Services

 at Mentone Vets


mentone vet animal consultingConsultations by appointment

We run consultations throughout our business hours, but do request that you routinely make an appointment before coming down.

Surgery hours

 time clock Monday-Friday 8.00am to 7.00pm
Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday 10.00am to 12.00pm

* We are not normally open on public holidays.

If you feel you have an emergency outside of our standard working hours we recommend that you utilize one of Melbourne’s specialized 24 hour veterinary hospitals that are fully staffed overnight. The nearest centres are the SAEC in Highett (www.sarc.com.au) and the AEC facilities in Frankston, Hallam or Mount Waverley (www.aecvets.com.au)

 

telephone adviceTelephone advice

Please don’t hesitate to telephone us if you have any concerns about your pet.  We are here to help and more than happy to give advice over the phone. However, if you are worried that your animal is unwell, a consultation with a veterinarian for a full clinical examination and discussion is always the ideal option.

 

Modern anaesthetic Modern anaesthetic facilities

Having your animal sedated or anaesthetised is often a routine part of veterinary investigations and treatment, and we make every effort to keep that experience as safe and worry-free as possible for both you and your pet. Our hospital utilizes many of the same pieces of equipment used in human hospitals, from state-of-the-art gaseous anaesthetic machines, to modern blood pressure, breathing, and heart monitors. However, the most important fact is that all our procedures are closely monitored by both the veterinarian overseeing the case, as well as fully trained veterinary nurses.

 

surgery operating theatreSurgery

The hospital boasts both a designated sterile operating theatre as well as a separate work station for minor procedures. We have the equipment and experience on hand to perform a high standard of general surgery from desexings and tumour removals, to more complicated liver, bowel or urinary tract operations.
A cryosurgery unit is also available for smaller skin masses, and is of particular use in early treatment of sun-related carcinomas on the white noses of cats.

 

animal dental treatmentDental treatment

Our compressed-air dentistry unit allows us to provide an exceptional level of dental care for all types of pet. The ultrasonic descaler and polisher soon bring dirty teeth back to being shining and white, whilst the high-speed dental burr means diseased teeth can be extracted efficiently with minimal trauma to surrounding tissue.

 

animal clinic xrayDiagnostic imaging …

Investigations for unwell animals are often helped by varying imaging techniques, the majority of which are available on-site at the hospital.

X-ray

Our recently purchased radiology unit and automatic processor produce good quality radiographs everytime. Whether we are looking for a fractured bone in a rabbit, or an intestinal foreign body inside a St Bernard, radiographs soon provide the answer.

 

animal ultrasound service Ultrasound scanning

The softer tissues inside the body are often better visualized using ultrasonography. Our human standard machine can provide informative images of all internal organs, from the heart through to the liver, spleen and bladder.

 

Endoscopy

A flexible endoscope may be passed down the oesophagus and used to examine the lining of the stomach and intestine without the need for more invasive surgery. Biopsies can also be taken at the time of exam, and we have even managed to remove a razor blade from a dog’s stomach using a magnet!

 

ecgElectrocardiography (ECG)

An ECG machine monitors the electrical activity of the heart. Our hospital has two units, one that can be used to monitor patients under anaesthesia, and another which produces a trace reading to help diagnose abnormalities associated with cardiac rate or rhythm.

 

animal hospital laboratoryLaboratory services

The hospital is well equipped with modern laboratory machinery allowing blood tests to be analysed on the spot when really needed. We also have twice daily courier access to one of Australia’s top veterinary pathology laboratories, meaning our patients never have long to wait for the results from more complex investigations.

 

animal hospital wardHospital ward

Our secure cages all have under-floor heating making any length of stay at the hospital more than comfortable. The main ward has been especially designed so that staff can clearly see to the back of any cage, whilst the inpatients don’t overlook each other, greatly reducing unwanted stresses whilst in hospital. We even have a separate isolation ward to keep animals with potentially infectious diseases away from more routine cases.

 

Specialist referrals

We regularly work very closely with a number of recognized veterinary specialists in order to reach the best possible outcome for your pet. Melbourne has an ever increasing number of specialist services available including ophthalmology, dentistry, dermatology, CT & MRI scanning, oncology, cardiology, internal medicine, and surgery.

 

Cat in CageInternational Society of Feline Medicine

Mentone Veterinary Hospital is a proud member of the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM). This organization has been formed to help cats all over the world by linking veterinary professionals from Australia, America, the UK and many other countries. Our membership helps to keep us completely up to date with all aspects of feline health and welfare.
Find us at www.isfm.net/vets

 

pet foodPet food and pet care supplies

We carry a full range of Royal Canin, Advance, and Hills Science Diet foods, and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you find the ideal diet for your pet.
Prevention of parasitic infections in our animals continues to be a very important part of keeping pets healthy. Nowadays there is such a wide range of flea treatments, worm tablets, and heartworm medications that the choice can soon become overwhelming. Appropriate veterinary advice can often help.
We also have a very well stocked shop area with a wide selection of animal care products, from collars and leads to grooming equipment, beds, treats and toys. If we don’t have exactly what you are after on the shelf, the nursing staff are always happy to help out if we can.

 

animal hydrobathHydrobath

A hydrobath is available for clients to use for a highly effective all over wash for any size dog. Telephone bookings are advised, especially at weekends when the bath can be particularly popular.

 

 

puppy schoolPuppy School

We run regular Puppy schools at the hospital on weekday evenings. The courses are run by Joanna Meek, an experienced dog owner, handler, and qualified “Dog Listener”. More information about the concepts behind Dog Listening is available on Joanna’s own website … www.k9karma.com.au

Over four weeks the classes cover …

  • An introduction to the concept of Dog Listening
  • Toilet Training
  • Feeding Routines
  • Avoiding Jumping up and Separation Anxiety
  • Walking and Recall work
  • Sit and Stay
  • Prevention of barking problems

There is also plenty of time for the puppies to socialise with each other whilst at the clinic.

 

animal microchip implantation and scanningMicrochip implantation

A microchip is a small device that can be implanted in between your pets’ shoulder blades. It holds a unique 15 digit number and permanently identifies your animal as yours. It can literally be a life-saver if your pet gets lost, and the local authorities have now made it compulsory for all dogs and cats to be microchipped when first registered with the council. All our veterinarians are registered microchip implanters within the state of Victoria.