Companion Animal Veterinary Hospital, Dapto is located on the Princes Highway right in the middle of the Dapto CBD. We are a unique hospital, offering a superior level of care much as you would expect from a human hospital. We help you to care for your family pet as best you can. You are more than just a customer to us, you are family.
When you come and visit us it will feel like coming home. We have a spacious waiting room with comfy lounges, a play area for the kids and a refreshment station with the best coffee you'll ever find in a vet hospital!
This year we have gained the top-level gold accreditation as a cat friendly clinic. This means that we have catered for the specific needs of cats in both the design of our hospital and the training of our staff including our appointed cat advocate. This is an international accreditation to give assurance to cat lovers that we will look out for the welfare of their cat.
Our purpose is to help people care for their family pets. With that in mind we have launched a youtube channel and a regular facebook live series #askthevet which is produced to provide the latest information and best practices to help people care for their family pets.
We are not just a shop front or a small clinic, we are a veterinary hospital with full hospital facilities including:
A fully equipped sterile surgical theatre with the ability to perform many procedures that other vets refer to specialist practices, saving you money and keeping your pet close to home
on-site radiography and ultrasound
on-site laboratory facilities
dental equipment and the ability to X-ray teeth and perform dental procedures you would usually only find in specialist practices such as fillings and cosmetic repairs.
Cat Hotel with attached indoor play room
Medical treatment facilities equipped with patient warmers to keep your loved one cosy and warm
Services provided include investigation and treatment for illness or injury as well as proactive preventative healthcare:
Health checks for new puppies or kittens, or older pets
Worming and Flea Control Advice
Nutritional Advice from qualified veterinary nurses
Investigation and treatment
Sick pets eg. vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, pain, lethargy
Lameness including cruciate ligament injuries or luxating patella - state of the art surgical techniques usually only used in specialist practices
Behavioural problems - our vet Melissa considers this her special interest
Emergencies such as motor vehicle accidents, tick paralysis, snake bite, cuts, bites or stings
Chronic illness management such as thyroid problems, heart disease, kidney disease, urinary tract disease
Lumps and cancer including chemotherapy
Referral to specialist veterinarians including visiting specialists.
Matt Young is the principal veterinarian, providing continuity of care. He strives to ensure that you always receive top quality veterinary advice and treatment in a caring and compassionate way. With our contingent of qualified, passionate and friendly veterinary practitioners and nurses, we ensure that your furry friend is looked after the way you would if they were at home.
We are proud to be a major supporter of Wollongong Animal Rescue Network and have helped to assist in the successful treatment, rehabilitation and rehoming of hundreds of cats, dogs and ex-industry greyhounds each year.
See more: www.companionanimalvet.com.au/about-us