Semaphore Veterinary Surgery
We provide a full range of veterinary services.
Semaphore Veterinary clinicians can advise on the best treatment during times of illness or injury and are on hand to guide you through maintaining your pet’s best condition from the early months to the elderly stages of their lives.
While our animals can’t tell us when they’re feeling unwell, keeping regular appointments will help us to monitor the health and wellbeing of your animal companions.
Preventative medicine is at the heart of everything we do.
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Consultations & General Practice
Staffed seven days a week, Semaphore Vet has four consultation rooms to ensure minimal wait times for regular health checks and emergency consultations.
Our health checks can range from vaccinations and parasite control, to microchipping, general medicine and behavioural consults. In cases that require specialist care, we work closely with the Adelaide Veterinary Specialist and Referral Centre.
Unhealthy teeth and gums, if left unchecked, can lead to heart disease and other illnesses in your animal so regular dental check-ups are a vital part of monitoring your animal’s wellbeing.
If you notice smelly breath, yellow tartar build-up or signs of discomfort eating (e.g. dropping food) this can be a sign of dental or gum disease and requires an examination.
Our dental treatments include cleaning, polishing, tooth extraction or advice on diet to prevent long-term problems.
Up to 80 per cent of pets older than three years suffer from some degree of periodontal and gingival disease. This is a condition in which bacteria attack the gum tissue causing a foul odour, yellowish brown crusts of tartar around the gum line and even pain and bleeding when your pet eats or you touch its gums.
Digital X-rays and Ultrasonography
Our clinicians use the latest digital imaging techniques that provide instant results to inform us of your animal’s condition. Both radiology and ultrasound are non invasive and are an invaluable tool in diagnosis.
Ultrasonography may require fasting and sometimes sedation prior to the procedure. Generally some fur will be clipped to ensure accurate imaging.
Our in-house blood analyser provides a fast turnaround time for most blood tests. This allows us quick and accurate diagnoses for critical cases. We have the ability to perform a range of in-house diagnostics including urine and swab analysis, heartworm and feline AIDS tests and needle aspirate sample analysis.
Senior Health Day Stay
Older animals can be afflicted by a variety of age-related illnesses and early detection is vital to keeping our senior companions healthy and happy.
Your pet will be admitted in the morning and stay with us for the day. During the day, a thorough physical exam will be performed, as well as comprehensive blood and urine tests, blood pressure and intraocular eye pressures. This is recommended for animals aged seven and older.
We have a dedicated surgical suite and modern equipment to ensure your pet is provided with the best care during surgery. Our skilled veterinarians use modern anaesthetic machines and extensive monitoring devices to measure the vital signs during procedures. Our fully trained veterinary nurses assist in handling and recovery after anaesthesia. Close attention is paid to pain relief and after care monitoring, including patient warming with the same devices and techniques used for human surgery.
We perform a wide range of elective and emergency surgeries including: soft tissue, orthopaedic, desexings, dental surgery, lump removals, wound stitch ups, reconstructive skin surgery, caesarians, abdominal surgery, knee reconstruction, and more.