- Quality food
- Dental care
- Travel advice
You can make an appointment for a consultation, you can request a home visit.
You can make an appointment for a home visit or consultation by phone or mail.
Click here to see our contact detail and make an appointment.
(Please note,Not everything can be done during a home call. Missing the .)
Does your pet have an open wound, breathing problems, bloated belly, consciousness problems, suffer from severe vomiting or diarrhea and does your pet need urgent treatment? You can reach us here (contact link)
The Vetocambre team has been trained to deal with emergencies and trauma.
Blood and urine analysis, medical imaging and monitoring are directly available on spot, this makes it possible to quickly take care of your pet.
Specially for severe trauma caused by traffic accidents or falling out off a window our team has the knowledge and equipment to take care of your pet from the emergency and critical care to the orthopedic surgery after stabilisation.
Vetocambre can be reached at any time during the hours for any emergencies.
During the weekends and during the night hours you will be transferred to one of our vets on duty.
The identification is legally required for dogs and cats. All dogs must be identified and registered when they are 8 weeks old. A dog may not be sold or given away without chip and registration. From the 1 of November 2017, all cats must be identified and registered before the age of 12 weeks.
The microchip is the only legal way to identify your pet.
You can contact us for further questions and chipping.
If you wish to travel with your pet, identification is also mandatory.
In addition, it is also a good way to easily find your pet when it gets lost.
You can click here for an appointment or for more explanation.
If you have more questions about traveling with cats click here
If you have more questions about traveling with dogs click here
If you have more questions about traveling with exotics click here
Nutrition plays a key role in you pets good health. The age, sex and exercise level of your pet determine his specific nutritional needs. In case of a medical condition, the right food can help with a faster recovery. It can also help sith the reduction and prevention of (pain) complaints. In some conditions it is necessary to give an adjusted diet as supportive treatment. There are many different food products on the market. How do you choose the best for your pet? At Vetocambre we have different quality food and We can give you information and personal advice. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information regarding the diet of your pet.
Dental care is a very important topic. About 60% of dogs, cats and ferrets older than 2 years need a dental treatment.
The teeth need regular care. Without care, plaque first develops, followed by tartar that is accompanied by gum disease. Dental plaque is a layer of saliva, nutrients and microorganisms deposited on the tooth surface, which can not be seen with the naked eye.
If plaque is not removed by cleaning, it mineralizes and tartar is formed. Tartar is the brown, hard layer that you can find on your pet's teeth. Tartar does not disappear with a regular cleanup but must be removed by your veterinarian with an ultrasonic device. Your animal needs to be put under anesthetic for this. Many bacteria develop on the tartar and can then cause gum disease. This causes a bad mouth odor and eventually leads to teeth damage or even tooth loss. Other complications of gum disease are kidney, liver and heart diseases because bacteria enter the blood circulation of these organs. The many bacteria can also cause abscesses.
It is therefore very important to prevent tartar from building up. During your annual visit we will always check the teeth of your animal.
How do you notice gum disease in your animal?
The odor of your pet's breath is getting worse. Your pet suffers from excessive saliva or difficulty eating. If this is the case, you can make an appointment here.
As with people, it is a maintenance that must be repeated according to the individual needs.
Click here for more information for dental care in dogs.
Click here for more information for dental care in cats.
Click here for more information for dental care with exotics.
Before each anesthesia the general condition of your pet must be checked. Because there is always a risk, each patient must be individually evaluated and a suitable protocol must be chosen in function of the patient.
we offer 3 types of Check up's of which the owner can choose.
- Check up 1 is a general clinical inspection.
This is advisable if your pet recently had blood tests and is already known at Vetocambre.
- Check up 2 is a general clinical inspection, blood analysis and urine analysis.
This is advisable if your animal is in a good condition but hasn’t been checked for a long time.
- Check up 3 is a general clinical inspection, blood analysis, urine analysis, ultrasound and X-ray examination.
This is advisable if your pet already has a medical history, is older or if you want to exclude all risks. Animals older than 8 years must always undergo a blood analysis in order to exclude risks related to a disturbed metabolism.
For maintenance anesthesia we work with isoflurane, a very safe anesthetic gas that ensures a quick wake up. During the narcosis, specialized devices such as a capnograph and a pulse oximeter ensure careful monitoring of your pet. All patients receive an intravenous catheter and they wake up quietly in the recovery that is specially equipped for this purpose. We find it very important to keep your pet pain free and let your pet wake up as comfortable as possible.
Spaying & neutering
The testicles are removed in male animals, the ovaries and sometimes the uterus in female animals. Spaying and neutering is a legal obligation in cats. For dogs we recommend spaying for bitches and we do not systematically recommend neutering in male dogs. Neutering is recommends in dogs with some behavioural problems or with specific conditions like cryptorchidism, prostatic disease or testicular tumors.
Vetocambre has many years of experience with spaying and neutering in dogs, cats and exotics.
Before a surgery takes place it is important to look at the general condition of your pet. Would you like to know more about neutering or spaying? Then click on the links below.
Click here for more information about neutering and spaying in dogs.
Click here for more information about neutering and spaying in cats.
Click here for more information about neutering and spaying in exotics.
For more information about surgical treatments click here.
in addition to general veterinary care like vaccinations and dental care, Vetocambre focuses also on second-line care.
Second-line care is a more specialisic care.
Vetocambre has two operating theaters with 3 tables. The first theater is used for general interventions such as: dental care, removal of small tumors, spaying and neutering ect.
The second theater is used for complexer surgical treatment. In addition to general surgical equipment, more specialized equipment such as orthopedic or laparoscopic and endoscopic equipment is present. These Complex operations include for example: cruciate ligament operations, patellar luxations corrections, traumatology and fractures as well as soft tissue surgery.
Click here for more information about surgery.
Vetocambre has a hospitalization section where operated patients can quietly awaken.
The cages are comfortable and meet the hygienic needs of your pet. The veterinarians and assistants keep a close eye on your pet and try make the stay as comfortable as possible. Every patient is evaluated daily by the veterinarian and the further treatment is regularly discussed with the owner.
If you wish to travel with your animal, we recommend that you inform yourself well in advance about what needs to be put in place for your animal.
The only official information for export can be found with the authorities of the country you are travelling to, we recommend you consult the government website and contact the authorities directly if necessary.
Before returning to Belgium, your animal must comply with the import rules of the Belgian authorities, these can be found on this website.
Some general guidelines to bear in mind:
- If you are travelling to a country belonging to the European Union or if you want to return to Belgium from a third country, it is recommended to have a European passport for your animal. However, this can only be provided if you have an official address in Belgium. If you don't have one and still want to travel, you have to pass by the vet and/or local authorities both for export and import to have a health certificate made for your animal a few days before import/export.
- As soon as your dog or cat crosses the Belgian border to any country (including neighbouring countries such as the Netherlands and France), your animal must have proof of a valid rabies vaccine. After administering a first vaccine (primo vaccine), there is an official waiting period of 21 days during which you may not cross the border with your animal. So if your animal has not yet received a rabies vaccine or if your animal has not received a booster in time (in this case, your animal must receive another primo vaccine) for this vaccine, it is important that you visit your vet for a rabies vaccine at least 21 days before your trip.
- Most non-European countries require a favourable rabies titer test. This is a blood test that shows whether or not your animal has produced sufficient antibodies against the rabies vaccine. In this case, you can only travel if the test shows that your animal has sufficient antibodies, you are within the validity date of the rabies vaccine and if you have the official (paper) certificate of this test. Some non-European countries do not require a rabies titer test, but Belgium does require a titer test if you want to come back to Belgium from this country, e.g. Tunisia.
This blood sampling can be done at the earliest 30 days after the primo-vaccine. If your animal has already been vaccinated against rabies several times and is within the validity date, this 30-day waiting period does not apply. The turnaround time for this rabies titer test is at least 4 consecutive working days, so take into account a waiting time of 2 weeks between blood sampling and result. If the result is favourable, you can collect the paper certificate yourself from the lab in Uccle, or wait for it to be sent by post to our practice. BIf the result is unfavourable, your animal must be revaccinated against rabies and a titer test must be done again at least 30 days after vaccination.
PLEASE NOTE: some countries require 2 rabies vaccines before a titer test can be done e.g. Japan, China
NOTE: in principle, the rabies titer test certificate remains valid for life as long as the booster date of the vaccine is respected. An exception to this is e.g. Australia (certificate remains valid for 2 years).
NOTE: in principle, countries must accept the validity period of the rabies vaccine specified by the manufacturer in the leaflet of the vaccine, but some countries require an annual rabies vaccine and therefore do not accept the 3-year vaccine e.g. Ghana, Japan, China. This is important for the validity of the titer-test certificate, as vaccination is required every year for lifelong validity.
- There are some non-European countries that have very strict requirements for the import of pets and for which vaccines, titer tests and other tests must be started well in advance (at least 180 days before export). Some examples are Japan, Australia, Ghana. So in these cases, please contact your vet well in time to get the required vaccines and tests in order.
Also important to know:
If you are travelling to a country outside the EU, a health certificate will need to be created by one of our veterinarians a few days before departure (number of days depends on the country you are travelling to, usually maximum 10 days before departure). This certificate must then be checked and signed by an official veterinarian of the local control unit of the FAVV (Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain) of the province where you live. The link below refers you to the information page of the LCE Brussels for Brussels residents.
So, once you have set your appointment with us to create the health certificate, you can schedule an appointment with the official veterinarian using your LCE's contact details. Which certificate to use is imposed by the exporting country. For some countries, there is an agreement with the Belgian authority (FAVV) and you can find a certificate on the FAVV website.
If there is no agreement, you should inquire with the country of export. If they cannot provide a certificate, the standard export form will be used.
The websites below can already give you an idea of what needs to be put in place for your travels, but keep in mind that these are not official websites and therefore the information may not be up to date. As mentioned above, it is advisable to contact the authorities of the exporting country directly.