Consultations are available Monday to Saturday at our clinic from 8am. Our standard consults are 20 minutes, slightly longer than what you may experience elsewhere, which provides time for our veterinarians to thoroughly assess your pet
A common cause of lameness in the hind leg of a dog is the partial or complete rupture of the cranial or anterior cruciate ligament. Typically, this issue is seen in large and giant breed dogs from as early as 3-5 years old while smaller dogs tend to develop problems later when they are 6-8 years old. Whilst the actual rupture of the ligament is typically quite acute or sudden the underlying cause termed “Cruciate Disease” is a more chronic issue.
Dental disease in dogs and cats is one of the most common findings at routine clinical examinations. Dental disease ranges from very mild redness of the gums (gingivitis) and discolouration of the teeth, up to severe changes involving tooth roots rotting, abscesses and nasty gum recession!
For all emergencies during hours please call the clinic on (03) 9527 7740. For after-hours emergencies we recommend contacting your local veterinary emergency centre. Some local centres include the Animal Emergency Centre (AEC) – Moorabbin and the Pet Emergency & Specialist Centre (PESC).
Just like humans, your pets are likely to require medications throughout their lifetime, be it preventative or for treatment of illness. The clinic pharmacy stocks a comprehensive range of medications with the ability to order in specialised medications in bespoke forms and strengths to tailor treatment specifically to your pet’s needs.
Caulfield Veterinary Hospital boasts modern haematology and biochemistry machines enabling us to get valuable information regarding your pet’s health within an hour! The machines require only small sample sizes meaning we are able to run blood on our dog and cat patients as well as smaller rabbit and guinea pigs.
Medical imaging technology, such as x-ray, ultrasound, CT-scan and MRI play a focal role in contemporary veterinary clinics, allowing veterinarians to diagnose and treat medical conditions.
At Caulfield Vet Hospital, we are able to complete all types of x-rays with access to an ultrasound at our sister clinic, Toorak Rd Veterinary Clinic.
You can be confident knowing all of your vets at Caulfield Veterinary Hospital are very competent surgeons for both routine and more complex surgeries.
This means that in most cases, you don’t have to go through the stressful process of referral to specialists for your pet’s surgery.