The Companion Animal Health Centre operates as a primary practice and referral veterinary clinic using the latest industry technology and is staffed by experienced veterinary surgeons, specialists, nurses and University support staff.
The Centre houses six, large, modern consulting rooms; a four-station treatment room; an intensive care unit; a separate isolation facility for infectious disease cases; a pharmacy; and separate wards for cats, small and large dogs, and wildlife cases.
The facility operates with the latest computerised record systems and is equipped with digital radiography and microscopy image storage systems to enable remote viewing of images throughout the centre and pathology suites. It features the latest in clinical and anaesthesia monitoring equipment, ensuring 'best practice' and patient care for cats, dogs, exotic pets or wildlife.
There are two fully-equipped operating theatres with in-light cameras, central sterile supply for instrument preparation, and an anaesthesia preparation area to accommodate up to eight animals simultaneously. Minimally invasive surgery and video-endoscopy allow less painful interventions – especially for diagnostic investigations and biopsies.
Diagnostic Imaging and Ultrasound
The Centre houses separate units for radiology and ultrasound diagnostics as well as dental and oral imaging. These systems are fully digital allowing images to be shared throughout the centre as well as outside the facility with referring veterinarians or other remotely located specialists.
Computed Tomography (CT) is now available.
Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology
The Centre has its own fully equipped in-house diagnostic laboratory for rapid analysis of blood samples. Sophisticated microscopy facilities allow patient-side testing for microbial and parasitic infections. The Centre is also supported by the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory which is staffed by University pathologists and offers more extensive diagnostic services including pathology and parasitology.