Our dedicated team is always here for your pets
Corio Veterinary Clinic was established in 1978. We are a modern well-equipped hospital, with a caring and experienced team of veterinarians and nurses who are committed to providing the best care for your pets. We are able to offer a wide range of services including consultations, desexing & microchipping, elective and emergency surgery and home visits. Our surgical and medical equipment is kept well up to date to enhance quick and effective treatment of your pets. With good advice and professional care, we strive to give your pet the best ongoing health care.
Our Lara Veterinary Clinic was opened in 1983 to cater for the ever expanding population of Lara and the surrounding districts. The Lara clinic provides a full range of services to our clients and their animals, with extended hours in the evenings for those owners working in Melbourne and travelling home to Lara. We aim to make your pet feel at ease in our Clinic with a caring and gentle approach to our treatments and consultations.
With our modern computer system, all details of your animals histories are available at the touch of a button to both clinics, which are linked "on-line."
Take a moment to meet our team and their own pets. We look forward to seeing you and your pet again at your next scheduled visit.
Our nursing staff
July Cat Desexing Month
For the month of July, our Corio and Lara clinics have partnered with the City Of Greater Geelong to particiapte in discounted desexing procedures for cats only.
The heavily discounted offer includes desexing, microchipping, a bag of Royal Canin Feline cat food, a single Advocate flea and worm treatment, as well as 12 months registration with the City of Greater Geelong.
The price for a male cat is $89, and the price for a female cat is $125.
There are a number of reasons to consider desexing your cat:
* cats can breed rapidly. It is suggested that an entire female cat and her mate can produce two litters per year, the kittens can do the same, with at least three kittens per litter surviving. Therefore over a four year period, as many as 2,107 cats can be produced from the original pair! Desexing your cat helps to reduce the numbers of unwanted offspring.
* many impounded cats and kittens have been at risk of euthanasia due to the low numbers being re-homed. Of the copious number of cats impounded, only a few cats are reclaimed by their owner, a small number are re-housed, but a high number of cats end up being euthanased.
These facts and figures are disturbing, but desexing your cat can help control the issue.
* the council requires all cats be desexed and microchipped prior to being registered for the first time.
* desexing may result in a positive behavioural change in your cat.
* desexing may also reduce the chance of your cat developing reproductive organ related health issues that could be fatal.
A desexed cat is less likely to:
Run away or wander (especially male cats)
Fight over territory or mating partners, reducing the risk of injury and illness such as cat fight abscesses, road traffic accidents, and reduces the risk of contracting Feline AIDS (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus or FIV).
Develop certain type of tumours (uterine, ovarian and mammary cancer in females and testicular cancer in males).
Antisocial behaviour towards other animals or people.
Spray or mark its territory (often the house). This often has the same effect as the point discussed above.
If you would like to take advantage of this great offer, please contact the clinics to book a place for your feline friend. Places are limited, and the procedures are only performed on weekdays.