10+ Best Vets in Yarra Valley, Melbourne [2021]

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Whether you’re a new pet owner or have owned several pets for years, it’s a good idea to select a veterinarian before you need one. This way, you’ll be working with someone with who you feel comfortable and who seems to have a good rapport with your pet rather than a vet who is simply nearby, open, or listed first in the Yellow Pages.

Choosing the right veterinarian for your dog is something that you should carefully consider. This is the person that could potentially save your pet’s life and keep them healthy. Both and your pet should come to a consensus about this person before you make a long-term commitment to work with them.

To help you get started looking for the best vet for your pet, we’ve rounded up our favourite veterinary clinics right across Yarra Valley, Melbourne.

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Melbourne’s Ultimate List of Vets

Yarra Ranges Animal Hospital

Yarra Ranges Animal Hospital

yarrarangesvet.com.au

(03) 9739 5247

Welcome to the Yarra Ranges Animal Hospital

The Yarra Ranges Animal Hospital team has been providing top-quality veterinary services to the Yarra Valley for over 30 years. We have two clinics, one in Lilydale and the other in Yarra Glen. You can also browse through our staff profiles and catch up with our latest and past newsletters.

We have vets highly experienced in treating small and large animals, particularly dogs, cats, horses, cattle, sheep, goats, and alpacas. We also provide a 24-hour On-Call Service, and please call 0428 586 467 if you have any after-hours emergencies.

Our vets are members of the Australian Veterinary Association and the Equine Veterinary Association.

The Best Of Care For Your Best Friend

The Yarra Ranges Animal Hospital has been providing veterinary services to the Yarra Valley and surrounds for over 30 years. We operate two clinics, the main being in Lilydale with a smaller clinic operating in Yarra Glen.

We have put together a collection of information about our Hospital at Lilydale and the Clinic at Yarra Glen. You can also browse through our staff profiles and catch up with our latest and past newsletters.

At the Yarra Ranges Animal Hospital, we have vets highly experienced in treating small and large animals, particularly dogs, cats, horses, cattle, sheep, goats, and alpacas. We also provide a 24-hour On-Call Service Emergency service.

Expert Advice

Our vets are members of the Australian Veterinary Association and the Equine Veterinary Association. Our experienced team can offer support and advice when it comes to all aspects of pet and farm animal care.

  • Experienced & Friendly Staff
  • Honest, informed veterinary advice
  • A wide range of services

Our experienced team can offer support and advice when it comes to all aspects of pet and farm animal care.

Professional Pet Care

Pet owners trust us to look after the needs of their beloved companions. We are specialists committed to delivering the very highest of veterinary care. If your enquiry is urgent, please contact us by telephone during business hours, or for emergencies, please visit the Emergency page.

The Cat Clinic

The Cat Clinic

catdoctor.com.au

(03) 9533 8956

At the Cat Vet in Prahran (Melbourne), all the staff have an absolute love and compassion for cats and their well being. We aim to provide optimal health care for our feline patients, providing a quiet and cat-friendly environment. The clinic is designed specifically to their unique requirements and with cat behaviour in mind (being dog-free is particularly cat friendly).

Our Clinic

Our clinic is designed purposely for cats. We provide a calm and professional environment to make the vet experience a pleasure for you and your feline friend. The fact that we are a dog-free clinic helps settle our patients somewhat.

The waiting area is comfortable and quiet, with couches and plenty of cat books to keep you occupied. We always recommend you bring your cat to the clinic in a secure carry cage with a soft towel or blanket. This is to keep them safe and help them relax and hide from the outside world if necessary.

The reception stocks a full range of premium diets, health care items and toys. The receptionists & nurses are happy to advise you about your cat’s health requirements if you have any questions.

  • After Hours Emergency Centres
  • Referral Centres
  • Cat Food & Accessories
  • Health Insurance
  • Boarding – TEMPORARILY CLOSED
  • Grooming / Nail Clipping
  • Behaviour
  • Pharmacy – Drug Dispensing
  • Ultrasound
  • Radiology – Xrays
  • Pathology
  • Dentistry
  • Hospital & Surgery
  • Referral Medicine

Bentons Road Vet

Bentons Road Vet Clinic

bentonsroadvet.com.au

03 5976 4620

We’re so happy to see happy smiling faces & wagging tails back in the clinic after our recent lockdown. COVID has played havoc with our lives, but thankfully we are still able to provide your pets with the love and attention they deserve.  

Despite being allowed to remain open, we have had to re-introduce some COVID safe measures to help us stay open. These measures include:

Consultations – Consultations will take place within the clinic!! When you arrive for your appointment, please call the clinic to let us know you’re here, and we will invite you in. This is to ensure we don’t exceed the maximum number of people allowed in the clinic at one time.

Hand Sanitiser – Hand sanitiser will be available for your use at the reception desk. Please help us stay safe & use sanitiser when entering the clinic.

Limit of one person per consultation – This will allow us to successfully maintain 4 sqm per person whilst inside the clinic. If we need a nurse to help during the consultation, we may need to ask you to wait outside the consultation room. If this does occur, it would only be for a short period of time.

Limited numbers of clients in the reception area – once again, to maintain 4 sqm per person, we will be limiting the number of people in the reception area to a maximum of 10. We have dedicated seats for everyone to ensure the 1.5m social distancing requirements are maintained.

Buying Food or Medications – you are very welcome to enter the clinic to purchase food or medication, but we need to maintain a maximum of four people in the reception area. If a reception is full, please wait outside until it is clear to enter.

Online Shop – We also have a convenient online store for all food, supplements & treats. We will contact you when your order is ready, so all you need to do is turn up to the clinic & collect them.

We understand that COVID-19 has had an enormous effect on how we live our lives & how we interact with people. To continue to allow us to keep our doors open, we would greatly appreciate your co-operation with the measures we have put in place.  

Dandenong Ranges Veterinary Centre 

Dandenong Ranges Veterinary Centre

drvet.com.au

03 9751 2990

“To be the veterinary leader, providing platinum standard pet care with integrity and compassion for our pet families.”

The veterinary centre was opened in beautiful Olinda, in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges, on 26th July 1999 by owners Moss and Christine Siddle. At the time of opening, there was one vet – Moss Siddle and one veterinary nurse – Elissa Taylor (now Roberts).

The original site was at 2 Basin-Olinda Rd, Olinda and was chosen for its exact central location in the Dandenong Ranges. Previously, the building was used as a hardware and lawnmower shop. There was a fire causing the hardware shop to close, and it never re-opened. This site was perfect for the first few years, but ultimately, more room was needed, and hence the surgery has now moved into the main street. The old site is now the LeafBusters distribution centre.

The new Veterinary Centre is located in spacious surroundings at 1449 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Olinda (besides the Mt Dandenong Hotel). Moss and Christine decided to settle in the Dandenong Ranges with their family after years of travel around the world. Originally from Mackay in Queensland, Moss has worked in over 15 different veterinary clinics in Australia and overseas but loves the people and idyllic surroundings of the Dandenongs.

Why Choose Us?

Welcoming

The vets and nurses at Dandenong Ranges Veterinary Centre welcome you to our surgery if you are a new client and look forward to seeing you regularly whether you are a new or existing client.

Knowledge

The health and welfare of you and your pet is what matters most to us. What sets us apart from other veterinary surgeries is our depth of knowledge and experience (hence we see a lot of second opinion cases), plus our award-winning customer service.

Friendliness

Our friendly staff are part of the close-knit community of villages, and we strive to know our pet owners on a more personal basis.

Community Minded

We donate time and money to numerous local schools, clubs, organisations, church groups and CFA’s. We are a major sponsor of the Olinda Cricket Club, Sassafras-Ferny Creek Netball Club, Olinda Ferny Creek Junior Football Club, Olinda Junior Cricket Club and the Olinda-Ferny Creek Football Netball Club (The Bloods).

Proactive Pet Care

We care about owners by offering our unique Platinum Paws Club, providing discounts to those diligent owners who maintain optimum healthcare for their animals.

Integrity

The surgery endeavours to employ local people and accept school work experience students from families who are clients. We also allow trainee veterinary students and veterinary nursing students to see practice with us.

Lilydale Vet Centre

Lilydale Vet Clinic

lilydalevetcentre.com.au

03 9735 4215

We are dedicated to providing the best possible veterinary care

At Lilydale Vet Centre, we aim to give our clients the best possible experience. From the moment you walk through our front door, you can expect top-rate service.

Our Services

  • Lilydale Vet
  • Annual Health Check & Vaccinations
  • Consultations
  • Dentistry
  • Microchips
  • Parasite Prevention
  • Pathology
  • Puppy Preschool
  • Radiology
  • Ultrasound
  • Emergency

Our Mission

We are focused on delivering a brilliant experience for every person and pet. With high-quality vets as well as high-quality equipment, we are able to make a quick and accurate diagnosis.

At Lilydale Vet Centre, we aim to give our clients the best possible experience. From the moment you walk through our front door, you can expect top-rate service.

We believe strongly that keeping up-to-date with technology and procedures is of utmost importance in order to give the best service and most accurate diagnoses. With clear communication and our embrace of technology, we keep our clients informed about what is happening with their pets as well as what is happening in the world of veterinarians.

Our Clinic

Our clinic is just as cozy as it is fun and dynamic. We have made a conscious effort to make our waiting area as interesting, interactive and comfortable as possible, rather than a boring old waiting room with a line of chairs against a wall.

We also have a big open floor-plan behind-the-scenes, which allows for quick and easy movement amongst staff, ensuring that whatever needs doing gets done.

We pride ourselves on our unique floorplan, which was custom-designed for us when we renovated the building. While we may seem like a house converted into a clinic on the outside, we are anything but.

We highly recommend taking a look through our 3-D tour below for a unique look at what it looks like behind the doors that you usually only have a glimpse through.

Evervet Veterinary Clinics In Yarra Valley

Evervet Veterinary Clinics

evervet.com.au

03 9510 1336

At Evervet, our dedicated team deliver the best possible care for your pet, your family, always.

We forever…

SMELL NICE!

We provide ultra-modern and hygienic hospital facilities at all our sites; you’ll always encounter a safe and fear-free environment for your furkids.

 Our Prahran hospital is a nationally recognised ‘Hospital of Excellence’. The highest honour a veterinary practice can achieve and a guarantee of quality care for you.

SOLVE PROBLEMS

Our on-site laboratory and advanced diagnostic equipment mean we can provide you with fast and reliable answers for your pet’s symptoms.

The wide range of expertise and advanced qualifications held by our staff mean that your pet is always in safe hands.

MAKE OURSELVES AVAILABLE

We offer easy to schedule appointments online or via our dedicated bookings team. 

Our Prahran location is even open until 11 pm on weekdays for late-night party animals!

RECOGNISE THAT CATS ARE DIFFERENT

We put cats at ease with designated cat-only zones for their examination and care.

Our Prahran Hospital and cat boarding facilities have been awarded the highest level ‘Cat Friendly’ status by the International Society of Feline Medicine, making them a world-class option for your cat.

CUT-OUT THE TOMOPHOBIA*

We offer an extensive range of surgical and dental treatments from the elective to the unavoidable and even the advanced (such as minimally invasive keyhole surgery). This means there’s rarely any need to move your pet to an unfamiliar facility elsewhere. That sounds less stressful!

* Tomophobia: Fear or anxiety caused by forthcoming surgical interventions

CARE MORE

We like to treat our patients like family. That’s why we’re here for your pet, your family, always.

Late-night emergency or advice? Not a problem. All your pet’s records are available to our familiar vets and nurses working every day of the year and until 11 pm weeknights to ensure we deliver on our pledge to be here for you.

So, how do we do achieve the “best for your pet”?

You will always find us friendly and professional; we will work hard to understand your point of view and deliver care that meets your expectations (in other words, we will treat you with empathy). We will communicate with you in both an open and effective way whilst respectful of the immeasurable bond between you and your pet. These are our core values and the standards we hold ourselves to; be assured they represent a guarantee for you, your family and your beloved pet.

Diamond Valley Veterinary Hospitals

Diamond Valley Vets

dvvet.com.au

(03) 9439 1110

Welcome to the Diamond Valley Veterinary Hospitals – providing high quality medical and surgical care in a humane and caring environment for our patients. The Diamond Valley Veterinary Hospitals are among the leading Veterinary Practices in Melbourne, and we have been serving our local community for over 30 years. There are currently two Hospitals in the Diamond Valley Veterinary Group – Eltham Central Veterinary Hospital and Montmorency Veterinary Hospital, both in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.

Our Philosophy

The conduct of the DVVH team is characterised by modern veterinary medicine and surgery whilst at the same time maintaining the traditional values of an independent, caring local community business.

  • We aim to provide high-quality medicine and surgical care in a humane and caring environment for our patients.
  • We aim to consistently and regularly upgrade our skills and knowledge through continuing veterinary education.
  • We strive to establish and maintain a fair, honest and respectful relationship with our clients and colleagues.

Quality Pet Care

Quality is about providing you and your pets with well-considered solutions to health problems and preventative medicine. It is about ensuring you and your pets enjoy a consistent, positive experience when dealing with our team at all times. Importantly, quality is also about providing you with the first-class service.

We are pet owners, too, so we fully understand the loyalty, love and enjoyment that pets bring into our lives. That is why you can be sure that your special pet will always receive the best possible care and attention when you entrust them to us.

Care is what, in the end, our service is all about. We care about you, our client. We care about the pets we treat. And we care about the way we conduct our business.

Our Veterinarians

Our Veterinarians are highly motivated professionals and have a genuine concern for your pet’s welfare. It is our belief that continuity of service is important so, if you wish to see a particular Veterinarian, please feel free to ask our receptionist at the time you book your appointment.

Patient Treatment Options

It is our policy to offer our clients treatment options, so they are able to have input into the most appropriate course of action for their pet. We provide information about the treatments that may be proposed, along with estimations for the associated costs, to allow our clients to make informed decisions about their pet’s treatment.

We do ask for payment at the time of service. We accept cash, most major credit cards and have EFTPOS facilities available.

The Veterinary Surgery 

The Veterinary Surgery

thevetsurgery.com.au

03 9844 0780

We pride ourselves on providing quality veterinary care to your household pets, horses and production animals. We hope you will enjoy browsing through our facilities, reading about our friendly staff or finding out when our next puppy school or information night is on. All you have to do is click on the tab for the information in which you are interested.

Please drop in for an inspection of our premises or to discuss any of our services. If we can be of any further assistance to you or your pets, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our dedicated and compassionate team of veterinarians and veterinary nurses are able to provide wonderful care to your pets at both our clinics.

We are a mixed animal clinic which means we can provide veterinary attention to all your various sized pets, from your rabbits, dogs, cats to sheep, goats, cows and horses.

North Warrandyte Veterinary Clinic – Our purpose-built clinic is located opposite the gorgeous Yarra River in Warrandyte.

Yarrambat Veterinary Hospital – We are located along Yan Yean Rd opposite the Yarrambat Primary School.

Warrandyte Veterinary Clinic

Warrandyte Veterinary Clinic

warrandytevet.com.au

(03) 9844 3070

They’re family, and we treat them that way!

Committed to caring for all your pets 

Being pet owners ourselves, we understand how important the health & wellbeing of your loved ones are. The Warrandyte Veterinary Clinic team of dedicated professional Veterinarian’s & Nurses will treat your pets as if they were our own. We offer a comprehensive array of professional veterinary services catering to all your domestic pet’s needs.

General Services

We are well equipped to handle all your general veterinary needs, including such services as:

  • Consultations
  • Vaccinations
  • Dentistry
  • Anaesthesia and monitoring
  • Physical Examinations
  • Microchipping
  • Emergency care

Surgical Services

Our surgical facilities & highly skilled vets can handle a host of surgical procedures, including:

  • Exploratory abdominal surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Cruciate repair
  • Eye surgery
  • Desexing

Other Services

In addition to general & surgical services, we also offer a host of other services to keep your pet happy & healthy, including:

  • Hospitalisation
  • Radiology
  • Sedation for clipping & grooming
  • Snakebite treatment
  • Care for Wildlife
  • General care & advice
  • Weight reduction programs

Speak to one of our veterinarians today about the benefits of using a scientifically formulated pet food packed with nutrition that feeds a long healthy life.

Maroondah Veterinary Clinic

Maroondah Veterinary Clinic

maroondahveterinaryclinic.com.au

(03) 9870 0308

Maroondah Veterinary Clinic is a small-animal veterinary clinic located in Croydon, in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. We have been providing veterinary care to the local community and beyond for over 50 years. We care deeply about providing personalised care to the highest standards for our patients and their owners.   

Our Services

Maroondah Veterinary Clinic is a fully equipped veterinary hospital and clinic offering a full range of medical and surgical services. We treat all types and breeds of dogs, cats, birds and other small animals. When needed, we can refer your pet to experienced and well-respected veterinary medical and surgical specialists.  

Medical:

  • Routine health checks
  • Vaccinations
  • Hospitalisation
  • Visiting and consulting specialists

Surgical:

  • General surgery 
  • Desexing
  • Dentistry
  • Orthopaedics
  • Endoscopy

Diagnostic:

  • Medical diagnostics
  • Radiology
  • Ultrasonography
  • In-house pathology
  • General animal care and behaviour management:
  • Wellness advice 
  • Preventative medicine
  • Geriatric animal care
  • Behaviour management plans
  • Puppy classes
  • Boarding Cattery

Wonga Park Veterinary Clinic 

Wonga Park Veterinary Clinic

wongaparkvet.com.au

03 9722 1229

For over 30 years, Wonga Park Veterinary Clinic has been giving your pets exceptional care and service. As a small animal practice, we give personal, friendly consistent inpatient or outpatient pet care. We have the equipment to do any treatment, from routine consultations to emergency services. 

Treatments

General Care

We provide every type of general care for your Wonga Park pet. Wonga Park Veterinary Clinic can treat dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits and any kind of small domestic animal.

Pet Surgery

Wonga Park Veterinary Clinic is equipped to do external and internal soft-tissue and orthopaedic surgery. If your pet needs specialised attention, then we’ll gladly give a referral. 

Vaccinations

Our veterinarians can give your pets all of the vaccinations they need when they need them. We’ll also microchip your pet so that it can be registered and found if it gets lost.

Our Services

Checkup

At Wonga Park Veterinary Clinic, we have seen every sort of problem your pet may have during our consultations so that we can help. We also have dental scaling/polishing and extractions for your pet, all performed under anaesthesia. 

Prevent

We want to prevent your pet’s problems, so we offer regular checkups to stop issues like heartworm. We have vaccinations and will microchip your pet to ensure its safety. We can also spay and neuter most pets in just a day.

Surgery

We perform a variety of general surgery for your pet, such as removing tumours and lumps. We also perform ultrasounds and take X-rays of your pet. Our pathology lab is in-house, and if needed, we’ll gladly refer a qualified specialist. 

Advice

Our team has a number of different treatments they can do to fix internal and external parasites to keep everyone healthy. We have advice on any issue from weight-control problems to arthritis treatments to monitoring organ function.

Boronia Veterinary Clinic and Hospital 

Boronia Veterinary Clinic & Hospital

boroniavets.com.au

03 9762 3177

Welcome to Boronia Veterinary Clinic & Hospital

The Boronia Veterinary Clinic and Hospital has been in existence for more than 40 years and under current ownership for greater than 35 years.

With over 20 veterinarians on staff, we are one of the largest companion pet only veterinary hospitals in Melbourne. This has allowed us to offer a broad range of services and expertise, uncommon in other veterinary clinics. We continue to work at providing the broadest range of options possible for our clients. 

Our philosophy is firmly rooted in the principle of providing as many options for clients as possible but understanding that the “right” option in any situation is not always the most advanced option.

The consulting clinic offers extended opening hours (Mon-Sat 7 am-9 pm and Sun and Public Holidays 9 am-8 pm), and our inpatient hospital provides round-the-clock care, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Most general practices are not able to staff their inpatient hospital 24 hours or overnight. 

We hope the information on this site will hopefully serve as an introduction to our hospital and our philosophy.

How to choose the best veterinarian?

Choosing the right veterinarian for your dog is something that you should carefully consider. This is the person that could potentially save your pet’s life and keep them healthy. Both and your pet should come to a consensus about this person before you make a long-term commitment to work with them. 

Choosing a veterinarian is one of the most important decisions you’ll make for your cat or dog. Your veterinarian will be an essential partner for you in making sure your pet lives a long, healthy life. Think about the issues that are important to you, like the clinic’s hours and location. Knowing your preferences ahead of time will help you narrow down your choices.

When Should I Find a Vet?

The best time to find a vet is before you need one. Ideally, you’ll choose a vet before you bring home your pet, and some offices can even help you find the best pet for your family. 

If you’re moving, you should look for a vet as soon as possible. Don’t wait until your dog or cat needs a vet before you start looking for one. You don’t want to have to deal with the stress of finding a vet if your pet is sick or injured. 

How Do I Find a Vet?

Word of mouth is often the best way to find a vet. Ask your friends and family for recommendations. Online reviews can be helpful, but suggestions from people you trust are even better. Different pets and families have different needs, though, so consider meeting with a few vets before making your choice. 

You can also check with your state’s veterinary medical association for a list of qualified veterinarians or search the American Animal Hospital Association to locate accredited veterinary practices. If you’re moving, your current vet may be able to make recommendations.

Here are some things to consider when choosing a veterinarian

Ask for personal recommendations

One of the best ways to find the right veterinarian is to ask your friends and family members for recommendations. Other families with pets in your area may know some good veterinarians to check out, so that should be the first place you look for advice.

Find a veterinarian with expertise in treating dogs

Veterinarians are not all created equal. Different types of veterinarians specialise in working with different types of animals, and some of them may have more experience treating cats, rabbits, or other types of non-canine animals. You will want to work with a veterinarian who has expertise in treating dogs specifically, so ask about how much experience they have with dogs before you get started.

Look for licensed personnel

Although most people would assume this would be a given, that is not always the case. Make sure that the veterinarian really is licensed in your state and also see if some of the other workers are licensed because there are also registered veterinary technicians. You can ask to see their licenses or contact your state board of veterinary medicine for more information.

Inquire about their approach to pets and medicine

A veterinarian is not just there to administer medication but to provide care for the entire being. Vets tend to have different approaches when it comes to pets and medication. Have a brief discussion with your potential vet and see what they think about wellness and prevention issues for dogs. If they are not on the same page with you, then you should keep looking.

Consider the cost and location

If an emergency situation occurs, you will need to quickly get to the vet’s office. Try to find a veterinarian that is less than an hour away from you at the most. Costs can also vary depending on the vet, so see if their prices fit into your budget before you commit to them.

Both you and your pet should be comfortable

Being comfortable around your veterinarian is important because you should tell them everything about your dog. The same thing applies to your dog because they should also feel at ease around the vet. Some initial discomfort around a vet can be normal for some dogs, but signs of anger, fear, or distress toward a vet is certainly a red flag that you should move on.

Look for a clean facility

Have a look around the facility and notice the level of cleanliness. If the place seems a little dingy or dirty, then that is also a sign of moving on. Since it is a medical facility, it should be just as clean as a hospital for humans.

Personal referrals are a great way to start the search, but you should still spend some time to get to know the vet and staff first. Ask about their background and experience, and then see if they hold views similar to yours on medical treatments for pets. Make sure that both you and your pet are comfortable with the vet and facility. The veterinarian will play a significant role in your pet’s life, so keep looking until you find the right one.

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