About

The UQ VETS Small Animal Hospital values every animal and offers unrivalled medical, surgical and diagnostic services for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, small mammals and fish.

Our fully staffed emergency and critical care service is open 24 hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Collaborative approach

Our teams of UQ VETS Small Animal Hospital specialists and primary care clinicians work collaboratively, and we will always include you in making decisions about the treatment of your pet.

Our hospital features: 

  • large reception area so we can separate cats and dogs from birds and exotic species
  • onsite dispensary for easy provision of prescriptions and medicines
  • cat-only and avian/exotics-only consult rooms
  • tinted windows in our consult rooms to minimise any distress
  • dedicated wards for dogs, cats and reptiles/wildlife
  • dedicated spaces for procedures, treatments, isolation and emergency/intensive care
  • cameras for monitoring your pets while they recover
  • comfortable and shaded outside spaces dedicated to dogs and other small animals
  • temperature-regulated enclosures and incubators for bird hatching.

Training tomorrow’s veterinary stars

As well as being a companion animal hospital for primary care and specialist services, UQ VETS Small Animal Hospital is also a teaching hospital for undergraduate veterinary students.

Usually associated with a university, a veterinary teaching hospital is a practicing clinic that trains veterinarians and veterinary nurses/technicians on clinical placement.

We consider cases in intensive “rounds” and discussion groups with students, specialists and academics, which allows us to meet each patient’s unique health concerns.

So not only is your pet receiving best-practice veterinary care, but you’re also helping us to train future generations of veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Essential research

Clinical trials are essential to investigate better treatments, therapies and diagnostic tests.

We link UQ researchers and clients to offer our patients the latest in scientific advancements and to pave the way to improve the welfare of your pets.