|Balmain Veterinary Hospital offers a large number of services to clients and their pets. We are a modern, well-equipped hospital with a range of diagnostic equipment available for patients admitted into our care. All of our vets and nursing staff are continually updating their knowledge, attending lectures and seminars on a regular basis. We have separate kennel rooms for dogs and cats, with all sorts of gourmet delights available, comfortable bedding, heating and air conditioning. Our aim is to provide you and your pet with the best possible care.|
Home visits are one of our many services, available to those clients unable to bring their pets to us for treatment. Generally organised to take place during the middle of the day, it is imperative that as much notice is given prior to a home visit being required.
Many pet owners are unaware of the need for ongoing oral care for their animals. Certain foods, treats and toys can be useful in helping to maintain a healthy dental status, however, existing problems may require surgical and/or medical treatment. Some of the more common signs of existing dental problems can include excess salivating, difficulty when eating and of course, bad breath. Our hospital is fully equipped with dental equipment, including state of the art ultrasonic scalers for specialised cleaning, high-speed drills, polishing units and a dental x-ray machine. If you think your pet's teeth are in need of attention, please contact us to make an appointment for dental assessment.
Balmain Veterinary Hospital is proud to offer the latest in digital x-ray technology to our clients. This technology enables us to produce high quality, reliable images to aid in the accurate diagnoses and subseqent treatment for your pet. These images can be saved onto a CD to be sent on to specialists when referral is advised or even for clients to keep at home for their own records.
We are proud to now be able to offer endoscopy as an additional diagnostic service. Endoscopy is a non-invasive medical procedure that involves the passing of a long, usually flexible tube (with a fibre optic camera attached) through the gastrointestinal tract. This is especially useful for diagnosing basic conditions associated with the gastrointestinal tract, focusing on the oesophagus, stomach and upper intestines. Occasionally it also allows for the diagnosis of foreign bodies. In some individual medical cases, it can provide a less-invasive alternative for removal of foreign bodies, where surgery would otherwise be required. Endoscopy is performed under a light general anaesthetic and allow for samples to be collected for biopsies if necessary.
To further aid our diagnostic imaging department we also have available an ultrasound service. Ultrasound scanning is very useful for determining the nature of heart murmurs, enlarged hearts, masses/tumours, enlarged abdominal organs, pancreatitis, pregnancy, bladder problems and as a guide for needle biopsies. Our ultrasound machine is capable of colour flow Doppler echocardiography and produces very high and detailed scans suited for our little furry friends. Dr Emma Holmes-Walker, our in-house sonographer performs all major scans.
Our in-house pathology department can provide results within 30 minutes of taking blood samples. The tests performed can assist us in making more rapid and definitive diagnoses. At our hospital, all animals receive a full physical examination prior to anaesthetic delivery, however there are certain health issues which cannot be determined from physical examination alone. Therefore, one of the more common tests done at our hospital is one called a Pre-Anaesthetic Screen and this is offered to all patients undergoing a procedure requiring a general anaesthetic. This test provides vets and nurses with a 'window' to your pets inner-workings and can help us to ensure a safer anaesthetic experience for your pet.
At Balmain Veterinary Hospital we use modern anaesthetic machines and the extremely high-grade anaesthetic agent called Isoflurane. Combining these first rate components with physical examination, blood tests and the routine use of the latest monitoring equipment such as Doppler and ECG, a general anaesthetic becomes a much safer experience for your pet. We are committed to combatting pain through proactive monitoring and the use of pain relief drugs following surgical procedures.
As it is highly improtant to conduct surgery in the strictest of sterile conditions, Balmain Veterinary Hospital have a dedicated operating theatre for surgical procedures. To prevent against surgical contamination and infection, all surgical instruments are disinfected and then autoclaved (sterilised) after use. We perform a wide range of surgeries including de-sexing, lump removal, exploratory abdominal surgery, caesareans, minor eye surgery, cruciate repair and much more.
Balmain Veterinary Hosptial is proud to offer an acupuncture service to clients. Performed by our in-house acupuncturist, Olivia Hassin, acupuncture can be used to treat and alleviate a number of conditions, such as arthritis, nervous system and spinal problems.
We have an AQUIS accredited Veterinary Surgeon to assist you in the preparation of your cat or dog for overseas travel.
As this can be a stressful time, we can provide:
1. General export advice
2. Rabies vaccinations
3. Export preparation for a number of countries including UK, European Union, United States of America, New Zealand and others.
4. Contact details of professional pet transport companies.
Please note that we do not provide export advice or services for other species eg rabbits, reptiles, horses etc.
Feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions regarding pet export.
We offer boarding for cats in the comfortable environment of a dedicated 'cat room'. Cats can stay with us for a maximum of 7 nights. We provide a clean and safe cage with comfortable bedding, heat pads and litter trays. We offer premium dry as well as a variety of tinned foods, fresh chicken and beef - all to cater for even the fussiest of eaters! If you have a particularly fussy cat, or if your cat is on a prescription diet it is required that you provide the food neccessary. Being a veterinary hospital, it is the ideal environment for elderly or medication dependent cats, as qualified nurses are on hand to check daily progress, medicate and treat as required. All of our members of staff are feline fanciers - pats and cuddles of your cat during their stay are complimentary. Please contact us for availability and rates.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO BOARD DOGS.
We do however operate as a ‘pick up' and 'drop off' point for several quality boarding kennels. If you do require boarding for your dog, or if you need to organise a stay that exeeds our maximum for your cat, please contact the kennel of your choice for further information regarding availablility and rates.
The crucial learning and socialisation period for puppies is between the ages of 6 and 18 weeks. Puppy Preschool allows puppies the opportunity to play with others in a 'safe environment', providing invaluable social skills whilst having lots of fun! During the five, one-hour sessions our instructors cover basic dog behaviour and discuss common puppy concerns such as house training and diet. A maximum of six puppies are taken in each session to allow for individual attention whilst providing a variety of puppies and people for good socialisation to occur. A series of comprehensive notes are provided to puppy owners to assist with 'at home' training, and staff members are happy to help out with any particular concerns you may have. Classes fill up quickly, so bookings should be made as soon as you get your new puppy. All of our classes are held at the Drummoyne Clinic. For further information, please contact us or visit the Puppy Preschool page of our website.
We stock an extensive range of merchandise, of both the practical and pampering kind. Our wide range of collars, leads, harnesses and halters gives you many options to choose from, to keep your pet safe and looking stylish. We also stock litter trays and litter, a variety of tasty food treats, bedding, carry cages, scratching posts and toys to further enrich your pets life.
Fleas, worms and ticks are an unpleasant part of an animals life, but with the right advice and products they don't have to be a problem. We stock Advantage, Advocate, Advantix, Capstar, Comfortis, Frontline, Heartgard, Interceptor, Sentinel and intestinal wormers. Staff are happy to help you to work out what is the best option for you and your family to keep parasites at bay.
Just like us, a well-balanced diet is the platform to a healthy, happy life - that's why we only recommend the best quality of food for your pet. With choices including maintentance and prescripion foods such as Royal Canin, Eukanuba and Advance, our range provides for cats and dogs at all stages of life. Check with staff to determine what the best diet for your pet is.
If we don't have what you need in stock, we will do our best to track it down and order it in for you.
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The staff at Balmain Veterinary Hospital are lovers of all animals, with our vets and nurses happy to treat pets of all kinds. As well as dogs, cats and birds, we currently have many patients of a more exotic nature, including rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets and even sheep! We provide advice, medical and surgical options for various condition including routine vaccinations, de-sexing of rabbits, skin conditions in guinea pigs and even caesarean sections in rats.
Over the years, Balmain Veterinary Hospital have developed close relationships with several of the veterinary specialist centres in Sydney. This enables us to confidently refer your pet for specialist handling of complex problems and access to specialist testing. Post-visit communication between specialists and our vets ensures a complete and continuing line of treatment for your pet. Our aim is to provide you and your pet with the best available treatment options.
Balmain Veterinary Hospital works closely with WIRES and SMWS to ensure the safe treatment of native Australian animals. From possums, to birds, to reptiles, we see many beautiful species every year which have been injured or are just simply unwell. The wonderful people at WIRES and SMWS who provide care to these animals know that they can bring them to us at anytime and we will do the best we can to get them healthy and back into their own environment.
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