“Our Commitment To Your Pet Lies In The Quality Of Our Care”

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234 Power Road, Endeavour Hills, Vic 3802

 

Telephone: 1300-838-738 or 1300-VET-PET

 

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HEALTH MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS

“Our Commitment To Your Pet Lies In The Quality Of Our Care”

To keep your pet in a healthy condition, you need to be aware of the following:-

  1. Vaccination and parasite control are part of the health maintenance program, ensure that your pet is vaccinated annually, and wormed every month or quarterly depending on the product and program that your pet is currently on.
  2. Behaviour problems are a leading cause of euthanasia and pet abandonment. Behaviour problems are preventable. We recommend the services of Mr Hans van Heesbeen. For more information you can visit www.k9coach.com.au
  3. Neutering positively affects behaviour and prevents tumors of reproductive tissues. It also prevents unwanted pets.
  4. Neutering profoundly affects metabolism; neutered pets are at risk for development of obesity unless caloric intake is reduced. We do recommend that you visit us if you have any concerns regarding neutering and its effects.
  5. Regular professional oral care and home oral care facilitates in the health maintenance program. Preventing tooth loss from periodontal disease is a vital part of the health maintenance program.
  6. Poorly groomed coats are risk factors for external parasites and dermatologic problems. If you are not sure as to how to groom your pet, we do recommend that you book your pet for grooming with us. Our Groomer will advise you on how best you can keep your pet’s coat healthy, and prevent grooming related skin diseases.
  7. Optimal nutrition during all stages of life is an important part of any health maintenance program, which is why our recommendation is to feed your pet a premium health food, such as the Hills rang of pet feeds, which is readily available at our premises at a discounted rate.
  8. Aging affects all body systems; therefore multiple problems often arise in older pets. A thorough clinical examination will help define problems, rank problems and establish diagnostic and therapeutic plans. We do recommend a vet check every 6 months. For each year that we age, our pet ages by approximately 7 years. As professionals trained in pet health care we are in far better position to pick up and advise you on pet health issues.

As you can appreciate the problems are many and will need to be identified. It is therefore recommended that your pet is seen by us at the earliest, to prevent the problem progressing and causing other complications. Early recognition and treatment means that your pet will recover sooner, and will therefore be far more comfortable. It is not only significantly more difficult to treat a pet in an advanced stage of the disease, as well as far more expensive, but one also has to take into account the significant pain and stress your pet is under by not being treated at the earliest.

We sincerely recommend that you please call us on 1300-838-738 (1300-VET-PET) to schedule an appointment at the earliest. We do not believe in berating our clients for presenting the pets late, as we believe that this is counter productive. It is not our intention to cause you any embarrassment, offence or anxiety. Our approach is now that you have presented your pet to us, how do we go forward from here, not only keeping your pet’s welfare at heart, but also working with your wishes and limiting factors. We do approach all cases presented to us with a level of sensitivity. As pet health care professionals we will present our assessment and treatment in a professional manner and factually as possible.

You may not be aware that in older pets multiple problems often arise as aging affects all body systems. As pets age they become increasingly vulnerable to diseases. The three leading causes of non accidental death in pets are cancer, kidney disease and heart disease. Older animals seldom suffer from a single disease. One problem may markedly influence the course of another. Ageing is characterised by progressive and irreversible change. Pets are likely to start having diseases associated with ageing between 7 and 13 years. Smaller dogs tend to live longer than large dogs. The quality and length of life of older pets can be improved through regular health checks (every 6 months). A thorough clinical examination will help define some of these problems.

Because we do care for the welfare and interest of your pet, we do go out of way to ensure that your pet can access medical or surgical attention in time of its need. It would also interest you to know that:-

  1. We do pride ourselves in the quality of our services.
  2. We do provide a 24 hour on call service.
  3. We also offer payment plans through a third party, provided you meet the criteria as set out by the financing institute.
  4. If you cannot bring your pet to us, we will come to you as we do have a fully equipped pet ambulance.
  5. We also do house calls.
  6. Your pet will receive a very high level of care given the level of diagnostic and monitoring equipment that we have on hand.
  7. We do welcome you to take a personal tour of our facility.
  8. We also provide pet grooming services
  9. We also provide puppy classes. Puppies are trained not only indoors, but also outdoors, being exposed to outdoor noises and traffic in a controlled environment. The puppy training classes are run by Ms Julie Pocknee.
  10. We do care for our wildlife, and work very closely with wildlife carers providing veterinary care where needed.
  11. We take an active part in community services and proudly support Service Dog Training, by way of providing veterinary services to working dogs of individuals with disabilities. Please see www.servicedogtraining.com.au

If you have not used our services before, we do suggest that you try our services and see the differences for yourself. From our analysis we find that over 30% of all new patients are referred to us by existing clients, and a further 25% of all new patients are brought in by existing clients. Our clients travel from as far as Camberwell, Clayton, Fitzroy, Ringwood, Chelsea, St Kilda, Port Melbourne, Pakenham, to name but a few. From the level of service we provide, you would come to understand that we are not your average Veterinary Services provider. We do recommend that you bookmark our web address www.petcarevet.com.au

Our staff are very friendly and courteous. We are very easily accessible. We are located at 234 Power Road, Endeavour Hills, at the intersection of Power Road and Heatherton Road, Endeavour Hills, just off the Monash Freeway. Please note that parking is at the rear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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