preventative pet healthcare
making a difference in the life of pets
& the people who love them

Surgical Services

Surgical Services

We offer a full range of veterinary and medical services of dogs and cats. Our veterinarians perform most surgical procedures from routine desexings to complicated orthopaedic procedures, such as bone plating and pinning and fractures .

Health Evaluation

Health Evaluation

We take a thorough history of your pet including evaluation of lifestyle and life stage, behavior and diet. We provide a comprehensive physical examination including dental assessment, pain assessment and body and muscle condition.

Preventative Healthcare

Preventative Healthcare

All dogs & cats should have a veterinary examination at least annually. For many dogs and cats, more frequent visits may be appropriate. Decisions regarding specific frequency of visits should be made based on individual needs of your pet.

Opening Hours

Consultations by Appointment
Monday to Friday 8.30 am - 6.30 pm
Saturdays : 8.30 am - 11.30 am

Signs your pet should see a Veterinarian

When assessing your pet's health and/or illness, a good rule of thumb is always to watch for any dramatic behavioral shifts. Contact us if you notice any of the following signs lasting more than 1-2 days.  When in doubt? Please see a veterinarian for ANY condition that appears resistant to treatment or seems to be getting worse.

  • Lameness or abnormal movement

    Lameness or abnormal movement

    Displays of mild to moderate pain (such as crying when a specific area is touched or action is taken).

  • Lethargy or loss of energy; Weakness

    Lethargy or loss of energy; Weakness

    Poor Appetite, Inability to walk, Weakness in the legs/limbs. Excessive salivation; Excessive thirst, Vomiting, Wheezing or frequent panting.

  • Lumps or Growths

    Lumps or Growths

    Lumps or growths commonly occur on the skin of dogs and cats, some benign, some cancerous. There is a virtually endless number of types of growths that can grow in dogs and cats.

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    Behavior changes; Neurologic signs

    Seizures/Convulsions, Head tilts, Loss of balance. Abnormal behaviors: staring in space, getting stuck in corners, etc.,

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    Skin Problems

    Signs like redness, flakiness, itchiness of the skin are perhaps the most common reasons for canine and feline visits to the veterinarian.

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    Eye Problems

    Redness, pain, excessive blinking, tearing, or cloudiness in an eye are all signs that the eye is diseased. Diseases of the eye range from mild irritative conditions that do not pose great danger, to conditions that can lead to severe pain and blindness in a very short period of time.

Meet our Vets

Dr Craig Bird BSc. BVMS Dip. Acup (IVAS)

Craig graduated from Murdoch University, Perth WA in 1983. On completion of his studies Craig returned to South Australia and has been a partner in the practice for nearly the past 30 years.  Craig has a wealth of experience, and his calm and caring demeanour has been appreciated by many dogs,...

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Dr Hilton Smith BVSc

Hilton graduated from Massey University, New Zealand in 1996. He began his career as a mixed practice veterinarian near Rotorua, NZ, dealing predominantly with large dairy cow herds.  At the end of 1998 Hilton worked for 3 months in Naracoorte and Penola before embarking on a 2 year stint to the United Kingdom....

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Dr Andrew Hay BSc, BVSc

Andrew graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2008 and spent 3 years as a mixed practitioner in the Adelaide Hills, treating pocket pets, wildlife and large and small animals. He spent some time in small animal practice before undertaking an 18 month training period in emergency medicine. He is in...

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