Birds, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Mice and Exotics
Our small animal practice offers a wide range of services to maintain and promote the health of your small pet.
From initial advice prior to purchase, health check ups/vaccinations to diagnostics and surgery, we provide veterinary care for our smallest and most delicate patients.
Birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, rats and birds – at Avenue Veterinary Hospital we will give you advice on almost any aspect that is important to the health and wellbeing of your small friend or exotic pet, etc.
Dental disease is one of the most common health problems for pets.
Oral hygiene and dental care is as important for animals as it is for humans.
Gum disease, inflammation and loss of teeth is caused by plaque hardened into tartar and results in oral disease that can cause permanent damage to the kidneys, liver and heart of your animal.
Regular examination of teeth and gums are part of the routine check at Avenue Veterinary Hospital and will prevent harmful gum disease, and we offer dental treatment and surgery for all type of animals.
Our team will advise you on what you can do to maintain and improve the oral health of your pet at any age.
Spaying & Neutering – The Kindest Cut
25,000 – 30,000 dogs in Irish pounds have to be put to sleep due to irresponsible dog ownership.
We can all make a difference by starting to take responsibility for the reproduction of animals we have decided to domesticate.
Spaying” and “neutering” are pain free surgical procedures that have no negative side effects to your dog or cat. On the contrary, castration reduces aggressive or dominant behaviour and can reduce straying.
Spaying avoids your bitch or cat from becoming pregnant and stops behavioural problems associated with oestrus (‘heat’ or ‘in season’).
What does it mean?
Female animals: Neutering or ‘spaying’ involves removing both the ovaries and the womb ( ovaro-hysterectomy)
Male Animals: Castration involves the removal of the testicles
Spaying and Neutering will both considerably reduce the risk of common types of cancer and other diseases in later life.
Both operations are ‘straightforward’ – they are carried out under general anaesthetic and the animals recover quickly.
We use interdermal sutures at our hospital, which means that all of the stitches are done internally, so it eliminates the need for stitches in the skin. Your pet is therefore less likely to disturb the wound than if traditional methods were used.
Avenue Veterinary Hospital – Obesity Clinic
Pet obesity is growing epidemically and reducing the body weight of your dog or cat greatly improves and extends their life quality.
Your pet might be a ’nibbler’, ‘beggar’ or an ‘eager eater’. It might suffer from a lack of exercise for burning off the calories it takes in, or it might over-eat simply because it’s bored. However, there might be a serious underlying medical problem such as heart, thyroid or other metabolic disorders that need to be addressed.
Reduction of weight should be based on the advice of your vet or veterinary nurse, under ongoing supervision in order not to harm the health of your pet. We also offer specific feeding instructions for all our patients, as general feeding instructions often do not consider the individual life style of the animal.
We offer free weight checks at our hospital. Please phone the hospital to arrange for an appointment.
What is Micro Chipping?
The microchip (the size of a grain of rice) is inserted under the skin of your pet. This is a safe, simple and permanent form of identification, and it is now a legal requirement for all dogs in Ireland to be chipped.
The number is registered to the name of the owner and you will also receive an extra tag for the collar that says that your animal is micro chipped.
Always make sure that your details are updated on the database as ownership changes from breeder or animal pound.
The ID number can then easily be read by a scanner at shelters or veterinary clinics when your animal is found and traced back on the database.
We recommend the placement of the microchip during the first puppy visits. If your pet is not yet micro chipped arrange an appointment with us as soon as possible.
Passport for transport for private owners
Did you know that you need an EU Pet Passport if you’re planning on bringing pets such as dogs, cats and ferrets across EU borders – even between Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK?
The EU Pet Passport system is designed to protect citizens from the threat of rabies and certain other diseases. It also means that animals with pet passports don’t have to be quarantined. EU regulations require valid pet passports for cats, dogs and ferrets, containing details of vaccinations, blood tests and clinical examinations.
If you intend to travel with your pet, make an appointment with us to issue a pet passport. Speak to us to find out more, including the list of qualifying countries. Passport procedures require quite a bit of time to organise. They involve up-to-date vaccination, Microchip identification, etc.
All need to be arranged well before your travel so we recommend you arrange for an appointment at our hospital as soon as possible.
Our facilities have been designed to give your pet the best comfort prior to, during and post surgery. Our hospital offers four dedicated kennelling areas, intensive care, dog wards and cat wards and an isolation ward.
All of our facilities are of the highest standard, air conditioned, and well monitored. We feel your pet deserves this standard of comfort during its time of illness and recovery.
You can be assured that your pet is in the best hands with our friendly and qualified team. All pets are closely monitored, undergoing regular examination and receiving appropriate medication and food.
At Avenue Veterinary Hospital we have dedicated personnel to take care of our in-house patients and our clients feel safe knowing that we look after their animals as if they are our own.
Diagnostic & Surgical Facilities
Avenue Veterinary Hospital boasts state of the art operating theatres equipped with modern anaesthetic equipment and instruments.
Our veterinary surgeons use diagnostic techniques found in human hospitals, including ultrasound scanning, radiology, ECG and endoscopy to identify the best treatment for your pet.
Blood and urine samples are examined in our modern in-house laboratory facilities, allowing us to further speed up the diagnostic process. We offer hospitalisation in comfortable, hygienic kennels, monitoring the health of your animal after surgery, including full intensive care facilities.
Our team is committed to giving your pet the best care and attention whilst undergoing surgery and during the post operative period.
Our in-house laboratory facilities eliminate unnecessary waiting time in identifying your pet’s illness, or as part of a routine check.
Testing of a sample of your pet’s blood, urine, skin, hair or feces are carried out in our own facilities, which are equipped with the latest technology.
We carry out complete blood count, chemistry panel and urinalysis to establish your pet’s ‘baseline values’, which helps us to identify your pet’s health status and thus the best method of treatment.