Small Animal Hospital and Surgery
Our Small Animal Hospitals are located at WestVETS Anstead in the Western suburbs of Brisbane and WestVETS Marburg on the Warrego Highway. Our state of the art facilities and diagnostic equipment enable us to provide specialised medical and surgical care for your family pets.
WestVETS Animal Hospitals are committed to compassion, quality and affordable Veterinary care.
Consultation By Appointment
In order to meet time constraints and to ensure as prompt service as possible, we conduct consultations by appointments. Our consultation hours are 8:30am-11am and 3pm-5:30pm Mon-Fri, and 8am-12pm Sat. Should you have an emergency we will assist you promptly. Surgery occurs between 11am and 3pm weekdays.
Our family pets are cared for in the hospital while they are being treated or are waiting for routine day surgery such as desexing. They may also have a brief stay here prior to having xrays or ultrasound examination. Our nursing staff likes to give each animal individual attention. Nurses are in attendance to ensure patients are monitored and treated when required.
Soft Tissue Surgery
At WestVETS we perform all types of soft tissue surgery including but no limited to lump removals, wound repairs, abdominal surgery, caesarians and routine desexings.
The experienced Veterinarians at WestVETS perform many orthopaedic surgeries but if necessary visiting orthopaedic specialists are available for more complex procedures.
Surgery on dogs, cats and other small animals is conducted in the small animal operating theatre. This room is equipped with an operating table, anaesthetic machine and heart and pulse monitors. Modern techniques in anaesthetic monitoring and intensive care are employed. Our anaesthetic regime is similar to that used in human hospitals.
At WestVETS we perform a large range of in-house laboratory testing. We offer pre-anaesthetic blood tests to ensure your pet is medically fit before surgery as well as geriatric screening and general health profiles. Our in-house laboratory services include haematology, biochemistry, blood gases, electrolytes and cytology. We can also run diagnostic tests for Heartworm Disease, Feline Leukaemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. Access to a regional laboratory permits reliable test results for all other conditions.
We recommend routine desexing of all animals not part of a breeding program in order to minimise associated health and behavioural problems. The ideal age for desexing is 5-6 months.
Visiting Specialist Surgeons and Specialist Ophthalmologists regularly visit our Hospitals and are always available for more complicated cases. Our Veterinarians are regularly in contact with medical Specialists as well.