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Contact Details

Tel:(011) 726 2886 

Fax:(011) 482 1213 

No.24  Cnr 1st Ave 
& Main St 
Melville 
Johannesburg 
2092

Consulting Hours

Mondays-Fridays 

07:30-12:00 15:00-18:30

Saturday 

09:30-12:00 

Sundays & Public Holidays 

09:30-11:00 

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Melville Veterinary Clinic has established ourselves over 20 years, as a clinic providing excellent clinical care to our patients.  We are very much part of the Melville community and our clients get the quality personal service they deserve.  The patients come first and we do everything to the best of our ability.

 

Veterinary Recommended Foods:

Iams & Eukanuba

Hills Ideal Balance

Royal Canin

Acana & Orijen 

Vet's Choice

Ultra Dog

Hills Science Diets

We are members of the South African Veterinary Association

  

SENIOR DOG WELLNESS MONTH 15 JUNE  - 15 JULY

MONDAY – FRIDAY ( excl public holidays)

Take advantage of our no consult fee assessment for your dog over the age of 7 years.

10% discount on general health profile ( blood tests) + Urinalysis

10% discount on vaccinations if not up to date

Why Senior Wellness Checkups Are Important

The senior pet wellness screen is an excellent tool for early detection of changes in your dog's or cat's health so that treatment, including appropriate lifestyle modifications, can begin immediately. Regular wellness screens allow your veterinarian to compare current test results with past results to check for changes that may need further investigation.

A huge benefit of early detection of disease is that treatments are often more effective and less costly, and the quality of your pet's life can be maintained. I know from experience that committed guardians would rather keep their pets in good health than try to return them to health after disease strikes.

The Essentials of a Senior Wellness Checkup

Senior wellness testing involves several elements, including but not limited to:

  • Physical examination. A physical exam is a critically important part of the senior wellness checkup. All body systems are assessed to check for any abnormalities. It is during the physical exam that I check a pet's weight, muscle tone, and joint range of motion, measuring the animal's current status against past exam findings as well as norms for the breed, age, and gender.
  • Blood chemistry tests. Blood chemistries are blood serum tests that evaluate your pet's organ function, electrolyte status, hormone levels, and more. Blood chemistry results are helpful in diagnosing diseases such as diabetes, and liver and kidney failure.

Urinalysis. The urinalysis is used to assess the overall health of your pet's urinary tract, including the kidneys and bladder, and to check for other health indicators such as glucose regulation and liver function.

A complete urinalysis measures the function of the nephrons in the kidneys and gives information about your pet's metabolic and fluid status. The test is also used to evaluate substances in the urine that might indicate an underlying disease process.

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