There are two types of diabetes which occur in both humans and our domestic pets. Diabetes insipidus (water diabetes) is relatively rare. Diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) is common, and is the disease that most people are referring to when they simply say “diabetes”. Diabetes occurs very commonly in dogs; although it is somewhat less common [...]

GVH Mission Statement

We are committed to treating our patients with superior professional skills, compassionate hearts, gentle hands and kindly words.   A number of people have enquired about the origin of our mission statement, which is displayed in the waiting room, so we thought we’d tell you about its genesis. Several years ago, when we undertook the [...]

GVH Renovation Update

As you will have noticed, our renovations have been moving along at what can only be described as a snail’s pace. As some of our clients are aware, we have had an unfortunate experience with someone who was critical to overseeing the renovations. Unfortunately the episode brought the project to a grinding halt for several [...]

Kidney Disease

Kidney Disease What do kidneys do? Kidneys filter the blood and excrete waste products into the urine. They produce hormones for new red blood cell production (Erythropoeiten). They help control blood pressure. They retain water in the body and help keep electrolytes balanced.   What is chronic renal disease insufficiency? It is a slowly progressive [...]

Moocooboola Festival

Moocooboola Festival has been running annually for some years but it was the first time Gladesville Veterinary Hospital was there to join in the festivities. A wonderful sunny day brought out hundreds of families to Boronia Park, many accompanied by their dogs. It was still pretty soggy underfoot after recent rainfalls but it did not [...]


It’s springtime, the flowers are blooming, the grass is growing, the birds are nesting, people are sneezing and dogs are scratching. Is this all related? Well, the birds nesting isn’t, but the rest is.   Spring and Summer is when we most often see “allergic inhalant disease” (or atopy). This is a disease where the [...]

Your Bunny’s Teeth

Rabbits’ teeth continue to grow throughout their lives and are known as hypsodont or open rooted teeth. There is a set of temporary teeth but these aren’t functional and are shed before birth.   The upper incisors grow at about 2mm per week and the lower ones at about 2.4mm per week!!!   Incisors (the [...]

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