Frequently Asked Questions
What veterinary care & treatment can you provide at home?
We offer a complete range of Veterinary services and treat a variety of animals including Dogs, Cats and other furry friends. For a comprehensive list of our services please visit our Services Page or give us a call on 0437 600 037.
How do I schedule an appointment?
What are your working hours?
We are at your service
What if my pet requires further investigation, treatment or surgery?
If your pet requires further care, surgery or hospitalisation we can refer you to one of our trusted partner clinics throughout Brisbane.
Do you stock medication?
Yes we do! Vet Around The Corner has a fully stocked pharmacy at all times. In the event that a particular medication is unavailable, we will either write a script for you or order in the medication and deliver it to you at no extra charge.
My pet records are with another vet- can you access them?
We can easily arrange to have your pets complete history sent to us. Please let us know if you would like us to organise this for you prior to your appointment.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash and card payments.
Our mobile EFTPOS facility accepts most major debit and credit cards. Please note, full payment is required at the end of your appointment.
I’m really open to non western treatments. Are you able to assist with these?
Dr Marian is an experienced, certified veterinary acupuncturist and she also has experience in Chinese herbal medicine. She is able to provide you with a multi-modal approach to best suit your pets veterinary needs.
If other holisitic treatments are required, Vet Around The Corner will be able to refer your pet to their partner clinics for any further follow up care required.
Do we receive reminders for our pets appointments and upcoming vaccinations?
Vet Around The Corner will organise reminders for health checks and vaccinations that your pet requires. Your pets health is important to us. Let us work together to get your pet up to date with all of their health care needs.
Our beloved dog has an illness that she is suffering from and we are now sadly considering euthanasia. Could you do this at our home and please tell me what’s involved?
Euthanasia of your pet is probably the most difficult decision you will have to make for your pet, even when you know it is the right decision. Being able to remain at home with your beloved pet in familiar and comfortable surroundings will make the situation less stressful and ease the process a little for you and your pet. You will be able to have all the support around you that you need. Vet Around The Corner will facilitate the process in the most sensitive way for you and your pet and if you would like any special requirements, these can be arranged. Vet Around The Corner will take care of everything so you can concentrate on just being with your pet at this most significant time in his or her life.
First a calming sedative and pain relief injection is given carefully under the skin at the back of the neck with a tiny needle. This is often essential as it is very important for your pet not to be in any discomfort or feel any anxiety during the process. Peaceful relaxation and sometimes full unconsciousness generally occurs within 5-15 minutes.
When you and your family are ready, an intravenous catheter is placed in either the back leg or the front leg. A concentrated euthanasia solution is administered in a completely painless intravenous manner. The breath and heart rate gradually slow to a stop, usually within seconds. During the process you may notice shallow, faster breathing and usually the eyes will stay open. Your pet’s skin may twitch briefly and the muscules may spasm causing one to three sudden deep breaths. This is all normal but may not happen in every instance and is just the body’s way of shutting down.
Can you assists us with post euthanasia options?
Following euthanasia, Vet Around The Corner will also organise the management of your pet’s body. When you are ready, Vet Around The Corner will take your pet’s body away to make arrangements according to your wishes. You and your family may choose to have your pet privately cremated, and choose the appropriate vessel (scatter box, urn or ornate box) to hold your pet’s ashes. You also have the option to keep your pet’s body with you for home burial, or you may prefer to leave all the arrangements with Vet Around The Corner without any return of ashes.