What is a pet hospital?
A pet hospital is a place used for diagnosing and surgically or medically treating diseased or injured animals that are maintained and operated by a licensed veterinarian. Patients tend to be referred from vet practices, for more complex services that cannot be carried out a standard veterinary surgery. They invest in specialist equipment to deliver treatment and monitor pets with complicated diagnoses. Animals can be seen and discharged on the same day, or sometimes kept in over several days to recover if a complex surgery is required.
A Veterinary Hospital is likely to have boarding stalls and kennels to be used for observation, recovery and quarantine. Treatment of pets can usually be covered by pet insurance up to a certain limit if the owner pays monthly.
Services provided at a Veterinary & Pet Hospital include Cardiology, Dentistry, Diagnostic Imaging, Internal Medicine, Laparoscopy, Neurology, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Physiotherapy and more. Some clinics also have the ability to perform video consultations in the current climate to help triage the patient to avoid going to the pet hospital unless it is beneficial, and advise on the best care for the animal.