Small Animal Services
Small Animal Services

We believe in embracing modern technology to enable the best service for our patients.

The combined clinical experience of our veterinarians is complemented by a range of diagnostic aids including radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, electrocardiography and in-house clinical pathology.

We have ready access to specialist referral services and Orange Veterinary Hospital hosts veterinary opthalmologists Dr Cameron Whittaker & Dr Jeff Smith who provide a monthly visiting service to the Orange region.

We stock a comprehensive range of veterinary products for small animals including grooming aids, worm tablets, collars, cages and prescription diets for dogs and cats.

Small Animal Services

Desexing

Desexing, the surgical procedure to make an animal incapable of breeding, is the most common surgery performed at our veterinary hospital. This is the best way to reduce the numbers of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens. We recommend desexing for all pets where owners are not wanting to breed.  This eliminates unwanted offspring but also makes life easier to manage in the urban environment. 

Desexing  is a day surgery procedure – pets are ready to go home a few hours after their surgery with detailed advice on how to properly care for your pet at home in the days following surgery.  We highly recommend preanaesthetic blood testing, intravenous fluids and additional pain relief for the safest surgical process and recovery.  

All animals are treated with kindness and compassion, waking up with heat pads and warm blankets.

Dentistry

We offer free dental checks!

Dental hygiene plays in integral part in overall health in our pets. An annual scale and clean is an easy process to great dental hygiene. Please ring us on (02) 6361 8388 to book an appointment

Dermatology
Skin and ear problems are one of the most common reasons for dogs and cats to visit a vet. We know how frustrating coping with an itchy pet can be. There are many options to treat and manage these distressing conditions
Microchipping

Microchipping is the best way of ensuring a lost pet finds it way home safely. Microchipping is a simple procedure often done at the time of first vaccinations or desexing. It is very important to update any change of owner details – an incorrect contact phone number makes the chip useless. We love being able to reunite lost pets and their owners quickly – microchips make this simple.

Vaccinations
Vaccinating your pet strengthens immunity against disease and is one of the best insurances for the good health of your puppy, kitten or adult pet. Puppies & kittens need a course of vaccinations from 6 weeks of age and then annually during their life. Vaccination protocols will vary between practices based on the brands used, their research and experience. Our vaccination protocols are developed in line with international and Australian Veterinary Association guidelines.
Pathology
We have a modern, well equipped in-house pathology laboratory enabling us to offer prompt results for a wide range of testing from faecal egg counts to complete body function. Our in-house pathology is supported by fast external laboratory services.
Ultrasound
Ultrasound is a painless, non- invasive way to assist diagnosis of many conditions. It is most useful for looking at soft internal organs such as the liver, kidney, bladder and heart. We use ultrasound to diagnose pregnancy in companion animals such as dogs and cats and production animals such as horses and cows.
Surgery
Orange Veterinary Hospital provides a large range of routine and emergency surgery services from desexing, orthopaedics, caesarians, laparatomies, soft tissue injury repair through to foal periostal strips
Radiography
We are fully equipped to take radiographs (x-rays) of your pet for diagnostic purposes. We also offer mobile radiography for on farm situations. Radiographs are a very important tool to help us diagnose disease in animals, particularly for conditions involving bones, the chest or abdomen.
Puppy School

The first 16 weeks of a puppy’s life are critical in terms of teaching good behaviours and socialisation with humans and other dogs. OVH nurse Rosie runs our Puppy School.

Rosie is a Delta accredited dog trainer passionate about dog training and behaviour. Her aim is to start every puppy and their families off on the right paw and set them up for success in their new homes to prevent unwanted behaviours before they even occur.

AQIS Accreditation
Pets travelling overseas with their owners or being exported must adhere to strict vaccination and health quarantine guidelines which may differ from country to country. John Mason is our accredited AQIS vet who can advise you on your needs depending on the country your pet is travelling to.
Specialist Referrals
We refer patients with complex conditions that cannot be treated by us to vets who are specialists in their fields. We also host a visiting eye specialist who consults in Orange monthly.
Acupuncture
Acupuncture can assist the body to heal itself by affecting certain physiological changes. Acupuncture can stimulate nerves, increase blood circulation, relieve muscle spasm and cause the release of hormones, such as endorphins (one of the body’s pain control chemicals) and cortisol (a natural steroid). OVH vet John Mason has a special interest in this adjunct to traditional medicine.
Rehabilitation
The benefits of physio and rehabilitation work together pre and post operatively. Goals include reducing pain; promoting healing; maintaining muscle mass & promoting muscle development; maintaining & improving joint stability & range of motion; reducing progression of degenerative joint disease and preventing re-injury.

OVH vet Genevieve Liebich is the only certified canine rehabilitation therapist in the Central West. She works in conjunction with the patient’s veterinarian to achieve the desired outcomes

Artificial Insemination
We can assist with issues that can arise during breeding, pregnancy and delivery. We perform artificial insemination with fresh semen in dogs. We now offer in house progesterone testing delivering prompt results for optimal mating success.
Wellness Programs
Supported programs for pet weight loss, diabetic management, seniors programs and behavioural issues. Orange Vet Hospital is proud to have the only veterinary nurse in Orange accredited in DELTA Dog Training. This is a method of training dedicated to promoting best practice and scientifically proven, reward based training techniques.
Chemotherapy
Like humans our pets can get different types of cancers. At OVH we work with oncologists to work out the best treatment plan for your pet. Some treatments need to be administered in hospital while others can be administered at home. We make sure your pets are well cared for and monitored closely during these treatments
After Hours
We offer 24/7 after hours service for our clients in the event of the unexpected or emergency situation
Pet Grooming at Lara’s Shear n Shed

We refer our patients for grooming services to Lara’s Shear n Shed. Lara, a qualified vet nurse with over 20 years experience, worked at OVH for some years before launching her Pet Grooming business.

The business in located on the western side of Orange Veterinary Hospital accessible from our car park.

Clients can enjoy the convenience of having their pet vet checked and vaccinated by our vets while staying for grooming with Lara.

Kitten and Cat Adoption at Blossoms Rescue

Blossoms Rescue takes in stray, unwanted, injured or homeless cats and kittens offering them love and shelter. So many of our rescues are tiny and orphaned babies that require many weeks of hand feeding and care.

Our success rate with these bubbas is very high and most go on to loving homes to live a long and happy life.

Our rescues receive any veterinary care required and leave here happy, healthy and loving their new life.

“Wonderful service”

The best most caring vets you will find anywhere, at short notice we were seen by the vet of my choice Dr. John Mason who has cared for all our dogs for years, wonderful service without over the top pricing.

– Leanne, 5-Star Google Review

Orange Vet Hospital

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Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 12pm

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