Clinical Services & Surgery

Consultations

Sick Animals and General Health Checks
Our veterinarians and nursing staff are all pet owners and animal lovers. We understand how important it is to feel confident with the clinic you choose for your animal’s health and general care. Our team is highly competent and experienced and our clinics offer the full range of consulting and diagnostic services. You can be assured that your loved pet will be cared for, and you will be fully informed along the way. Our team offers general pet care and health checks and in the unfortunate event of hospitalization or emergency treatment we can continue to be with you and your pet every step of the way.

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VVC’s chief surgeon, Dr. Matthew Field, is a member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in the field of surgery, and accepts referrals of complex surgical cases, including spinal surgery, complicated fracture repairs (orthopedics), thoracotamies, cardiac and vascular surgery, and plastic surgery options for wound repair.

 Advanced Diagnostic Work-ups

DOT_DOT_20151122134858_1358570Dr. Chris Simpson has returned to Hong Kong after working as a resident at Melbourne University and managing the Southern Animal Emergency Centre in Melbourne. He is currently studying for a fellowship of the Australian College of Veterinary Surgeons in the field of small animal medicine, one of the world’s highest specialist qualifications. He performs advanced diagnostic work-ups and handles difficult medical cases, and accepts referrals.

 Vaccinations for Dogs

Dr Gerry PahlVaccinations are important for your dog (including indoor dogs) to keep them healthy and safeguard against many of the common viral diseases that are present in Hong Kong.  We recommend that all dogs be given vaccinations to protect against Distemper, Parvovirus & Hepatitis. We will make an individual assessment whether your dog requires protection against Leptospirosis and Kennel Cough disease depending on their lifestyle and living conditions. (link to pet information section vaccinations).

  • Rabies Vaccination – The Hong Kong SAR government developed the rabies ordinance (a law which aims to protects against spread of the rabies disease in the event that animals or humans with the disease enter Hong Kong) According to the law; all dogs at five months of age must be vaccinated against rabies. At the same time they are implanted with a microchip and we will apply for the HK dog license. The rabies vaccine is valid for three years.
  • Proheart Injection – Although technically not a vaccine, Proheart is an annual injection aimed at protecting against heartworm, which is a blood parasite spread by mosquitos. (put link heartworm)

 

Vaccinations for Cats

Vaccinations are important for your cat to keep them healthy and to safeguard against many of the common viral diseases that are present in Hong Kong. We recommend that all cats be given the F3 vaccine {feline enteritis/ Feline calicivirus /Feline Rhinotracheitis (cat flu)}.

Senior Health Care Program

Advances in the health care of pet’s means that our loving companions are living longer and healthier lives. As pet owners, it is important to recognize that older pets are prone to similar age related illnesses that elderly humans need to deal with.

At Victoria Veterinary clinics, we have created a “Senior pet health program” so we can monitor you ageing pet more closely and look out for the common diseases that occur in older dogs and cats. Our senior health program begins for all pets 8 years and older, to ensure your animals have optimum health and mobility in their twilight years.

Dental Checks

Dental disease is one of the most common diseases affecting domestic cats and dogs. Although it may appear to be simply “dirty teeth” and “smelly breath”, dental disease can in fact have far reaching health consequences. It is known that dental disease has been linked to heart disease, liver and kidney disorders. In addition, it leads to chronic mouth pain and discomfort. We will assess the severity of dental disease and plan for appropriate treatment.

Acupuncture

acupuncture-servicesAcupuncture is an integral treatment of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which has a long history in China and was used to treat both human and animals. It is often combined with other TCM modalities such as moxibustion, massage, herbal medicine, and diet/nutrition.

Acupuncture is the application of small-gauge needles to various points on the body for the purpose of eliciting physiological responses in the treatment of almost any disease or condition. And it seems having very good results in relieving pain for some chronic painful conditions, and accelerating healing process of injuries.

It is important to understand, Western medicine plays an essential role to diagnose patient’s disease and condition, and determine the appropriate treatment plan for the patient. In most of the time, acupuncture is used in a combination with the Western medicine, to enhance the effect and improve the outcome of the treatment.

To find out more information, please contact us to arrange an appointment with Dr. Joyce Lau.