Small Animal
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Getting a diagnosis and performing surgery

It can be scary having a sick pet, but here at Bungendore Vet Surgery we have all the diagnostic equipment in-house to get you answers quickly. Whether its an abdominal ultrasound, an x-ray of a limb or a biopsy of a lump, we can do it all in the one location with one of our highly trained vets. We have an in-house laboratory that means we can do blood testing, urine analysis and microscopy without delay to get you the information you need to make a fully informed decision.

When surgery is required, we are equipped to do most soft tissue and orthopaedic surgeries (including cruciate repairs).

We have a fully equipped small animal surgery with state-of-the-art anaesthetic monitoring equipment as well as a dedicated nurse for all animals undergoing anaesthesia for the duration of the procedure. All animals having a surgical procedure, including desexing, are placed on intravenous fluids and receive pain relief.

We have a full range of diagnostics available in clinic. This includes a dedicated radiology room, which allows us to take x-rays of all body systems, including dental radiograph equipment. One of our vets also has PennHIP certification. This means she can do radiographs for PennHIP scoring which is the most accurate way to screen for hip dysplasia (a genetic hip condition that causes early degeneration of the hip joints). It allows us to identify at risk dogs early and discuss options for life long management to keep your dog pain free for as long as possible. It can be performed from 16 weeks of age.

We have a state-of-the-art ultrasound that allows us to perform full abdominal ultrasounds, and pregnancy diagnosis from 21 days gestation. This often means we can get answers quickly with a non-invasive test, in the comfort of a clinic where your pet feels at ease.

We have the ability to perform endoscopy to examine the nose, throat and oesphagus enabling us to gain insights into why your pet may be sneezing or coughing.

We have an in-house laboratory that allows us to run full blood screens on your pet which include an in-depth assessment of their red and white blood cells, as well as assessing the function of the major organs. Our laboratory also includes in-house canine progesterone testing for all of our breeder friends.

We also have the ability to run a full analysis on an animal’s urine where we look at kidney function, test for diabetes, and look for urinary issues and infections.

Having a pet that requires surgery can be daunting, but we are here to talk you through all that is required. All the way from admission to the discharge appointment, we are here for you and your pet to ensure the best outcome. Our customer care team will help you make a surgical booking at a time that suits, and will provide verbal and written instructions on how to best prepare your pet pre-surgery. Our highly skilled veterinarians will walk you through what will occur at the admission appointment and keep you informed of their progress throughout the day. One of our amazing surgical nurses will discharge your furry friend back to you giving you full verbal and written discharge instructions. And we are always here for you and your pet post-surgery too! Whether it be a follow up phone call or post-operative check, you are welcome to contact us any time with any concerns or questions.

When it comes to the surgery, our highly skilled veterinary team are capable of doing almost all soft tissue surgeries or we can arrange referral if a specialist surgeon is required. We have state-of-the-art surgical facilities with the most up to date monitoring equipment so you know your pet is in safe hands.

We do a range of orthopaedic procedures right here at Bungendore Vet. This includes basic fracture repairs, cruciate ligament repairs, and digit or limb amputations. Sometimes as a pet owner you are faced with making a tough decision often in an emergency situation about orthopaedic surgery, let our team guide you through the process to ensure you get the best outcome for your pet. As an owner we want you to feel empowered with the knowledge required to make the best decision for you and your furry loved ones. If referral is required, we can step you through it ensuring the process is quick and that you get the answers you need to make a fully informed decision.

Dr Michael has been performing cruciate surgeries for several years. He offers two different surgical techniques for repair and can talk you through what will be best for your pet and their lifestyle. He performs surgery every weekday and is happy to discuss surgical options with you so book a consult with him today.

Our hours and location

  • Monday 8am - 7pm
  • Tuesday 8am - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday 8am - 7pm
  • Thursday 8am - 5:30pm
  • Friday 8am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday 9am - 1pm

All hours and every day,
we’re available on:
(02) 6238 1133

112b Molonglo Street Bungendore