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Location:
2 Nugent Street
Monbulk VIC 3793
Opening hours:
Mon - Tue: 8am - 6pm
Wed: 9am - 7pm
Thur - Fri: 8am - 6pm
Sat: 9am - 1pm
Sun: Closed

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MONBULK VET CENTRE
9am - 7pm, WEEKDAYS
2 Nugent Street, Monbulk, VIC 3793
LILYDALE VET CENTRE
9am - 8pm, 7 Days
3 Maroondah Highway, Lilydale, VIC 3140
RINGWOOD VET EMERGENCY
Open 24/7
8 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood, VIC 3134

Our Services Paw Print

Just as people should with their doctors, each pet should have a check-up from a vet once a year. We check all the vital signs and often pick up on problems early such as a lump or a niggling pain that animals can’t tell us about. We vaccinate pets routinely against some common and potentially fatal diseases.

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We allow a full 30 minutes with the vet for each standard consultation, which enables us to fully explore your animal’s history and give them a thorough physical examination. If needed we can also do further testing (such as a blood test or microscope work) on the spot, rather than having to plan an extra visit.

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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).

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We offer a basic grooming service which is carried out by our vet nurses. This includes washing in the hydrobath, drying, trimming nails and clipping.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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We run puppy school classes for puppies up to 16 weeks of age once they have had their first vaccination.  This is an important age for puppies to be socialised with other dogs.  Puppies are taught basic training and their care is discussed, all while the puppies are having fun at the vet clinic.

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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.

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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.

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Arthritis in Dogs and Cats

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...

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