Animal Aid Veterinary Clinic

At Animal Aid’s Vet Clinic in Coldstream we are dedicated to sharing our love and passion for pets. We take great joy in providing high quality, compassionate health care to our client’s treasured pets. With a newly renovated premises and state-of-the-art equipment we know you and your pet will appreciate your time at the Animal Aid Veterinary Clinic.

Our regular clients include, dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, birds, goats and pigs. 

Opening hours

Mon-Friday: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 3.00pm
Closed on Sunday and Public Holidays

Our services include:


  • Consultation health examination for general issues and health checks
  • Diagnostic services & in-house pathology
  • Vaccinations & parasite prevention
  • Desexing & microchipping
  • Surgery
  • Radiography
  • Ultrasound
  • Dentistry
  • Advice regarding diet & nutrition

Animal Aid’s Microchipping Program

Don’t Skip the Chip

Animal Aid is actively addressing the number of unidentified cats in our community by offering free microchipping for up to 2 cats/kittens to residents of Yarra Ranges, Maroondah, Knox, Whitehorse, Murrindindi councils. Our experienced Animal Aid Veterinary team will deliver this quick and painless microchipping process within minutes.

Healthy kitten

Meet The Team

Dr. Nico Maritz (BVSC)

Veterinary Director 
Employed since – 2019

Nico graduated bachelor veterinary science in 1991 from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Nico’s passions within the field are ultrasonography & taking on complex surgical cases. In his spare time he likes to pet dogs and eat chocolate.

Adele Scannell (BVSC) Hons

Lead Welfare Vet
Employed since – 2008

I love being able to be part of a fantastic team who are all working towards providing the best care and treatment we can for those in need. No two days are ever the same and shelter medicine continues to grow and develop with more opportunities for our welfare animals and it is great to be a part of it.

Carolyn Warburton BVSc (hons)

Employed since – 2015

I am passionate about shelter medicine and love treating all the animals coming through Animal Aid. I have a 3-legged cat called Cindy Clawford who I adopted from Animal Aid. At home I love being in the garden and keeping up with my 3 year old twins. 

Melissa McKay (CVN)

Lead Nurse
Employed since – 2018

Mel graduated her Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing in 2015 from Box Hill Tafe. Mel’s passions within the field are surgical nursing & supporting and mentoring the veterinary team. Mel’s passions outside of Animal Aid are riding her Friesian Sporthorse ‘Bastiaan’, gym, travelling and live music events.

It is because of our private customers that we can ensure the homeless, stray and surrendered animals also receive first rate health care and treatment. When the community bring their pets to Animal Aid Veterinary Clinic they are helping fund special surgeries, health checks, and the desexing, and microchipping for the thousands of animals that come to us every year.

Niko Maritz

Veterinary Director, Animal Aid

Profit from our Vet Clinic goes directly to our Welfare Program – supporting homeless pets across all of our shelters
Aniaml Aid Vet treating a dog
24 Hour Emergency Veterinary Services


Animal Emergency Centre
37 Blackburn Road, Mt Waverley VIC 3149
1300 232 838

Melbourne Animal Specialist Hospital
8 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood VIC 3134
1800 838 787