Looking for A great vet in the Illawarra area?
Our pets are part of our family and finding a local, reliable vet that you trust is essential. There are a number of highly qualified and experienced vets in the Illawarra who are passionate about the health and happiness of the animals in your life.
EXPERIENCED AND KNOWLEDGABLE VETS
All registered veterinarians in NSW have spend years attaining their qualifications, often requiring higher marks to enrol in university degrees than those wanting to study human medicine. They are also required to do continued professional development (CPD) every year throughout their career, so their knowledge base is incredible. Your local vet understands the anatomy of multiple different animals and has skills in diagnosing injury and illness, prescribing treatments and medicine, dentistry, surgery and animal behaviour/psychology.
In years gone by, anything requiring more specialised treatment or complex surgery for your pets required traveling (usually to Sydney) to seek out a specialist veterinarian. Fortunately, these days, many of our Illawarra vets have specialist qualifications and state-of-the-art equipment, which means easier access to services for those more complicated health issues.
SPECIALIST VET SERVICES
Some vets choose to undertake further study in a particular field of interest to them and specialise in that area. Specialist vet services in the Illawarra include:
– Veterinary rehabilitation
– Complex surgeries
– Animal oncology
– Dermatology and more.
WHAT ABOUT VETS FOR ANIMALS OTHERS THAN DOGS AND CATS?
While all vets have an understanding of and ability to treat a wide range of animals, some choose to focus on certain species. Many local vets in the Illawarra see domestic pets such as dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs as their main patients as the bulk of the demographic is suburban homes. Some of these vets also have a keen interest in species such as birds or reptiles and it’s worth finding out about these practitioners if you are seeking specific advice for a more unusual animal.
MOBILE VETS FOR HORSES OR FARM ANIMALS
Some animals can’t be strapped in to the car and driven down to the local vet for a check up. If you’re needing a mobile vet who can come to your property to treat animals such as cows or goats, there are a number of large animal vets in the Illawarra who can come to you. Equine vets specialise in horses and can often assist with fertility assistance, dentistry, injury rehabilitation and behavioural advice.