Pet Services

Our Geraldton vet clinic has a full range of medical facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of dogs and cats as well as birds and other small pets.

Routine Check-Ups

One of the most important services our practice offers are routine check ups. Annual checkups are important to identify any potential health problems and are a great time to make sure all vaccinations and parasite control treatment is up to date. In general vaccinations are due every year, if you own a dog you may also want to check that their heartworm control is also up to date.

Animal Surgery

Our hospital is equipped to perform most types of surgery with modern anaesthetic machines, respiratory monitors and more. Our surgical area allows our friendly veterinarians to perform sterile surgeries and we use the safest modern anaesthetics very similar to an operating theatre in a human hospital.

Our veterinarians perform a vast range of operations ranging from desexing and lump removals to exploratory surgery, caesarians, cruciate and fracture repairs. As with human surgery, our veterinarians scrub up, wear surgical gowns and safety protection as well as using autoclaved instruments throughout the procedure.

The surgical bed is heated for the comfort and wellness of our patients who are continually monitored.

A fully trained veterinary nurse assists the veterinarian throughout the procedure.

Hospital Care

There are various reasons why our patients are hospitalised including recovery from illness and post-operative care. We have hospital cages for cats and dogs as well as an isolation area. Our hospital cages are supplied with fresh bedding that is made from a special material that stays warm, dry and fluffy!

To minimise stress on your pet, we have take an extra level of care. Our clinic has separate Canine-Only and Feline-Only wards. We are an accredited Gold Standard Feline Friendly practice and adhere to the high standards expected. We are also a Fear Free certified clinic!

Dentistry

When your four-legged furry friend lunges for a big hug, does the smell of their breath knock you flat on your back? If this is true it’s time for a dental check-up. A dental check-up may highlight the need for cleaning, polishing, tooth extraction or even just a change in diet. Remember, your pet will feel and function better and may also live longer with healthy teeth and gums.

It’s true that a high percentage of aging animals suffer from some degree of periodontal disease. This is a condition in which bacteria attack the gum tissue causing a foul odour, yellowish brown crusts of tartar around the gum line and even pain and bleeding when your pet eats or you touch its gums.

By appointment, we offer free dental checks for your pet.

Desexing

Surgical desexing involves removal of part of the reproductive system of animals whilst under a general anaesthetic. There are many benefits of this procedure and any of our vets will be happy to discuss these in detail with you. Quotes for this procedure can be given over the counter/phone.

 

It is now the law that all cats must be sterilised by the time they are 6 months of age, unless you are a registered breeder.

Vaccinations & Preventative Pet Health

Vaccinations, parasite control and health check-ups play an important role in the long term wellness of our patients.

For dogs, we offer a C5 vaccination that protects agains Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza and Canine Cough.

For Indoor-Only Cats, we offer a F3 vaccination that protects against Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus (Cat Flu) and Feline Infectious Enteritis. For cats that venture outdoors, we offer an F6 vaccination that protects against Chlamydophila, Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).

A thorough health check is undertaken at the time of your pet’s annual vaccination. Sometimes we can detect a problem of which you might not be aware. This is also an opportunity to discuss your pet’s diet, weight and behaviour or any other questions that may concern you. You will also receive advice on the control and eradication of fleas, worms, heartworm, ticks and various other creepy crawlies. Quotes for Vaccinations can be given over the counter/phone.

Microchip Implantation and Scanning

Microchips help avoid the heartache of losing your best friend and is also the law for any pet over the age of 3 months. A microchip contains a code that is linked to a national registry, commonly in Geraldton the ‘AAR’. This means if your pet is ever lost, a ranger or vet can scan your pet for the microchip and access your contact details from the National Registry.

We have the scanning technology to be able to easily identify your pet if they are brought to our practice. Each year we successfully reunite many lost pets with their owners with the assistance of microchip technology.

Pathology

We are able to perform various pathology tests such as blood tests within the hospital, thus giving faster diagnosis and treatment. For more detailed testing we engage the services of a specialist laboratory.

Radiology

Our digital x-ray facilities allow us to investigate animal injuries and health problems, and receive a high quality and instant image. We have portable equipment for equine work.

Ultrasound

This is a technique that provides us with a non-invasive way of scanning your pet’s body system without surgery. This equipment is used for the diagnosis and treatment of animals and humans by using high frequency sound waves. Sound waves are converted into an image and this is displayed on a small monitor screen so we can gain a better understanding of what is going on inside your pet’s body.

General Pet Care Advice

Our qualified nurses are trained animal health advisors. If you require pet care advice without wishing to see a Veterinarian, please feel free to ask one of our nurses.

Behavioural Advice

Behavioural problems can be complex and sadly not all can be resolved. What’s important is to get advice as soon as the problem behaviour starts. We can offer advice on training issues and will do our best to advise on other areas where we can or direct you to further help if, for example, a full-time behaviourist would be beneficial.

Weight and Dietary Advice

Feeding the correct diet to your pet is a must for a long and healthy life. Our nurses are trained to give expert advice regarding nutrition. Obesity can cause many health problems for dogs and cats. If you feel your pet may be overweight, feel free to come into our hospital for your pet to have a weigh in and one of our nurses can assess your pet and recommend a weight loss program to suit your pets’ needs.

After Hours Service

Midwest Veterinary Centre and Chapman Animal Hospital have put together an after hours emergency service for the local community which is rotated between the two veterinary practices each week. If another practice is on-call when your animal needs to be seen for an emergency, please request that the vet forward all of the details from the visit onto us so that your pet’s records are kept up to date here at Midwest Vet Centre.

Please note, as the emergency is out of hours, there are call out fees that will apply and all treatment and services are required to be paid on the night before your pet is sent home.

Please only phone this number in emergency situations. All other calls can be made direct to Midwest Vets within the normal trading hours.

Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

0407 471 933

Home Visits

Midwest Vets Home Visits are a convenient, stress-free option for you and your pet, and a favorite for people with busy lives, multiple pets, the elderly, or those who simply prefer a visit from the Vet in the comfort of their own home. We have tailored our vehicle with all of the handy bits and bobs to do the job, however at times certain diagnostics and treatment will need to be done back at our clinic.

Please note, there is an additional fee for this service due to the extra time and costs of travel.

A visit to the vet can mean: juggling your schedule to make an appointment, fitting your pet in its carrier, the stressful car ride, pet hair or stains in your car…

All these are stressful events for pets and people alike! This stress can be compounded for housebound or multiple pet owners. Many animals release pheromones (chemical scent signals) under traumatic conditions such as being removed from their home environment, that linger in the air and may cause fear reactions in animals that detect them. With one simple phone call or email, Midwest Vets are there for you and will come to your pet’s familiar environment, at a convenient time.

Just phone our friendly team on 08 9964 3671 or email reception@midwestvet.com.au

When It's Time to Say Goodbye...

We look after your pet until the very end. When it is time to say goodbye we offer a comprehensive range of services such as pre-visit consultations with our compassionate vet nurse team to go over options such as cremation, urn selection & engravings, keep-sake options, local cemeteries or communal burial. When it is time to come in with your pet, you can spend that important quality time with them before they head over the rainbow bridge.

Time is taken to explain in full the process and provide suitable time for veterinarian consultation, answering of any questions and understanding as you progress through any loss or grief you may feel.

We also offer at home visits where you can say goodbye to your loved one in the comfort of your own home, if it is too difficult to make in into the clinic.