Western Australian Veterinary Emergency & Specialty
24 hour/365 days
P: 9412 5700
640 Beeliar Drive
Medicine - client information
We understand that this can be a distressing and concerning time for owners when their pet has a problem the cause of which is usually obscure, and we try to reduce this as much as possible by being open, honest and communicative and by supporting owners in a professional manner. We discuss our findings with pet owners on a daily basis and will always update clients daily as to their pet's progress since most medical investigations will require a period of hospitalisation.
Things you need to know:
I’ve been referred for an outpatient service what does this mean?
What should I bring with me?
What can I expect?
Typically, after an initial consultation, a patient will be admitted for further investigations (e.g. blood tests, radiographs, ultrasound or endoscopy) or maybe re-admitted at another time at the owner’s convenience. After investigations, the pet may need to go back home to await results, but some may need to stay in for supportive treatment and care, depending on how unwell they are.
Discussion of tests and treatments required
The medicine clinician examining your animal will determine what tests and treatment your case requires, and will discuss these requirements with you. An estimate of the cost of investigations and treatment will be discussed with you.
Please feel free during the consultation to ask any questions and discuss any worries that you might have.
How will I find out what is happening?
One of the most important aspects of treatment is the follow up. Depending on the specific problem with your pet, this may be managed by your own vet or by the team at WAVES. Do not hesitate to contact us in the future.
By law we are only allowed to supply medication for an animal under our care, which means that we must have seen your pet with the preceding 6 months. If you would like us to supply you with medication for your pet and it has been longer than 6 months since we reviewed your pet, you will be required to come in for a re-visit consultation.
Hospital Now Open
WAVES is the newest veterinary referral and emergency facility in Australia. With specialists in internal medicine, diagnostic imaging, emergency & critical care and surgery, we aim to provide advanced and comprehensive care for the pets of Perth and WA