Emergency Vet Hospital
Emergency Vet: Always Open, Always There for Your Pet
If you have a pet that has been in an accident or is sick, come directly to our emergency vet at SAI Veterinary Hospital, no matter the day or hour. We are always open and ready to provide medical care, even late at night and in the early morning hours. You don’t need to phone us ahead. Just come to our animal emergency centre.
What You Should Know About Our Animal Emergency Service
If someone can safely call us while you are driving, they are welcome to let us know you’re on your way. SAI Veterinary Hospital is always on standby, but in some cases, it will help us to know the type of animal emergency you have before you arrive.
- Our emergency vet in Perth offers general veterinary services and treatment for very sick and injured animals. We have a fully-equipped intensive care facility with life support, including mechanical ventilation and oxygen therapy units for individual pets.
- As soon as you arrive, we will get to work stabilising your pet, treating their wounds or illness, and provide them with pain relief if necessary. We have a multi-purpose surgical suite where our vets can operate under anaesthesia or sedation any time the need arises.
- We have full diagnostic equipment on-site. This includes digital radiology and ultrasound, a laboratory, endoscopy, and a range of high-level monitoring equipment so that we can respond to changes in your pet’s medical condition.
Tips for When You Have an Animal Emergency
Animals do not always show obvious signs of being sick or injured. They might make very little or no noise. This behaviour varies, however, and some animals may make noises you are not used to hearing from them. Both can be an indication that they are in medical distress. Our Perth emergency vet clinic is always open, so if you are not sure, phone us for advice.
- Animals may become defensive or try to hide away when sick. If you notice strange behaviour or a lack of normal behaviour you are used to seeing, both can mean something is wrong. If your pet is hiding away, not coming when called, or not interested in food or play, these can be signs of injury or illness.
- Vomiting, diarrhoea, bleeding, and limping are also clear signs of an illness or injury. It is usually best to come to the vet in all these cases. If there has been an accident or incident, such as a fire nearby, it’s always a good idea to check where your pets are and if they are safe.
- It is also best not to try to treat an animal emergency yourself. Do not give your pet your human medication. This includes paracetamol (Panadol) or ibuprofen, which is very poisonous for cats and dogs. If they have swallowed medication not intended for them, or anything that may be poisonous, bring them to the vet as quickly as possible. Some food that is fine for humans, such as chocolate and garlic, are deadly to pets.
About SAI Veterinary Hospital
SAI is an emergency veterinary hospital in Willetton, Perth. We offer full veterinary services for routine check-ups, vaccinations, and dental care, to name a few. Our key values are trust, patience, and compassion.
There’s always someone there to help, whether you have an animal emergency or not. Bring your pet in for their next check-up and get to know our qualified vets and nurses. Feel free to contact us for an appointment.