Unfortunately, there are times when our pets need to stay in hospital. While we always endeavour to get out patients home as quickly as possible sometimes they need ongoing medications, nursing care or monitoring by our veterinary team. Rest assured we try and make every pet’s stay in hospital as comfortable as possible.
Our hospital wards are designed and built to provide as much comfort as possible while still allowing treatments, monitoring and infection control to be achieved.
We have a dedicated dog ward that can hospitalise up to 26 dogs if needed. Our stainless steel cages are insulated to provide warmth and reduce noise. Each patient is housed in its own cage and provided with a warm blanket as well as food and water if their condition allows. With 4 large dog runs we can cater for even the largest canines!
Our feline patients are housed separately in their own ward to reduce stress. This ward is also used to house our smaller patients such as rabbits, guinea pigs and birds. In the case where we have a patient hospitalised with an infectious disease (e.g. parvovirus) this ward converts into our isolation ward. With written and practiced protocols in place we can isolate any patient and remove the potential spread of disease.
Reptiles and amphibians are housed in their own separate ward. Each animal is contained within a secure, ventilated enclosure that can be independently heated and lit if needed. We even have specialised facilities for hospitalising venomous snakes!
Intensive care patients can be continuously monitored in our ICU/Recovery cages located in our Treatment Room. With staff continuously observing animals in this area any change in a patient’s condition can be quickly noted and acted upon. Those patients requiring oxygen, additional heating or even nebulisation of medications into the air are catered for using our state-of-the-art ICU unit. This highly specialised piece of equipment allows even the most critical care patients to be managed.
We utilise a revolutionary iPad-based system to monitor and treat all hospitalised patients. Known as SmartFlow, every day our veterinarians plan each hospitalised pet’s requirements such as medications, intravenous fluids and feeding. This is entered in system and alerts the nursing staff when each item is due. This way we ensure the highest standard of care with no treatments missed or overlooked!
The Karingal Veterinary Hospital is open 7 days a week.
Our hours are
- 8am-8pm Monday-Friday,
- 9am-5pm Saturday,
- 9am-1pm Sunday,
* We are closed on public holidays.