At Riverbank Animal Hospital (Formerly South Grafton Veterinary Clinic) our animal companions are an integral part of our families and our work. We do everything possible to assure the best opportunity for our patientís health and a long life. Based in The Clarence Valley, Northern New South Wales, we aim to provide for all of your pet care needs.About Us
We are the only veterinary practice in the Grafton area that deals exclusively with dogs, cats and other small pets. We do not treat horses or livestock. We have chosen to do this so that we can strive to offer the best standards of care for your family pets by focusing exclusively on this area of veterinary practice.
Our modern progressive brand new veterinary centre of excellence offers a full range of companion animal veterinary services. This includes medical services, pathology, x-ray, dentistry, soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. We also offer boarding for pets that have ongoing medical needs. We have a strong emphasis on preventive medicine through regular health checks, vaccination and client education.
We also have a wide range of pet accessories and stimulating toys for sale that are always being updated. We sell Advance pet foods, an Australian made quality life stage range of tasty diets to keep your dogs and cats in the best shape possible. We are also stockists for Iams and Eukanuba. "Making good dogs great"
Take a guided tour of our new state-of-the-art veterinary facility for The Clarence Valley. Click here for full size tour
South Grafton Veterinary Clinic has relocated and changed name!
The new name for South Grafton Veterinary Clinic is Riverbank Animal Hospital. The new hospital is located on the Corner of Through and Wharf Streets in South Grafton. (60 Through Street). The Riverbank Animal Hospital was officially opened by Mayor of Grafton Richie Williamson on Monday 15th March 2010.
A great start to life - Puppy Pre-school, a fun and interactive course for the whole family.
Puppy Pre-School is a must for any owner wanting a well-behaved, sociable dog. These classes are designed for puppies between the ages of 8 and 16 weeks, as it is much easier to teach your puppy correctly from the start rather than having to correct bad behavior later on.
Cat adoption Scheme
Riverbank Animal Hospital (formerly South Grafton Veterinary Clinic) is a member of the Cat Adoption Scheme. A national program promoting the adoption of kittens and cats.
Weight loss clinics
Just as obesity is a huge health risk for humans it is also a problem for our cats and dogs. Being overweight can reduce their life expectancy and increase the chances of them developing diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and arthritis. So, if your dog or cat is carrying some excess kilos come and talk to us about our weight loss clinics. They are completely free of charge and could drastically improve your petís quality of life and lifespan.
Lost & found
Each year we reunite many lost pets with their owners through our lost and found service. If you have lost or found a stray pet we encourage you to call us so we can check our registry for you. We record both lost pets and found pets so that pets can be reunited with their owners as soon as possible. We also encourage pet owners to Micro chip their pets. Here are a few things you can do if your pet is lost:
Nail clipping can be a battle for some pet owners! We can give your pet a manicure and a pedicure and save you some stress. Some pets find the experience very distressing; if this is the case nail clipping can be done under sedation.
We offer a comprehensive range of breeder services including:
- Progesterone testing
- Vaginal smears and swabs
- Semen collection and evaluation
- Fresh or chilled semen Artificial Insemination
- Ultrasound scans and more...
Diagnostic Ultrasound is a new service now available At Riverbank Animal Hospital.
Frozen Semen storage and AI
Coming Soon (if a demand builds for this service)
We have the very latest dental equipment to care for your petís dental health. Maintaining your petís dental health is extremely important for their wellbeing. An unhealthy mouth with build up of tartar, gingivitis (gum disease) and rotten teeth is not only painful and gives your pet bad breath but there can also be a knock on effect to their general health. Bacteria from the mouth will enter the blood stream and over a period of time cause damage to organs such as kidneys, heart valves and will increase your petís risk of diseases such as diabetes. Having a healthy mouth makes your pet happier and more energetic.
Surgery (Soft tissue and orthopedic)
Riverbank Animal Hospital (Formerly South Grafton Veterinary Clinic) is a fully equipped animal hospital with two sterile operating theatres and inpatient care facility for patients requiring hospitalization.
We routinely desex kittens and puppies at 5-6 months of age and recommend that this is done for all cats and dogs that are not going to be bred from. There are many advantages to desexing, some physiological and some behavioral:
Micro chipping is a means of permanently identifying a pet as belonging to you. It greatly increases your chances of you getting your pet back in the event of them becoming lost or even stolen. A micro chip carries a unique number that is read by a scanner. Most veterinary clinics and rangers have scanners, the first thing that we do with stray dog or cat is check them for a microchip.
Hospital In-patient care
Our Animal Hospital is fully equipped to offer inpatient hospital care should your pet require it due to illness or injury. We aim to make your pet as comfortable as possible at all times and encourage you to visit your pet during their stay with us. We always communicate with owners at least once a day whilst we have a pet in hospital. We have an open house policy and are always happy to show clients our five star inpatient facilities. We have seperate dog and cat wards and also an isolation ward for any infectious disease cases.
Sometimes pathology testing is required to assist our veterinarians with the diagnosis and monitoring of your pet.
We are proud and excited to announce that we now have full in house laboratory facilities. If you want peace of mind and accurate answers FAST then we are the place for you.
We have an X-Ray machine and automatic film processor that allows us to take and process X-Ray pictures in house quickly and efficiently.
Preventative health care
Preventative health care is all about maintaining your pet in optimum health. At Riverbank Animal Hospital we have established recommended standards of care that are aimed at keeping your pet in the best possible health.
Riverbank Animal Hospital (Formerly South Grafton Veterinary Clinic) has a full pharmacy so that we can dispense your petís medication to you at the same time as your consultation. Our pharmacy is maintained to a high standard ensuring that your petís medication is stored correctly and that their medication is always available. If you have a pet on long term medication we request that you contact us a few days before your pet runs out of their medication so that we can have their repeat authorized by our veterinarian, labeled and put ready for you to collect.
We offer a full grooming service for dogs and cats. We can also accomodate pets that require sedation to be clipped. Please contact us to discuss your requirements. Your pet may require a health check with our veterinarian to ensure that it is safe to give them sedation (if required). Our in house groomer is Marnie Brown. She is very experienced and has a massive following in both The Upper and Lower Clarence Valley area. We also offer a while-you-wait Hydrobath service. (No appointment necessary). Marnie has over 20 years of experience and has worked in a top Sydney grooming parlour. Marnie can clip you pet to show standard. We are so confident that you will be happy with her work that we offer a no strings attached 100% money back guarantee! If you are not happy with Marnie's work your groom is free!
Pet Shop Merchandise and Pet food
We have a large range of pet accessories; leads, collars, halties, stimulating and fun toys, treats and rewards, our range is always changing so do come in and browse!
We stock a range of quality pet food; our premium range is Advance, an Australian made food with a life stage range to suit your pet dog or catís size, age and level of activity.