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If you cat becomes unwell we are able to investigate and treat almost all possible medical conditions including skin, allergies, ear, eye and gastrointestinal problems. We use our in-house blood analysers, microscopes and x-rays to reach the correct diagnosis. We then look after your cat in our air conditioned hospital facilities.

Our hospital is cat friendly. It is very important to us that your cat is not stressed and very comfortable during their stay. We may ask for any teddy’s or special blankets image img_1928your cat has to comfort them should they need to stay with us. We always keep cats separated from dogs because we have a designated cat ward.

Unfortunately we do not have staff on the premises 24 hours a day. If your cat needs to stay overnight with us we have an off-site infra-red camera monitoring system. Our vets will be able to check on your cat all through the night and talk to them to check they are OK. If there is any reason for concern they will go into the hospital and provide the care that is needed immediately.

Our specially designed cat ward is quiet and peaceful if your cat should have to stay the night. Their bedding is sprayed with Feliway and classical music is played – studies have suggested that cats prefer classical music because it contains tempos and frequencies that match purring for example. Cats become more calm, confident and tolerant throughout their clinical experience.

If your cat needs through-the-night care we can easily arrange transfer to one of the local emergency centres (either WAVES or Murdoch) for overnight care.

 

Surgical Services

Here at Foothills Animal Hospital our vets have 37+ years of surgical experience between them. We can do most surgeries on site at the hospital in our custom designed theatre. If specialised surgeons are required we can either have them come on site or we are able to liaise with local specialist surgeons to get your pet the best of care they need. IMG_4362

Soft tissue surgery means that it is not related to bones. It includes procedures such as de-sexing, exploratory laporotomies, caesareans, lump removals, biopsies, wound stitch-ups, removal of intestinal foreign bodies – the list is endless!

A very common soft tissue surgery is the removal of lumps. Some lumps may require a biopsy prior to removal to help understand whether they are cancerous or not, we can do these biopsy’s on site in our lab or send them to an external lab for further testing. The information from these biopsy’s assists our vet’s in planning the surgery accordingly to give your pet the best possible outcome.

If you find a lump or bump on your pet please make an appointment to visit one of our veterinarians to discuss any surgery your pet may require.

Orthopaedic surgery is any surgery that is related to bones or joints. Which includes procedures such as fracture repairs and ligament repairs.
Here at Foothills our veterinarians’ high level of expertise and our practice’s fully equipped theatre allows us to perform certain orthopaedic surgical procedures that your pet may require. These may include:

  • Cranial cruciate ligament repair
  • Fracture (broken bone) repair
  • Amputations for severe injuries or bone cancer cases