Our reception provides a friendly atmosphere for advice from our qualified staff; a weigh scale area and a range of large and small animal pet care products ranging from:
- Monthly Flea and Heartworm prevention for Cats and Dogs
- Tick and worm prevention for all animals
- Pet food including Hill's Prescription Diets, Advance Premium Food and Royal Canin.
- Shampoos & conditioners including flea rinses & medicated washes
- Dental products including toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental gels, dental diets & dental treats
- Collars, leads, halti’s & car harnesses
- Nail clippers
- Dietary supplements
- Large animal vaccines
- Wombaroo products
- A range of vetafarm food and products for birds
- Pet insurance information and advice
- And other over-the-counter products.
- Our friendly staffs are more than happy to organise a special request order for any items not currently in stock. Just ask!
Our veterinarians consult both at the surgery and in your home for all small animals such as cats, dogs, birds, guinea pigs, fish and most wildlife. Small ruminants (sheep and goats), alpacas and horses can be examined at either the surgery (yard and stables are available) or at your property. Cattle can be examined on your truck at the surgery if restrained, or at your property, preferably in yards with a crush or race facility. Wildlife consultations can be done here and patients referred to experienced wildlife carers.
Microchipping involves the insertion of a needle under the skin between the shoulder blades. A sterile microchip is deposited there and it remains in place for the life of the animal.
As a direct result of people having their pet’s microchipped, we have been able to return many lost pets to their owners and if found injured can help to commence treatment straight away.
Registration is for the life of the animal. All councils and vets should have microchip reader technology. Microchipping is a low cost invaluable asset to pet care. Book for your animal’s microchip today.
Our facility provides comfortable, clean, spacious accommodation for in-patients and day patients, with diagnosis, personal care, focused medical treatment and regular monitoring being the center of our protocols.
Kuranda and Mareeba Vet Surgery’s have a well-equipped theatre for small animal surgeries. These range from routine speys, castrations and wound repairs to laparotomies, as well as more complicated procedures such as thoracotomies and orthopaedic work including fracture repairs and cruciate surgeries. We follow strict antiseptic and sterile procedure protocols. Patient’s vital signs are monitored constantly via respiratory, pulse oximetry and cardiac monitors. Surgical instruments are cleaned and sterilized as per standardized protocols utilizing our autoclave. Our equipment is regularly checked and maintained by qualified technicians.
Pre-anaesthetic blood tests are available.
Routine horse surgeries such as castrations or emergency surgeries such as eye injuries and Stitch ups can be provided on property or at the surgery. The stable at the Kuranda surgery is utilized if a darkened area is necessary to assist in eye injury diagnosis. Large animal surgeries such as cow caesarians are routinely provided on farm in good facilities. Small ruminants and alpacas can be operated on at the surgery or on farm if preferred.
Our in-house laboratory handles many cytological, parasitical, culture and sensitivity testing, blood tests utilizing the world's most complete in-house veterinary laboratory delivering powerful and immediate information on blood chemistries, endocrinology, haematology, electrolytes, blood gases, coagulation and urine.
Preparation and courier to government or private veterinary laboratories are also available.
Heartworm (for both feline and canine), Parvo and Felv/Fiv tests and more can be run immediately at the time of consultation.
Digital X-rays are utilized particularly in our orthopaedic work-ups and for soft tissue diagnostics. Digital X-rays are available immediately in-house providing same day results.
Digital dental x-rays are also available.
Our facilities are registered and are fully compliant with Radiation Safety Standards.
Ultrasonography provides an instant confirmation for pregnancy examinations in most species. Also Ultrasonography can be providing a useful adjunct to diagnostics involving the thorax, abdomen and reproductive and urinary tracts, as well as tendon scans.
Our unit is invaluable in the diagnosis of conditions of the upper airways, pharynx and oesophagus of horses, and in respiratory and gastric conditions in the larger dog breeds. The unit is portable if facilities at the property are adequate.
Artificial Insemination has always been offered as part of our services for dogs. (Fresh semen in clinic, for dogs at the time of collection.)
We will be expanding our AI service to include horse and cattle. WATCH THIS SPACE!
Rectal pregnancy tests are available for Horses, cattle and larger alpacas.
Rates may be individual, or billed hourly for herds if the facilities are good and the cattle are worked through well.
Horses can be done at the clinic or on your property.
Freeze Branding/DNA Certification
Our service for freeze branding if fully mobile so is usually provided on property or at the surgery. All patients are sedated prior to shaving and branding.
Horses requiring freeze brands as part of their identification registration can continue on to have their DNA and identification certification completed once the brand is clear to read at approximately 6 weeks post-branding.
Dentistry and Power Floating
“Healthy Teeth-Healthy Body.” This observation is true in every sense of the phrase and is supported by scientific evidence. Owners are becoming very aware of the need to monitor the health of their animal’s teeth and mouth, and expect a dental examination at the time of consultation.
Any problems should be addressed immediately.
We provide comfortable and efficient resolution, utilizing our current techniques with anaesthesia and analgesia for all mouth and teeth issues. We utilize a late model iM3 unit for small animals, and the Power float supplemented by manual tools for large animals.
We can accommodate any dental problem such as all orthodontics, dental extractions, all surgical dental procedures on all animals, dental prophy's (ultra sonic scale and polish) and general dental hygiene, Root canals, vital pulpotomy’s, tooth restoration and much, much more.
Acupuncture is available to all animals by either needle or laser and can be quite complementing to some medical and or surgical treatments.