Compassionate Care
for your Companion
7 Days a Week

Compassionate Care
for your Companion
7 Days a Week

Our Special Veterinary Services

New puppy?  We'd love to meet your new bundle of joy! Dogs can be a lot of work and healthy behaviours are best established early. We provide a free thorough 'puppy parenting' consultation where we go through everything you need to know to ensure you're providing the best care for your new family member. This includes a full health check.  (Require vaccinations? ask for a quote when making your booking)

Regular dental checks are important for the prevention and treatment of dental disease and oral health issues for both dogs and cats. Dr. Rob and our experienced team of vets provide free dental checks to ensure your much-loved family member has a happy and healthy grin.

Going away? We love having visitors! Our cat hotel holds up to 18 residents 365 days of the year. Our nurses feed, clean and interact with your fur babies regularly. You can bring in their favourite food, bed and toys or we can provide it for you. We also cater to any special dietary or medicinal needs. It's best to book well in advance for school holidays as spaces fill quickly!

If you are looking for a new fur baby, don't shop, adopt! There are too many kittens and not enough homes. Ivanhoe East Vet has close relationships with over ten kitten rescue groups in Melbourne. We take on these orphan kittens to help with the rehoming process. You can often see these sweet little fur babies playing on the kitten tower in our front window. The adoption fee covers desexing, microchipping, vaccination and heart and worm treatment all done at cost price. #adoptdontshop

Because our companions can get into serious trouble any time of the day or night we provide an after-hours 'on-call' emergency service. Simply call our usual number on 9497 3003 and you will be diverted to our vet. There is no cost for this call, however, there is an additional fee if a vet comes out to meet you at our clinic.

Dr. Robert Gropel MVSc is one of few suburban vets that can provide advanced surgeries, such as cruciate repair, major abdominal surgeries and cancer treatment. With a masters degree in Veterinary Science and an extensive background spanning over 20 years in the veterinary profession both nationally and internationally, Dr Rob has seen it all so you can rest assured your loved one is in good hands.




Emergency Vet on Call

Subscribe to our


Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.

Client Testimonials

We have just had the most amazing experience from Rob and the dedicated nursing team after our Burmese kitten 'Snickers' decided to eat the rubber rim from around our washing machine! Their dedication, attention to detail and care for us as well as snickers went above and beyond what you could only hope for. We will be forever greatful to you all for saving our affectionate and somewhat cheeky rascal! A huge heartfelt thanks once again!


Dr Rob is great, gives my highly strung dufus dog all the time he needs to get through our visits and explains things really well to me. The nurses are really sweet and friendly. We always feel really supported after visits here, especially compared to some vets. That’s the reason I drive all the way from Croydon rather than taking my babies to the vets in my area.


Thanks so much for seeing our collapsed chicken last night. Cinnamon is doing really much better today. Thanks so much for the personalised care, calmness, understanding and also great sense of humor during our visit. Will definitely be switching to your clinic to care for our animal family. Thanks again and highly recommend to all.


We have the most gorgeous divine Ragdoll cat Ellie Grace who has a life threatening parasite. Rob is amazing & so caring. He even phoned me on his day off to give me an update on her results as he knew we would be anxious. He is the best vet doctor & we highly recommend him to all you animal lovers.


Best vet clinic ever. The team are hard working and always helpful. Rob the vet is amazing and can always be trusted to be informative, compassionate and thorough. even the dental cleaning is affordable over any other vet we've tried.
This vet is a hidden gem.

Kat & Michael

I'm so pleased to have recently found this clinic! Dr Rob and the staff are incredibly caring, gentle and warm. They ensure that your beloved pet is as comfortable as possible in what can sometimes be a stressful situation. The 24hr emergency service is invaluable! It was such a comfort to have access to the vet outside of business hours when our dog was showing some worrying symptoms. Thank you, Ivanhoe East Veterinary Hospital!


We at Forever Friends Animal Rescue cannot recommend Ivanhoe East Vet Hospital highly enough. Dr Rob, Karrie and all the staff are incredibly dedicated and caring towards our rescue animals, and treat them equally to their other patients. All our volunteers love visiting this clinic and are hugely grateful for the care they give.

Forever Friends Animal Rescue

We take our dogs to this vet even though it is several suburbs away. I went to a closer vet yesterday morning because I was short of time and got sub standard care. I was worried about my dog’s worsening health as evening came on and Rob at Ivanhoe East took my call and gave us an after hours appointment with excellent care that cost less than the treatment at our closest vet that morning. I have always had great care from Ivanhoe East veterinary hospital from Rob and the locum vets that are there when he is away. I am medically literate as I am a health care professional myself and I cannot recommend them highly enough


With all my animals I am known on a first name basis! I went to Rob one day when I broke a vial of insulin on the weekend and my vet didn't have any. He gave me enough for 3 days, in measured syringes, and didn't charge me for it. That was 3 years ago and since then he has looked after my 3 dogs and 20 year old cat. The team has seen me through all kinds of emergencies and a death, and at all times have been thoughtful, caring and professional. I have called at the oddest and most inconvenient of times and have never been turned away. Once, as I entered with my one year old dog on a leash, she became spooked by a truck rushing past and ran straight across the busy road and up a side street at full pelt. Within 10 seconds, Rob and the vet nurse were in hot pursuit. Eventually she was stopped and we all went panting back to the surgery. That's dedication! I have recommended many people take their animals there and all have become dedicated patients. At our local park, Rob and his staff are well known and respected. Do yourself a favour; if you have an animal in need of care, take them to East Ivanhoe Vet. ( Also, they don't overcharge!)