Gold Coast REHOMING CENTRE (07) 5509 9000

Gold Coast Vet Clinic (07) 5594 0111

Beenleigh REHOMING CENTRE (07) 3807 3782

Ipswich Vet Clinic (07) 3812 7533


Warra shelter (07) 3631 6800

Willawong shelter (07) 3714 2800

Vet Clinics

Community Vet Clinics

All profits made through our Community Vet Clinics at Coombabah and Ipswich go back to the AWLQ to provide funding for the rehoming of animals as well as education and fostering projects.

The Community Vet Clinics are staffed with fully trained and highly experienced Veterinarians, Veterinary Nurses, Kennel Hands and Receptionists. These professionals are compassionate about animals and have dedicated their working careers to Veterinary Medicine and Animal Welfare.

For after hours emergencies please call us on 07 55 940  111 (Gold Coast only).

Gold Coast Community Veterinary Clinic
Shelter Road, Coombabah Qld 4216
07 5594 0111

Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8am to 7pm
*Bookings by appointment only until 5pm.
Please contact us for all other enquiries, including emergencies, until 7pm.
Saturday: 8am to 5pm
Sunday: 9am to 5pm
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday

Book an appointment online (GC Only)

Prescription Request Form

Your appointment request can take between 3-5 days to process. If you require an emergency or urgent appointment please contact the clinic on 07 55 940 111

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Please note: All consultations are by appointment only to avoid undue time delays.

Ipswich Veterinary Clinic
42 Tiger Street, West Ipswich 4305
07 3812 7533

Operating Hours:

Monday to Friday 8am-5pm
Sat 9am – 1pm
Sun closed
Closed all Public Holidays

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Please note: All consultations are by appointment only to avoid undue time delays.

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AWLQ Community Vet Clinic Schedule of Services 2015

Click here to download surgical admission form – Ipswich

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My Pet is staying in Hospital!

My Pet is having a Dental!

Surgery Information Sheet

Desexing Information Sheet

Dental Information Sheet

Pet Cremation Handout



The Animal Welfare League of Qld has a deep and sincere love and concern for all companion animals. We understand that your pet is part of the family, and realise how difficult it can be to lose such a cherished friend.

In your time of need we are here to help you. We offer a professional, dignified and compassionate cremation service for your beloved companion. Our door-to-door service ensures your deceased pet can be picked up from either your home or veterinarian, and will be treated with the utmost care and respect at all times. Your pet’s ashes will then be returned to our Rehoming Centre for your collection.

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Our Services


Vets FAQ’s

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    When should my pet be vaccinated and for what?


    To safeguard your pet from potentially serious and sometimes fatal diseases your puppy needs to be vaccinated (inoculated). Our vaccines protect against several diseases including Canine Parvovirus, Canine Distemper, Canine Hepatitis and Canine Parainfluenza Virus and Bordetella (Kennel Cough). Puppy vaccinations can commence as young as 6 weeks of age. If your puppy is older we are able to commence a vaccination schedule anytime during puppy hood. However, so your puppy can safely socialize with other dogs and go for walks outside we aim to achieve full immunity by 12 weeks of age.
    To maintain immunity, adult dogs require an annual vaccination booster. You will receive a reminder when your dogs' yearly vaccination is due.

    Basic vaccines include distemper (respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts), adenovirus (liver), leptospirosis (kidneys), parainfluenza (respiratory tract) and parvovirus (intestinal tract).

    Once either of the above series is complete, the basic vaccines should be boostered in 12 months and then every 2-3 years.


    Our vaccines protect against several diseases including Feline Enteritis, Feline Rhinotracheitis and Feline Calcivirus.
    Kitten vaccinations can commence as young as 6 weeks of age. If your kitten is older we are able to commence a vaccination schedule anytime during kitten hood. However, so your kitten is protected we aim to achieve full immunity by 12 weeks of age.
    To maintain immunity, adult cats require an annual vaccination booster. You will receive a reminder when your cats' yearly vaccination is due.

    Recommended Vaccination Schedule
    Age Vaccine
    06 to 08 weeks F3/F4
    12 to 14 weeks F3/F4
    16 to 18 weeks F3/F4

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    Why should I desex my dog?

    There are many benefits to desexing your puppy early including:

    1. Health-wise, desexing between two and four months of age before their first heat reduces the risk of testicular cancer and prostate diseases in males, and ovarian cysts and tumours, acute uterine infections and mammary cancer.
    2. Dogs desexed before their first heat recover more quickly from the surgery than adult animals. Early desexing prevents the extra veterinary costs to desex female dogs if they are pregnant or in season, and prevents any risk of unplanned litters.
    3. A dog is more likely to have a long, happy and healthy life, if desexed. Our companion dogs no longer live in the wild. They need to fit in to an increasingly urbanised society. Desexed dogs will not be as frustrated, wanting to roam to mate. This reduces risks of death or injury on roads or in a dog fight. They can still help protect your property by alerting people with their barking but are less likely to have to be seized or declared dangerous through aggressive behaviour.

    Some people worry that their dog will put on weight if desexed. Too much food and not enough exercise are the causes of obesity, not desexing.

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    My cat pee’s on everywhere except the kitty litter, how can I stop it?

    Figuring out why your cat urinates in odd places can sometimes be a little tricky. Illness, stress and physical problems using the litter box can all cause inappropriate urination. However once you find out the cause of the problem it usually isn’t too hard to correct.

    The most important thing to remember is, whenever there is a sudden change in your cats behaviour you should seek medical advice as soon as possible. Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) are common and can be very painful. If your cat has been given a clean bill of health, you should check the following things.

    Check the cleanliness of the litter tray.

    Be sure you keep the litter box very clean. Cats are clean animals and some may want their box meticulous. This may mean scooping 1-2 times daily and/or changing the entire material every 3-4 days. The type of kitty litter you use may be too rough on your cat’s feet so you could also try changing the brand. (This could also be why your cat chooses your softer clothes on the floor or the bath mat).

    Litter Box Location

    Check around where the litter box is located to be sure that there is not something about the location that the cat may find a problem. This could be a noisy appliance, people walking by, the dog approaching, nearby children playing, or other cats in the household.
    Disharmony between Housemates: In a home with multiple cats, there may be subtle underlying tensions that may make one or more cats anxious. This could lead to non-litter box usage. Make sure that each cat has their own litter box.

    New Surroundings

    If you have just adopted the pet, it may take some time for your new kitty to adjust to its new surroundings and may take a little time for it to feel comfortable. In this case patience is important.
    Stress Related: Cats will spray urine to mark their territory. They will do this when they are stressed or when they find themselves in a new environment. Spraying is most common with undesexed males, but females can also mark. Not only is desexing your pet important to stop unwanted litters but will also help to minimalise its need to roam, aggressive behaviour in males and exposure to disease. To find a discounted veterinary clinic in your area log onto

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    Why should I microchip my pet?

    Each year thousands of lost and abandoned animals are taken in by humane societies, rescues and shelters across the country. Some of these animals never make it home because they can't be identified.

    Microchipping offers pet owners the only truly permanent method of identifying your pet and linking the animal back to you, the owner. If you want to dramatically improve your pet's chances of getting home fast and safe, implanting your pet with a microchip is your best option.

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    My dog always wears a collar and tags why do I need to microchip him?

    Collars and tags can be removed or get lost and tattooing can become illegible over time. Microchips are the only truly permanent method of identifying your dog. It lasts for the lifetime of the pet.

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    I have a cat – should I microchip her?

    Cats are naturally curious and unpredictable. In the event that your cat strays away from the safety of your home a microchip is your cat's best chance of a fast return.

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    Does microchipping hurt the animal?

    Animal microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and are typically implanted by a vet just beneath the surface of the skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to receiving vaccination through a needle and is painless to pets. Most animals don't even react when the microchip is implanted. Once implanted the microchip remains between the shoulder blades just beneath the skin for the rest of the animal's lifetime, becoming a permanent form of identification.

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    What kind of information is contained in the microchip? Is there a tracking device in it? Will it store my pet's medical information?

    The microchips presently used in pets only contain identification numbers. No, the microchip cannot track your animal if it gets lost. Although the present technology microchip itself does not contain your pet's medical information, some microchip registration databases will allow you to store that information in the database for quick reference.

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