Pet behaviour problems can be due to behavioural causes or medical causes. At Rose Avenue Veterinary Hospital in Coffs Harbour and Toormina Road Veterinary Clinic, our veterinarians will fully investigate pet behaviour problems. We do this by obtaining a full history and conducting a complete examination. This may include blood or urine tests to rule out underlying medical conditions and accurately diagnose a problem.
Pet behavioural problems result from the combined effect of many factors, including your pet’s environment, what they have learned, their genetics and any medical conditions.
Like many conditions it is very important that professional advice is obtained as soon as the problem appears so as to maximize the effectiveness of any treatment program.
Our recently renovated pet hospital in Coffs Harbour has been custom-designed and equipped for the investigation and treatment of the majority of illnesses and pet behaviour problems our patients may present with. We’re proud of our vet hospital in Coffs Harbour so please contact us if you are interested in having a tour of the facilities.
Our on-site laboratory allows us to offer immediate results in some cases, including serum biochemistry and PCV/TPP. In-house blood testing is mostly utilised for pre-anaesthetic blood screening tests but is also indispensable for emergency cases. Our binocular microscope is used daily to diagnose skin and ear conditions as well as giving on-the-spot information from needle aspirate cytology. Urinalysis can also be performed on-the-spot.
For more complete blood-work or for histopathology we send our samples to a larger laboratory who offer immediate pick up of samples and fast turnaround on results, with interpretation provided by a veterinary pathology specialist.