We offer a large range of small animal veterinary services for cats and dogs…
We have a comfortable couch for clients and the fur family members to use in our waiting room, leading into two consulting rooms (Cat and Dog). We have vets experienced in many different areas, some with specific interests. Covering skin conditions, eyes problems, ear concerns, lumps and growths, lameness, orthopaedics, behaviour, physiotherapy, geriatric care, puppy and kitten wellness, complex medical cases and illnesses. We also have a great relationship with referral centres to discuss and refer if necessary.
Vaccinations and preventative care
Preventative medicine is extremely important in keeping your pet healthy. The vaccination consult is also a chance for you to discuss any health concerns with the vet and a yearly check up for your pet.
Vaccination protocol for dogs starts at 6-8 weeks with a C4 vaccination (parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis and parainfluenza. Then two booster vaccinations follow at 10-12 and 14-16 weeks adding in bordetella bronchiseptica (canine cough). Vaccinations are then done on an annual basis. We are now doing an oral kennel cough vaccination which has proven to be safer, quicker acting and more affective for kennel cough.
In dogs we also advise Heartworm vaccinations at 12 weeks of age, 6 months and then yearly.
The vaccination protocol for cats is similar to that listed for dogs. F4 vaccination for most cats is recommended which is for prevention of cat flu –(feline enteritis, feline rhinotracheitis, feline calicivirus and chamydiosis). FIV/ FELV is recommended for outside cats and is a course of three vaccinations 2-4 weeks apart then annually.
In our area external parasitise such as ticks are very common. One of our experienced vets or nurses will discuss and get a plan together for flea and tick prevention and internal parasites such as worms. To keep your pet healthy and make it as easy for you to manage as possible, as we know people are busy.
Because we know how busy life can be, we send out reminders for all preventative health care – one less thing for you to worry about. Our reminders can be sent via email, mail or a phone call, just let us know how you would prefer to be contacted.
We also offer Serology testing for those not wanting to vaccinate annually.
Routine/Soft Tissue/Orthopedic Surgery
Our surgery is equipped with the latest equipment and we offer a range of basic and complex surgeries at the clinic. Our experienced veterinarians offer a range of soft tissue surgeries from routine desexing and lump removals, reconstructive surgeries, eye lid and gland surgeries through to more complex abdominal surgeries such as intestinal foreign body removals, caesarians, tumour removals etc.
We also offer orthopaedic surgeries such as amputation, cruciate repairs (De angelis and TTA rapid) and fracture repairs. For more complex orthopaedic surgeries specialist Geoff Robbins can come to our surgery to perform the procedure. We also have a great relationship with referral surgeons, in particular Specialist Dr Lance Wilson, at the University of Queensland for complex referral surgeries. Whether your animal is having a routine surgery or complex orthopaedic surgery we pride ourselves on trying to make sure their stay with us is as stress free and comfortable as possible with a fantastic nursing team.
We have a separate dental room, fitted with separate anaesthetic machine and dental unit. We offer a range of dental services from routine ultrasonic scale and polish to surgical extractions and dental radiographs. We also have a range of preventative dental products we recommend. Dental disease in animals in Australia is much more common than you think, we offer free dental checks to all patients to try.
In 2015 we purchased the latest in house pathology machines, meaning we can achieve a high level of diagnostic accuracy and a quicker diagnosis for your pets. These in house machines are obviously important prior to anaesthetic and with sick medical cases. We are all very excited about the machines as it means we can have faster answers, resulting in a quicker and safer outcome for your pet. These machines mean we can increase the in house pathology we can offer to your animals, as it gives us a wider range of tests we can run. We also have a blood gas machine important for critically ill and tick cases. Our coagulation machine screens our patients for different clotting problems, helping us to avoid bleeding complications. This is especially important for snake bites and rat bait toxicity. A regularly serviced microscope is great for cytology and in house urine analysis. We perform multiple urinalysis per week and can offer in house UPC ratio, dipstick analysis and refractometry. We also use external labs for multiple tests such as histopathology, which gives us the opportunity to discuss complex cases with the pathologists.
X-Ray & Ultrasound
We have a large imaging room with a brand new ultrasound, digital x-ray machine and anaesthetic machine. This means we can get great quality radiographs and sonograms, helping to achieve an accurate diagnosis. This high quality imaging processor also allows us to do both AVA and PENN certified radiographs for scoring. We pride ourselves on getting an accurate diagnosis for you pet, and with our new digital imaging machines we also have the ability to send your pets sonograms and radiographs to a specialist for a second opinion.
Once your pet is over 7 years old they are considered a senior. It is important to remember that pets age much faster than us and it is this reason that we advise regular health checks because health issues brought on by age can come around quickly. To help encourage clients to bring their pets in for more frequent visits we offer FREE senior health checks in senior patients that have been vaccinated at the clinic in the last year. This includes free urine analysis, consult with a vet to address any concerns, a hydro bath and nail clip. We also supply a Hills 20% Voucher for use in our clinic off of purchases of any Hills veterinary food. We also have vets at the clinic who have a keen interest in geriatric medicine and making sure our senior animals are as comfortable and well as possible for their age. Frequent blood tests are also important in senior animals, which we can perform both in house and at our external lab.
At Brookfield Vet surgery we have a team of talented and dedicated vets with fantastic medical equipment. We have in house pathology, blood gas, blood clotting, SpO2 monitors, blood transfusions and imaging such as ultrasound and xray. We work hard at solving medical cases at our hospital to get the best outcome for your pets. In very complex medical cases we will consult with specialist medical veterinarians and refer to specialist centres if required.
We pride ourselves on exceptional hospital care for when your pets are sick. Obviously this is a stressful time for pets and we make sure they are treated like our own animals while staying with us. We have multiple large cages and offer separate dog and cat wards. We have fantastic equipment listed above for monitoring them while in hospital, as well as in built oxygen generation to the cages for our sick patients, lots of bedding and blankets, heated cages, high quality veterinary food, after hour visits, great caring nursing staff and lots of cuddles.
We offer a house call service for the local area when you can’t get into the surgery. We offer home vaccinations and for more complicated medical cases we can pick up your pet from your house and take it back to the clinic for further testing and look after them in our hospital. We offer home Euthanasia for when the time comes in a stress free environment for your last good byes.
We understand this is a very difficult time for you and your family. When the time comes, we strive to make sure the entire procedure is as relaxed and stress free as possible for you and your pet . Leaving you with wonderful memories of your pet as they leave this world. We offer multiple options and you can chose what your most comfortable with
1. At the clinic, where owners can stay with their pet or leave them with one of our caring staff members to cuddle them as they go to sleep
2. Outside at the clinic in the garden or on the outdoor couch with family
3. At your home. Once your pet has passed we can take care of their body or can call a reputable cremation company.
After Hours Emergency
We offer an after-hours emergency service at the clinic. We do our best to be available to treat your animal at the surgery with a Vet you and your animal is familiar with. Depending on the situation the animal may need to be hospitalised and we can visit them throughout the night. Obviously in certain circumstances your animal will be better suited in a 24 hour referral centre. In this case we will advise you of this and discuss it with the emergency veterinarian. Our after hours phone number is 0447 147 780