Lakeside Veterinary Hospital 091 841392
Coolflugh Ltd 091 841392

⚠️ We are now located on Dublin Road, Loughrea, County Galway, H62 WT47​. Our telephone number and email address have remained the same. We look forward to seeing you !

Small Animal

View our small animal services in South Galway

Small Animal

View our small animal services in South Galway

  • Consultation
  • Soft Tissue & Orthopaedics
  • Vaccinations
  • In House Laboratory
  • Hospitalisation
  • Dermatology
  • Nurse Clinics
  • Dental Care
  • Radiography
  • Ultrasound
  • Pet Passport
  • Microchips
  • Rabbits and Exotic Mammals


As well as general veterinary care such as check-ups, vaccinations, neutering, micro-chipping, flea treatment and worming, we also provide a comprehensive range of pet care services including soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, X-rays, ultrasound and laboratory analysis.

Soft Tissue & Orthopaedics

There are many reasons why dogs or cats need to have surgery. Some of these reasons include swallowing a foreign object, degenerative diseases, or injury. When these things happen, having the peace of mind that you have a caring, knowledgeable and experienced veterinarian team that you can trust is best assurance any pet parent can have. Lakeside veterinary clinics skilled vets diagnose and provide quality surgical care for your dogs and cats.

We perform a wide range of surgical services for dogs and cats. Such as:

  • Spay & Neuters
  • Tumor Removal
  • Cystotomy
  • Enterotomy/Gastrotomy
  • TTA surgery
  • Lateral Suture
  • Fracture repair
  • Luxating patella repair
  • Femoral Head Ostectomy
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gastric Torsion Dilation & Volvulus repair

Most other surgical procedures are considered soft tissue surgeries. This includes skin growth removals, complex wound repair, and procedures involving the internal organs. We also treat surgical conditions such as bloat, splenic disease, gastrointestinal foreign body obstruction, or uterine infection are treated on an emergency basis. In other cases, surgery is performed to remove cancerous tumors or to address medical conditions.


For a healthy and happy pet we strongly advise pet vaccinations. Cats, dogs and rabbits can be vaccinated from an early age and should have pet booster vaccinations routinely. Older pets’ immunity can decline which is why vaccinations are of benefit to pets of all ages.

  • Protect your dog from leptospirosis, infectious canine hepatitis, distemper and parvovirus
  • Protect your cat from infectious enteritis, herpes, calicivirus and feline leukaemia
  • Protect your rabbit from myxomatosis and rabbit haemorrhagic disease 1 and 2
  • Neutering

The number of unwanted, stray and abandoned pets is on the rise. To help us reduce the number of unwanted pet pregnancies and homeless animals, please do consider neutering your pet. There are a number of additional health benefits.

Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and reduces the incidence of mammary tumours. Neutering male pets prevents testicular cancer and reduces the incidence of prostate disease. Please speak to our vet for further information.

In House Laboratory

We have access to some of the most advanced in-house blood analysers that are available to veterinary surgeons in the Ireland, some of the technology is similar to that used by large external laboratories.

Results are usually available in less than thirty minutes allowing rapid assessment of organ function and diagnosis of illnesses. If we are unable to run the samples in our on-site laboratory we are able to courier samples overnight to our external lab who can run a more extensive range of tests and provide us with reports within a few days, however process times can vary.

Our System runs:

  • Full Haematology
  • Full Biochemistry
  • Electrolytes
  • T4
  • SDMA
  • Bile Acid
  • Progesterone
  • Phenobarbital
  • Fructosamine


Our clinic has the latest technology and equipment to support your pet when their condition is serious, our dedicated team ensures the best outcome for your precious pet.


We see and cater all types of dermatology cases, Henrietta has particular interests in allergic skin diseases, bacterial skin diseases and otitis.

Nurse Clinics

We have several nurse clinics that are run at the surgery by our qualified veterinary nurses, fell free to call and book your pet in.

The following clinics are available for you and your pet to attend:

  • Weight Management (Free)
  • Flea & Worming Treatment Advice (Free*)
  • Post-operative Checks (Free)
  • Microchipping
  • Administering Medications (Free)
  • Suture Removal (Free)
  • Nail Clipping
  • Anal Gland Emptying
  • Nutritional Advice (Free)

*except for the cost of the treatments.

Dental Care

Dentistry is in an important aspect of healthcare for your furry family, dental disease can lead to more serious systemic problems if not addressed appropriately.

We have access to modern dental instrumentation which allows our vets to provide the best treatment for your pet.


We have state of the art digital radiography at our practice, this means that we can take and process x-rays in minutes, providing diagnostic quality images, to aid our vets in the treatment of your pets.


Ultrasonography is the use of a machine that produces waves of ultrasound, these waves pass through tissues and are reflected back, these reflected waves are detected by the machine and an image is produced on the monitor.

Pregnancy scans can be performed on mated bitches or ultrasound can also be used to assess structures within the abdomen and help our vets reach diagnoses.

Pet Passport

If you wish to take your pet abroad our practice is able to issue Pet passports, these are official documents similar to our own passports that allow passage into other countries.

Before a passport can be issued your pet is required to be microchipped and given a rabies vaccine by one of our vets who have undertaken an additional qualification and are known as Official Veterinarians, Pets must wait a minimum of 21 days before travelling to an EU country, regulations are different for countries outside of the EU and information should be sought from each individual country.


We provide pet microchipping, a very easy and quick procedure with effective results. To make sure you are easily reunited, we insert a small implant the size of a grain of rice under the skin of your pet. This chip stores a unique identification number, which is logged onto a database with your information. The chip can be scanned to quickly identify that your pet is not a stray and belongs to you. Sometimes pet collars aren’t enough as they can easily come off, the combination of both a microchip and a collar is the best method of making sure you can find your missing pet.

After your pet is microchipped, you are responsible for contacting the database to update your details if, for example, you move house. Since April 2016 all dogs must to be microchipped by law. Please contact us if you have any questions or need advice, we are always happy to help.

Rabbits and Exotic Mammals

Lakeside Veterinary Clinic isn’t just for dogs and cats —we treat pets of all shapes and sizes!

If you own one of these unique pets, we encourage you to schedule a complete physical exam and consultation on proper care and feeding. Having one of these pets means that it is important you have a vet who understands how to handle and treat their unique illnesses. When pet owners have access to the best information about nutritional and environmental management, exotic pets have a greater chance to live longer, healthier lives. Our trained staff can assist you with all of your exotic pet’s needs.

Get in touch with us or give us a call at 091 841392.