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. 

Wellness Plans

Worming, flea and tick medications, heartworm injections for dogs, check ups, vaccinations, desexing and much more.

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.

Puppy PreSchool

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

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NOTICE

Please make sure you include a reason for your appointment. In case of an emergency please call our Reception team

Covid-19 Update

In line with Government Regulations, Windaroo Animal Hospital has modified some processes. As an Essential Service we can remain open and continue to provide all our services while keeping pet owners and team members as safe as possible. 

Please click below to read the full update before visiting.

In line with the recent Government Regulations regarding the lockdown, Windaroo Animal Hospital has modified some processes. As an Essential Service we can remain open and continue to provide all our services while keeping pet owners and team members as safe as possible.

When you arrive at the Hospital, please wait in your car and call us on 3807 3699. Someone will come out to collect your pet. Due to the 1 person per 4 square metre rule, we recommend a Window or Outdoor consultation. This enables our Nurse to assist the Veterinarian in examining and treating your pet, whilst you can still be in view. For food and drug orders, please phone ahead 3807 3699 or send us an email: [email protected]

Please ensure you carry a face mask to wear when close to others. Any person with respiratory signs should stay home and not come to the hospital. Please ask a friend to bring your pet in if required.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time

In line with the recent Government Regulations regarding the lockdown, Windaroo Animal Hospital has modified some processes. As an Essential Service we can remain open and continue to provide all our services while keeping pet owners and team members as safe as possible. Please click below for a full update.