After Hours Emergencies
When the Small Animal Clinic and Veterinary Teaching Hospital closes at the end of each day, The Western Animal Emergency Centre (WAEC) takes over which means that there is staff here 24hrs, 7days a week. The service runs from the same place and is staffed full time with dedicated emergency veterinarians and nurses.
Until 9am on Monday 6 January 2014, we service the after-hours emergency needs for the western suburbs of Brisbane and 'take over' when the usual St Lucia hospital, and most other vets, are closed
We perform emergency consultations for any pet in need (be it a wolfhound with tick paralysis, or a kitten with the flu)
We accept many cases from nearby clinics that require intensive monitoring and hospitalisation overnight or on weekends
We are fully equipped to hospitalise critical cases, perform treatments or emergency surgery as necessary. We also have specialist surgeons available to perform some of the more difficult emergency surgeries
Until 9am on Monday 6 January 2014, we are also available for phone advice 24-7
Please note after-hours fees apply to all consultations. Treatment costs will be discussed at time of consultation.
After 9am on Monday 6 Janaury, our Centre will close as the final phase of the School of Veterinary Science's move to the UQ Gatton campus - a move which commenced in 2010 following the construction of world-class veterinary training and clinical facilities at the Gatton Campus. A 24 hour emergency service is already open and operating from the Gatton campus.