The Barn Veterinary Services

(02) 6543 1888

127 Sydney Street, Muswellbrook

Clinic Hours
 
We’re open 6 days a week, plus our after hours service provides you 24/7 assistance in emergencies. Drop in anytime during consultation hours or call to make an appointment.
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Monday
8am - 5pm
Tuesday
8am - 5pm
Wednesday
8am - 5pm
Thursday
8am - 5pm
Friday
8am - 5pm
Saturday
8am - 12pm
Sunday
CLOSED

Quality Care at an Affordable Price!

Here at the Barn Vets we are dedicated to providing quality treatment for your pet at an affordable price. We aim to make your pet feel at ease in our clinic with a caring and gentle approach to treatment and consultations. Our dedicated staff are all passionate about pets and avid animal lovers.

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Cost Perspective

We, like all veterinary practices, provide quality care for our patients and clients. However, alongside best practice, we try to keep costs in perspective to benefit both you and your pet. It has become common for other practices to add on extra procedures which can increase the cost of routine procedures (even when there is very little evidence that they reduce surgery complications.) For instance;

  • Pre-anaesthetic blood testing (the AVA suggests that tests may in fact unnecessarily delay surgery)

  • Routine surgery intra-venous fluids

  • Post-operative pain relief (mild pain associated with a procedure ensures your pet has a quiet couple of days after surgery, reducing the risk of re-opening stitches)

Pain Relief in Dogs

At the Barn Vets we manage pain to benifit your pet (rather than the owner). The use of Tramadol has been recently discussed in the veterinary press, and its limitations highlighted.

"Tramadol has become a commonly used oral analgesic in small animal medicine, especially in dogs. While it appears to have a wide margin of safety and minimal adverse effects, both preclinical and clinical research evidence suggest it is unlikely to have meaningful benifits in dogs." It also has a very short half-life and persists for too short a time to provide reasonable analgesia. For further reading look at https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/is-tramadol-an-effective-analgesic-for-dogs-and-cats/

To get the best pain management for your aging pet, call the clinic for a chat today.