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Welcome to The Veterinary Surgery

Yarrambat and North Warrandyte

We pride ourselves on providing quality veterinary care and friendly service to your household pets, horses and production animals.

The Facilities

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We have plenty to offer for your household pets, including their yearly health checks, surgeries, diagnostics, and an emergency service for when things go wrong operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Equine Hospital

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Our Yarrambat clinic offers a large animal breezeway with a crush, stables, yards and paddocks to provide an ideal area for our vets to perform minor procedures on your horse.

Meet Kagi

On December 19th, 2011, posted in: Latest News by
Our Warrandyte and Yarrambat clinics are priveleged to be nestled in bushland and natural habitats abounding with native fauna. Inevitably, living in close proximity to human’s, their vehcles and their domestic pets, native animals are frequently found sick or injured. We are committed to providing first aid and pain relief to native animals and where possible, to coordinate with carers to rehabilitate them.
Kagi, a young joey eastern grey kangaroo, would not move off the fairway during “Ladies Day” at the Yarrambat Golf Course! When it became obvious that one of his legs was injured, Kate, a Nillumbik Council officer was contacted to help. Council staff are well trained and equipped to humanely handle and transport injured native fauna. Kate brought the joey into our Yarrambat clinic where an examination and x-rays revealed a fractured shin bone, thought to be the result of car impact.
Kagi was immediately provided pain relief and was put on a drip to overcome the dehydration that had resulted from not being able to keep up with his mum, from whom he would still have been suckling. Once he was stable and free of pain, Kagi was anaesthetised and his leg given a good clean in preparation for surgery to repair the fractured bone.
Surgery involved aligning the two ends of the fractured bone, then placing a strong metal pin down the centre of the bone to hold it in position. To further immobilise the bone pieces, and to prevent the pieces rotating around the pin, a fibreglass cast was fitted from his toes to just above his knee. We would have to keep a close eye on the cast to ensure that his rapid growth did not cause the cast to become too tight and uncomfortable!
Kagi was adopted by Gretta, an experienced wildlife carer for rehabilitation. He quickly took to a bottle and within days was hopping around with his cast nibbling at grass. After 2 weeks the cast was removed. The leg was healing beautifully and growing quickly! The pin will stay in his leg forever. He will become independent in coming weeks and will gradually start to make journeys away from Gretta’s paddocks with a local mob. Hopefully he will learn to stay off Yan Yean Road to spend many years dodging golf balls at the Yarrambat Golf Course!
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