Professional team at Noahs Crossing Vet Clinic
Our team goes above and beyond to ensure top service each time you visit the practice.
Our experienced team of vets and nurses are here to bring comfort, balance and well-being to our animal companions and provide care and support to both our animal and human clients.We aim to embrace and enhance the special bond between animal and human companions whilst providing pain-relief, stress-relief, health and healing to our animals, from conception through to old age.
Your pets’ caring, professional team take pride in every aspect of medical care given with constant training and ongoing professional development to ensure we are offering your pets the latest in veterinary treatment. Noahs Crossing Veterinary Clinic is owned by Drs Chris and Yvette Girling who started the practice with a vision to provide outstanding veterinary care to breeders and pet owners in the local area.
Our clientele however come from far and wide and travel a great many kilometers to use our services. We pride ourselves on friendly, approachable vet care and have a team of vets and nurses that go above and beyond to ensure a professional and friendly service is what you and your pet experience each time you visit the practice. The practice ensues that your pet is taken care of throughout the entirety of their life and offers services that can manage their health, including rehabilitation in our hydrotherapy and rehabilitation centre.
Help with all aspects
We can help with planning, pre and post natal care, delivery, and stud dog management.
Noahs Crossing Veterinary Clinic prides itself on the consistent results achieved through its reproductive programs. When looking to breed your bitch, results matter! With over 15 years experience we can guide you on the various aspects of breeding; from planning the timing of mating with progesterone testing, pregnancy diagnosis using ultrasound, bitch care during pregnancy, whelping or caesarean delivery, care of newborn puppies and stud dog management. We can help you get the best results whether you are looking at natural matings, vaginal inseminations or artificial insemination using chilled or frozen semen.
Dr Chris Girling has been trained in the USA by two companies in the collection, storage and use of frozen semen. Dr George Govette at Clone INC and Professor Carrol Platz Jr at the International Canine Semen Bank (ICSB) in Oregon are considered pioneers in the industry. They have continued to develop and improve their systems, with litters still being produced from semen they froze in the 70’s and 80’s.
Frozen semen inseminations at Noahs Crossing are done by the surgical method under general anaesthetic. This is considered the gold standard for artificial insemination (AI) as it is the only method that allows direct examination of the reproductive tract. The procedure takes about 10-15 minutes to perform. The surgical method allows us to use reduced semen numbers when compared to transcervical (TCI) methods, which is particularly important when using imported semen, or when a service fee is being paid for each breeding unit.
Dr Girling has performed transcervical AI’s for over 10 years and good results can be achieved, however increased semen numbers and multiple inseminations are usually required. Owners need to be aware that bitches that have unhealthy reproductive tracts cannot be diagnosed with transcervical methods, and as such similar success rates to surgical AI’s can never be achieved. This can add to cost, time, travel and loss of semen for the client so it is best to discuss with our vets about your individual bitch selection, and the best course of action for her.
Noahs Crossing is able to use proprietary medias from ICSB to dramatically improve the quality of frozen semen post thaw, including semen which has been frozen by other methods. This has enabled us to consistently produce litters from semen of lesser quality.
Are you looking to have your stud dog’s semen checked, or frozen for export or future use? The majority of all semen processing (collection, freezing/thawing) is performed by Dr Chris Girling. In the event that there are issues with sperm quality identified, we have a dietary supplement from ICSB that has been used with success to improve semen quality.
If you’re looking to import frozen semen please contact us for advice on where to have the stud dog collected and frozen, and the requirements to meet Australia’s strict quarantine laws. With over 15 years of experience we can help save you the heartache of importing poor quality semen!
The pool and centre are climate controlled, meaning they are warm in winter and cool in summer.
Our hydrotherapy centre is situated at 168 Hayman Road Lewiston. The pool is a purpose built pool especially designed to cater to the needs of our canine friends and those with mobility issues.
The pool and centre are climate controlled, meaning they are warm in winter and cool in summer – the pool is always at a constant 28-30 degrees. The centre has showering and drying facilities and also fenced lawn/garden area for you to use and enjoy.
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Our experienced team of vets and nurses are here to bring comfort, balance and well-being to our animal companions and provide care and support to both our animal and human clients.
Phone: (08) 8524 2260
Phone: (08) 8524 2260