medical care

 

consults / health exams / annual visits

Better care begins by listening to our clients. We cannot stress how important you are in providing us with a history of how your pet is acting at home. With these clues and a thorough physical exam we can discuss prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. It is important for your pet's overall health to have a yearly physical exam.

The veterinarian will check your pet’s ears, eyes, teeth, skin and hair & coat, and listen to their heart and lungs. This information is recorded and can be compared to past exams to see how your pet's health is progressing with age.

vaccinations

Our pets rely on us for healthy and content lives. Therefore, we are responsible for their well-being and the upkeep of their vaccinations. Many of the serious diseases of dogs can be prevented by vaccination. Vaccination is inexpensive protection against costly treatment, or even premature death of your dog. After the initial vaccination course ,

four injections 4 weeks apart, it is recommended that your pet is vaccinated every 12 months. The vaccination also includes a general health check.

microchipping

The whole procedure takes just a few seconds. A small capsule, the size of a grain of rice, containing the animal's unique registration number is simply inserted under the skin at the back of the animal's neck. The microchip number can be read via a hand held scanner. Vets, the S.P.C.A. and pet rescue centres all have suitable microchip scanners. The name and address details relating to the microchip number are all stored on a national database. If your pet becomes lost it can easily be identified and its owner contacted.

health certificates

Every pet or animal traveling internationally must comply with the specific set of veterinary requirements, prior to departure, pertinent to their destination country. The length of veterinary preparations can take weeks or even months, it all depends on your destination countries requirements. Some countries only require a microchip and a rabies vaccination but others might require a microchip, a rabies vaccination and a rabies Titre blood test which entails a 3 months waiting period.  For full details on pet relocation visit www.globalpaws.co.za

Medical Aids

Pets are very important family members and deserve the best medical care. One way to offset unexpected veterinary costs is through a pet insurance policy. Different pet insurance policies offer varying degrees of coverage.

https://medipet.co.za - (option 2 on Medipet includes a yearly dental)

https://www.oneplan.co.za

https://petsure.co.za

surgery

 

soft tissue surgery

Spaying and Neutering

Oral, thoracic, abdominal & superficial surgeries.

Traumatic & reconstructive surgery

Pathological procedures.

Honeydew Animal Clinic is geared for all orthopaedic and trauma surgeries.

A well equipped theatre enables our veterinarians to perform with confidence the following surgical procedures.

Hip, knee, patella and elbow dysplasia problems.

Fracture, joint trauma, developemental conditions, ligament trauma

orthopaedic surgery

Includes corneal, periorbital and immune mediated conditions

Corneal grafts, Eyelid diseases, Cherry eyes

Ophthalmic surgery

For clinical conditions of the skin, warts skin tags up to chronic skin cancers.

Results in less painful post op - as laser surgery seals the nerve edges resulting in less post op pain.

laser surgery

Brachycephalic dog breeds (Boston terriers, Bull dogs, Pekingese ,Pugs etc) can suffer from upper airway disease which will need to be corrected surgically. - Nasal aperture widening, soft palate resection, nasal fold removal.

ear nose & throat surgery

diagnostics

 

full in house laboratory

We use our own state of the art fully equipped in-house lab resources to secure rapid diagnostic information.

Full blood, Electrolytes, Liver and Kidney tests.

Pre-anaesthesia evaluation

Dermatology tests, skin scrapes, fine needle aspirates, impression smears, faecal exams, Urinalysis.

Feline leukemia virus / feline immunodeficiency virus 

digital x rays

Radiography serves as one of the most common diagnostic tools in veterinary medicine.

At Honeydew Animal Clinic, we use an enhanced digital X-ray unit to examine a pet’s internal structures, including the bones, heart, lungs, abdomen, and other areas.

This technology allows us to diagnose a number of conditions, including fractures, foreign bodies, and tumours.

X-rays provide real-time results, in a manner which is less stressful for your pet. 

endoscopy

Animal owners are increasingly keen to ensure that examinations, treatment and if necessary surgery for the animal patient is performed as atraumatically as possible. Endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows the examiner to look within an organ or body cavity and gain diagnostic information, which includes grossly evaluating an area of interest and obtaining tissue for histopathologic evaluation.

ultrasound

Honeydew Animal Clinic offers state of the art medical technology.  Ultrasound examinations are non-invasive evaluations of the structure of your dog or cat’s internal organs. This diagnostic tool is accurate and pain free. Our veterinarians use ultrasounds to determine if there are possible abnormalities in your pet’s liver, kidney and other organs, and to detect any stones, or tumours that may not be visible on radiographs.

exotics

 

Dr Meyer has a keen interest in snakes and lizards & will attend to most ailments.

Those needing intensive care are referred for hospitalization to specialist facilities that we approve.

reptiles

Routine treatments  - nail, beak & wing clippings and minor ailments.

In severe conditions and specialized procedures we refer to avian specialists that we approve.

birds

Routine treatments and minor ailments. 

Sterilisations, lump removals & environmental care & advice.

Rabbits & guinea pigs

​Tel: 011 795 2034

Emergencies: 082 853 9774​

info@vetcareclinics.co.za

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location

2 Knoppiesdoring St

Randpark Ridge ext 14

Randburg, 2169​​

practice Hours

Monday to Friday:

    

Saturday:               

Sunday &

Public Holidays:    

Saturdays from 13:00pm, Sundays, Public Holidays &

after hrs (7:00pm to 7:00am) incur a surcharge fee.

7:30 am -

8:00 am -

4:00 pm -

9:00 am -

6:30 pm

12:00 pm & 

5:00 pm

11:00 am