Surgical and medical facilities at Dapto Vet Clinic have grown and developed alongside advancements in technology and medical knowledge.
We provide a high quality service in all procedures undertaken. Here are just a few examples of some of the procedures that we perform at the clinic on a daily basis:
We recommend desexing your cat or dog at 6 months of age if it is not being used for breeding purposes. These procedures require your animal to undergo a general anaesthetic and spend the day in hospital.
Cancer & Lump Removal
If your pet has an unusual lump or bump we advise that you book in for a consultation to see one of our experienced vets. The vet can then determine if surgery is required. If needed we can also send a sample of the lump to a laboratory for testing to determine its exact nature and the likelihood of it causing further problems.
If a caesarean is required for your pet we have full surgical facilities to perform this procedure. If you are concerned about your pregnant pet please call 42614055. If this number is called after our hours of operation we have an answering service which will offer the after hours contact number.
Our experienced veterinarians are able to competently perform most orthopaedic surgeries, including procedures which many others would choose to refer. This allows not only for local treatment and management but also significant cost savings. Common procedures successfully performed at the clinic for more than three decades include:
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair
- Fracture Repair – both surgical and casting where appropriate
- Patella Tendon Transplant
- Femoral Head Resection
- Reduction and Stabilisation of Dislocations
- Amputation where necessary
Here at the clinic we have full radiographic imaging facilities using the latest in digital processing which allows us to have fast diagnostic results. For the radiographs to be of good quality and value we need your animal to be perfectly still and thus in many cases the animal may require a general anaesthetic. If you believe your pet requires a radiograph please book in for a consultation.
Our vets will often use the ultrasound machine to help with the examination of your pet. The ultrasound allows the vets to see what’s happening inside your pet in a non-invasive manner.
Sometimes like ourselves our pets require some dentistry. Here at Dapto Vet Clinic we have the facilities to take care of all your pets’ dental health from extractions and cleans to dental specific diets. If your pet has discoloured teeth or bad breath please give us a call to book a consultation.
If we have seen your pet for an on-going eye problem which is proving difficult to resolve we are able to refer them to a vet ophthalmologist from The Eye Clinic for Animals. If a specialist appointment is required you don’t need to travel the distance to their Sydney Clinic, once a month one of the eye specialists visits the local area and our nurses can arrange the appointment details for you.
Visiting Specialist Surgeon
We are privileged to have access to Dr Neil Hannan, a mobile veterinary specialist surgeon and senior lecturer of small animal surgery at the University of Sydney. Neil can be available at our clinic to perform any complex orthopaedic or soft tissue surgeries that may otherwise require travelling to Sydney.