Nurse consults available now
With the increasing demand on veterinary services around Australia, pet owners are having
to book vet consultations further in advance and wait longer for their preferred appointment
times. We understand that this can be incredibly frustrating and stressful—especially when
you are worried about your furbaby’s health and wellbeing.
In an effort to reduce wait times and to ensure that our ill and critically injured patients
receive priority care, Oakleigh Central Vet is now offering Nurse Consultations for selected
Our qualified veterinary nurses are available to assist with a variety of services including:
Regular dental checks are vital for your pet's health. Poor dental hygiene can result in a host
of medical problems including gingivitis, periodontal disease, tooth loss, infection, and
To ensure that your cat or dog remains comfortable and pain-free, our nurses will perform a
thorough oral examination to check for missing or broken teeth, abscesses or infections, bite
misalignment and tartar build-up.
In some cases, when a course of injections is prescribed by our vets, they may only need to
see your pet at the beginning and end of the course. This is quite common for treatments
such as arthritis injections.
To help save you time and to reduce your costs, our qualified nurses will administer the
interim injections and ensure that any observations are updated in the patient notes and
relayed back to the vet.
It’s important that we see patients 10-14 days after surgery so that we can check that the
wound is clean and healing normally. You’ll also have the opportunity to share any concerns
or questions you may have about your pet’s recovery.
Pets who have had dissolvable skin sutures will not require suture removal, however some
sutures will need to be removed by our experienced nurses.
It’s important that your cat or dog continues to wear their Elizabethan collar to prevent them
from licking the wound and contaminating it, or from removing the sutures in the meantime.
Please also note that you should not bathe your dog or get the wound wet for a minimum of
ten days after surgery.
The familiar ‘clip clop’ of nails on the hardwood
floor is a sure sign that it’s time for a nail trim,
however it’s not always easy to keep a wriggly
puppy or a fractious kitty still for long enough to
clip their nails safely!
Our nurses are here to assist and make nail trims
less stressful for you and your pet.
Anal Gland Expression
Anal glands are two grape sized scent glands that sit just inside a dog’s bottom and they
may become blocked, becoming intensely itchy and painful. Some dogs require regular
expression of their anal glands to keep them comfortable and to prevent infection.
Book an appointment with our experienced nurses to ensure that your dog’s anal glands are
Will I have to pay for a Nurse Consult?
Please note that there may be a charge associated with some of these items, however you
will have peace of mind knowing that your pet is being attended to promptly by our caring,
professional nursing team.
To book a consultation please call us on (03) 9568 2211 or book online.