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Macquarie Fields Veterinary Clinic
Macquarie Fields Veterinary Clinic
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9am-7pm
9am-7pm
9am-7pm
9am-7pm
9am-7pm
Saturday:
9am-12pm
Sunday:
Morning
(By Appointment)

Macquarie Fields Vet :: About Us

It is helpful for you to know what to expect from a visit to our Veterinary practice.

Macaquarie Fields Veterinary Clinic is essentially a "small animal" practice. We welcome dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs and rodents. We generally do not deal with birds or reptiles. In addition, we do not attend to farm animals. Please call us if you require contact details for Veterinarians who deal with the species we do not cater for.

Dr Shane Sullivan BVSc

Dr Shane Sullivan is the principal Veterinarian of Macaquarie Fields Veterinary Clinic. He graduated in Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney in 1993.

Shane has engaged in a wide range of activities within the Veterinary profession, including two years working in the South island of New Zealand. The majority of his years as a Veterinarian have been spent in small animal practice.

Shane regularly participates in continuing education in order to keep abreast of all recent advances in Veterinary medicine. Shane has a keen interest in Dermatology and Dentistry and is passionate about preventative medicine.

Fees

Yes, we are a business and as such need to charge fees to "keep the doors open" and maintain our standards of care. The standard consultation fee is $80.00, and this is the minimum you can expect to pay for a visit. The exception to this is if your pet is returning for a recheck. In these cases, discounted consultations will apply. A $10 discount is available to genuine, card carying pensioners.

Please feel free to discuss fees and charges with any of our staff. At all times, we are happy to provide you with an estimate of treatments costs. Please note, that it is often difficult to do this over the phone, even if we have seen your pet before. So, detailed estimates will usually require a visit.

Leads & Cages

It is an absolute requirement that dogs brought into the hospital are effectively restrained with a lead and collar, and that cats are in a cage. The reasons for this are common sense. One hates to imagine the effect of having an angry Rottweiler and an even angrier cat in the same room, at the same time, unrestrained.

Accounts

We unfortunately do not "do accounts", nor do we "bulk bill". As much as we would like the federal government to subsidise pet health care, it obviously is never going to happen. However, we do have full eftpos facilities and accept all major credit cards.

Surgery

Macquarie Fields Veterninary Hospital is licensed to carry out major surgical procedures. In line with this, a consent form will need to be signed by the owner of a pet being admitted for surgery. As a general rule, we require that animals are fasted from the evening meal the day before the surgery, until the day after the surgery.

Desexing

We recommend desexing pets at a young age, ideally before six months of age. Early desexing has many benefits. Female dogs and cats have a much lower risk of mammary cancer and uterine infections after desexing. Male dogs will be much less likely to stray and become injured if they are not searching for a mate, and dog castration eliminates the possibility of prostate problems later in life. Male cats that are desexed are much less likely to be involved in fights, which usually result in nasty abscesses and the possibility of catching feline AIDS. They are also much more pleasant to be around, especially because of the smell that entire male cats produce!

All animals that are surgically desexed here receive analgesia BEFORE and AFTER the procedure. We usually recommend that these animals are placed on intravenous fluids for their surgery.

Please phone the clinic for an estimate of the cost of desexing your pet.

Vaccination

Dogs: We routinely recommend vaccination of adult dogs with a "C5" or "C7". This will protect against Parvo, Distemper, and hepatitis and kennel cough. Campbelltown is a relatively high risk area for the often deadly Parvovirus Disease, and effective vaccination needs to be started from 6 weeks of age, and maintained throughout life.

Puppies will receive a course of three primary vaccinations, at 6, 9 and 12 weeks of age. We believe this is the ideal regime for affording optimal protection. The 6 week vaccine is a C3, at 9 weeks they receive a C7 and at 12 weeks a C3&C2i , along with their first heartworm injection.

Fleas, Flies and Ticks

Fleas are a major problem for most of the year, even during winter. Effective control essentially involves regular hot washing of any bedding and an effective topical flea product. We normally recommend COMFORTIS, as our experience is that it achieves the best results. Some people prefer ADVANTAGE and that has traditionally also been reasonably effective. Don't even bother with the cheap supermarket brands; including rinses, shampoos and spot-ons as they are only effective for a few days at best.

Macquarie Fields is not a paralysis tick area, although we have seen them appear on dogs very occasionally in areas near the river, especially Douglas Park. We do not routinely recommend tick prevention unless the dogs or owners visit coastal areas. BRAVECTO is probably the pick of the available tick products. Advantix top-spot and Seresto Collar can also be used for prevention of tick infestation.

Some dogs are hounded by biting flies during the warmer months. This can often lead to a nasty dermatitis, especially on the tips of the ears. ADVANTIX will help repel these flies. There are also a number of creams available

Appointments

Macquarie Fields Vet

We do ask that if you wish to have a consultation that you phone and make an appointment. This courtesy ensures that one of our vets will be available to see you and your pet at a time of your convenience.

You are welcome to visit any time during our opening hours if you wish to make a counter purchase eg. food or flea treatment.

After Hours

For after hours emergency, please contact Small Animal Specialist Hospital.


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