Great South Vets Services Page

By: Great South Vets  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Pet, Disease, Vaccinations

 
        (Vaccinations)
  • Consultions ($)
  • Consulting Hours ( no appointment necessary )
  • Mon to Fri  8.00am - 8.00pm.
  • Sat  9.00am - 5.00pm.
  • Sun  10.00am - 4.00pm.
  • Closed Public Holidays.
  •     (Microchipping)         (Consultations)
  • Vaccinations (Dog $, Cat $, Six Week Puppy $)
  • With all vaccinations, we include a complete health check.
  • We examine the heart, lungs, teeth, ears, eyes, skin, lumps and bumps. And we update your pets weight.
  • We will discuss worming and flea treatment and any concerns you may have.
  • We will advise on the vaccinations that are needed. These can vary depending on age, lifestyle and whether your pet will board in a kennel or cattery at any stage during the coming year.
  •     (Boarding)         (Vaccinations)
  • Microchip ($)
  • Why microchip your pet?
  • Microchipping is a permanent means of proving ownership of your pet, if it is lost or stolen.
  • Vets, councils and animal welfare charities have scanners to identify microchipped pets.
  • Auckland City Council requires all newly registered dogs to be microchipped.
  • There is peace of mind knowing you are more likely to recover your pet if it is lost.
  • It is a simple inexpensive ($) once only procedure.
  •     (Pharmacy & Retail)         (Microchip)
  • In conjuction with our AristoCat Boarding Cattery, we also offer a 'special needs' boarding service for cats who have special requirements, such as daily medication or daily monitoring.
    • Each cat is housed in individual quarters.
    • Facilities for special foods.
    • Trained nurses monitor daily health and administer medication.
    • Veterinarian always on hand.
    • Reasonable rates.
  • Please phone the clinic for more details. (09) 278 41 65
  •     (Dental)         (Boarding)
  • We stock a vast range of medications in our pharmacy. These cover most diseases seen in pets.
  • In our retail section we stock pet food and pet accessories.
  • Some of the items we stock are :-
    • Flea and worm treatments.
    • A wide range of shampoos.
    • Brushes, combs and treats.
    • Assorted collars, leads and chains.
    • Premium dog and cat foods.
  • We offer advice on all our products.
  • And we offer a money back guarantee, if returned in original condition, with the purchase receipt.
  •     (Skin)         (Pharmacy & Retail)
  • Dental Scale and Polish under general anaesthetic
    (Dog $, Cat $ Extractions extra)
  • Can you smell your pets breath? Are your pet's teeth discoloured? If you answered yes, then your pet probably has a dental condition and needs attention.
  • Dental conditions are common in most pets with advancing age.
  • Even wild animals incur dental conditions as they age.
  • The bacteria associated with plaque can lead to bad breath, gum disease, tartar build up and tooth loss.
  • These problems are resolved with our dental services, which includes a scale and polish (Dogs $, Cats $) and occationally extractions, all under general anaesthetic.
  • We also advise on diets, toothpastes, and other oral aids to help prevent the onset of dental disease.
  •     (Senior Pets)         (Pharmacy & Retail)
  • Scratching, losing hair, scurfy skin, dull dry coat. If your pet has one of more of these skin conditions, he/she is not a happy pet.
  • Constant scratching at night, is very distressing for you and your pet.
  • To identify the skin complaint, we offer a full range of diagnostic tests. We can then resolve or control it with appropriate treatment.
  •     (Behaviour)         (Skin)
  • Just like us, advancing age brings age related problems.
  • Some of the most common are; heart disease, arthritis, urinary incontinance, dental disease, cataracts, kidney and liver disease, and cancers.
  • With regular Wellness Examinations we detect most of these conditions at an early stage. We then formulate a treatment regime that will decrease the advancement of the condition, A better quality of life is the result.
  • Wellness examinations are also performed as part of our vaccination service.
  •     (Surgery)         (Senior Pets)
  • Is your pet driving you crazy with abnormal behaviour?
  • Abnormal behaviours such as:-
    • Phobias to noise, fireworks, and thunder.
    • Separation anxiety, leading to destructive behaviour, when you are out.
    • Aggression toward, humans and or, other animals.
    • Repetitive actions, such as fly catching, tail chasing, barking at flying birds.
    • Inappropriate urination, defaecation, and sexual behaviours.
  • We will examine your pet, and if a medical problem is not the underlying cause, we will advise on the appropriate coarse to take.
  •     (Anaesthetics)         (Behaviours)
  • We offer the full range of surgical procedures including:-
    • Desexing and Caesarian Sections
    • Skin lacerations, lump and and tumour removal.
    • Dentisty and tooth extractions.
    • Orthopaedics, bone fracture repair, artificial hip replacement.
    • Fight wounds and abscesses,
    • Reconstructive Surgery.
    • General soft tissue surgery.
  • We, as veterinarians and nurses have the skills, experience and equipment to deal with the most demanding surgical procedures.
  • We cater for your lifestyle. You can bring your pet in between 8.00 and 8.30am on the morning of surgery, or before 8.00pm the night before. This flexibility allows you to more efficiently organise your day.
  •     (X-rays)         (Surgery)
  • To ensure the safety of your pet during operations, we do not compromise when it comes to anaesthetics.
  • We use modern day equipment and drugs.
  • The anaesthetic drugs we use are 'top-of-the-range'. They are also the drugs of choice in human anaesthetics.
  • During anaesthesia we are continuouly monitoring heart and lung function.
  • We perform a thorough preanaesthetic check, and may recommend a blood test before proceeding.
  • These factors give us the confidence to offer anaesthesia with a successful outcome in even the oldest pets.
  •     (Laboratory)         (Anaesth.)
  • X-Rays
    • We have a state of the art Digital X-ray Unit.
    • We offer both general x-rays and well as contrast studies.
  •     (Pet Export)         (X-rays.)
  • We have an in house laboratory.
  • The tests we offer range from preanaesthetic blood tests, screening blood tests, and urine testing.
  • We use a microscope to identify bacteria taken from swabs of the ears, and skin. We also look for skin parasites, with the microscope.
  • For other specialized tests, we use Gribbles Pathology located at Penrose. They offer twice daily pick up.
  •     (Cremations)         (Laboratory)
  • Our Veterinarians are MAF accredited and can legally complete paperwork for export of pets to Australia.
  • We also arrange the paperwork, examination, and rabies vaccination, needed to satsify the pets passport requirement, for the UK and Europe.
  • Note : Keep in mind, if you intend to take your pet to the UK or Europe, he/she will need a rabies vaccination and blood test at least 6 months before departing.
  • Paperwork for Tahiti and the USA can be done through us. We can help with travel requirements to all other countries.
  •     (Payments)         (Pet Export)
  • When the end is near or has happened, we can arrange a cremation for your pet. There are many options available so please feel free to discuss them with us.
  •         (Cremations)
  • We offer 'Affordable Veterinary Care for Everyone', our profit margins are very low, and we cannot afford to give accounts. We require payment for all our services and products at the time of service or purchase.
  • We offer a number of means of payment for our services.
  • We accept Cash, Credit Card, EFTPOS, We do not accept Cheques.
  • We also offer Automatic Payments and Direct Debit.
  • Yes, you can set up a direct debit with us where you nominate an amount of say $5 weekly. This will then accumulate and you can use it to pay your pet's veterinary expenses. It acts a little like a pet insurance policy, the only difference is it is your money and you can withdraw it at anytime.
The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: Anaesthetics, Disease, Pet, Vaccinations