Welcome to Main Street Veterinary Clinic

On our website you will find information about our vet clinic, our staff, the wide range of services that we can provide for your pets and  livestock, and tips for caring for your furred and feathered friends.

Main Street Veterinary Clinic, based in Bairnsdale, services a large region of Victoria's East Gippsland from Stratford in the west to Nowa Nowa in the east and from the high country regions of Omeo, Cobungra, Benambra and Buchan to the Gippsland Lakes and coast.

The clinic was established in 1979 with a single vet, and has since grown to a practice with 17 employees including 7 vets.  The new purpose built clinic is located opposite to the clinic's original location, in the main street of Bairnsdale.

We aim to be your "one stop shop" for all your animal health needs. We provide all of the veterinary services you would expect in a large, well equipped and professional practice, including general medicine, advanced soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, anaesthesia, radiology, ultrasonography, endoscopy, dentistry, pathology and pharmacy.

We also provide herd health, production and performance advice and services for the equine and farm livestock industries.

We have a well stocked  shop front supplying premium pet and animal health products including grooming aids, shampoos, flea and tick control products, heartworm and worming medications, collars, leads, training aids and premium pet foods.

The Main Street Veterinary Clinic has 7 full-time and 2 part-time veterinarians with a total of 139 years of veterinary practice experience. We also have 9 members of our enthusiastic and compassionate veterinary nursing team who help us achieve the highest quality veterinary care and personal attention for our patients. We are all genuinely committed to helping your pets live a happy, long and healthy life.

All of us, veterinarians and veterinary nurses, participate in continuing further education.

Conferences, seminars, journals, frequent contact with veterinary specialists and membership of the Australian Veterinary Association and special interest veterinary associations allows us to stay current with the latest ideas and procedures. The clinic purchases and maintains equipment to allow us to deliver the highest quality medicine and surgery, for all our patients, large and small.

If we feel your animal requires advanced expertise that we cannot provide, we seek the best specialist in their field to refer you and your pet to. We are in frequent contact with many specialist practices, are able to offer continuity of care when these patients return home, and we continue to upgrade our skills and knowledge from contact with these valued colleagues.

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 12 noon.

Consulting hours: 
Monday to Friday 9am to 12 noon and 2pm to 5.45pm
Saturday 9am to 12 noon.

Please phone us on 03 51526666 for an appointment

Outside of these hours we offer 24 hour emergency service.
Please phone 51526666 for contact details of the veterinary surgeon on duty.


Photos by Paw Prints Photography, Greg and Anne Carter, phone 0409418332