We are also equipped and trained in exotic species that include avian, reptiles, rabbits, Guinea pigs, ferrets, rats, mice, turtles and even frogs. We are always training in our effort to maintain the highest standard of patient care.
With surgery comes anaesthesia and understandably, many pet owners are concerned about veterinary procedures that require an anaesthetic on their pet. Getting as much information and preparation beforehand can assist this, which may include blood testing, stabilisation with fluid therapy or further ancillary testing.
At SAH we aim to reduce the risks of anaesthesia with careful patient preparations, planning, monitoring and a team fully trained in the event of an emergency. After an anaesthetic, your pet will be put in recovery, where it will be supervised by a designated surgical assist nurse in either the cat, dog or a specific exotics ward.
We aim to ensure our patients feel comfortable by the time we discharge them to go home. If this is not possible, we may recommend discharge to an overnight emergency facility, who can continue the 24-hour care your pet requires. At discharge, your pet will have a plan for recovery, which will be discussed with you by one of our veterinarians or nurses.