738 or Central Animal Records on 9706 3187. Microchips are implanted with a needle, just like an injection.Contact us to make an appointment
Worms are extremely common in the animal population, especially in young puppies and kittens (The hormonal changes in a pregnant animal cause larvae in the muscles to come out and get transmitted to the unborn pups/kittens) Worms cause a variety of symptoms in animals, but are easily prevented with a tablet every 3 months (for adults) or spot-on treatments. Worms also pose several risks to humans.
Heartworm is a parasite that lives in the large blood vessels and heart of the dog and cat. Its prevalence varies throughout Australia with the climate, as it is transmitted by mosquitoes. Heartworm is a lot less common in cats than dogs, so we don’t recommend heartworm prevention for cats. For dogs, we generally recommend prevention as the disease is so serious and treatment dangerous, compared with an easy once a year injection, or monthly spot on treatments (drops on the back of the head) or tablets.Contact us to make an appointment
We offer a variety of in-house tests. We can perform urinalysis to examine your pets’ urine for any abnormalities. We offer blood tests for diseases such as Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) for cats, Parvovirus for dogs and heartworm. We can also see if your pet is anaemic, or has glucose imbalances (i.e. Diabetes). We are able to look under the microscope to examine slides from ears, skin, lumps, etc.Contact us to make an appointment
Puppy Pre School classes are run at the clinic on a regular basis.
We accept puppies of all breeds but they must be between 8 – 16 weeks of age on the first day of their class.
The course is run on a weeknight at the clinic and runs for a total of 4 weeks.
The course is designed to help your puppy socialise and to help educate owners about how to best care for their new puppy. Whilst we know how exciting it is to bring a new puppy into the family, it can also be a rather stressful time. We are here to answer any of your questions and to ensure this is an enjoyable time for you and your puppy.
The course will cover
- Basic training
- Toilet training
- Preventative health care; vaccinations, parasite control, desexing
We have recently equipped the clinic with very advanced digital X-ray machinery. This was installed in June 2011 and we are now able to perform X-rays a lot faster, and with a far superior picture quality than with traditional developed X-rays, giving the Vets an enhanced ability to detect problems and abnormalities. X-rays allow us to take a closer look inside your pet, and can be used to investigate anything from bones to lungs.Contact us to make an appointment
Sometimes, depending on what is wrong with your pet, an ultrasound will give us a much better idea of what is occurring inside. We have a specialist who comes to the clinic when the vet recommends an ultrasound, this way it is performed by a specialist who has the best experience in not only performing the ultrasound, but also interpreting the visual readings, without you having to travel any extra distance.Contact us to make an appointment