Welcome to Turramurra Veterinary Hospital
Our family owned and independent practice provides your pets with outstanding veterinary care. Your pets will be cared for as though they were our own.
The North Shore’s only accredited Hospital of Excellence.
Your family pet will receive outstanding veterinary care at Turramurra Veterinary Hospital so they can lead a long, happy and healthy life. We provide a full range of health services for your cat, dog, bird or other family pet. Our services include preventative care along with comprehensive medical, hospital, diagnostic and surgical services that have been recognised with multiple awards including the prestigious Australian Veterinary Association Practice of Excellence Award. The hospital offers diagnostic services including ultrasound, blood testing (pathology), X-ray (radiology), dentistry and surgery all on-site. If you are new to the area, we are happy to offer advice on serious local health risks like paralysis ticks and to set reminders for vaccinations or annual health checks so a letter is sent when they are due. Please don’t hesitate to call us on 9988-0198 with any questions.
Top 5 Early Signs of Tick Toxicity
The North Shore and Northern Beaches of Sydney are home to the deadly paralysis tick. Turramurra Veterinary Hospital remind all out client that peak tick season runs from September to February though can even occur in winter.
Pets may show some or all of the following signs:
- Vomiting (mainly dogs)
- A change in the meow or bark (laryngeal paralysis)
- Difficulty breathing
Signs of tick toxicity usually occur within 3 days of tick attachment.
If your pet shows some of these signs and you are suspicious of a tick, bring him or her in immediately for assessment. The earlier the tick is located and removed and treatment started, the better the prognosis.
Australia-wide Pet Vaccine Shortages
There is currently an Australia-wide shortage of some vaccines, including the cat vaccine (F3) and the canine leptospirosis vaccine (Protech C2i).
With summer holidays and the vaccine shortage, you should discuss your siltation with Turramurra Veterinary Hospital if you planning to board your cat.
Canine Leptospirosis: Sydney Outbreak Update
Dangers for your Pet in Rainy Weather
Rainy weather is inconvenient for humans, cats generally hate water and dogs don’t get walked as often in the rain. However there are other aspects to rainy weather to be aware of – an increase in parasites including leeches, snails and slugs, which are potentially life-threatening if eaten, and leeches and microscopic protozoal parasites, such as Giardia, found in soil.