Vet Clinic near Balwyn North

Elgar Road Vet proudly offers friendly and expert veterinary services to the local Balwyn North and surrounding communities. As a small animal clinic & hospital our Balwyn North vets pride ourselves in offering an exceptional animal care, with a knowledgeable & committed team of veterinarians & a dynamic team of veterinary nurses. 

Since the early 1970s, Elgar Road Vet has been providing professional and caring veterinary services. We pride ourselves on offering the very best care for your furry friends and treating them like a part of our family. You can trust that your pets are in very capable hands when you bring them to our vet team. 

At Elgar Road Vet, we believe that every pet deserves the best care possible. That's why we provide services for a range of pets, including birds, cats, dogs, and rabbits. Our clinic is fully equipped with examination rooms and diagnostic machines, and our team works hard to make your pets feel at ease during their visit.

Our Service Areas

Veterinarian Balwyn North

Elgar Road Veterinary Hospital offers all of these services and more:

  • Consultations
  • Vaccinations
  • Preventative medicines for Heartworm, fleas and intestinal worms
  • Nutritional advice
  • Surgery
  • Hospitalization
  • Desexing
  • Dentistry
  • Radiology
  • Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy Diagnosis
  • Blood Pressure Measurement
  • Pathology including some in-house pathology services
  • Microchipping
  • Cat boarding
  • Pet products
  • Kitten/cat adoptions
  • Behavioural advice
  • Dermatology
  • Geriatric care
  • Weight management
  • Acupuncture
  • Rabbit care

Elgar Road Veterinary Hospital treat a range of conditions including:

High Surgical Safety Standards

Providing optimal care to our patients before, during, and after their surgical procedure is a top priority for us here at Elgar Road Vet Hospital near Balwyn North.  

  • Before any surgical procedure, we conduct pre-anaesthetic blood testing to assess your pet's overall health and function of their kidneys and liver. These tests help us to determine the appropriate anesthetic and pain management protocols for your pet and are critical to ensuring a safe and successful surgical experience.  
  • Intravenous (IV) fluids are administered throughout anesthesia to help stabilise your pet's blood pressure. Even healthy and fit animals can experience fluctuations in blood pressure during surgery due to the effects of the anesthetic. IV fluids also help to ensure that your pet is well-hydrated and their body's systems are functioning properly.  
  • Our team takes a thorough approach to the selection of a high safety level anesthetic, ensuring that each pet's medical history and individual requirements are considered.  
  • To guarantee the safety and success of your pet's surgery, we use monitoring equipment to measure their blood pressure continuously. This enables us to quickly detect any fluctuations in blood pressure and take the necessary steps to address them.  
  • In addition to monitoring blood pressure, we measure your pet’s oxygen saturation, respiratory rate, and heart rate. This allows us to make necessary adjustments to their anaesthesia and treatment, ensuring a safe and successful surgery.  
  • We take great care to monitor all aspects of your pet's surgery, including maintaining detailed records of all parameters and drugs administered. This ensures that your pet receives the appropriate level of care and that their recovery is proceeding as expected.  
  • To prevent the risk of infection during surgery, maintaining sterility is crucial. Our veterinary team employs stringent sterility routines throughout your pet's surgery, using specialised equipment and techniques to minimise the risk of contamination.  
  • Ensuring that your pet is comfortable and pain-free during and after surgery is a top priority for us. We use a variety of pain management strategies, including the use of pain medication and local anesthetics, to ensure that your pet is as comfortable as possible throughout their recovery.  
  • We take extra measures to ensure that your pet is comfortable during their surgery and recovery, including heating the surgical tables and recovery cages to help maintain a comfortable body temperature. 

We understand that leaving your pet with someone else can be stressful. At Elgar Road Vet Hospital, we strive to provide excellent care for your pet during their stay in our surgery, putting your mind at ease. 

Please contact or call us (03) 9899 9518 if you are looking for a local vet near Balwyn North or would like further information about any of the services we provide.