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About our Cattery

Our boarding cattery is available to our clients only. All cats must be fully vaccinated before their stay. The cats are cared for by our fully qualified veterinary nurses allowing you to relax on your holiday knowing that your cats are in the best possible care. 

 

•  Cosy, comfortable facility
•  Individual cages with communal exercise area
•  Fully insulated and well-ventilated
•  Excellent personalised care from qualified veterinary nurses
•  We cater for special dietary needs
•  Larger cages

 

 

Please make sure your cat is fully vaccinated before they arrive for their cattery stay. Failure to comply will mean that your cat will not be admitted for boarding.

•  All cats must have been fully vaccinated within 11 months of admission for boarding.
•  The last booster must be given at least 10 days prior to admission.
•  Cats who have never been vaccinated will require two shots a minumum of 3 weeks apart (this means the first shot must be given 41/2 weeks prior to admission).

These requirements are for the protection of all of our cats in our care. If you are unsure of your cat’s vaccination status please contact us as early as possible and we can clarify the situation for you.

 

 

Admission and discharges are via the Veterinary Clinic Reception.

ADMISSIONS AND DISCHARGES
Between 10am – 2pm Monday to Friday
From 10am – 1pm on Saturday


We are closed Sundays and Public holidays

 

The nightly costs of the cattery varies.

NIGHTLY CHARGES
$26.50 per night
$31.80 per night on a public holiday
$34.50 per night Including giving medication

No pick-ups or drop-offs are available outside the above times to fit in with the running of our busy hospital.

Please remember to bring your completed admission sheet with you when you drop your cat off. Prior to admission to the cattery all cats are checked by a veterinarian and front nails are trimmed.

You are welcome to visit the cattery and inspect our facilities if you wish. Please contact the clinic first to arrange a mutually convenient time.

All care is taken to prevent illness or injury to your cat. If Illness or injury occurs during your pets stay treatment will be at your expense.

Download the cattery administration form below.

 


The K laser

Does your pet suffer from acute or chronic pain?  K Laser treatment could help.

What is Laser therapy?
Laser therapy used different wavelengths of light (red and near infrared) to create therapeutic effects within the body.  Laser therapy treatment facilitates wounds to heal faster.  Laser therapy relieves patients of aching joints and soft tissue injuries by releasing natural pain killers and anti-inflammatories into the circulation.

What can Laser therapy treat?
Osteoarthritis, oedema and congestion, ligament sprains, muscle strains, post traumatic injury, post surgical pain, neck and back pain, hip dysplasia, burns, chronic wounds and can aid in orthopaedic recovery. 

What can I expect during Laser therapy treatment?
There is no sedation or restraint required and the experience is usually pleasant and comforting for the patient.   Occasionally the patient feels mild, soothing warmth but generally little or no sensation is felt.   Treatments vary in length lasting from 5 – 15 minutes.  Most conditions require several treatments generally 3 – 8 for the greatest benefit.

 

 

Our nurses are experienced and trained to give advice about weight management as well as nutritional counselling to help whatever life stage needs your pet may have.

In addition the nurses are able to;

  • Nail clipping
  • Remove stitches after surgery
  • Discuss dental hygiene. What to feed and how to brush. The nurses will give you advice about how to look after your pets teeth.
  • Discuss therapeutic diets
  • Weight loss clinics
  • Laser therapy

 

 

If your pet needs to be hospitalised, rest assured they will be closely monitored by our nurses in our heated hospital. Our veterinarians and nurses take the time to explain in detail pertinent information regarding the progress and care of your pet, both in the hospital and in your care at home. We provide written home care instructions and information sheets about your pet’s care and treatment.

The preferred pick up time for hospitalised patients is between 3.00p.m. and 6.00p.m. Monday to Friday and 11.00a.m to 3.00p.m. on Saturday.

For major surgical, medical or dental cases a discharge time must be arranged for when the veterinarian treating your pet is able to speak with you.

Download the hospital consent form below.

 

 

During the last 20 years veterinary knowledge and the range of treatments and surgical procedures available for pets has improved tremendously. Pets now have access to most of the same diagnostic tests and treatments available to Humans.

Specialised veterinary procedures do come at a cost and can’t always be budgeted for. Unexpected veterinary bills can be more easily managed with pet insurance. We have worked with and recommend two companies, Ellenco Pet Insurance and Petplan.

Check out their web sites and select the pet insurance policy that best suits you and your pet. We are happy to help with recommendations.

 

The surgery is well equipped for both orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery as well as reconstructive and exploratory surgical procedures. We regularly carry out elective surgery such as spays and castrations.

Russell has attended many continuing education courses in orthopaedic and general surgery and is able to do complicated fracture repair and joint surgery.

We now offer the Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) method for surgical treatment of Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament. TTA is the latest method for repairing the canine knee with a torn ACL ligament.

Unfortunately, this condition does not repair itself and often requires surgical intervention. You may have been told that TPLO is the only way to rectify this situation. You may also have been told that lateral suture ("TightRope") works well for any dog, which is not always true. TTA or TPLO are better than lateral suture methods for many dogs. TTA works as equally well as TPLO, and is easier to perform, less invasive, and your dog will recover faster after surgery.

But for some breeds of dog TPLO is still the preferred technique.

The TTA method is easier to perform, and dogs recover quite quickly after surgery. We also offer laser therapy as part of the post-surgery recuperation.

We also offer Laser Therapy for post-operative recuperation.


 

We have extensive information about Dentistry on another page. Click on the link below to be redirected to that page

 

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