Our veterinarians perform surgery on a daily basis, including desexing, abdominal surgery, dentals and orthopaedic surgeries. We have two operating theatres and use isoflurane anaesthetic gas to keep your animal anaesthetised.


Desexing is recommended for most dogs at five to six months of age and cats are now required to be desexed by 4 months of age by the council. We can also desex rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets.  For more information on this please click here.


Dental disease is one of the most common problems we see. Bad breath, tartar build up on teeth and inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) are all signs of dental disease. Our specialised IM3 dental machine ultrasonically scales and polishes the teeth.


We are proud that we offer an extensive range of orthopaedic services performed by Dr Sally Smith, including Tibial tuberosity advancement, Patellar Luxation, complex fracture repairs, and Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome (e.g. Elongated soft palate resections).

What you need to know prior to your pet's general anaesthetic

General anaesthesia is often needed to carry out procedures like surgery for your pet. The anaesthetic keeps them still and ensures we can provide sufficient pain relief throughout your pet’s procedure.

All procedures involving a general anaesthetic incur some risks to the patient, however we do as much as possible to minimise these risks, including:

• Examination of each patient prior to anaesthesia

• Administration of intravenous fluids to maintain their blood pressure and protect the kidneys

• Careful monitoring of patients before, during and after the anaesthetic

• Offering blood tests prior to the anaesthetic to detect any pre-existing conditions that may alter the anaesthetic plan or require delaying the procedure

Our pre-anaesthetic blood tests are offered for all patients, however with age, the likelihood of problems and risks of anaesthesia increase and therefore blood tests are strongly recommended at 7 years of age and older. Some problems may not be obvious on physical examination and are able to be detected on blood tests before animals become sick.

For more information on blood testing

Fasting your pet prior to surgical procedures

Information to prepare you before your pet’s surgical procedure

Find out what 'a day in the life' of a Doyalson Animal Patient is like

Ever wondered what your pet’s surgery day is like from their perspective?