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French bulldogs are the best – they are loving, caring and loyal! Their playful nature and quirky disposition make them an ideal companion to our lives. Since they are also comparatively small in size and are generally affectionate towards kids, they make amazing indoor pets...

Frenchies are one of the most adored breeds in the world. Their playful and affectionate nature, and quirky antics have seen this breed become the third most popular dog breed in Australia! Whether you already own a Frenchie, or you’re thinking about bringing one into your...

How much does cruciate ligament dog surgery cost? Well, that depends on a lot of different factors, but the average of cruciate ligament surgery cost for a dog in Australia is $4,000 - $7,000. Cruciate damage is one of the most common orthopaedic injuries in dogs and...

Considering pet insurance? Here, with Pet Insurance Australia’s help, we take a look at the important aspects to consider before signing up. How does age affect my pet insurance? The age of your pet may determine the type of insurance you are eligible for. Many pet insurance...

Southern Cross Vet is Dr Sam's brainchild and was born out of a belief that there was space in the industry for a true family-owned, family-feel clinic that focuses on bringing state of the art technology and thinking to solve the usual medical issues. We are...

It’s hard to believe that it was a year ago that Sydney’s dog owner population was bracing itself as we worked hard to contain the outbreak of the bacteria – ‘lepto’ that could infect our pets and make us very sick too. Through a concerted,...

Desexing is a veritable ‘right of passage’ for almost every dog and cat that has life-improving benefits. Desexing dogs reduces their behavioural problems like aggression and escaping from the house, unwanted pregnancies, lengthens lifespan generally and reduces the risk of many cancers including those of...

With Australia having managed the coronavirus pandemic making us the envy of the world, we are being rewarded with our country opening up earlier than a lot of others. Like with all events and current affairs, at Southern Cross Vet, we consider the impact on...

The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t going away anytime soon. This means we’ll all be spending more time at a distance of two metres apart from one another – and it also means changing the way we walk our dogs. Luckily, social distancing and dog walking are...

After having a tour and seeing our impressive facilities, our SCV family members really value our care and know their pets are in the safest hands at Southern Cross Vet; but there’s a lot of expense in running a state-of-the art hospital and we wanted...