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WELCOME TO BRISBANE VETERINARY SPECIALIST CENTRE

What is different about BVSC and a general veterinary clinic?

A Veterinary Hospital is defined by Council (http://www.prsc.qld.gov.au/ ) as a veterinary facility where animals may be hospitalized overnight whereas a clinic provides facilities for day patients only.

A full town planning application was submitted to the Pine Rivers Shire Council for the development of BVSC and the facility has been approved without conditions as a Veterinary Hospital.  This involved two independent sound engineers’ reports and a traffic impact assessment.  All approvals are in place and the building is designed to meet all the local council requirements.

BVSC is a purpose built Veterinary Hospital.  The building is approximately 1000 square meters of hospital with an underground car park.

Where is BVSC located

BVSC is located in a community service development just opposite the Albany Creek State School on the intersection of Old Northern Road and Keong Road in Albany Creek.  The intersection is controlled by traffic lights with turning lane signals.

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How far is BVSC from the CBD of Brisbane?

BVSC is about 14 km from the Brisbane CBD with easy access from Old Northern Road which is a divided, four lane road at Albany Creek.  Recent road improvements have allowed traffic to move freely from the city to BVSC. Patients who live south of the Brisbane river and utilize either the Gateway Bridge or the Clem 7 Tunnel will receive a $10 credit off their account to cover the cost of tolls.

Parking at BVSC

BVSC has ample, free underground car parking with an allocated disabled carpark space with easy access to the reception entrance.

Can I easily get my pet into the hospital?

BVSC has wheel chair access and our friendly staff will help debilitated pets into the hospital.  All you need to do is park in the patient pickup zone and our nurses and doctors will expertly and safely get your pet into the hospital for evaluation and treatment.

Are cats looked after at BVSC?

A special partially isolated section in the waiting room is allocated for cats and there is a separate cat ward in the hospital including a spacious cat run as well.  The cat ward has windows providing a nice outlook, is air-conditioned and is spacious and naturally is very clean and hygienic. At BVSC we understand how fussy cats can sometimes be, therefore we stock many different types of foods to ensure we have something that your cat will enjoy, all special medical dietary requirements are catered for.

What are the hospital’s facilities like for dogs?

Dogs come in many shapes and sizes and all can be accommodated at BVSC.  There are heated cages and this includes heated runs for very large dogs that also need special tender loving care and we have adequate soft bedding to ensure the greatest comfort. There is a secure dog exercise yard and all patients who do not have mobility restrictions are walked regularly 24hrs per day. Those who require a bath while in hospital are treated to indoor warm water baths using soap free shampoo's so as to not cause problems with your pets regualr flea control. Dogs in hospital at BVSC are fed high quality Veterinary diets and as with our feline patients we will adhere to special medical dietary requirements.

What care will my animal receive if staying overnight?

There will are Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarians and Nurses on duty in the Hospital every night.  Critical patients will receive 24 hour supervised care and our specialists are on call.

Will my Veterinarian know what is going on with my pet?

We have a policy to always inform the referring Veterinarian at every stage of evaluation, treatment and follow-up.  Our computer records system allows us to update your veterinarian via email, fax or letters.  We are in frequent telephone contact with our referring veterinarians and we invite them to observe surgeries and procedures.  We work very closely with your veterinarian.

Can I visit my pet while he or she is hospitalized?

At BVSC we understand that pets are an important part of your family life and like human hospitals you are able to visit your pet family members here at BVSC.

Whilst your pet is in hospital you may wish to visit and this is often possible but must be cleared by the Specialist who is caring for your pet during his or her stay at BVSC. We have a special room for visiting those less critical patients to allow you to spend some private time with your pet and for those more critically ill pets we are able to have you visit for short periods of time in ICU.