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We provide comprehensive veterinary care in one convenient location.

Our combined medical and surgical experience means we can offer a diverse and comprehensive range of treatments in-house, from chronic skin conditions to complex orthopaedic surgeries.

Our team works with visiting consultants to provide convenient and cost effective specialist services not normally available in general practice.


Routine consultations
Non-routine consultations
Diagnostics
Emergencies
Routine surgeries
Non-routine surgeries
Euthanasia
Dietary and preventative health care
Puppy Preschool
Additional services

Routine consultations

Whether your pet needs a vaccination, heartworm injection, microchip or wing clip, appointments are available for routine treatments 7 days a week. We are happy to treat all family pets and, where possible, will make sure you see the same vet every time, just let us know your preference at the time of booking.

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Non-routine consultations

By briefly discussing your pet’s problem on booking, we can allocate a generous time slot to allow a thorough examination and assessment, as well as discussion about any issues of concern and the appropriate treatment options. We believe consistency is important and will schedule all rechecks with the same vet where possible.

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Diagnostics

In-house laboratory

Challenger Vet Hospital offers an extensive range of laboratory tests, from routine health monitoring to emergency blood testing. We will provide fast, accurate results to help determine your pet's diagnosis and best treatment options without the delay of sending samples for external testing.

By carrying a wide range of condition-specific tests, we can keep the cost to you down, rather than running a full profile every time.

In the event that samples need to be sent to a pathologist, we will ensure the turnaround time is as short as possible, and you will be contacted by a veterinarian for an interpretation of the results as soon as they are finalised.

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Digital Imaging

Advanced digital imaging allows allowing us to take rapid, accurate X-rays and export them immediately to specialists, or onto a disc for you to take home.

Ultrasounds are available in-house by arrangement, or externally by referral when further diagnostic information is needed.

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Emergencies

Emergencies will be seen as a priority without an appointment within normal opening hours. (We do ask for your understanding if this causes a delay to your scheduled routine appointment.)

If you suspect your pet may be in need of urgent treatment and you are able to call ahead, this will allow us time to prepare for their arrival.

Out of hours emergency care is referred to Baldivis Emergency Vet (9524 1466) and WA Veterinary Emergency and Speciality (9412 5700).

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Routine surgeries

Because we understand that it isn’t always easy to organise a day to bring your pet in for a sterilisation or dental treatment, we accept bookings for routine surgery 7 days a week.

We offer fixed price routine procedures which include those important extras like intra-operative intravenous (IV) fluids and medication to take home.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss your pet’s individual requirements and to make a booking.

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Non-routine surgeries

We are able to offer a comprehensive in-house surgical service including orthopaedics, eye surgery and emergency surgery.

Some common surgeries performed at Challenger Vet Hospital include:

            Orthopaedic surgery:
                        •  Cruciate ligament repair
                        •   Fracture repair
                        •   Amputation
                        •   Excision arthroplasty

            Soft tissue surgery:
                        •  Mass removal
                        •  Wound repair

            Eye surgery:
                        •  Entropion / ectropion surgery
                        •  Grid keratotomy
                        •  ‘Cherry eye’ surgery

            Emergency surgery:
                        •   Caesarean
                        •   Exploratory laparotomy
           
Where we feel a surgical referral is the best option for your pet, we offer in-house appointments with visiting specialists to minimise costs, provide continuity of care in one location and minimise the stress of patient transfer.

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Euthanasia

We understand that putting your pet to sleep is a distressing and emotional experience. We prioritise the comfort and care of the patient, after all it can be a stressful time for them, particularly if they are feeling unwell.

You are welcome to stay and reassure your pet, but if you do not feel able to do so, we can promise the kindest care and plenty of love for them.

In some cases we may be able to offer home euthanasia when staffing levels allow. If this isn’t possible, we can recommend a caring and professional vet who specialises in home euthanasia. Her details can be found at http://www.at-home.com.au/.

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Dietary and preventative health care

Our vets and nurses are well trained and experienced in order to provide you with the best advice about routine health care. The wide range of products on the market can seem confusing so we are happy to assist with protocols for parasite control, skin, dental and ear care as well as offering recommendations from our range of prescription and super-premium diets.

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PUPPY PRESCHOOL AT CHALLENGER VET

We can't wait to meet you and your new puppy!

Puppy Pre-School gives your puppy the very best start in life and the opportunity to grow into a well behaved, sociable dog. Classes are designed for puppies between 6 to 12 weeks of age, as it is much easier to teach a puppy the correct behaviour at this young age than it is to correct bad behaviour later in life.

WHY PUPPY PRE-SCHOOL? Puppy Pre-School provides a safe, controlled environment for puppies to socialise and classes are kept small so that time can be spent with each puppy and their owners. Each year thousands of dogs end up in pounds and shelters due to behavioural problems. This is often the result of a lack of proper socialisation and training in the important early developmental stage of a puppy's life.

WHAT DOES IT COVER? Each course consists of 4 one-hour per week classes. You will learn positive reinforcement methods for training your puppy as well as puppy socialisation, general health care, nutrition and more. Each course will also dedicate time to covering any individual problems and questions from owners.

HOW OLD SHOULD MY PUPPY BE? Puppies should be between 6 and 12 weeks of age and have had their first vaccination. This is the optimal time for training and ensures all puppies in the class are socialised in a safe environment which is appropriate for their age and size.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING? Please bring a lead to class and if your puppy was not vaccinated at a Challenger Veterinary Hospital please bring your puppy's current vaccination record.

SHOULD I FEED MY PUPPY BEFORE THE CLASS? Preferably not. Puppies like to sleep after a meal and they are less responsive to treats which are used as a form of positive reinforcement during class. HOW DO I BOOK MY PUPPY IN? Please call us on 9419 4133 and we will book you into the next available class.


COURSE OUTLINE

Socialisation - why socialisation is so important to your puppy's development and how to safely go about ensuring that your puppy is well socalised.

Training - effective techniques for toilet training your puppy at home. Managing problem behaviours - Why they can occur and how to use positive reinforcement to minimise problem behaviours such as chewing, digging, jumping up etc.
Your puppy will learn to sit, drop, recall, lead work and stay.

Preventative health care - an outline of the preventative medicines currently available and which ones are important for your puppy.

Diet and feeding - recommendations for when, where, how often and what to feed your new puppy.

Grooming - brushing, bathing, nail clipping. When to start and what needs to be done for your individual puppy. How to introduce your puppy to being groomed without them becoming afraid.

Council Laws - advice on what's legally required for your puppy and dog friendly exercise areas in your local area.

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Additional services

We welcome enquiries regarding your pet’s individual requirements.

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