24hr veterinary clinic
Good news for pets whose people live within reach of the University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Camperdown. The Faculty of Veterinary Science has announced the opening of the Sydney After-hours Veterinary Emergency Service (SAVES). The service now operates 24 hours a day and on weekends and public holidays.
Dr Graham Swinney, the Teaching Hospital’s veterinary superintendent says, “Just like a human emergency department, we treat our cases based on an assessment of most urgent need. Although it does help if a pet owner calls ahead to give our vets some idea of what they can expect.”
Operating as a pilot program since January, the service has treated well over 200 animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, other small pets and wildlife.
“Our vets have dealt with a wide range of cases from poisonings, gastrointestinal problems and accident victims to difficult births and neurological emergencies,” Dr Swinney says.
The Emergency Clinic
Sydney University Veterinary Teaching Hospital
65 Parramatta Road, Camperdown.
Car park entrance: 500m west on Parramatta Road from Ross Street gate and intersection.
24-hour Emergency Service: (02) 9351 3437.