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Keysborough Veterinary Practice – Vet Service for Braeside


At Keysborough Veterinary Practice, we put your beloved pets above all else.

As a trusted vet in Keysborough, we have an unwavering commitment to give top-notch care. 

Our clinic is in the Melbourne Suburb, Keysborough, so everyone in Braeside and nearby can easily reach us for quality service.

At Keysborough Veterinary Practice, we understand that vaccinations are not to be disregarded. Giving our pets vaccinations is crucial for preventing illnesses and viruses that can be dangerous. It’s an important part of keeping them healthy.

Comprehensive Vaccination and Wellness Services

Our vaccination and wellness services in Keysborough are tailored to meet the unique needs of your pets. 

We focus on preventive care, which includes not just vaccinations but also:

  • Regular wellness exams
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Health screenings.

Below are the Vaccination protocols we offer:

1. Canine Vaccination Protocol 

The vaccination protocol for canines is as follows:

Puppies require three vaccinations given four weeks apart…

  • starting from 6-8 weeks of age,
  • then at 10-12 weeks,
  • and finally at 14-16 weeks.

Biologically, puppies receive temporary protection from their mothers’ milk. However, the levels of antibodies decline over time, making a single vaccination ineffective. 

Therefore, a series of vaccinations is necessary to ensure puppies are well-protected.

For adult dogs, an annual booster vaccination is recommended.

What is the Parvovirus?

It is also known as canine parvovirus (CPV). It’s a highly contagious viral infection that affects dogs, particularly puppies.

The virus primarily attacks the gastrointestinal system and can cause severe illness or even death, especially in young and unvaccinated dogs. 

Parvovirus is one of the most common and highly contagious viruses that require vaccination. Given that this particular virus is fatal to our animal companions, we provide vaccinations against it.

  • Transmission
  • Parvovirus is primarily transmitted through direct contact with infected feces or contaminated environments. 

  • Symptoms
  • Infected dogs may display symptoms such as:

    • Severe diarrhea (often bloody)
    • Vomiting
    • Loss of appetite
    • Lethargy
    • Dehydration. 

    The virus weakens the immune system, making affected dogs more susceptible to secondary infections.

  • Prevention
  • Vaccination is crucial in preventing Parvovirus infection. Puppies need shots at 6-8 weeks old and more later.  Maintaining good hygiene and avoiding contact with infected dogs or contaminated areas also help reduce the risk of transmission.

  • Treatment
  • There is no specific cure for Parvovirus, so treatment mainly focuses on supportive care. 

    Dogs infected with Parvovirus often require hospitalization, and intravenous fluids to address dehydration. Additionally, antibiotics help to prevent secondary infections and other supportive therapies. Prompt veterinary care is essential to improve the chances of survival.

    2. Feline Vaccination Protocol 

    For kittens, they require three vaccinations given at four-week intervals. Similar to puppies, kittens possess temporary immunity from their mother’s milk, which decreases over the first few months. Therefore, a series of vaccinations is needed.

    • They receive the first vaccination at 6-8 weeks,
    • the second at 10-12 weeks,
    • the last one at 14-16 weeks of age.

    As for adults, they require an annual booster. It is highly recommended to vaccinate outdoor cats against Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).

    What’s Feline Immunodeficiency Virus?

    Also known as FIV, it is one of the common viruses for felines that have access to the outdoors.

  • Transmission
  • FIV is primarily transmitted between cats through deep bite wounds. These are typically associated with aggressive behaviour during territorial fights. The sickness can also spread from a mother cat to her babies. 

  • Symptoms
  • Infected cats may not show immediate symptoms. However, it’s important to note that FIV weakens cats’ immune systems, making them more susceptible to other infections, long-term illnesses, and some cancers. Common symptoms include:

    • Weight loss
    • Poor coat condition
    • Oral and gum infections
    • Recurring fever
    • Diarrhea
    • Respiratory issues
  • Diagnosis
  • FIV diagnosis uses blood tests to find antibodies made by the cat’s immune system against the virus. 

    It’s important to note that testing positive for FIV doesn’t necessarily mean the cat will show immediate signs of illness. 

  • Prevention
  • The best way to prevent FIV is to minimize the risk of exposure. Keeping cats indoors or supervising outdoor activities can reduce the likelihood of fights and potential virus transmission. At our vet services in Keysborough, we offer vaccination against FIV.

    Your Best Local Vet Services for Braeside

    At Keysborough Vet Practice, we value long-term connections with you and your pet. 

    We promise great vet care and focus on vaccines and wellness. This makes us the top choice for pet owners in Braeside.

    A regular and prompt wellness check is important for the prevention and early detection of diseases. 

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    Keysborough Veterinary Practice

    Keysborough Veterinary Practice has provided outstanding veterinary care to Keysborough and the surrounding suburbs since 1988. The clinic is purpose built and fully equipped, but the most important part of our practice is our people. Our dedicated team of Veterinarians, Nurses and Receptionists are committed to making your trip to the vet as positive an experience as possible for the whole family, both 2 and 4-legged.

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    What Our Clients Say

    Loved it, great service all the way through - from phone service, to counter service, to the vet appointment. Everyone is super lovely and happy to answer all questions you have. They encourage calling and just asking if you have any pet queries.

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    So far out of all the vets I've been to this one is the best. It's really a shame I've moved far. You can tell that Mary and Chris genuinely care for your pets and that they actually like animals. Not to name and shame but many I've been to don't even try to make your pet comfortable. The receptionists here are also really nice. Consultation fee is fairly priced. Thanks, Mika 😊

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    A very good pet veterinary. I had to unfortunately put down my dog recently and they made it an easy and calm process. I will always remember her. ❤

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    Outstanding Veterinary practice. All vets here are excellent, with special mention to Dr. Nicole who has provided amazing care to our dog since we first got her in 2020.

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    My dog Licorice met the Vet Nicole for the first time. It was an amazing experience. Nicole was extremely patient and friendly with Licorice. She answered all my questions. I'd surely request that she's the one we see again. Thank you Nicole.

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    Meet Our Team

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    Alison Sparkes

    Receptionist and Trainee Veterinary nurse
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    Caitlin Sparkes

    Head Veterinary Nurse
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    Dr Emma Bakker

    Senior Veterinarian – BVSc (Hons), MANZCVS (ECC)
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    Lara Howe

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    Laura Broadbent

    Senior Veterinary Nurse
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    Dr Mary Parker

    Senior Veterinarian BVSc
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    Melissa Towns

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    Dr Nicole Hillier

    Senior Veterinarian BVSc (Hons), MACVS (ECC)
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    Steff Brown

    Veterinary Nurse
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    Dr Chris Boemo

    Orthopaedic Surgery Consultant – BVSc(Hons), MRCVS
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    Dr Ellené Rossouw

    Senior Veterinarian BVSc
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    Dr Yuhan Cao

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    Shelby Turone

    Trainee Veterinary Nurse

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      4-8 Chapel Rd Keysborough VIC 3173

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      Office Hours
      Mon - Fri: 8am–8pm
      Sat: 9am–2pm
      Sun: Closed