- Animal Health Examinations
Pets age seven times faster than humans, so a trip to the vets every year is like a trip to the doctors even 7 years for us! For this reason it is a good idea to ensure your pet receives a health examination at least once a year. Our veterinarians will give your pet a thorough clinical examination and it is a good opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have about the health or wellbeing of your beloved family member.
- Anaesthesia with Isoflurane
Isoflurane is one of the safest anaesthetic gases on the market and provides the patient with a stable anaestheticand a smooth recovery.
- Artificial Insemination
This procedure is usually performed when dogs will not mate naturally for what ever reason. Fresh sperm is collected from the male, checked for quality and inserted directly into the female via special equipment.
- Behavioural Advice / Consultations
Is your dog barking excessively? Or do you have a cat that has just started urinating inappropriately? Maybe you just need some extra guidance on training your new puppy? Our staff can give you over-the-counter advice. If a case requires some extra attention, for a small fee, we can arrange for you and your pet to have a one-on-one behavioural consultation with one of our trained and experienced nurses. You will receive a written report on the consultation with some practical tips and advice.
- Blood Pressure Measurement
- Convenient Hours & 24 Hour Service
We work late to work around you! We have extended opening hours and are open 7 days a week to ensure we can schedule you and your pet in at a time that suits. Whenever you ring, day or night, the call will be answered by a real person and not a machine. If you have an emergency, or an urgent query that is outside of our opening hours, we use the services of an emergency clinic which is purpose-built to deal with these situations. The Waikato After Hours Veterinary Hospital have a dedicated team commited to providing emergency care to your pet until they can be seen here at Cambridge Vets.
- Dental Check-ups, Surgery & Care
- Digital Radiography
This state of the art technology allows the veterinarians to manipulate the images to give a better view of patients' internal structures such as bones and some organs. This aids the veterinarian in diagnosis and ensures that our patients' are not exposed to any more radiology than needed.
*Radiograph of Rear Right Stifle in a Labrador
We have several options for owners to help make this difficult time as smooth as possible. We are able to arrange home visits and have different choices on how ashes are returned if required. If ashes are not required the pet is sent to Pet Farewells in Hamilton and is cremated. Their ashes are scattered on a rose garden at the cremetorium which can be visited by the public.
- Export Certificates
Our veterinarians are registered for the Australian exportation process. Please contact us for more details.
- House Calls
If you are unable to bring your pet into the clinic for any reason we are able to schedule in a veterinarian for house visits for any procedure that does not require surgery. For example, euthanasias and vaccinations.
- Intensive Care & Monitoring
- Isolation Ward
We are equipped with an isolation ward to house those patients that may be either immune-compromised or may have a contagious disease. This ensures the safety of all our patients and staff and enables us to better manage these cases.
Pet Insurance is strongly recommended, especially if you are getting a new pet. We recommend Pet 'n' Sur and we are happy to point you in the right direction if you would like to know more.
- Laboratory Diagnostics
In-house diagnostics include bacterial culture, haematology, urinalysis, urine sedament, urine culture, cytology, parasitology, glucose testing, spore counts, feacal egg counts, semen assessment and FIV/Parvo testing.
A micro-chip is a small metal chip which is about the size of a grain of rice. It is inserted into the scruff of an animal's neck and is a simple procedure which can be done without anaesthetic. It contains a number which is unique to that animal, enabling secure and reliable life-long identification. Cambridge Vets provides owners the option of registering their pet with the New Zealand Companion Animal Register and this option is available for both cats and dogs. It is a legal requirement for all dogs who are registered in New Zealand for the first time from the 1st July 2006 to be microchipped. The only exception is for working farm dogs. More information can be found at the local council.
- Nail Clipping
Our qualified nurses can clip your pets' nails for you. If you feel comfortable, our nurses can also teach you how to clip your pets' nails yourself without causing trauma.
- Nutritional Advice
Pet-food! It is a topic that is frequently over-looked and the value of good quality nutrition is often under-valued. Our staff are trained to ensure we can provide your pet with the nutrition it needs.
- Post-Graduate Qualified Veterinarians
- Professional Advice
If you are not sure about which product to use or if you have concerns about the health and wellbeing of your animal we will be happy to provide you with professional advice at no extra cost. We can offer advise on a range of topics including the best products to use or different options of treatments and/or services we can provide.
- Puppy Pre-School
This is a 5-week programme which is held on Thursday nights from 6-7pm. If you would like more information, Click Here or contact us.
*Cindy and Megan-Puppy Pre-School Co-ordinators
- Qualified Veterinary Nurses
All of our veterinary nurses are qualified with either a Certificate or a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. We encourage continuing education and on-going training both externally and on-the-job.
- Rabbit, Rat, Guinea Pig & Bird Consultations
Just because they are small this does not make them any less important and we do not discriminate against our small furry or winged friends. If you have any questions about your pocket pet we will do our best to help.
Including routine surgeries such as de-sexing, orthopaedics, abscess drainage and general surgery.
- Senior Pet Wellness Club
This new wellness club recognises that Senior Pet's are more prone to age-related conditions than their younger counterparts and we believe in being pro-active when it comes to your pet's health! Enrolment is FREE. If you would like more information or would like to enrol, CLICK HERE or contact us.
This machine produces sound waves to give veterinarians a real-time image of the internal structures of an animal. Organs such as the liver, spleen, bladder and uterus can be visualised. There are no known side effects to the patient and can be useful to assist the veterinarian by providing a glimpse into what is happening internally in the patient.
We can vaccinate your canine companion to protect them against the following diseases; parvovirus, distemper, parainfluenza, hepatitis, leptospirosis and kennel cough.
We can vaccinate your feline friend to protect them against the following diseases; Feline Rhinotracheitis virus, Feline Panleucopaenia virus and Feline Calicivirus.
- Waist Watchers Clinic
Developed as a FREE service for both our feline and canine companions who may be a little "chunky". Our nurses will motivate, measure and give nutritional advice to get patients on their way back to their ideal weight. If you would like more information please contact us or CLICK HERE.