Great South Vets
Affordable Veterinary Care for Everyone
785 Great South Road, Papatoetoe,
Auckland. Phone:  (09) 278 4165
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    Consultations    Next (Vaccinations) Top   
  • Consultions ($)
  • Consulting Hours ( no appointment necessary )
  • Mon to Fri  8.00am - 8.00pm.
  • Sat  9.00am - 5.00pm.
  • Sun  10.00am - 4.00pm.
  • Closed Public Holidays.

    Vaccinations    Next (Microchipping)    Top    Previous (Consultations)
  • Dog Vaccinations: DHPPi - $, Leptospira - $, Kennel Cough - $
    1st Pup Vaccination: less than 9 weeks of age, DHPPi $
    Cat Vaccination $
    1st Kitten Vaccination: less than 9 weeks of age, Enteritis & Flu $
  • With all vaccinations, we include a complete health check.
  • We examine the heart, lungs, teeth, ears, eyes, skin, lumps and bumps. And we update your pets weight.
  • We will discuss worming and flea treatment and any concerns you may have.

  • The core vaccines for dogs protect against the 3 viruses, Distemper, Hepatitis, and Parvo virus. Our vaccination protocol recommendation for these vaccines in pups, is to vaccinate at 8 weeks, 12 weeks, and 16 weeks of age, with a last booster vaccination at 26 weeks (~6 months) or 52 weeks of age (1 year). This will result in lifelong immunity against these 3 viruses. For unvaccinated dogs over 20 weeks of age, one vaccination, will also result in lifelong immunity against these 3 viruses. The non-core vaccines, Kennel Cough and Leptospira vaccine for dogs, are optional vaccines that should be considered in light of the exposure risk of the dog, ie. based on geographic distribution and the lifestyle of the pet. These non-core vaccines are canine parainfluenza virus and Bordetella bronchiseptica, which are both part of the Kennel Cough complex, and Leptospira spp. which causes Leptospirosis. Kennel Cough is often self-limiting and or responds readily to treatment. It is a vaccine that most kennels will require before they will allow a dog to enter the kennel. There are many serotypes of Leptospira spp. and our current vaccines do not protect against all of them. Vaccination with both Kennel Cough and Leptospira spp. vacccines is generally less effective in protecting against disease, than vaccination with the core vaccines, and therefore must be administered yearly.

  • The core vaccines for cats are those for feline herpesvirus, and feline calicivirus, both associated with cat flu, and feline panleukopenia virus, associated with enteritis which is a similar disease to parvovirus in the dog. Our recommended protocol for these vaccines for kittens is to vaccinate at 8 weeks, 12 weeks, and 16 weeks of age, with a last vaccination at 26 weeks or 52 weeks, which will result in lifelong immunity against enteritis and some protection against the cat flu for a year. A yearly booster against the cat flu is then needed to maintain immunity. The feline herpesvirus and feline calicivirus vaccine tends to reduce the clinical signs of cat flu rather than prevent the signs or prevent infection. In cats over 20 weeks of age one vaccination against the 3 viruses will give lifelong immunity against the enteritis virus and some protection against the cat flue viruses for a year. Subsequent yearly vaccinations are required as outlined above. Most Catteries will require a recent vaccination before a cat will be allowed to enter a cattery. It is important to note that even if your cat is vaccinated against the cat flu, he or she can still catch it and show symptoms such as sneezing and watery eyes, but these symptoms maybe less severe.  

  • Core Vaccination Schedules for Puppies and Kittens First Presented Between 6–9 Weeks of Age and Revaccinated Every 3 or 4 Weeks
    Age at first presentation Core vaccination schedule
    6 weeks 6 weeks, 9 weeks, 12 weeks, 16 weeks, then 26 or 52 weeks
      6 weeks, 10 weeks, 14 weeks, 18 weeks, then 26 or 52 weeks
    7 weeks 7 weeks, 10 weeks, 13 weeks, 16 weeks, then 26 or 52 weeks
      7 weeks, 11 weeks, 15 weeks, 19 weeks, then 26 or 52 weeks
    8 weeks 8 weeks, 11 weeks, 14 weeks, 17 weeks, then 26 or 52 weeks
      8 weeks, 12 weeks, 16 weeks, then 26 or 52 weeks
    9 weeks 9 weeks, 12 weeks, 15 weeks, 18 weeks, then 26 or 52 weeks
      9 weeks, 13 weeks, 17 weeks, then 26 or 52 weeks
    This table provides examples of possible vaccination schedules for puppies and kittens where vaccines are given either every 3 or 4 weeks.

  • More info: WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines

    Microchipping    Next (Pharmacy & Retail)    Top    Previous (Vaccinations)
  • Microchip ($)
  • Why microchip your pet?
  • Microchipping is a permanent means of proving ownership of your pet, if it is lost or stolen.
  • Vets, councils and animal welfare charities have scanners to identify microchipped pets.
  • Auckland City Council requires all newly registered dogs to be microchipped.
  • There is peace of mind knowing you are more likely to recover your pet if it is lost.
  • It is a simple inexpensive ($) once only procedure.

    Pharmacy & Retail    Next (Dental)    Top    Previous (Microchip)
  • We stock a vast range of medications in our pharmacy. These cover most diseases seen in pets.
  • In our retail section we stock pet food and pet accessories.
  • Some of the items we stock are :-
    • Flea and worm treatments.
    • A wide range of shampoos.
    • Brushes, combs and treats.
    • Assorted collars, leads and chains.
    • Premium dog and cat foods.
  • We offer advice on all our products.

    Dental    Next (Skin)    Top    Previous (Pharmacy & Retail)
  • Dental Scale and Polish under general anaesthetic
    (Dog $, Cat $ Extractions extra)
  • Can you smell your pets breath? Are your pet's teeth discoloured? If you answered yes, then your pet probably has a dental condition and needs attention.
  • Dental conditions are common in most pets with advancing age.
  • Even wild animals incur dental conditions as they age.
  • The bacteria associated with plaque can lead to bad breath, gum disease, tartar build up and tooth loss.
  • These problems are resolved with our dental services, which includes a scale and polish (Dogs $, Cats $) and occationally extractions, all under general anaesthetic.
  • We also advise on diets, toothpastes, and other oral aids to help prevent the onset of dental disease.

    Skin    Next (Senior Pets)    Top    Previous (Pharmacy & Retail)
  • Scratching, losing hair, scurfy skin, dull dry coat. If your pet has one of more of these skin conditions, he/she is not a happy pet.
  • Constant scratching at night, is very distressing for you and your pet.
  • To identify the skin complaint, we offer a full range of diagnostic tests. We can then resolve or control it with appropriate treatment.

    Senior Pets    Next (Behaviour)    Top    Previous (Skin)
  • We offer a comprehensive 'Wellness' examination for all pets over the age of 6. (Approx. 40 years in human terms ) Click here to view our age chart.
  • Just like us, advancing age brings age related problems.
  • Some of the most common are; heart disease, arthritis, urinary incontinance, dental disease, cataracts, kidney and liver disease, and cancers.
  • With regular Wellness Examinations we detect most of these conditions at an early stage. We then formulate a treatment regime that will decrease the advancement of the condition, A better quality of life is the result.
  • Wellness examinations are also performed as part of our vaccination service.

    Behaviour    Next (Surgery)    Top    Previous (Senior Pets)
  • Is your pet driving you crazy with abnormal behaviour?
  • Abnormal behaviours such as:-
    • Phobias to noise, fireworks, and thunder.
    • Separation anxiety, leading to destructive behaviour, when you are out.
    • Aggression toward, humans and or, other animals.
    • Repetitive actions, such as fly catching, tail chasing, barking at flying birds.
    • Inappropriate urination, defaecation, and sexual behaviours.
  • We will examine your pet, and if a medical problem is not the underlying cause, we will advise on the appropriate coarse to take.

    Surgery    Next (Anaesthetics)    Top    Previous (Behaviours)
  • We offer the full range of surgical procedures including:-
    • Desexing and Caesarian Sections
    • Skin lacerations, lump and and tumour removal.
    • Dentisty and tooth extractions.
    • Orthopaedics, bone fracture repair, tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA).
    • Fight wounds and abscesses,
    • Reconstructive Surgery.
    • General soft tissue surgery.
  • We, as veterinarians and nurses have the skills, experience and equipment to deal with the most demanding surgical procedures.
  • We cater for your lifestyle. You can bring your pet in between 7.30 and 8.30am on the morning of surgery, or before 8.00pm the night before. This flexibility allows you to more efficiently organise your day.

    Anaesthetics    Next (X-rays)    Top    Previous (Surgery)
  • To ensure the safety of your pet during operations, we do not compromise when it comes to anaesthetics.
  • We use modern day equipment and drugs.
  • The anaesthetic drugs we use are 'top-of-the-range'. They are also the drugs of choice in human anaesthetics.
  • During anaesthesia we are continuouly monitoring heart and lung function.
  • We perform a thorough preanaesthetic check, and may recommend a blood test before proceeding if we think it necessary.
  • These factors give us the confidence to offer anaesthesia with a successful outcome in even the oldest pets.

    X-Rays    Next (Laboratory)    Top    Previous (Anaesth.)
  • X-Rays
    • We have a state of the art Digital X-ray Unit.
    • We offer both general x-rays and well as contrast studies.

    Laboratory    Next (Pet Export)    Top    Previous (X-rays.)
  • We have an in house laboratory.
  • The tests we offer range from preanaesthetic blood tests, screening blood tests, and urine testing.
  • We use a microscope to identify bacteria taken from swabs of the ears, and skin. We also look for skin parasites, with the microscope.
  • For other specialized tests, we use Gribbles Pathology located at Mount Wellington. They offer multiple daily pick up.

    Pet Export    Next (Cremations)    Top    Previous (Laboratory)
  • Our Veterinarians are registered and can legally complete paperwork for export of pets to all destinations except Australia.
  • We perform the examination, fill in and sign the forms, and administer rabies vaccination, if these are required for certian destinations.

    Cremations    Next (Payments)    Top    Previous (Pet Export)
  • When the end is near or has happened, we can arrange a cremation for your pet. There are many options available so please feel free to discuss them with us.

    Payment    Top    Previous (Cremations)
  • We offer 'Affordable Veterinary Care for Everyone', our profit margins are very low, and we cannot afford to give accounts. We require payment for all our services and products at the time of service or purchase.
  • We offer a number of means of payment for our services.
  • We accept Cash, Credit Card, EFTPOS, We do not accept Cheques.
  • We also offer Automatic Payments.
  • Yes, you can set up an Automatic Payment with us where you nominate a weekly amount. This will then accumulate and be credited to your account. You can use it to pay your pet's veterinary expenses. It acts a little like a pet insurance policy, the only difference is it is your money and you can withdraw it at anytime.
Great South Vets
Affordable Veterinary Care for Everyone
785 Great South Road, Papatoetoe,
Auckland. 2025 New Zealand.
ph:(09) 278 4165
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