COVID AND THE VETERINARY INDUSTRY
With many clinics across the state being forced to close their books, reduce hours or close completely the need for sick pet appointments has tripled overnight. Unfortunately, this has lead to us having to turn pets in need away as we just don’t have the capacity. This is without any staff members yet contracting COVID which will certainly happen at some point. We are asking that, if possible, clients put off routine vaccinations for pets with no medical concerns for a month or two.
This will free up more appointments for pets in need of urgent care.
Cat and dog yearly vaccines do not ‘expire’ exactly one year after they are given. Instead, immunity begins to decrease gradually from this time. There is some ‘wiggle room’ in timing of vaccine doses. A vaccine given 1-2 months late is extremely unlikely to be a problem.
For cats on FIV (feline AIDS) vaccinations it is important that the vaccine is given within a maximum of 15 months from the last dose so please book as needed. For dogs on heartworm injections a monthly treatment (spot on or oral) may be given to bridge the time or an appointment made for the injection with a nurse.
If you are planning on boarding your pet in kennels please make an appointment as per usual.
If you have a puppy or kitten you should stick to the normal vaccine schedule.
ROAD CLOSURE - DETOUR TO ACCESS CLINIC
As the intersection of Bacchus Marsh and Patullos Roads is currently closed clinic access is via Patullos road from the East (Lara). From Bacchus marsh Road turn on Elcho Road towards Lara then take your first left on Links st then follow to the end - Patullos Road. Turn left and proceed to clinic. If someone is manning the Road closure signs just let them know you are going to the vets!
Why Vet 2 Pet?
Vet 2 Pet is a veterinary clinic with a difference. We take the stress out of visits to the vet by offering a range of solutions. One of these is out mobile service operating weekdays in the Lara and Geelong areas. We can come to your home to treat a range of small animals including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, birds and reptiles. We are "not just for furry pets!
Vet 2 Pet also has a huge purpose built and fully equipped clinic in Lara where we see cats, dogs reptiles birds and a range of wildlife. We perform all our surgeries and procedures here including desexing, dental work, orthopedics and specialist surgery. We are proud to be able to offer ultrasound, xray (both general and dental) and in house laboratory.
We have separate dog and cat wards and the clinic is located on a spacious block with plenty of off street parking. Just to be different we even have Gucci, a real live freshwater crocodile on display in our reception area!
Consultations in your home
As animal lovers we understand that taking your pet to the vet can be a stressful experience. We eliminate the problems of lack of transport, stressed pets in cars, getting cats into carriers and moving unwell animals. Vet 2 Pet can bring vet clinic to your home; arriving in our well equipped animal ambulance with a team that includes a Vet and a qualified Veterinary Nurse. We make the whole experience less of an ordeal. Our service provides transport for your pet to and from our base clinic, where we provide surgical services including desexing and dental care.
Call Vet 2 Pet for an appointment and let our compassionate and experienced team of vets and nurses come to you and take the stress out of your pet’s next visit to the vet.
Areas we service
Our current coverage area includes suburbs from Little River and Lara to Batesford, Waurn Ponds, Grovedale, and Leopold
Before Booking please read the above message about coronavirus. If you;
- Have any concerns or unwell
- Have travelled overseas in the last 14 days
- Have had close contact with someone who is unwell or has travelled
Please call us or leave a note in the last box during booking, and we will call to confirm your appointment and discuss the options we can offer on the next business day. We thank you for your understanding in this matter.