• Your Pets Are Part Of Our Family Too
  • Quality Compassionate & Professional Service
  • Over 150 yrs Veterinary Experience In 3 Locations
  • Routine Consultation, Vaccinations & Health Checks
  • Equipped For General & Orthopaedic Surgery

Our professional team aim to provide your pet with the highest quality care in a friendly and caring environment.As a large practice group, we are able to offer a very wide range of services, the latest technology and a wide range of equipment to cover most veterinary needs, plus access to specialists if required, and the combined experience of 7 veterinarians with over 150 years of experience between them.

We have a great team of veterinarians, receptionists, veterinary nurses and dog and puppy trainers who all aspire to the aim of our practice to provide the highest quality compassionate and professional service to our clients and their pets at all times.

24-Hour Emergency Service:

At night and on Sundays and public holidays, we are supported by The Newcastle Animal Emergency Centre (NAEC) in Broadmeadow. Patients are transferred back to us next working morning if not well enough to be sent home. The NAEC is only open after hours.

Our Belmont practice utmost priority is caring for your pets. The staff always endeavor to look after your pets in a professional and passionate manner. The modern hospital is equipped with state of the art diagnostic aids allowing for the best treatment of your pet.

Q Do you provide behaviour training for dogs?

At the Lake Veterinary Hospital, we offer a range of training and consultation programs to help ensure that your dog is a well-behaved and enjoyable companion for life.

Q How often do I worm my new puppy?

Regular intestinal worming is vital and we recommend the following worm protocol: Puppies and kittens 2 - 12 weeks of age: worm every 2 weeks, pets 12 weeks - 6 months of age: worm every 4 weeks, pets over 6 months of age: worm every 3 months for life.

Q In an emergency what should I do?

Whether during normal business hours or after hours please phone us first so we can check if a veterinarian is available and give you advice. At times your pet may need to be referred to the Newcastle Animal Emergency Centre at Broadmeadow. On site staff can provide emergency care and supervision overnight.

Q What age do I start puppy school?

Puppy training classes at the Lake Veterinary Hospital is run over five lessons for puppies with a starting age of 8 to 14 weeks but this can vary in some circumstances.

Q Can I book a house call?

Yes, we do offer a house call service if required, but, we can often provide a more thorough examination and treatment with nursing assistance at the practice where all facilities and medications are readily available.

Q Do I need an appointment?

Yes, we do suggest that you phone to make an appointment if you wish to bring your pet in for attention. Our appointment system allows us to spend adequate time with each pet without causing undue delays. However, urgent cases or emergencies will be seen as soon as possible.

Q How often does my pet need vaccination?

Pups and kittens require 2 or 3 vaccinations initially (depending on age at first booster) and an annual booster thereafter to maintain protective immunity. A yearly check-up is important for all pets as health issues can be detected early and treated accordingly.

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