Clinic services and facilities

Clinic services and facilities

Consultations

Our team is skilled in diagnosing and treating all types of pet health problems. Our collective experience allows us to provide outstanding preventative health care to achieve your pet’s optimum well being.

Consultations require a booking, however walk-in appointments are available with an additional administration fee (not applicable to emergency consultations).

Routine consultation costs are:

  • Monday – Friday $63.00
  • Saturday – Sunday $74.00
  • Public holidays $97.00

We offer a 10% discount off consultation fees to eligible pension, concession and healthcare card holders. To avoid disappointment please check if you are eligible when booking your appointment.

Vaccinations

Dogs should be vaccinated for Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Canine Cough. Cats should be immunised against Feline Enteritis, Cat Flu and Feline Immuno-deficiency Virus (FIV).

FIV, or feline AIDS, is a disease that can affect the immune system of your cat and is potentially fatal. Living in the blood of an infected cat, the virus is carried throughout its life. FIV is predominately spread through bite wounds as the virus is mainly shed through saliva.

Between 14 and 29 per cent of cats in Australia test positive to the disease. The Lost Dogs’ Home Frank Samways Veterinary Clinic runs a FIV prevention program, which includes a general health check, blood test and 3x FIV vaccinations (initial course). Once fully immunised for FIV cats only require a single injection in subsequent years.

Parasite treatment

The Lost Dogs’ Home Frank Samways Veterinary Clinic offers total parasite treatments for all pets. Prevention is the best approach!

Acupuncture

The Clinic offers this popular form of alternative medicine, which is effective in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems, such hip dysplasia and arthritis.

Desexing

Our team performs thousands of same-day desexing surgeries every year. All surgeries are performed in purpose built, state-of-the art theatres where patients receive technological and nurse monitoring as well as pain relief during and post-operation. Your pet will receive the highest standard of care at the Frank Samways Veterinary Clinic.

Microchipping

Microchipping is a safe and permanent way to identify your pet. The Lost Dogs’ Home offers inexpensive microchipping which can be done at the Clinic during consultation. Legislation now requires all new dogs and cats to be microchipped prior to council registration.

Surgery

Our experienced team is able to perform all routine surgeries as well as complex orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery. The Clinic features modern diagnostic, imaging and surgical facilities as well as high quality pathology and anaesthetic technology.

Dog and cat grooming

Regular grooming will keep your pet happy, healthy and comfortable. We offer dog treatments including hydrobathing, shampoo and conditioning, drying and nail clipping. We offer cats full and part body shaves where necessary. Bookings are necessary.

Behavioural consultations

Pets can sometimes exhibit undesirable behaviour such as incessant barking and aggression. The Clinic offers behavioural consultation with our veterinarians who discuss a range of solutions including drug therapy, training options and referral where appropriate.

Puppy Preschool

The Clinic offers a five week Puppy Preschool course. This program is designed to provide new puppy owners behaviour and health advice to ensure your puppy gets the right start in life. A qualified animal trainer and vet nurse teach the course to ensure you receive the most up to date information.

During the five weeks you will learn how to most effectively train and socialise your puppy, toilet training, teaching basic skills (such as sit, drop and come when called), preventing undesirable behaviours (mouthing or jumping), nutrition and how to maintain a healthy puppy.

Spaces are limited, so book in early! For more information, including term dates and pricing call the Clinic on (03) 9329 2755.

Optimum Weight program

Around one in two dogs in Australia are overweight, and although less prevalent in cats, obesity can still affect our feline friends if they are not fed the right diet.

The Lost Dogs’ Home Frank Samways Veterinary Clinic runs an Optimum Weight Program, which will help your pet achieve their ideal weight. Overweight dogs and cats can suffer from heart, kidney, renal, and joint problems as well as diabetes.

Additionally, underweight animals may have an undetected disease which is causing their weight loss.

Dentistry

We offer preventative dental treatment with modern cleaning, scaling and polishing equipment.

Senior Pet’s program

Pets aged seven years and over should be regularly checked for disease and health problems which commonly affect seniors. Senior dogs are prone to liver, heart and joint disease, and senior cats often suffer from thyroid and kidney disease.

Medical imaging

The clinic offers state of the art digital radiology and ultrasound services.

In-house laboratory services

Our in-house laboratory machines enable immediate blood results for critical cases and for pre-anesthetic blood tests.

Overseas pet travel

Before any pet is taken overseas, they must undergo a series of requirements specific to the country they are travelling to. Frank Samways Veterinary Clinic has two Australian Government Accredited Veterinarians (AAVs) who are qualified to prepare your pet for export. For more information please call the Clinic.