WAVES is staffed with Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) Specialist, Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (DACVECC) and experienced emergency veterinarians. Specialists or Diplomates of the ACVECC (DACVECC) may be the primary clinician for your pet, or your pet may be under the care of an experienced veterinarian who can request assistance from the Specialist or Diplomate at any time if required in the evaluation, monitoring and treatment of your critically ill or injured pet.
Any patient who is considered to have a significant risk of death in the near future can benefit from being under the care of a veterinary emergency and critical care specialist or experienced emergency veterinarian.
WAVES is able to provide emergency and critical care services to support your pet and in order to provide the best outcome possible. This includes:
- Pain relief including continuous rate infusions, epidurals and local anaesthetic techniques
- Intravenous fluid and electrolyte therapy
- Oxygen administration and mechanical ventilation
- Blood and plasma transfusions
- Critical care monitoring
- Immediate laboratory diagnostic tests including biochemistry, haematology, electrolytes, blood gas analysis, coagulation testing, parvovirus antigen, feline leukaemia and feline immunodeficiency virus testing, etc
- Radiology and Ultrasonography
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), defibrillation and advanced post-resuscitation care and support
- Nutritional support including placement of feeding tubes and intravenous nutrition
- Peritoneal dialysis
- Emergency surgery
WAVES provides a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. Call WAVES on 9412 5700 to find out how our services can benefit your pet.