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Companion Animal Services at West Gippsland Vet Care
West Gippsland Vet Care has two welcoming premises in Warragul and Drouin. Both of our clinics are modern facilities that can cater for all areas of our business. Our waiting rooms are spacious and light, allowing for companion animals to be relaxed whilst waiting. We practice Fear Free techniques in our waiting area, consult rooms and hospital to ensure our patients are at ease during their visit. Our consultation rooms are clean, bright and spacious, each with a computer to ensure easy access to our clients full medical history.
Our operating theatres are equipped with the latest technology available which ensures your much loved pets and animals will receive the best attention available. We have separate climate controlled cat and dog wards plus numerous large dog pens that allow easy access and superior comfort. Our fully equipped pharmacies ensure that all medications are readily available.
We have our own in-house laboratory to ensure that most routine pathology tests can be carried out quickly. We are extremely proud of our facilities and the range of services we can provide for your furry family members. Some of those services are listed below.
Our Behaviour Veterinarian, Dr Sophie Nielsen, can diagnose and treat animals with behavioural problems related to medical conditions, mental illness, and training issues. Sophie is able to provide an individual treatment program for your furry friend, encompassing behaviour modification based on positive reinforcement, environmental management and will prescribe medication if required, to help your pet become their best self!
Our veterinarians are skilled in advanced canine reproduction techniques. They can advise and assist you on a range of options that can aid in safe and successful breeding practices. We are dedicated to the comfort and safety of your pets, and conduct our recommendations to the best of their particular health needs. Our services include: in-house progesterone testing to advising optimal breeding times, genetic screening, artificial insemination techniques, including TCI & surgical, pregnancy ultrasound, elective cesareans and neonatal care.
We maintain in-house laboratory facilities that provide results within the hour, leading to faster treatment of potentially life-threatening conditions and allows us to easily perform pre-anaesthetic blood testing to ensure safer anaesthetics for your pet.
Modern Surgical and Hospital Facilities
Our operating theatres have been designed with the care and comfort of your much-loved pets and animals in mind. We utilise cutting edge technologies in our operating theatres, and facilitate separate cat and dog wards, each climate-controlled for the comfort and wellbeing of our hospitalised patients.
Orthopaedic & Soft Tissue Surgery
We perform a range of surgeries to meet the individual needs of your pets. We offer soft tissue surgeries such as desexing, mass or lump removals, and internal organ surgery and orthopaedic procedures like: repairing broken bones, ruptured cruciate ligaments, or fixing luxating patellas. We utilise cutting edge techniques in our surgical theatre, in order to minimise stress for your pet, and to ensure a sound recovery.
We offer professional screening services to ascertain the state of health of your pet. Our digital x-ray, dental x-ray, ultrasound and endoscopy services are carried out by our skilled veterinarians, and we strive to ensure that these procedures are carried out with particular attention to your pet’s needs, as well as precise attention to detail in the diagnostic phase. Dr Ben Smith & Dr Chris Thorne are PennHIP accredited, for the testing and screening of hip dysplasia in dogs.
Puppies are most impressionable from 4-16 weeks of age. Socialisation with other puppies and people at this age is crucial in their development into friendly, manageable
and relaxed dogs. Our puppy classes are run weekly, for 4 weeks, and provide detailed information regarding puppy health and training techniques. Our classes are run by an experienced vet nurse.
Full Grooming Service
A full grooming service is available at our Warragul clinic, provided by an experienced groomer. Sam is also a qualified vet nurse and provides a gentle and caring experience for your pet. Grooming services available for your dog or cat include bath, clipping,
breed clips, stripping, trimming, nails etc. Bookings essential.
We know that coming to the vet clinic is not always practical – so we can come to you. Our vets and vet nurses can provide many services in your own home, whether it be a simple vaccination or compassionate euthanasia we aim to provide our clients with a service that suits your needs.
24-Hour Emergency Service
Our veterinarian service offers 24-hour emergency assistance.
You can reach us at Warragul on (03) 5623-4822, or Drouin (03) 5625-1707 at any time.
Companion Animal Export
Our veterinarians can assist with pre-export testing of companion animals.
“Very happy with my visit”
I usually go to the Drouin vet office, as it is closer to my home. However, Drouin was booked out, so I went to the Warragul office instead. Making the booking was quick and easy over the phone and, upon arriving, I was greeted straight away. The office was nice and clean, with no unpleasant smells. My wait time was about 2 minutes, which is great. The lady who saw Tequila and I was quite young, but seemed to know her stuff and was very friendly. Overall, very happy with my visit. 🙂
– Rebecca R., 5-Star iRecall Review
Book an appointment with one of the most experienced veterinarians in Gippsland today!
West Gippsland Vet Care Warragul
West Gippsland Vet Care Drouin
Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sat: 8:30am - 12pm
Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sat: 8:30am - 12pm