Our small-animal vets and tertiary-qualified veterinary nursing team all have wide experience in companion-animal medicine and surgery, and offer your treasured pet the very best care including:
- Wide range of surgical services from emergency to elective desexing
- Vaccinations, health checks and microchipping
- Vet nurse clinics
- Puppy preschool
- Mobile Veterinary services
- Internal and external laboratory services
- Digital ultrasound
- Endoscopy services
- Digital Radiology
- End of life services
- Nutrition and worm/flea applications
We have a range of modern diagnostic tools at our disposal including digital radiology and high definition ultrasound. We also have access to external MRI and CT scanning. Separate cat and dog wards, and a walk in kennel for large breeds, make for superior nursing and hospital care. We have staff with a wide range of specific areas of interest.
Dentistry is a growing area within our practice. We have a pneumatic dental unit as well as digital dental radiology, which allows us to carry out all dental procedures quickly and effectively therefore, minimising the time our patients spend under anaesthesia.
We are an NZVA Accredited micro chipping centre qualified to permanently identify your pet.
Confused about your pet’s diet? We stock a range of the highest quality pet foods and our trained reception staff can help you make the best selection.
We have a comprehensive in-house laboratory onsite here at our clinic.
Along with a physical examination of your pet from ‘nose-to-tail’ checking parameters such as temperature and heart rate, a blood test can offer a multitude of various information about the internal physiology of your pet, including renal functionality, infection and anemia. This assists to serve as an invaluable initial diagnostic tool as to identify what may be going on with your beloved fur friend.
The attending veterinarian will discuss with you the most appropriate testing for your pet depending on the presenting clinical symptoms.
At Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre we offer general surgical services ranging from de-sexing through to complex orthopaedic repairs.
With two modern operating theatres and equipment such as surgical lasers, electro cautery, cryosurgery and high speed spinal burrs our surgery patients are given the best of care. We also offer dentistry for routine cleaning and treatment of oral disease.
Comfort is paramount for the recovery for any of our patients so every case has individualised pain management before and after procedures, all anaesthetic patients are given IV fluid therapy support, and we have separate hospital wards for both cats and dogs.
Veterinary Nurse Clinics
Consultations available with our Qualified Team of Veterinary Nurses Tuesday through to Friday 9 – 4pm.
Call 07 8492963 to make a booking.
- 2nd , 3rd and 4th vaccinations of puppies and kittens. This will include a full general health check covering, Ears, Heart, Eyes, Teeth, Weight, Temperature & Nutrition
- Cartrophen & Cytopoint Injections
- Nail Clips
- Dental Checks & estimates
- Postoperative check and suture removal
- Blood work
- Nutrition advice
- Weightloss Clinic
End of Life Care
Making the difficult decision to euthanise your beloved pet due to illness, injury or old age to name a few, is a decision no one likes to make. Here at Hamilton Small Animal Vets our team strive to make this difficult decision as compassionate and stress free for you and your precious companion as possible.
We feel your loss, whether your pet has been with us many years or our paths have just crossed that day, we are privileged to be there at the end of their journey. We want you to have time to be with your pet, to mourn and grieve them in a quiet and respectful setting.
You can stay while our vet gently puts them to sleep or maybe you prefer not to be present at the time and would rather leave your fur companion in our care. We understand this and are more than willing to accommodate you.
We can arrange a home visit in special circumstances when getting to the clinic is not possible, this just needs to be arranged with our team in advance.
You can take your pet home with you to bury under a favourite tree or we can organise through Pet Farewells Crematorium here in Hamilton to have your pets’ ashes returned to you in either a blue cardboard box, a scatter tube, wooden casket, a ceramic urn or stone, with a name plaque on, if you wish to do so. These situations are always painful but we have been through this ourselves, feel what you feel and it never gets easier.
If you have any special requests or if we can help in anyway, please talk to our wonderful reception team on 07 8492963. We can talk through with you what you would like to do and help you come to a decision that is best for you, your family and your beloved pet.
We have a 40 berth cattery on our premises.
Our boarding cattery is open for public holiday long weekends and during the months of December and January only, our cattery will be closed for all other times throughout the year.
We recommend that you call our team on (07) 849 2963 to book your spot in the cattery at your earliest convenience as these can book out well in advance.
This is serviced by tertiary trained veterinary nurses so that we are able to monitor any cattery boarders that may become unwell or have any issues during their stay.
The cattery passes AsureQuality standards of hygiene to provide the safest and healthiest environment for the duration of your beloved pets stay.
We have no communal areas where diseases can be transferred, and all patients can be monitored individually.
Individual housing means we can give cats with special requirements e.g. elderly, post-surgery and convalescing, all the attention they need.
The cattery is purpose designed for cats to feel at home, comfortable and content with plenty of spaces to stretch, climb and jump.
Your pet will enjoy:
- Complete and balanced nutrition Royal Canin cat food.
- Daily monitoring by qualified veterinary nurses.
- Quality air-conditioned and heated individual units for 40 cats.
All cat food supplied by Royal Canin
Thanks to Royal Canin, all cats who board with us get to enjoy the great taste and nutrition that Royal Canin pet food provides.
TCI GlenBred – Semen Freezing
Protect | Preserve | Enhance
Dr Becky Murphy works from our clinic every sixth Saturday. Appointments are available from 9am till 2pm however spaces are limited.
If you would like to book an appointment with her please email Jody, TCI GlenBred at – [email protected]
Minitube – 100 million sperm per straw
$247.50 – Collect/assess. $62.50 per straw. $90 per year to store.
Straws can be stored or shipped domestically or internationally.
You will be invoiced on completion.
Brachycephalic Breathing Assessments and Grading
Dr Liz and Dr Henri are both accredited to carry out Brachycephalic Breathing Assessments and Grading for brachycephalic dogs here at our clinic.
Dogs NZ will require Pugs, Bulldogs and French Bulldogs from February 2024 to be assessed for BOAS (Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome) before they are registered with them, but this test can be done on any brachy breed for their health and wellbeing.
Your dog will be graded on a scale from 0 – 3, zero being ok to breed, to three where you will be unable to breed from the dog. These grades have an expiry date and dogs should be assessed every two years for their lifetime or until you stop breeding them. Upon results we will discuss with you our findings and make recommendations as to their breeding potential or if surgery is required to make them more comfortable, which we can do here at the clinic.
What are Brachycephalic Breeds?
Dogs with flat, wide shaped head are said to be brachycephalic (‘brachy’ meaning short and ‘cephalic, meaning head). The soft tissue in the nose and throat of some of these dogs can at times be excessive and may cause breathing difficulties, which can be noisy and cause heavy panting. It is a progressive disorder and can impact on the dog’s ability to play, eat and sleep.
Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) is a significant concern for brachycephalic breeds, and it’s important to assess their breathing function to ensure their comfort and quality of life. By requiring these assessments, Dogs NZ (formerly known as the New Zealand Kennel Club) is promoting responsible breeding and helping to reduce the prevalence of BOAS in these breeds.
❗️Reasons to test your dog:
*If you are thinking of breeding from them.
*For Pugs, Bulldogs and French Bulldogs, submission of test results will be required for both sire and dam in order to register your pups at Dogs NZ.
*Testing is important to make well informed decisions when choosing breeding pairs.
*Remember any brachy breed can have this assessment done to ensure their breathing is comfortable or to highlight any areas of concern.
If you would like any further information, don’t hesitate to give our team a call on 07 8492963.