Welcome to the Belmont Road Vet!
We invite you to take a sneak peek at our facilities in the video below. You will see firsthand the care and attention we put into every aspect of our clinic. We are proud of our facilities and look forward to welcoming you and your furry friend to Belmont Road Vet.
We understand that your pets are a beloved part of your family, which is why we offer a wide range of services to keep them healthy and happy. From routine check-ups to advanced surgical procedures, we have the expertise to handle all of your pet's healthcare needs.
Our clinic is fully equipped with the latest technology and equipment, allowing us to provide accurate diagnoses and effective treatments. Our staff is passionate about animal health and well-being, and we take the time to get to know each pet and their unique needs.
We are pleased to show you the following rooms and tell you a little bit about what we do here.
When you are ready to be seen one of our vets will take you into one of our fully stocked consult rooms. The veterinarian will perform a full examination with every consultation and yearly health examination. Smaller animals will be examined on the examination table and larger dogs may be examined standing on the floor. If you are unable to hold your animal for the examination due to health reasons please advise the staff and we will arrange an assistant to be present during the examination. Our qualified nurses also offer Free Nurse consultations including dental checks, senior health checks, weight loss programs, surgical admissions and discharges. All our rooms are large and fully equipped including computers for easy access to your pets health records.
Often a hive of activity, this open space located in our hospital wing is used to perform non-sterile procedures, and to examine and treat our patients. We have a wet procedures table here, which has a large tub sink underneath the grill table top. It can be used for regular examinations and treatments with a towel to pad the top, as well as for when there is a bit of water being used. Made completely out of stainless steel, it is easily cleaned and disinfected between uses.
We have our intensive care and surgical recovery cages in this area also. This enables us to closely monitor all our patients. Our patients are kept here until they are fully awake after their anaesthetic procedures. Critical care patients are also hospitalised here so we can keep a close eye on them at all times.
This is the room in which we perform all our sterile surgical procedures. This room is kept perfectly clean at all times, with minimal access by staff. Animals are prepared for surgery in our treatment room, with the hair clipped and the surgery site prepared with antiseptic solutions. They are then moved into the surgery. This helps reduce the amount of loose hair and the number of bacteria in the air and on the surfaces. Nurses and vets only enter the room when wearing hair nets to prevent their own hair contaminating the room.
While under anaesthesia your pet is cared for by one of our qualified and experienced veterinary nurses using our state-of-the-art anaesthetic machines, and monitoring systems, which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature and oxygen level.
Our vets are trained in many areas including pathology, microbiology, haematology and parasitology. With our laboratory in the clinic we are able to run many diagnostic tests to help us determine the nature of your pet’s illness. This means we have rapid results, so we can start your pet on the correct treatment straight away to start them on their way to recovery. We also use our blood analysis machines to run tests or your pet’s blood prior to having an anaesthetic. This helps to ensure there are no hidden diseases which may affect the safety of having an anaesthetic, e.g. liver or kidney disease, diabetes, anaemia.
This is the area where we store most of our drugs which we need to dispense to our patients. Rarely we might want to use a drug which we do not stock in the clinic, or one which has only recently become available in Australia. We are generally able to order in all special drugs within one or two days from our veterinary suppliers.