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Because pets cannot speak and are often masters at disguising symptoms, recognising the signs of illness or injury can be very difficult. It’s times like these that we turn to veterinary diagnostics to get the answers we need.


If stinky breath is keeping you from enjoying those kisses and cuddles, it could be a sign that your companion needs a dental exam (and we’re not talking about your other half).


A pet, no matter how big or small, is more like a part of the family than simply an ‘animal’, so finding out that your pet will need an operation can be extremely nerve wracking.


The Sunshine Coast’s Most Trusted Vet

Welcome to the Battery Hill Veterinary Clinic, a full-service companion-animal clinic, where we truly understand how special your furry friends are and treat them as if they were our own.

The Battery Hill Veterinary Clinic was opened by Dr Ernie Young and Annette Cochrane in October 2015 and it has already been voted as the Sunshine Coast’s most trusted vet.

With more than four decades experience in providing quality care for pets both big and small, and in offering a compassionate service to the people who love them, Ernie and Annette are the team to rely on when your companion-animal needs a little bit of TLC.



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Jacq Frazer

Scoot's dad

I cannot thank Ernie and the team enough. Their skills in dealing with anything vet related from emergency situations to routine vaccination is only matched by their compassion and love for your pet. To have your mind put at ease when your heart is so broken seeing your family member injured is more than you can ever ask for. 

Thanks so much guys, truly! Scoot is lucky to have such wonderful people to take care of him!!


Nicole Jarvis

Owner of Mr Miyagi

Battery Hill Vet Clinic is an extremely kind, honest and trustworthy veterinary service. For me it was really important to find a vet that I trusted to treat my animals without totally ripping me off. So I had a few people refer me to Ernie and I wasn’t disappointed. He took great care of my precious little kitty Mr Miyagi and I feel so relieved knowing that I’ve finally found a vet that is sincere and trustworthy. Ernie is brilliant at what he does and is extremely genuine and compassionate. I will 100% be going back!


Amanda Bridie Pearson

Mum of Bridie

Dr Ernie is amazing! My baby girl Bridie, a Maltese Shit is 11 and had a major operation and both her and I (blubbering mess) were treated with great respect and kindness. I received a call immediately after Bridie was out of surgery and reassured because Dr Ernie knew how desperately worried I was.
This morning after having trouble getting Bridie to take her antibiotic tablets, I went to speak with Dr Ernie. Because Bridie was in a lot of pain and would not let me pick her up and take her to the them, Dr Ernie came to us!! On his lunch break, to give my baby girl a long lasting antibiotic injection. Above and beyond! Never have I met a vet before that cares more for his patients then money. 

Anna Pugh

Owner of Oscar

Thanks so much to Dr Ernie and staff who treated our fur baby dachshund Oscar. We have been so impressed with the level of care and attention to our little man as this was our first time here and to follow up with a call from Ernie today to see how Oscar was doing was so thoughtful and caring. From entering the practice nothing was an issue and my husband was put at ease straight away. Happy to say we have now found a new vet.