Patient Wards

At Southern Tablelands Veterinary Hospital we have several types of hospital accommodation to ensure your pet receives the level of care they need when they have to stay with us. 

As a purpose built, architecturally designed facility, we have a work flow that allows for effective patient ward monitoring. We have hospital grade vinyl on the floors and walls allowing for thorough disinfection which makes hospital infections extremely unlikely to occur. We routinely use the recommended hospital grade disinfectants that kill parvo and feline respiratory disease viruses. We regularly use flea bombs when the hospital is empty. 

All pet wards are climate controlled to ensure no matter what the weather is, your pet will maintain their optimum body temperature. Our air conditioning is centralised and filters regularly cleaned and maintained.

We have separate cat and dog wards which contain stainless steel cages that are well maintained, cleaned after every use and large enough to keep your pet comfortable. In the cat ward we use friendly cat smells from Feliway Atomisers to help ease the stress and anxiety of being hospitalised and provide igloo like sleeping arrangements so that cat’s feel safe. We strive for a “fear free” environment with gentle handling and adequate anti-anxiety and sedative medication if required. All our nurses are skilled in monitoring pain and the vital signs of our patients.

We have a large number of fluid pumps that ensure fluids are maintained overnight and heating pads for animals that need help maintaining their temperature. 

There are indoor dog runs that allow larger dogs to be housed more comfortably. We also have outside runs that allow dogs more room to move around and to enjoy some sunshine.

For the more serious cases we have intensive care cages that allow patients to be carefully monitored and receive oxygen if required.

We also have an isolation ward and cages for infectious diseases such as parvo virus in dogs and cat respiratory disease. We follow strict hygiene protocols in these areas.