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Gawler Animal Hospital
76 Adelaide Road
Gawler South
SA 5118

Phone:
08 8522 3500

Facilities

All of our staff members love what they do here and we think that shines through in the way they deal with both pets and clients. As well as having great staff, we've made an ongoing commitment to provide the most up-to-date facilities to provide you and your pets with the level of service you deserve. One result of this commitment is that we've been awarded hospital status by the Veterinary Surgeons Board of South Australia. To achieve this award, and to maintain our accreditation, we're examined regularly to ensure we keep up very high standards. As a result, we're confident in our ability to provide you with a fantastic level of care for your pets. Some of the features of our hospital include the following:

  • Operating Theatre - we perform all types of surgery from routine desexing to advanced orthopaedics so we can cover all of your pets needs
  • Anaesthetics - as pet owners ourselves, we understand how stressful it can be to owners of surgical patients. Our advanced anaesthetic monitoring equipment (and staff training) means safety for your pet during surgery and peace of mind for you as an owner
  • Radiology and Ultrasound Suite - this allows us to detect underlying conditions and get to the bottom of what may be ailing your pet
  • Dental Capability - dental disease is incredibly common amongst dogs and cats, even as early as 1-2 years of age. We work very hard to prevent gingivitis, dental decay and toothache but, also, we have all the facilities to treat those problems when they occur.  
  • Pathology facilities - we perform our own blood and urine analyses with a very rapid turnaround time.  This means we can be on top of treatment straight away and get your pets started back on the road to recovery as soon as possible.
  • Hospital Ward facilities - Reducing stress is an important feature of what we do with hospitalised animals and we go to great lengths to provide a comfortable and relaxed stay for your pet.
  • Parking facilities - we're located in a very accessible spot on the main street of Gawler and have ample parking space which is safe and free from the concerns of surrounding heavy traffic 

Services

Gawler Animal Hospital is a full service hospital - this means we can be a 'one-stop-shop' for all your pets healthcare needs. Unlike a human hospital, we also provide all the services you'd associate with a general practice. Of course, we also provide all of the more complex technical services you'd expect in your own hospital! Whatever your pets require, we are able to provide and the list of our services includes:

  • Dentistry - our goal is to keep your pet's mouth healthy and pain-free
  • Vaccinations and Health-checks - avoiding disease is greatly preferable to treatment and the best way to achieve this is by regular vaccination and health checks. This allows early detection (and therefore treatment) of any disease process
  • Pathology Service - as well as testing for suspected disease processes, we also recommend regular, routine screening to ensure your pet is staying healthy and disease-free
  • Microchipping - provides you with peace of mind that, if your pet is ever lost, you have a much greater chance of being re-united in rapid time
  • Worming, heartworm prevention and flea control - parasites are a frequent pest amongst the South Australian pet population. We'll give you the most up to date advice on how to prevent any unwanted 'stowaways'!
  • X-Rays, Ultrasounds and Electrocardiograms (ECG's) - we have all the best facilities and training to provide you with a complete diagnosis in a timely manner
  • Medical and Surgical Services - our staff spend long hours of continuing education so that they can stay abreast of the latest information. This means you can be confident you'll be getting the very best of advice and treatment, however complex the case.
  • Post-operative care and pain relief - as anyone who has undergone surgery will know, post-operative pain can be a significant feature of recovery. We go to great lengths to ensure that any post-operative pain is minimised (even in relatively straightforward surgeries such as desexing).
  • Wildlife, Exotic and Pocket Pets - we recognise that our clients have very varied tastes in their choice of pets. We have staff with the training and interest in 'exotic' pets  to provide you with care and advice for some of the more unusual pets out there!
  • Puppy Parties (Puppy Pre-School) - the early stages in a pup's life are a critical time in terms of socialisation and behaviour training. To assist you with this, we provide comprehensive 'Puppy Play School and Puppy Pre-School courses. Pups and owners seem to love this and the result is a well-balanced, well-behaved and well socialised member of society!!
  • Dietary Advice - We use Hills Petfoods diets exclusively as we believe in their products and see the benefits to dogs and cats. Our staff can advise you as to which diet is most suitable for your pet
  • Weight Watching Programmes (Gawler South Slimmers) - unfortunately, many of our pets have over-achieved when it comes to their dietary requirements! This leaves them open to developing conditions such as heart disease, arthritis, kidney disease and diabetes. We'd prefer not to see this happen and we provide a free weight-loss program for our pets. It's effective and pets feel much better when they lose those extra kilos!