Vets on Balwyn are able to offer our patients and clients access to a range of sophisticated treatment facilities including a state of the art operating theatre and recovery area. With such sophisticated surgery facilities, we can perform a number of specialised procedures onsite including orthopaedic surgery.

Our Capabilities

Vets on Balwyn are equipped to perform a range of standard orthopaedic procedures onsite including:

  • Cruciate repair (de Angelis surgery)
  • Complex cruciate repair (TPLO)
  • Luxating patella/dislocated knee cap
  • Femoral head and neck excision
  • Fracture repair

If your pet has a particularly complex injury, we may need to refer you to a specialist surgeon at a referral hospital to ensure the best possible surgical outcome. We recommend pet owners who have an animal scheduled in for orthopaedic surgery read our before and after surgery guide to gain a better understanding of the surgery and recovery process.

Pet Care

  • Like us, our pets can unfortunately fall victim to the ‘middle-aged spread’ and put on weight. This occurs due to the natural slowing of the metabolism associated with ageing, which can predispose your pet to excessive weight gain. For this reason, depending on the lifestage of your pet, we often recommend varying their dietary and …
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  • 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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