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New departments; September update

The last 2 years have been very eventful. We’ve all been dealing with COVID and the changes that it has made to the way our clinics operate. However, there have been many other changes at…

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We are open! Veterinary care is an essential service

Veterinary care remains an essential service and the Veterinary Referral Hospital remains open 24 hours a day to help pets in need. With current coronavirus restrictions in Victoria, you can travel outside the 5km radius…

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Veterinary Referral Hospital Open Day

Join us to celebrate the grand opening of our new state of the art veterinary hospital on Saturday 23rd November, 9am – 4pm. We’ll have lots of activities and fun for the whole family including:…

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We have relocated to Dandenong

Our 24/7 hospital has relocated from Hallam to Dandenong, part of $4.5 million-dollar project into the single largest purpose-designed and built veterinary hospital for the group to date. Our new state of the art hospital…

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Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture & Treatment

Introduction Rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) is the most common cause of persistent hindlimb lameness in dogs. Certain breeds such as Labrador-retrievers, Rottweilers, Great Danes and West Highland White terriers are particularly prone,…

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Bone Cancer: Non-Secretory Multiple Myeloma In Pets

Kimba, a little 13 years old male neutered Bichon Frise, was presented to the VRH with a history of being restless and yelping in pain for 4 days, with hindlimb ataxia (wobbliness). On examination, Kimba…

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Management of Osteoarthritis in Pets

Introduction Your pet has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis. While this is a progressive condition that currently has no cure, there are a lot of things that owners can do to help their pets. These can…

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IMHA Treatment for Dogs

IMHA is a serious and life threatening condition that affects both dogs and cats.  IMHA stands for Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia.  In essence, this means that your pet’s immune system, which typically fights of invaders…

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Endoscopic Foreign Body Removal

Chevy, a three-year-old male Staffordshire Bull Terrier, came to VRH having been referred after eating a corn on the cob the evening before. Chevy has a tendency to chew things and had been seen previously…

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A Big Bite or a Little Bite?

Types of Gastrointestinal Biopsies For Pets One of the tests sometimes used to help investigate problems such as vomiting and diarrhoea in dogs and cats is a biopsy of the gastrointestinal tract. This will often…

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