Eureka Veterinary Hospital
Veterinarians - Ballarat, VIC
The Eureka Veterinary Group offers professional care not only for dogs and cats of all breeds and sizes, but for all pets including: reptiles, birds, rabbits, ferrets, pocket pets and wildlife species
Welcome to Eureka Veterinary Hospital
At the Eureka veterinary Clinic, we understand that pets are part of the family. Our vets treat your pets like they are our own and thus deliver exceptional comprehensive veterinary care so that all of our pets, who are members of our family, so that they live a long, healthy and happy life.
Annual Health Check & Consultation
Annual health checks are vital to maintaining your pet’s health. Remember that your pet having a health check once a year is like us going to the doctor or dentist every 6-7 years.
During this health check your pet not only gets a thorough physical examination, but we can discuss preventative health care including:
-Vaccinations and ongoing vaccination protocols
-Intestinal worm treatment
-Senior health management
-Diabetes mellitus management
-And many more...
Vaccinations aim to prevent diseases that are life threatening to your pet and are an integral part of preventative medicine.
Cranial cruciate ligament insufficiency is one of the most common causes of hind leg lameness in dogs. Rupture of the cruciate ligament can be caused entirely by trauma; however, in most dogs it is a consequence of progressive degeneration/fatigue of the cruciate ligament. When the cruciate ligament ruptures, the subsequent instability of the knee joint invariably leads to the development of osteoarthritis.
There are numerous techniques to stabilise the knee joint when a cruciate ligament fails. The most common are the lateral suture (De Angilis) procedure and tibial osteotomy procedures (TPLO, TTA and TTO). At the Eureka Veterinary Clinic, Ballarat, the tibial osteotomy produce performed is the Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy (TPLO). The TPLO procedure aims to alter the joint in such a way that it provides dynamic stability to the joint and is the preferred procedure for dogs over 25kgs. Once a diagnosis has been reached, the vet will discuss with you which of these procedures is best suited to your pet.