At Vets on Balwyn, we understand the importance of regular health exams and preventive care for your pets. We also know that there are situations where you may need assistance that doesn’t require a vet. Our nurse consultations offer the perfect opportunity to address any concerns or questions about your pet’s health.

Our highly trained veterinary nurses are equipped to handle a range of tasks and collaborate closely with our vets to provide complete care for your pet.

Vets on Balwyn offers an extensive array of nurse consultation services, including:

  • Nail trimming (dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and birds)
  • Anal gland expression
  • Guidance and administration of parasite control
  • Monthly arthritis injection treatments
  • Monthly allergy treatment injections
  • Nutritional advice
  • Weight management advice
  • Post-surgery follow-up sessions

To arrange a nurse consultation for your pet, contact us at (03) 9857 8100 or book your appointment via our website. At Vets on Balwyn, we are dedicated to providing your pet with the highest level of care and attention.


While veterinary nurses cannot prescribe medication, they can administer it, provide advice on administering it at home, and assist with aftercare. If your pet requires new prescriptions or changes in treatment, a vet will need to examine them.

Coverage for nurse consultations is dependent on the specifics of your pet’s insurance policy. We advise verifying with your insurance provider to understand what services are covered.

Our team can supply thorough invoices and paperwork for your insurance claims. For pets insured through GapOnly partners, we can process your claim during your visit, leaving you with only the gap amount to pay.

If it becomes apparent during the nurse’s consultation that your pet needs to see a vet, we can usually schedule an appointment on the same day or as soon as possible. Our nurses and vets collaborate to ensure your pet receives the necessary care without delay.

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