Radiology or X-rays is a commonly used diagnostic tool that uses a special machine to produce electromagnetic radiation in the form of x-rays. These x-rays pass through the body and are detected on film or special radiology plates. The amount of x-rays that pass through is affected by the type and thickness of the tissues. […]Read more
Many people are familiar with the use of ultrasound as a method for imaging in the human medical field. This same technology is available for our pets and is a very important diagnostic tool that is used daily in our practices. An ultrasound examination is a non-painful, non-invasive method of evaluating the health and function […]Read more
An endoscope is a special piece of medical imaging equipment that is used to look inside a body cavity or organ. By using a highly advanced camera attached to a light source, an endoscope sees inside places that might otherwise be impossible to visualise or require major surgery to access. As a relatively non-invasive procedure, […]Read more
As little as 10 years ago the thought of having a CT scan or MRI on a pet would have been wishful thinking! Today it is commonplace, but in order to provide such advanced imaging very special equipment and facilities is required. Luckily we have several specialist centres here in Melbourne offering these services. A […]Read more
Canine hip dysplasia (CHD) is arguably the most common orthopaedic disease seen in dogs. It is a degenerative condition where one or both of a dog’s hip joints do not develop normally. Affected dogs have an abnormally shaped “ball and socket” hip joint such that that “ball” of the hip does not sit tightly inside […]Read more
One of the most common methods of diagnosing health problems in pets is by performing laboratory tests. The type of problem your pet is experiencing will determine the specific lab test required. There are thousands of tests available and it is important to choose the correct test that will give the most important information or […]Read more
Tonometry is a special procedure that allows for the pressure inside the eye to be measured. Just like in humans, pets such as dogs and cats can suffer from a condition called glaucoma where the pressure inside the eye increases. This increased pressure results in blindness and is extremely painful. As part of many routine […]Read more
Electrocardiography or ECG, is the measurement of the electrical activity of the heart. Many people are familiar with classic shape of an ECG trace. That “zig zag” line seen on medical shows and the patient “flat lining” when the heart stops is showing an ECG trace. By attaching electrodes to the skin and connecting them […]Read more
The Karingal Veterinary Hospital is open 7 days a week.
Our hours are
- 8am-8pm Monday-Friday,
- 9am-5pm Saturday,
- 9am-1pm Sunday,
* We are closed on public holidays.