Since 1972, Eltham Veterinary Practice has been the backbone of quality veterinary care in Eltham. Drs Steve Pryor and Gus Braniff have continued building the practice into a vibrant, friendly one. We operate from a brand-new, purpose-built Hospital on the Corner of Main Road and Mt Pleasant Road in Eltham. The fully computerised practice is equipped with modern medical equipment such as an in-house pathology system, the latest x-ray equipment, endoscopes, ultrasound and advanced anaesthetics to ensure the best care for your pet.
Our hospital contains all the things you’d expect in a modern day veterinary practice. This means we have many elaborate pieces of equipment. Our hospital is equipped to perform most types of surgery with modern anaesthetic machines, cardiac and respiratory monitors, patient warmers and critical care monitors. Our surgery can handle any sized pet (cat or dog), and our anaesthetics are very similar to an operating theatre in a human hospital.
Many different types of operations are performed by our veterinarians, such as de-sexing, exploratory surgery, caesareans, tumour and lump removals, wound stitch-ups, intestinal obstructions, knee reconstructions (cruciate repairs) and dentistry to name a few.
It is normal for our veterinarians and nurses to scrub up, wear surgical gowns and safety protection as well as using “pet size” instruments for any procedure. The surgical table is heated for the comfort and wellness of our patients who are continually monitored. A trained veterinary nurse assists the veterinarian and monitors the patient’s anaesthetic throughout the procedure.
Because we don’t provide 24 hour patient care, we offer a referral service to one of two 24 hour emergency clinics, where patient can be closely monitored throughout the night (see After hours – Emergency for more information). We have a close association with several specialists and would refer you and your pet to the appropriate medical or surgical specialist if required, generally for a more specific type of service.
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This interactive tour allows you to explore our practice at your own pace. Check out our reception area, consult rooms and operating theatre. Also be sure to check out the practice surroundings.
Dr. Eden Clark
Eden is a Diamond Creek girl who knows and loves the Eltham area. Eden desired to become a vet from a very young age and spent much of her childhood caring for wildlife, including housing bees overnight in homemade enclosures and feeding them sugar syrup until they were recuperated! It was her strong compassion that drove her desire to become a veterinarian.
After 6 years of study, Eden graduated from the University of Melbourne with First Class Honours in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She has been lucky enough to spend the last 3 months travelling abroad through Central and South America with her partner before joining our team.