Macarthur Veterinary Group
Your family pet is in safe hands

Macarthur Veterinary Group
Your family pet is in safe hands

Facilities & Equipment

All clinics within the Macarthur Veterinary Group are equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical facilities and technology to enable us to provide the highest standards in veterinary care and the management of your pet’s health.

Our team is qualified and equipped to manage even the most complicated medical and surgical cases.
For very complex cases requiring specialist care we may refer your pet to registered specialist veterinarians.

Our facilities and equipment include:

In-house Laboratory

Macarthur Veterinary Group has a state of the art in-house laboratories in each of our clinics. We are able to run a range of haematological and biochemical tests and have the results available for our veterinarians within minutes. These tests provide valuable information and can allow our veterinarians to rapidly identify any abnormalities and diagnose your pet’s condition promptly. For some more specialised tests such as drug monitoring, endocrine function testing and histopathology, we send samples to an external veterinary pathology laboratory. Pre-anaesthetic blood testing is done on site.

Idexx Vet Test Chemistry Analyser*

Laser Cyte Hemaetology Analyser*

Stat Spin MP*

*  Images courtesy of Idexx Laboratories

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Radiology at Macarthur Veterinary GroupMacarthur Veterinary Group now has digital x-ray machines in each clinic. We can now very quickly take high quality diagnostic radiographs of our patients whether they are big or small.

For the safety of your pet and our staff, sedation or general anaesthesia may be required to facilitate taking radiographs.

At Macarthur Veterinary Group, we are fortunate to employ the services of one of Australia's leading radiologists, Dr. Robert Nicholl, Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound Specialist. Dr. Nicholl is able to perform ultrasounds and review x-rays. This not only allows continuing education for our Vets but also means that our patients benefit from a specialist opinion on their x-rays.


Veterinary ultrasound work atMacarthur Veterinary GroupUltrasound imaging is based on the same principles involved in the sonar used by bats or ships at sea. As the sound passes through the body, echoes are produced that can be used to identify how far away an object is, how large it is, its shape and its consistency (fluid, solid or mixed). As the sound echoes from the body's fluids and tissues the strength and character of the reflected waves are recorded. These echoes are instantly measured and displayed by a computer, which in turn creates a real-time picture on the monitor. The "live" images of the examination may be "frozen" to capture a still image.

As a diagnostic tool, ultrasound has a wide variety of uses in veterinary medicine, including:

Examining many of the body's internal organs, including the heart, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, prostate, adrenal glands and urinary bladder. Since ultrasound emits no x-rays, it is very safe. There are no known risks or side effects associated with diagnostic ultrasound.

The benefits of ultrasound include:

  • Provides a simple, painless and non-invasive imaging method for viewing structures within the body
  • Uses no ionizing radiation (x-rays)
  • Produces real-time imaging, making it a good tool for guiding minimally invasive procedures such as needle biopsies
  • Visualizes structure, movement and live function in the body's organs and blood vessels
  • Can often avoid the need for exploratory surgery to obtain information.
  • Can provide an accurate diagnosis to guide the treatment of your pet.

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An endoscopy is a procedure in which a veterinarian places a lighted tube-like instrument into a natural body opening such as the mouth. The instrument has a video camera for viewing with a high degree of precision and magnification. It can be used to take still pictures of abnormalities for review and documentation in the medical record. Instruments can also be passed thorough the tube to take specimens for further analysis. Other instruments such as snares and balloons can be used to remove foreign bodies or treat abnormalities that are seen.

  • Rhinoscopy - an exam of the nasal cavity
  • Cystoscopy - an exam of the urethra and urinary bladder
  • Bronchoscopy - an exam of the trachea, bronchi and lungs
  • Colonoscopy - an exam of the large bowel or colon
  • Gastroscopy - an exam of the lining of the esophageus, stomach and duodenum (small bowel)
The benefits of endoscopy include:
  • Provides a simple, painless and minimally invasive imaging method for viewing structures within the body, obtaining laboratory samples and removing foreign bodies without the need for open surgery.
  • Can often avoid the need for exploratory surgery to obtain information.
  • Can provide an accurate diagnosis to guide the treatment of your pet.

We commonly use Endoscopy as an alternative to surgery to examine and obtain samples from the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, urinary bladder and nasal cavity. It is also used to non-surgically remove swallowed foreign bodies from the GI tract.

Fully equipped Surgical suites at each clinic

Having fully equipped surgical suites at each clinic enables us to offer a diverse range of surgical options. Each suit incorporates infusion pumps, modern anaesthesia equipment, heart and respiration rate monitors as well as blood oxygen level monitors. Our senior veterinarians have orthopaedic and soft tissue surgical equipment, including full orthopaedic kit with specialised equipment including an oscillating bone saw, as well as the necessary skills to carry out complex fracture repairs.

From plating broken bones to the removal of large internal tumours, we have the capability to give your pet the best possible outcome.