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Wollaston Clinic
59 Mortlake Rd
Warrnambool
VIC 3280

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Phone:
03 5561 6911
Fax:
03 5565 1495

Timboon Clinic
99 Bailey St
Timboon
VIC 3268

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Phone:
03 5558 6666
Fax:
03 5598 3561

Allansford Clinic
260 Ziegler Parade
Allansford
VIC 3277

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03 5561 6911
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03 5565 1495

Simpson Clinic
190 Barramul St
Simpson
VIC 3266

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03 5558 6666
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03 5598 3561

Frequently asked questions

What is artificial insemination?

Artificial insemination is the process by which a bitch is inseminated using semen that has been frozen.

What is the process and what do I need to do?

Progesterone levels of the bitch are tested to ensure we perform the insemination at the appropriate time for conception. Surgical artificial insemination involves a general anaesthetic for the bitch. A small incision is made in the abdomen and the defrosted semen is injected directly into the uterus. 

When should I have the first progesterone test done if I want to get my bitch artificially inseminated?

We recommend the first test is conducted around seven days from when the bitch is first noticed bleeding. Depending on the result we will contact you to tell you when the next test is required.

How many progesterone tests will be required before each service?

It is typical to run three or four progesterone tests on each bitch.

When do we get the progesterone result back from the lab?

The tests are run locally at Gribbles Veterinary Pathology laboratory. We normally receive the results between 2pm and 3pm. We will give you a call as soon as we receive it to organise your next visit. Make sure you are contactable on the day of a progesterone test.

How much does it cost to have a bitch inseminated?

The cost includes surgery, registration of the insemination, around four progesterone tests and a scan performed at 24 days of pregnancy. The final cost will depend on the number of progesterone tests required. Contact us for an estimate.

How long after insemination do we get the free scan?

After day 24 of pregnancy. We will give you a discharge sheet at the time of leaving the hospital which includes the date for your free scan and an expected whelping date.

Do you do progesterone tests on dogs that are not being inseminated at your clinic?

Yes we do but it costs more per test.

How do I go about getting my bitch DNA tested?

Go on to the Greyhound Australasia website and follow the prompts. A DNA test kit will be sent to you. You then need to make an appointment at the clinic and make sure you bring the test kit and the bitch’s ORIGINAL registration papers to the appointment.