(08) 9412 5700
Unit 1, 640 Beeliar Drive, Success, WA 6164
No referral necessary
What to do in an emergency
WAVES has a dedicated emergency and critical care service staffed by both specialist and non-specialist veterinarians with experience in dealing with animals with severe life-threatening problems.
The service is open for emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY
Think there is a problem?
If you think your pet has a problem after hours, call us on 9412 5700 for advice. During normal working hours, you should start with contacting your veterinarian for advice. Depending on the nature of the problem, we may recommend that you bring your pet down to WAVES for a consultation with a veterinarian. Your veterinarian may also decide to refer you directly to our emergency department should your pet require immediate urgent attention.
If you have a large dog that is unable to walk or get up, place it on a strong sheet / large towel and stretcher it into the car. Leave the sheet in place so that you can stretcher your dog out of the car when you arrive. Let our friendly staff know if you need assistance to get your dog out of your car.
24 HOUR SUPPORT
If you need to visit the hospital after hours, please note the front door will be locked for security reasons. Please use the doorbell provided to let us know you need assistance and we will attend to you promptly.
THE TRIAGE SYSTEM
How our Emergency Service works
The emergency service operates on a triage basis. When you first come into the hospital, a veterinary nurse will evaluate your pet to determine how severe his/her problem is. This means that if your pet has a severe, immediately life-threatening problem, he/she will not be made to wait until everyone else has been attended to. If your pet needs immediate attention, we will provide the required care immediately.
We deal with a whole range of problems like snail bait toxicities, rat bait toxicities, motor vehicular accidents, vomiting, diarrhoea, parvovirus, fractures, cuts, anaphylaxis, allergic reactions, bites and bruises.
Using a combination of diagnostic equipment like ultrasound and x-rays in addition to an in-house laboratory that can process blood tests within 10 minutes, we are able to provide rapid, effective and care of the highest quality available to every animal that presents to us.
DURING AN EMERGENCY
Call Us Immediately
Phone Number: (08) 9412 5700
WAVES Address: Unit 1, 640 Beeliar Drive, Success, WA, 6164
If your pet is in an emergency situation please call us so that we can assess the situation. No referrals are necessary for emergencies.
How Much Does An Emergency Vet Visit Cost?
The initial consult price starts at $195 and increases to $250 on public holidays. Additionally, there are many different procedures that your pet may require. Radiographs average between $350-1000. Blood and urine tests between $100-1200. IV fluids and hospitalisation between $300-600 every 12 hours. Surgery between $1000-4000 depending on complexity. Estimated costs will be discussed during your consultation with the veterinarian.
Urinary obstruction: $2500-6000
Caesarean section: $3000-5000
Gastric dilation and volvulus: $6000-9000
Intestinal foreign body: $5000-9000
Congestive heart failure: $1500-4000
Minor wound repair & anaesthesia: $1200-2500
Endoscopic foreign body retrieval: $1500-3000
WE WORK WITH YOUR VET
Continuity of Care
To ensure that continuity of care is provided, we will notify your primary care veterinarian of your pet’s visit to WAVES. If your pet is treated and stable, they may be discharged directly from WAVES. If ongoing care is required during normal business hours, you may elect for your pet to either continue receiving care at WAVES or to be discharged to the care of your primary care veterinarian.