The Maffra Sale Veterinary Centres have been servicing the greyhound industry for over 40 years now.
Services began by providing a track veterinarian to each race meeting for the Sale Greyhound Race Club and in 2009 we also began providing the track veterinarian to the Traralgon Race Club.
In addition to providing services to the two clubs we also offer a 24 hour Veterinary Service to Greyhound trainers and their dogs. With a special interest in sports medicine and surgery we are able to provide quality hospitalization and care to medical cases. The Maffra Sale Veterinary Centre purchased a new state of the art accurate blood testing macine in 2011, this machine allows us to offer comprehensive rapid blood test results within 30 minutes of the blood being collected. Testing offered includes complete biochemistry, haematology (including white blood cell and red blood cell counts), total thyroid levels, muscle enzyme levels and clotting times.
We are also able to offer high quality orthopaedic surgery to our greyhound clients. We have onsite digital radiology which enables us to take radiographs rapidly and have results quickly. Orthopaedic procedures performed include fracture repair, joint surgery (including arthroscopy), and ligament repair of simple to complicated cases. We are also able to provide stem cell therapy to dogs that may have long term joint conditions to improve their racing ability.
At Maffra Veterinary Centre we also provide reproductive services. We are currently doing many surgical artificial inseminations on greyhounds. This allows us to use frozen semen from around the country or overseas and inseminate into bitches locally. We have an on-site progesterone machine allowing rapid turn- around time for results to determine when the bitch is due to be inseminated/ mated or when she is due to whelp. We also offer quality elective and emergency caesarians carried out by skilled veterinarians and a highly dedicated team of nurses 24 hours each day.
Our experienced greyhound service includes:
- Reproduction – surgical AI & vaginal AI
- Semen collection
- Progesterone testing (same day)
- Elective caesarians and whelping service with 24 hour service and quality nursing care
- Blood results with on-the-spot results
- X-ray and Ultrasound
- Wound repair
- Orthopaedic surgeries
- Nutritional advice
- Parasite prevention
- 24-hour in-hospital care for acidosis and water diabetes
- Well established relationships with adoption and rehabilitation agencies.