Small Animal Clinics (dogs and cats)
The Small Animal Clinics examine and treat dog and cat patients for a variety of conditions and diseases. Some patients are referred from private veterinary practices (see referral information below), while others are local cases (see below). All patients are seen by appointment only.
Three separate clinics concentrate on different veterinary disciplines:
Small Animal Medicine is responsible for the treatment and management of complicated tick fever (Babesia Canis) and tick bite fever (Erlichia Canis) as well as many other medical conditions such as chronic renal failure; pancreatitis; serious skin problems; poisonings; seizures and cancer.
Tel +27 529 8128 or 8096
Small Animal Surgery investigates musculo-skeletal problems and treats/manages traumatic injuries caused by dog bites, motor vehicles etc. Theatre procedures are carried out to correct/repair a diverse range of bone and soft tissue conditions such as fractures; disc prolapses; tumour removals etc. Tel +27 12 529 8087
Small Animal Reproduction looks at the reproductive health of dogs and cats and also investigates reproductive problems and diseases. Pregnancy scans; artificial inseminations (AI's); oestrus monitoring and caesarian surgery are performed by the clinic on a daily basis. Tel +27 12 529 8111/8273
1. Routine dog and cat sterilisations and castrations are managed by the Small Animal surgery clinic, and appointments for such operations are made by calling the faculty switchboard Tel +27 12 529 8000 and asking for hospital reception (specifically, Mrs van Wyngaardt).
2. Pregnancy blood test results are available from the Hormone Lab Tel +27 12 529 8216
Intensive Care Unit
The Intensive Care Unit is a 24 hour care facility which functions 365 days a year. Cases are transferred to the unit from within the hospital (mainly from the Small Animal Clinics) when patients are critically ill, post operative, or need continuous monitoring. They are then returned to the clinic concerned, once stabilised.
The unit is equipped with fluid pumps for intravenous fluid administration, monitors for blood pressure, blood oxygenation, heart rate and rhythm (ECG), oxygen chambers, a ventilator for patients requiring mechanical ventilation, BAIR hugger for hypothermic patients, suction apparatus and a mini-lab where many blood tests can be performed after hours.
Qualified veterinary nursing sisters are on duty day and night, and are assisted by final year veterinary students and veterinary nursing students. Clinicians are on call at all times. Tel +27 12 529 8211.