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Small Animal Services

Small Animal Services

Mudgee Vet Hospital offers a complete range of small animal services.

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Our Services

Vaccination
& Health Checks

An annual checkup is vitally important to maintain optimum health for your pet. 

ROUTINE CHECKS

It is vitally important for your pet’s health that they have regular checkups. This is normally done at the time of their annual vaccination booster. At this check the vet will examine your pet’s eyes, ears, nose and mouth for any problems. The vet will also listen to the heart, and lungs. The abdomen will also be palpated checking for normal size and location of liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, intestines and prostate. The lymph glands and skin are also checked for any concerns. Finally the anatomical conformation is checked for any concerns with the joints, muscles or bones.


This allows concerns to be picked up and treated early. The annual checkup is a good opportunity for you to discuss any concerns you may have about your pet’s health. The veterinarian can also let you know measures to help prevent your pet developing health problems.

Microchipping & Registration

Mudgee Vet Hospital offers a Microchipping and Registration service for domestic animals.

MICROCHIPPING

All dogs and cats must be microchipped by 12 weeks of age in NSW. This can be performed at the first or second vaccination and health check of your puppy or kitten.

REGISTRATION

Kittens require registration with council by four months of age and puppies require registration with council by six months of age. Registration incurs a one-off fee with your local council, which lasts for the lifetime of your pet. NSW Council registration fees are significantly higher for undesexed animals. 

Routine
Desexing

Mudgee Vet Hospital offers routine desexing for most domestic animal species.

SMALL ANIMAL DESEXING

Routine desexing is important to prevent unplanned litters in domestic pets. Desexing is also important in preventing undesirable behavioural traits from developing, such as agression, marking territories and sexual behaviours. 

Desexing in male dogs and cats significantly reduces the risk of prostate cancer, testicular cancer and constipation that can be caused by an enlarged prostate. Desexing in female dogs and cats prevents mammary tumours (breast cancer) and pyometra (infection in the uterus), which can be life-threatening.

We also offer desexing of other domestic animal species such as rabbits and ferrets. 

Soft Tissue Surgery

Mudgee Vet Hospital offers a wide range of small animal soft tissue surgeries.

SMALL ANIMAL SURGERY

All surgeries need an initial appointment to ensure your pet is in good health for us to perform surgery.

 

We perform anything from abscesses, caesareans, abdominal, chest and reproductive surgery as well as emergency stitch-ups. Anaesthesia is undertaken using the latest veterinary equipment and protocols. Pain control is an integral component before, during and after a procedure.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Mudgee Vet Hospital offers the latest techniques and services in Orthopaedic surgeries.

SMALL ANIMAL SURGERY

All surgeries need an initial appointment to ensure your pet is in good health for us to perform surgery.

 

We perform orthopaedic surgeries on all sizes and ages of cats and dogs. The procedures include fracture repairs, joint arthrodesis (fusing of unviable joints) and cruciate surgeries (knee surgeries). Our orthopaedic surgeon is Dr. Kate Elder, who is highly trained in these procedures. Mudgee Vet Hospital accepts referrals for cruciate surgeries (TPLO surgery) and fracture repairs from practices all across the Central West region.

Dental Surgery & Care

An annual dental checkup is vitally important to maintain and assess your pets oral hygiene. 

Dogs and cats can have teeth problems just like humans. At Mudgee Vet Hospital we can treat most of these problems.

 

SIGNS OF DENTAL DISEASE

Bad breath, dribbling, pain when eating, reluctance to eat and swollen areas around the teeth are all signs there is a problem.

 

DENTAL OPERATIONS

Most procedures will require a general anaesthetic. Simple procedures such as a teeth clean include removal of tartar with our ultrasonic scale and a high speed polish. More involved procedures include extractions. Our state-of-the art dental equipment allows for easier and less traumatic teeth removal.

PREVENTION

Prevention is better than cure. Dogs and cats that work their teeth on bones and harder biscuits generally have better teeth than pets on wet canned food. If your pet can have a meal with a bone, this will assist in keeping cleaner and healthier teeth.

Diagnostic
Imaging

Mudgee Vet Hospital offers a complete range of modern imaging equipment and capability.

X-RAYS

Mudgee Veterinary Hospitals digital X-Ray machine allows for rapid and accurate diagnosis of orthopaedic and soft tissue related issues.

ULTRASOUND

We have a brand-new state-of-the-art ultrasound machine dedicated to small animals. Ultrasounds are another great non-invasive tool to assist in diagnosing a problem that your pet may have. As with the digital x-rays, these images can be saved, stored and emailed as required.

​ENDOSCOPY

We also have a range of endoscopes that we use. They are small cameras that allow us to look inside your pet without invasive surgery. These are the same endoscopes that are used in human medicine for internal examinations.

Pathology & Laboratory

Mudgee Vet Hospital can perform in-house pathology as well as laboratory analysis and referrals.

IN-HOUSE PATHOLOGY

Mudgee Vet Hospital has a complete range of in-house IDEXX pathology equipment, including the capability to measure red and white blood count, clotting time, biochemistry (organ function), endocrine function and urine analysis. 

LABORATORY

Our in-house microscopes allow us to assess cytology (tissue and fluid analysis) in a timely manner.

PATHOLOGY REFERRALS

For further investigation of bloods and tissue samples, Mudgee Vet Hospital can send samples to IDEXX or Vetnostics for analysis. Referral results are typically received within 3 days.

Rehabilition

Mudgee Vet Hospital offers a specialty physiotherapy service to rehabilitate injured pets.

HOLISTIC PHYSIOTHERAPY

Veterinary Rehabilitation is an emerging field where therapeutic modalities are used to help reduce
pain, restore function and mobility and improve the overall quality of life in our pets. Essentially, we
use the same therapeutic principles physiotherapists use to help people to recover from injuries and
surgery.

 

Our accredited veterinarian Dr. Genevieve Liebich holds dual qualifications in the field of Physiotherapy and Veterinary Medicine, and offers a holistic approach to managing pet's musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.

Pharmacy

Mudgee Vet Hospital offers a complete range of prescription and over the counter medications.

MEDICATIONS

In order to provide high a quality service, Mudgee Vet Hospital keeps many quality prescription medications on hand so that treatment can begin without delay. All prescription medications require a consultation before they can be dispensed.

Regular checkups are required for all prescription medications.

Many non-prescription medications are also available at Mudgee Vet Hospital. These can be purchased over the counter for worming, flea and tick control, minor skin conditions and more.

 

As always, you have the benefit of our trained staff to advise you on the selection and use of these products, so please do not hesitate to ask.

Pet Food

Mudgee Vet Hospital offers a select range of premium pet food.

OUR PREMIUM RANGE
At Mudgee Vet Hospital we sell:

  • Advance Range

  • Hills Science

  • Hills Prescription Diets

  • Ivory Coat Grain Free

Any other Premium Pet Food you would like to try please check with our friendly receptionists.

Grooming

Mudgee Vet Hospital offers a

stress-free grooming service that covers the basic grooming requirements for dogs and cats. 

ESSENTIAL GROOMING

We generally like your pet fasted the morning of your appointment. This is to enable us to give your pet a mild sedation (if required), whilst grooming, this is done so animals can be calm.

 

​We then clip hair to your instructions and even to specific breeds.

With every clip we include:

  • Coat Clip

  • Nail Clip

  • Plucking and Cleaning of Ears

  • Express Anal Glands

  • Bath

  • Shampoo / Conditioner

  • Blowdry / Brush

Puppy
Preschool

Mudgee Vet Hospital offers a four week puppy preschool course.

CLASS INFORMATION
Mudgee Vet Hospital runs puppy preschool classes for puppies aged six to sixteen weeks. Classes are run on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The course consists of one class per week for four consecutive weeks.

WHAT WE TEACH

  • Socialisation

  • Basic Commands

  • Parasite Prevention

  • Feeding

  • Desexing Information

  • Breed-specific care

  • And lots more!

Emergency

Mudgee Vet Hospital offers a 24 hour service for all animal emergencies.

EMERGENCY AND AFTER HOURS

Mudgee Vet Hospital is equipped to treat and care for emergency cases during normal practice hours and outside of normal hours via our on-call service.

If your pet is experiencing an emergency, please get in contact with Mudgee Vet Hospital as soon as possible. If this occurs outside of normal opening hours, call the practice to obtain the after hours contact number for our on-call veterinarian.

After hours emergency consults incur a surcharge as this required a veterinarian to attend the clinic outside of our normal open hours.

(02) 6372 2105

Schedule a
Checkup

Book your pets next appointment online here.

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Vaccinations & Health Checks
Diagnostic Imagery
Dental Care
Pharmacy
Pet Food
Grooming
Microchipping & registration
Routine Desexing
Soft Tissue Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
Pathology & Laboratory
Emergency
Rehablitation
Puppy Pre-school
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