Vets on Balwyn are committed to providing quality care to animals of all shapes and sizes. Whilst cats and dogs are Melbourne’s most popular pets, we offer veterinary services for all types of domestic animals including guinea pigs, rabbits, lizards, mice, rats and birds.

Our pocket pet services include:

  • Annual wellness examinations
  • Nail trimming
  • Dental care
  • Blood tests, x-rays, skin scrapings, and biopsy of lumps
  • Surgeries for de-sexing, lump removals, fractures, and other problems
  • Nutrition and environmental counselling
  • Vaccinations for rabbits and ferrets

Why do I need to bring my pocket pet in for an annual check-up?

Concealing signs of illness and pain is a common survival mechanism displayed amongst most small animals. Whilst your bird, rabbit or reptile might look and behave perfectly normally, it’s quite possible that it’s all an act. The only way to properly evaluate the health of your pocket pet is to bring them in for a physical assessment with a professional vet. Regular check-ups help ensure health issues are diagnosed early and treated before they affect your pet’s quality of life.

Pet Care

  • It can sometimes be hard to know which injuries or illnesses are emergencies and require a veterinary consultation or more urgent veterinary care. Which symptoms suggest urgent care is required? As a general guide, your pet should be seen urgently if they are showing any of the following symptoms: Difficulty breathing Difficulty passing urine Bloody …
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  • There’s a lot to love about welcoming a particular breed of dog or cat into your family. Whilst there is always variation between individual animals, many owners like the predictability of knowing the likely temperament, grooming requirements, activity levels, full-grown size, and appearance of their future pet.  Additionally, given that some breeds can be predisposed …
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  • Vaccinations are vital Regularly vaccinating your pet is important to protect them against various potentially fatal or debilitating infectious diseases. During a consultation, we can discuss with you the most appropriate vaccination protocol for your pet to keep them healthy. Our vets will advise the type of vaccination which will be best for your pet, …
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