Vet Services in Cooroy QLD
Visit our Cooroy Clinic
At our clinic in Cooroy, we have a dedicated surgical theatre, an in-house laboratory and a dental suite—meaning we are able to offer a complete range of veterinary services on the Sunshine Coast. In particular, our in-house laboratory has been designed to help us diagnose different ailments and formulate holistic therapies.
Although we focus on natural treatments, rest assured we have all the diagnostic equipment, surgical facilities and drugs that you would find at any top veterinary clinic.
We understand how upsetting it can be to see your beloved pet in pain or discomfort, so contact us as soon as possible for an emergency appointment.
Comprehensive Vet Services
At Maple Street Vet, we take great pride in being able to offer a wide range of veterinary services, including Chinese, Western and musical medicine. Our complete list of services includes:
To learn more about any of our services or to arrange an appointment, call the surgery on 07 5447 7877.
Vaccination at Maple Street Vet
Primary Puppy & Kitten Vaccinations
First, it’s important to understand how the young immunological naïve puppies and kittens acquire their immunological protection.
- Maternal antibodies from Colostrum milk that last for 12 weeks.
- Acquired immunity from infections if they survive the infection.
Thus, vaccination is to protect animals from severe illnesses that cause death. However, the old paradigms of years gone by of treating every animal the same is no longer valid in today’s world. We can accurately and scientifically test to see if an animal has immunity after one or two vaccinations instead of blindly following a three-course injection of vaccinations.
Thus, we test after the first vaccination and if immunity is acquired from the first vaccination then no other vaccinations are necessary until such time the immunity wanes. Yes, some puppies and kittens come up with negative titres after the first vaccine – but at least that allows us to understand the second vaccination is vital. There are risks associated with vaccination.
We always perform a second immunity or titre test after 16 weeks to confirm that the puppy or kitten has their own immunity from the vaccine and that maternal antibodies are no longer playing a role.
We rather advice titre tests and if immunity to these diseases has waned then it is important to discuss with owners the likelihood of the disease in their individual circumstance. There are risks associated with vaccination. If the individual’s circumstance is that vaccination is required, then a booster vaccination will be offered – but its entirely the owner’s option to what course of action is followed.
The vaccination process at Maple Street Vet
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee even with this modified approach to vaccination that undue effects will occur, but it is the best that we can offer with our current understanding. Vaccination remains the only known current method of protection against severe fatal infectious disease and as such we do recommend vaccination for fatal diseases.
Traditional health care plans are effective at preventing illnesses and disease, but they can come at a cost - in particular, with long-term side effects of using poisons. As such, we offer natural prevention methods where possible. However, natural methods are not guaranteed to work, which is why we monitor with frequent testing. Our natural healthcare plan includes:
Please note: if you would prefer to give your pet chemical alternatives, we are happy to accommodate this and offer monthly plans for the chemical prevention.