Geelong cup public holiday

The Corio and Lara veterinary clinics will be closed on Wednesday the 20th of October for the Geelong cup public holiday.

Our Corio clinic will reopen on Thursday the 21st of October at 8am and the Lara clinic will reopen at 8:30am.

For emergencies please contact Geelong animal emergency at 5222 2139 at 102 Fyan’s street South Geelong.

CLINIC RESTRICTIONS - as of October 14th
We are no longer running contactless consultations and are allowing ONE client in the consult room with your pet.
As we are unable to practice adequate social distancing in our consulting rooms we are still requiring ALL clients to wear a MASK whilst in your appointment with your pet.
Please also continue to follow the guidelines below.
We cannot stress enough to you all, that if you are UNWELL in anyway, you need to STAY AT HOME.
* Clients are still required to call the clinic when you arrive, as we are restricting the amount of clients in the waiting room.
* There will be a hand sanitising station outside the front door. We request you hand sanitise BEFORE entering the building
* Please also sign in using the QR code.
Please do not enter the clinic unless advised to do so.
If you are collecting food or medication, please phone the clinic and we will advise from here.
* Cashless payment is preferred
* If you have any questions or concerns, please give the clinics a call and speak to our friendly staff.
By staying safe and following our rules, we can remain open to keep looking after your pets.

Thanks from all the team at Corio & Lara Veterinary Clinics.



Vet Shortage

A little explanation.....

You may have noticed that recently we’ve reduced our hours or in some circumstances closed one clinic on certain days. We would like to offer a short explanation for this and provide some insight into both our clinics and the veterinary industry as a whole as to why this has been necessary.

Currently the veterinary industry is experiencing a nationwide veterinarian shortage. Our once thriving industry has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are facing a future with no relief yet in sight. This is an unprecedented event which has affected our clinics immensely and meant that some very tough decisions have needed to be made to ensure the continuation of our clinics into the future. In the past we have relied on both domestic and international veterinarians, but due to the pandemic we have not been able to fill many position vacancies meaning we have been running with far fewer staff than is needed. At the same time, demand for veterinary services has never been higher, so this has put immense pressure on all of our staff as we try to remain open and available to our clients and their pets whilst maintaining an excellent level of patient care.

We ask for your consideration and understanding that we are often going to be booked out days in advance for appointments, and weeks in advance for routine surgery appointments.

We appreciate that your animals don't choose when to become unwell or injured and will continue to do our best to accommodate for these emergency situations.

It is our hope that the industry can soon return to what it once was, and that we can be back to full capacity in the near future.

Corio & Lara Veterinary Clinics






Please phone the staff to make an appointment to see one of our experienced Veterinarians.

Clinic Hours
Corio Veterinary Clinic is open 6 days a week. Consultation is by appointment.

96 Bacchus Marsh Rd, Corio
Ph: (03) 5275-4575

Tuesday: 8am-6pm
Wednesday: 8pm-6pm
Thursday: 8am-6pm
Friday: 8am-6pm
Saturday: 8:30am-4pm

Lara Veterinary Clinic is open 3 days a week (temporarily). Consultation is by appointment  

75 Forest Road, Lara
Ph: (03) 5282-3243

Lara will be closed from 2 - 5 October.
Once reopened on 6 Oct, the new hours for Lara only will be:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm / 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm / 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm / 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed