Services

Vaccination & Health-checks

We recommend a minimum of 12-monthly health checks and vaccinations with six-monthly visits for seniors (7 and over) All vaccinations include a comprehensive physical exam to ensure there are no signs of developing problems These visits are a great chance to discuss all other aspects of health-care for your pets

X-ray & Ultrasound

We provide one of the best ultrasound and x-ray services in South Australia – all right here in our hospital! We have the ability to ‘look inside’ your pet in a non-invasive fashion Our imaging allows us to diagnose anything from bladder stones, kidney or pancreatic disease, tumours or heart disease, amongst many other conditions

De-sexing

With mandatory pet desexing from 2018 onwards, this will affect all pet owners at some stage We consider ourselves expert in this area and provide a very thorough de-sexing service In-depth anaesthetic monitoring, pain relief and blood pressure support (intravenous fluids) and follow-up visit are all included in the price you’re quoted – no hidden

Puppy Training and Behaviour Advice

We run regular ‘socialisation classes for young pups and ‘Puppy Pre-School’ groups to introduce basic training. The pups love these classes and learn to interact appropriately. Check out our Puppy Pre-School brochure in our Library. We have dedicated staff who’ve done extensive training to help them get the best out of your pet and give

Seniors

Dogs from 7 years and up and cats from 10 years onwards are considered ‘seniors’ and have quite different requirements The main problems we see revolve around dental disease, arthritis, dietary changes and behaviour issues At this point, we’ll be recommending routine ‘wellness’ tests (blood, urine, blood pressure) We’ll also be making some specific recommendations

Cat Services

All of our services apply to cats but, as the saying goes, “cats are not just small dogs”! A very different approach is required to achieve good outcomes when handling and treating cats We have separate waiting areas, consult rooms and hospital wards for our feline patients and this pays huge dividends in keeping cats

Hydrobath

Smelly Samoyed? Grotty Groodle? Pongy Poodle? We have the solution in our ‘self-serve’ hydrobath Conveniently located on the outside of the hospital in our parking area and accessible 7-days-a-week Cleaned daily with anti-viral products so your pet is not exposed to nasty bugs Complete with shampoo and conditioner (or we can provide you with specific

Breeding Services

Gawler Animal Hospital has had a long association with the South Australian breeding community Comprehensive and thorough health checks are carried out on all pups and kittens we vaccinate and detailed health certificates are provided for breeders to pass on to new owners Early de-sexing including vasectomies and tubal ligations are performed here on a

Hospital Care

We have dedicated hospital wards for cats, dogs and exotics All hospitalised pets are checked multiple times daily by our highly trained hospital staff We understand that pet owners are worried about their pets and so communicate regularly with you throughout the day with updates on progress

Surgery

As an accredited hospital, we have the most up-to-date surgical facilities This is a huge part of our daily workload and we’d like to think we are really good at surgery From de-sexing to complex orthopaedic procedures, we can cover all your pets needs See Dr Steve explaining our orthopaedics rehabilitation in the video below:https://youtu.be/4wMO6NIRsd8

Dentistry

A hugely important part of overall pet health and an area in which we excel The large majority of dogs and cats have significant dental disease by the age of three years old We have all the facilities and expertise to keep your pet’s mouth happy, healthy and smelling good!

Blood Testing

We have a very comprehensive bank of blood testing equipment in our hospital This allows us to come up with answers same day, in most cases From ‘wellness’ screening to helping diagnose your ‘sickies’, we can cover the lot

Palliative Care & End-of-Life Services

Sadly, our pets don’t live as long as we do but they’re definitely around long enough to become well and truly part of the family When your pets are coming near to the end, we can help you cope during this difficult time. For us, it’s all about ensuring the best possible quality of life

Disease Diagnosis & Monitoring

We’re set up to work up the most complex medical cases Our staff have the training and expertise to provide you with answers and with the solutions to bring your pets back to good health

Pet Insurance

One of those things you hope you never need. However, pet insurance can be a life-saver if your pet is faced with major injury or illness concerns Our staff can give you the best advice when it comes to taking out pet insurance We even provide an initial 4-week period of free cover for your

Dietary Needs

All the different life-stages have different nutritional requirements from growing pups or kittens to our seniors. Our Hills diets cater to these different age groups with superior quality and high digestiblity Our prescription diets actually help treat various disease conditions. These include dental disease, arthritis, kidney, liver and heart disease Obesity is a huge problem

Parasite Control

Fleas, intestinal worms, heartworm, mites and ticks all present a problem for your pets We’ll give you the most up to date recommendations to prevent all of these We stock the products we think are ideal for your pet

Gawler Animal Hospital

Your full-service, high quality, locally-owned veterinary practice.

Offering a wide range of pet-care options from vaccinations up to complex medical and surgical treatments.

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