When you think something may be wrong or want to know more about caring for your pet, you can arrange a consultation with one of our highly experienced Veterinarians. They usually take 15-30 minutes and the Veterinarian will address your concerns and check your pets overall health.
It is recommended that you call in advance to make an appointment to avoid waiting. Appointments are available throughout the day and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
Our resident surgical staff ensure that the highest level of surgical expertise is available to look after your pet.
We carry out routine soft tissue surgery including desexing, basic surgical oncology and abdominal surgery at the hospital. It is also well equipped for orthopaedic procedures including knee surgery, fracture repair & reconstructions.
All our anaesthetics are constantly monitored by an experienced and qualified Veterinary nurse who is with your pet throughout the whole process of their anaesthetic, surgery and recovery. We use the safest anaesthetic protocol and medications, along with state of the art monitoring equipment.
Most pets require attention to their teeth during their life. Dental plaque, tartar and gum disease are common and cause foul smelling breath, pain and the potential for infection.
We advise on ways of keeping your pet’s teeth and gums clean and healthy, which in some cases can involve a special diet. Some pets require their teeth cleaned by us. This involves;
- Ultrasonic Scaling
- Flouride treatment
We have a state of the art Digital X-Ray machine and new ultrasound machine in our hospital. These technologies allow us to more easily diagnose and treat your pet companions.
There are many diseases that are fatal to dogs. Fortunately, we have the ability to prevent many of these by the use of very effective vaccines. For dogs they cover Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Kennel Cough. We now use 3-year vaccines to protect against most nasties but kennel cough is still required annually.
We also recommend an annual heartworm injection so that you don’t have to remember to administer monthly treatments. For cats we recommend an F3 vaccine as it protects against the 3 key nasty feline viruses.
We have an in-house pathology service to enable us to get quick and accurate results. This allows us to do blood testing prior to your pet’s procedure as well as performing annual “wellness” profiles while you wait. It is also essential to monitor our serious cases more effectively.
Along with regular exercise and veterinary care, careful nutrition is the best way you can contribute to your pet’s prolonged good health. Please give us a call to discuss your pet’s nutritional needs. We will tailor a diet specifically for your pet that will give them the optimum quality and length of life.
At times vet bills can come at a very difficult time and we never expect the our own animals will have serious injury or illness. At AHT Vets we strongly recommend our clients have Pet Insurance to cover their pets for any unexpected expenses. There are many pet insurance covers available with a wide range of cover options. It is best if you look into your specific needs and choose a cover to suit you and your pet.
We do have additional information available at our clinics for PetPlan Pet Insurance and our friendly staff are happy to discuss the benefits of pet insurance with you.
A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is injected under your pet’s skin. It can be done during a normal consultation. The microchip is embedded with a code unique to your pet and is the most effective form of permanent identification. This code is placed onto a national computer database, so it is particularly useful in the return of lost pets.
They can also assist where the ownership of an animal is in dispute. In some states of Australia microchipping of pets is now compulsory.
We also offer a hydrobath service with a suitable shampoo and conditioner. This makes all the difference in the grooming stage and really brings out the shine in your pet’s coat.
You may choose between a regular hydrobath or a flea and tick hydrobath. If your pet is on medicated washes, we can accommodate for that as well. Our hydrobath operates every Saturday at the Thornlands Hospital from 9am-12pm, no appointment is necessary.
Fleas are most often seen during the warmer months but as we keep our homes nice and warm throughout winter, we see fleas all year round. Only a small part of the adult flea population actually lives on your pet. The fleas’ eggs and larvae live in the environment and can survive for up to a year, so it is important to not only treat your animal directly for fleas but also decontaminate the environment as well.
Wash your pet’s bedding using the hottest cycle and regularly vacuum/clean carpets. We do not recommend flea collars or flea shampoos alone as they fail to address the environmental flea infestation.
The Redlands is a high tick population area with many cases of tick paralysis every year. Tick Paralysis can be fatal if left untreated, and involves a hospital stay of minimum 2 days and intensive nursing care to nurse patients back to normal health. There are many preventatives available and we strongly recommend Bravecto, a tasty chewable which protects against deadly paralysis ticks for 4 months and fleas for 3 months in dogs.
All dogs and cats should receive regular worming treatment throughout their whole lives. Puppies and kittens require more frequent worming and adult dogs and cats should be wormed every 3 months. It is important to use a good all wormer which treats for all types of worms. We use and recommend Drontal All Wormer or Milbemax worming for both dogs and cats.
For more information or advice on any preventatives for your pet, please call us and discuss with one of our experienced nurses.
For your convenience our hospital carry a range of essential pet supplies including flea treatments, food, accessories, toys and treats. Our expert staff is always there to assist you to make sure you get just what you need for your pets well being. And because they are experts u you know you are getting the right advice.