A Year in a dog or cats life is like seven of our own. Bearing this in mind, we at Citivet - Centennial Park consider it short sighted for us humans to get ourselves examined by a medical doctor once every seven years, Or for that matter, to go to a dentist once every seven years.
We believe your pets should have a general check up twice a year.
At Citivet - Centenniel Park, we will spend time with you and your much loved pet, during which a full examination will be carried out and your pets needs discussed. No ten minute consulting here. It takes time to evaluate and make a diagnosis and if necessary to institute a treatment protocol.
At Citivet Centennial Park we have all the routine vaccines available that are necessary to help ensure that your pet is protected. From Puppies and Kittens to geriatric pets, we tailor vaccination protocols accordingly.
Polyvalent vaccines have been given annually for decades and have ensured that pets have been extremely well protected. We no longer see diseases like Distemper at our hospitals. Just as well, as it is a particularly nasty disease for which there is no cure. Doc Sandler has seen many of these cases when he started out as a newly qualified vet.
There are areas in Australia in which distemper is diagnosed and it only takes exposure to one of these cases for the disease to start re appearing in an unprotected canine community.
Parvo Virus raised it's ugly head in the early 1980s and spread to dogs world wide. Prior to this, Parvo was never diagnosed, so new diseases can appear.
Australia is currently Rabies free and enforces a strict quarantine policy to keep it out. Rabies is another nasty that can be transmitted to different animals and is a Zoonosis ( can be transmitted to humans.)
Feline leukemia and Feline immunodeficiency virus is being diagnosed more and more. A vaccinated pet population is essential.
We advise an annual check up where we can discuss & tailor a protocol for your pet. During this time heartworm Prevention will be discussed.
Single Port desexing - Key Hole Surgery
At Citivet we advise desexing at 5 to 6 months of age for puppies and kittens.
Desexing is considered a routine procedure. It involves much more than just being routine.
It takes considerable expertise.
We offer a same day service. Check in, in the morning,check out by late afternoon.
Desexing your puppy or kitten earlier than 6 months is not advisable.
There is a dynamic interplay of hormones and growth taking place. This effects your puppy or kitten's growth, bone formation, joint trength and ligaments.
It is much more risky to place young kittens and puppies under anesthesia.
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As with all our procedures, your much loved family pet's safety, comfort and rapid recovery is paramount.
All our surgeries are given pain relief and are up and about soon after the surgery has been completed. We will carry out a post operative check up five days after surgery and sutures will be removed after another five days on average. We do not charge any extra for this service.
Veterinary Single Port Key Hole Surgery.
Key hole surgery is a term
We have been carrying out veterinary single port key hole surgery for more than 30 years. i.e. Making a very small single incision that's much less invasive and much more comfortable.
Traditional Single Port Veterinary key hole surgery is not the same as human key hole surgery.
Endoscopic desexing or laparoscopic desexing, which may be referred to as key hole desexing, is carried out with an endoscope and is not the choice procedure carried out by most veterinary surgeons. It entails using two or three ports. This means making two or three incisions in your pets belly.
An endoscope is used. It takes longer to heal than our procedure and can be more risky.
Vets can buy endoscopes & recomend endoscopic desexing or laparoscopic desexing as being superior to Single Port surgery.
Human surgeons using these types of instruments are highly trained individuals. More than 10 years of experience before they are "let loose'on the public. Human operating theatres are manned by experts in each field. Nurses, Anesthesiologists, etc. Vets do not have that sort of set up, unless of course it's a specialist facility. Endoscopic desexing entails forcing gas into the abdomen to allow easy visualization (On a monitor) of the intra abdominal structures. Sometimes this gas can escape into the surrounding tissues and muscles and can cause pain and discomfort post operatively. If your pets diaphram is comromised in any way, gas can enter the chest cavity and result in the collapsing of the lungs. Manipulating scopes and instruments of that kind can injure or rupture organs and the intestines in the abdomen. The endoscopic technique is not a complete technique in that portions that are normally remove, are left behind.
In our opinion, the standard, single port desexing technique is the procedure of choice. Its also far more cost effective
to you, the pet owner
Our single port speys are 100% successful and recover rapidly.
Male dogs and cats should be desexed at the same age as females.
Call us now to make an appointment or for advice on our "veterinary single port key hole desexing procedure"
Citivet or Centennial Park Veterinary Hospital is licensed by the Veterinary Board Of NSW to carry out advanced & complicated surgeries
Ivor is an experienced veterinary surgeon, having carried out thousands of surgeries during his career. From minor soft tissue surgeries to involved and intricate surgeries, including advanced orthopedics. This is Doc Sandler's domain.
Centennial Park Veterinary Hospital has an excellently equipped operating theatre. Our anesthesia protocol has been well tested and our safety record is impeccable. We have the latest modern monitoring equipment. The safety of your loved pets is paramount.
We maintain a standard of excellence and advise pre-anesthetic blood testing as well as intravenous fluids during all our surgeries. This enables us to check you pets health status prior to anesthesia as well as keeping blood pressure up to ensure proper organ perfusion during surgery.
Our theatre surgeries recover within minutes once completed.
Pain relief is mandatory for all surgeries carried out at Centennial Park Veterinary Hospital.
Most procedures are carried out at Citivet - Centennial Park. Very few cases need to be referred. Referral services are available and a specialist is often called upon to carry out the surgery in our well equipped operating theater.
Stifle repair surgery like TPLO and advanced orthopedic surgery is carried out by a visiting veterinary specialist surgeon.
Ivor prides himself as being an experienced veterinary surgeon and as such has carried out many orthopedic procedures. From simple fractures in dogs, cats and other companion animals to more involved intricate pinning, plating and wiring techniques. Stifle Reconstructive knee surgery is also part of his portfolio.
As with all our surgeries your pets safety, comfort and rapid recovery are paramount.
Pain relief is mandatory with all our surgeries.
We carry out dog dentals and cat dentals daily.
Every dog and cat is different. Some pets will develop dental and gum disease easier an earlier than others.
It is well recognized that teeth are the most neglected health issue in our dog & cat population.
"out of sight, out of mind" .
Periodontal disease is the most frequently occurring clinical condition in dogs and cats. Four out of five dogs and cats s over the age of three, will show signs of tooth and gum disease.
If there is any interface where bacteria and their toxins can enter the blood stream , it happens here. Millions of bacteria build up and thrive. When teeth and gums are diseased, bacteria can easily enter into the blood stream and get carried off to vital organs, as well as settle on the valves of the heart.
Pets with bad mouths are under constant challenge.
A smelly breath is a strong indicator of dental and gum disease. If you pets breath smell, have it seen to. Leaving this unattended to, may well reduce his or her lifespan.
Healthy gums & teeth, healthy life.
If you want an opinion we are more than happy to do a Dental check free of charge.
We have excellent equipment to scale and polish your pets Teeth.
We recommend annual dental checks & if necessary, treatment & scaling.
Contact the clinic for a free appraisal of your pets teeth. Our Dentals start from $190.00
It is important for dogs and cats to chew. This helps keep their teeth strong and clean. It's also good "occupational therapy" Raw meaty bones (No joints) are good for your pets. Raw chicken wings, chicken necks are good for cats and small dogs. Feed appropriate sized bones. Turkey necks are better for medium and larger sized dogs. Chicken carcasses too.
Presenting raw meaty bones needs to be weighed up according to your pets eating habits. If your pet is a glutton and swallows it's food without much chewing, rather ask your vet for advice.
Raw meaty bones are nutritious. Cooked bones are not. They can wearand even break your pets teeth and lead to constipation.
Cats are true carnivores. Their teeth are made for cutting through meat and bone. A cats tongue is rough for a reason. It is very efficient at licking all the meat of the bone. Lions and all large cats have rough tongue's as well.
Dogs are omnivores. They have cutting teeth and crushing teeth.
Citivet - Centennial Park has the latest advanced radiology equipment and facilities. We have the latest Digital processing which is much quicker than film and chemical based radiology. We can have Xrays up within 30 seconds of being processed. Computerized radiologyimages can be sent instantly for specialist evaluation if needed. This is a very nice diagnostic toy.
Is only as good as the operator. We call in a specialsit for ultrasound
We have advanced modern veterinary laboratory equipment . We are able to screen blood samples and have answers within minutes. Samples requiring more complicated assessment is sent to larger outside veterinary laboratories.
The Cat Hotel - Your cats comfort zone.
Cats are generally shy creatures and when they are in a new environment, all they want to do is hide. That is why they choose lofty places. It takes days for cats to become extravert.
Ivor has designed and built his catteries in all the facilities that he has owned. This has lead to his latest multi-storied Kitty Condos.
Our cattery is called "The Cat Hotel"
Here, your treasured cat will get breakfast in bed & bathroom on suite.
If your cat needs boarding for short or long periods please contact us on 9326-2666
If you intend boarding over the holiday period, book soon.
Our grooming service has become increasingly popular. We have been grooming pets for decades.
We carry out medicated washes, flea washes and can brief you as to the best approach to diet and flea control, so that your furry friend's skin and coat can be at an optimum.
Call us now for an appointment. 9326-2666
Summer is here. Fleas and ticks are on the increase. Shorter functional clips are best during the summer.
Our vets & consultants are available for a wide variety of behavior problems. Behavior is of particular interest to Ivor and Jackie. We use positive, effective techniques where families are educated together. We encourage our pets to have good manners, be friendly with adults and children and respond when instructed.
Our Classes are of the highest standard, and we follow Australian Pet Dog Trainers Assoc. (APDT) & Canine Good Citizen techniques. They are fun for your pets and for the whole family.
We are also available for private consultations and house calls.
Please phone if you wish to inquire or book your puppy in.
Once again, Citivet - Centennial Park is dedicated to offering all our clients and their pets the very best compassionate veterinary health care available in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, NSW.
If your pet needs immediate veterinary attention during consulting hours, please call the hospital on 9326-2666 for assistance.
In the event of an out of hours emergency, call us first.
If we are not available please contact SAVES on 8999 7867 0r EVE on 9119 7101.
Please contact Citivet - Centennial Park on 9326 2666 for any inquiries.