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Companion Animals

We are extremely proud of the high level of service and expertise that we provide our clients and patients.

Our friendly companion animal team includes 3 veterinarians with over 50 years of shared experience (local and international), and a committed support team of nurses, technicians and friendly reception staff. We are available for consultation by appointment Monday to Friday (8am-5pm) and Saturday (9am-12pm). In addition, we provide an after-hours emergency service 24/7/365.

We are well known for our professional, yet personal and compassionate approach to our clients and their pets. We aim to communicate effectively and openly with our clients so that they are involved in all decisions, which allows us to provide solutions that best suit the individual patient and circumstance. Animal welfare is at the forefront of every decision and we aim to do the best for them.

We have invested in a wide range of diagnostic, medical and surgical equipment so that we can provide a high-quality service right here in Dargaville. In addition, we invest in continued professional development and education for our staff so that you are kept up-to-date with the latest information and treatment options available for your beloved pets.

 

Our services for Small Animals

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Surgery

We are very proud of the surgical procedures and techniques that we offer at Dargaville Veterinary Centre….

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Fleas & Ticks

Fleas & Ticks are a very common problem, particularly in summer, but are an issue all year round, especially in Northland!

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Microchipping & Vaccination

We are active in recommending micro-chipping – not just for dogs but most other pets – as a safe, effective and inexpensive way to increase the chance of your pet making a safe return to your family.

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Worming

Worms are a common cause of ill health in dogs and cats and can cause symptoms ranging from poor condition, loss of appetite, pot belly, vomiting and diarrhoea, coughing, anaemia and even death.

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Weight Management

Obesity is a growing concern in household pets and has implications on the health and welfare of the animal. Our team can support you with weight management for your pet to ensure it lives a happy, healthy life.

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Dental Services

The most common dental ill we see is ‘periodontal disease’- an inflammatory disease of the teeth and mouth. It’s a progressive condition that can initially start in quite young animals but over time manifests in the older animal as bad breath, tartar deposits on teeth surfaces and loose and lost teeth.

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Skin & Ears

Ear infections increase during the hot and humid months. There are a number of factors which can cause infection. Dogs with ongoing ear issues usually have underlying skin problems and dogs that suffer from allergies are predisposed to ear infections.

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In-house Diagnostics

In order to provide a gold standard service and exceptional level of care, we have invested in an array of diagnostic equipment which allows our experienced veterinary team to determine the most likely diagnosis for our patients in a relatively short space of time.

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Pet Food

As you care for your pet, even the little things – perfectly selected food, exercise and love – can make a big difference. We want to be a part of your pet’s happy, healthy life, so we’re here to share information on proper nutrition, fitness and special needs.

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