The Outpatients clinic offers not only an invaluable first-opinion service to the surrounding northern suburbs of Pretoria, but also provides extremely important student training, with consultations being carried out by final veterinary students under the direct supervision of an experienced clinician. Consultations are by prior appointment, in order to maximise patient care and client service, and take longer than normal veterinary consultations, due to the training component.
Minor procedures (cat castrations, abscesses etc) are carried out during the course of the day, in a well-equipped procedure area, or, if necessary, a small attached theatre. Patients are safely housed in a ward close by, and a completely separate isolation ward allows for the hospitalisation and intensive nursing of puppies with contagious parvo virus (‘cat flu’/’katgriep’).
After-hours emergencies are also catered for, and are stabilised with the help of the latest emergency drugs and equipment. A small x-ray unit is attached to the procedure area to aid emergency staff with diagnosis of fractures, foreign bodies, etc.
Weekdays: 09.00 – 10.00 14.00 – 19.00
Public Holidays: 09.00 – 10.00 17.00 – 19.00
(Monday mornings may be reserved for student training – please check with hospital reception when you phone to make an appointment)
Emergency Service to clients
Please call the 24 hour emergency number and request assistance.
Private veterinarians wishing to refer an emergency after hours should call the 24 hour emergency number and discuss the case with the clinician on duty.
The 24 hour emergency telephone number is +27 12 529 8000