Dogs are Australia’s favourite pet for a reason! Our vets understand how important your four legged companion is—your dog is a much loved part of your family.
Dogs come in an endless variety of shapes and sizes, and our vets are experienced with a range of dog breeds. From classic purebreeds and show dogs to popular mixed breeds and lovable mongrels, our team of expert vets have a solid understanding of the unique health challenges faced by specific dog breeds.
If you have a brand new puppy, an exuberant younger dog, adult or senior dog (or dogs), our vets can help you navigate each life stage of your dog’s own unique health, wellbeing and behaviour challenges.
Our puppy school provides essential behavioral training to give your puppy the best possible start in life. Letting your puppy learn its behavioral expectations from a young age can help you raise a happy, well behaved and friendly dog.
Our experienced vets can advise you on caring for your growing, adult and older dog to ensure its wellbeing and vitality—from skin and coat care, dental care, diet, bathing, vaccinations, exercise and all elements of health care, our veterinarians are able to give you expert advice based on your dog’s unique health needs and requirements.
“We firmly believe that the best vet care is provided when vets take the time to understand the dog’s family, lifestyle and unique personality that all contribute to its health and wellbeing,” says Dr Shane Simpson. “Our vets aim to get to know your dog over many years which helps us make informed diagnosis and better manage your pet’s ongoing health care.”
When it comes to emergency health care, we are experienced in a variety of urgent health situations where your dog’s life may be at risk. From car accidents, poisoning or sudden, serious illnesses, we are well equipped to take immediate action—be that surgery or other preventative measures—to potentially save the life of your dog.
Our customers take comfort in the fact that our on-site surgery at Karingal Vet Hospital means that if urgent operations are needed, we are able to make immediate arrangements.
Our retail outlet stocks all the essentials for food, fun and function for your dog, including leading brands of dog foods, specialty diets, treats and snacks as well as leads, collars, toys, active gear and much more.
Desexing or surgical sterilisation of dogs is a common surgical procedure that is routinely performed at veterinary clinics and hospitals every day. Even though the procedure is commonplace, it is still a significant surgery requiring a considerable level of skill by the veterinarian and importantly it requires a general anaesthesia. For these reasons it is […]Read more
Before any dog can be sold, adopted or given away in Victoria, it must be microchipped. A microchip allows dogs to be reunited with their families if separated or lost. Microchips are about the size of a grain of sand. Implanted in the back of the neck, microchips are safe, small and barely noticeable. They […]Read more
Vaccination is a very important and necessary part of you dog’s preventative health program. The immunity your gains from being vaccinated will diminish with time. Yearly vaccination is the only way we can ensure protection against several serious and potentially fatal diseases. Annual vaccinations are also required if your dog is to go to boarding […]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.