Address: 15 McLeod Rd, Carrum VIC 3197


We are able to perform a wide variety of surgical procedures on site, from routine desexings to complicated orthopaedic and soft tissues surgeries. Our surgery is all done in our dedicated sterile surgery room.

We also have a separate wet table area in our preparation room that we use for messy non sterile surgeries such as abscesses.

Anaesthetics-Giving a general anaesthetic comes with certain risks and at Patterson River we like to ensure our pets undergo surgical procedures with minimal risks. Anaesthetics are constantly monitored by our experienced nurses. Our anaesthetic monitoring includes an apalert (to monitor breathing), a pulse oximetre (to monitor heart rate and blood oxygen levels), blood pressure monitoring as well as clinical monitoring by our nurse (constant checking of heart with stethoscope, mucous membrane colour and capillary refill time). If your pet is older or we feel is at a greater risk then our staff will recommend that your pet is on  intravenous fluids during the anaesthetic. This helps maintain blood pressure and generally assists with a smoother recovery form the anaesthetic. We may even suggest pre-anaesthetic blood tests to ensure there are no underlying internal problems that will compromise the anaesthetic.

Pain relief-We believe pain relief is an important aid to good recovery from surgery. Surgical patients are given pain relief prior to the procedure as part of their sedative and then most patients are sent home with pain relief.

Surgeries include the following:-desexings, abscesses, wound repair (lacerations, dog fights), gastro-intestinal surgery (biopsy for diagnosis, foreign body obstruction), fracture repair (via pinning or plating), cruciate repair (Greg uses various methods depending on each individual case), luxating patellar repair (slipping knee cap), tumour removal (benign and neoplastic), eye surgery (eyelid tumour removal, grid keratotomy for indolent ulcers), in fact unless is is very complicated we will do most things on site.  We will always offer referral if we feel that a specialist is needed.

Contact Us

Address: 15 McLeod Rd, Carrum

Monday 8am - 7pm
Tuesday 8am - 7pm
Wednesday 8am - 7pm
Thursday 8am - 7pm
Friday 8am - 6pm
Saturday 8am - midday
Sunday/Public Holidays Closed
Phone 9772 0777

Emergencies can be very stressful. Try and remain calm and phone for help. 9772 0777 or after hours please the Animal Emergency Centre in Frankston-9770 5555 or Highett-9532 5261


Did you know that the most important time for social development is the first four months of your pups life? Socialisation is often not easy to do safely when your pup is not fully covered with vaccinations.  Our classes are a fabulous way to safely socialise your new puppy.

Our classes are generally held weekly and they run for one hour over four weeks. Our fee is $150.


Just for Cats. We are proud to be able to offer our feline patients a "Cat only" area in our waiting room.


We are proud to support three very worthy working dog rescue groups by offering generous discounts on all services. If you are planning on getting a new pet please consider a rescue pet and save a life.

Hydrobath: All you need is the dirty dog! Purpose built and do it yourself.

Only $15