Vet Shortage


A little explanation.....

You may have noticed that recently we've reduced our hours at Corio and temporarily closed Lara. 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.


With this in mind, 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.

Thank you from the whole team at the Corio and Lara vet clinics



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

Clinic Hours

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

Tuesday: 8am-6pm
Wednesday: 8pm-6pm
Thursday: 8am-6pm
Friday: 8am-6pm
Saturday: 8:30am-1pm

Consultation is by appointment.

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

Unfortunately we have to temporarily close our Lara branch of the clinics. This is due to ongoing staff shortages and inability to offer consistent opening hours to our clients. We hope it is a short term and temporary solution, but we are more than happy to see your pet and offer our services at the Corio clinic - all of your pets records can still be accessed at the Corio Clinic.