Medicine & Diagnostics

Learning history, physical examinations and performing tests to make a diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan.

Blood Testing

WVS Animal Hospital can perform comprehensive in house IDEXX blood testing. This allows us to diagnose conditions prior to anaesthesia, if your pet is unwell, or to monitor a chronic illness.

When your pet is unwell, in house testing gives us the advantage to have results quickly, for quicker treatment. IDEXX also provides access to our Veterinarians for a specialist opinion. Some blood and tissue testing is sent to an external laboratory for further analysis.

Cytology

Our Vets perform a lot of in house cytology for skin and ear disease. Urine samples can be assessed quickly in our laboratory and culture samples sent away if necessary. Our Vets are highly skilled at performing a minimally invasive cell collection technique for lumps (that may potentially be cancer), by performing Fine Needle Aspirate (FNA). This is assessed in house and can also be sent away for Specialist opinion. This is always ideal prior to performing surgery on any lumps.

Radiology

WVS Animal Hospital has the equipment on site to take quality digital radiographs or x-rays. This is a simple way to assess bones and joints. Our most common assessment is for Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) disease. Digital radiographs can now be easily sent for referral opinion via the internet if necessary. 

Unlike humans, we cannot ask our patients to sit perfectly still, often in unnatural or uncomfortable positions. To enable quality radiographs, most procedures will require sedation or anaesthesia. This can aid pain management and minimises stress to your pet.   

Ultrasounds

WVS Animal Hospital Veterinarians have abdominal Ultrasound skills. This is a non-invasive procedure to assess soft tissue organs such as bladder, kidney and liver. We occasionally refer to a specialist Ultrasonographer for complex or difficult cases. Sedation and fasting are invariably required. Your pet will be admitted to hospital in the morning and stay throughout the day.  

Snake Envenomation

Bahrs Scrub and surrounding suburbs are well known for Eastern Brown Snake envenomation of pet dogs and cats. Staffies and Jack Russell terriers are the biggest offenders! Early diagnosis and intensive treatment is essential for a good outcome. In house Activated Clot Times (ACT) are a crucial and rapid test to make a diagnosis and monitor response to treatment . 

View Snake Catchers – our recommended identification site for species information.  

Other Medical Conditions

Some of the complex medical conditions we manage include:

  • Anaemia
  • Auto-immune disorders (The body attacks its own cells)
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cushing’s Syndrome, previously referred to as Hyperadrenocorticism: very common in aged small breed dogs
  • Diabetes mellitus: often requires insulin management
  • Gastro-intestinal diseases:
  • Heart conditions: often murmurs and enlarged heart size
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Neurological issues
  • Pancreatitis
  • Snake envenomation:
  • Thyroid problems (over or under-active glands)
  • Tick paralysis:
  • Urinary conditions: includes bladder infections and bladder stones

Explore Our Services

Health Checks & Vaccinations

Vaccination can protect your pet against serious disease. Annual health checks included.

Dentistry

Dental health is essential for your pet’s wellbeing and general health.  We offer FREE dental checks by appointment.

Euthanasia

The hardest thing we ever have to do as pet owners is make the decision for euthanasia. We can help you if this time has come. 

Dermatology

Our vets are passionate about helping animals with skin and ear problems. Making a long term plan for control is the aim. 

Puppy Preschool

Our classes are interactive, informative and fun for the whole family. We a have a safe outdoor area for the puppies.

Hospital Care

Our purpose built premises provides comfort for your pet during a Day Surgery or intensive treatment in Hospital. 

Surgery

We perform an extensive range of soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures such as desexing, wound repair, and more.

Medicine & Diagnostics

Learning history, physical examinations and performing tests to make a diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan.

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Covid-19 Update

Windaroo Animal Hospital continues to practice social distancing, keeping you and our Team safe.

You have 3 options: We are now allowing ONE client into the Hospital for consultations. If your dog is vaccinated we can have an outdoor consultation in the garden. We can continue to communicate through the window.

Please call on arrival for your appointment. No-one is waiting inside.

We will continue to bring food and medications out to your car, so please phone ahead for convenience.

Thank you for your support.