Emergencies do not keep to office hours, and sometimes there are severe cases that need immediate attention.
At Hillside Vet, our emergency services operate during Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 18:30 and Saturday from 9:00 till 13:00, so there is always staff on hand to deal with life-threatening issues as they come in. However, if you can phone in beforehand, we recommend doing so. This will give us more time to prepare to help your beloved pet.
You can trust that your pet will be in good hands.
Medical & Surgical Cases
Surgery is sometimes the most effective way to treat severe injuries and disorders.
At Hillside Vet, we have state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to provide a full range of surgical services. These services include standard spaying and neutering to more advanced, specialised procedures.
Our vets is mainly responsible for assessing and treating all medical and surgical cases. He understands that surgery is stressful for a pet owner, so he will walk you through the entire process and help you make the best decision regarding your pet's treatment options. Patient safety and comfort will always be our priority.
After all surgical procedures, we will ensure that your pet recovers quickly and minimises discomfort.
Our clinic is equipped with an entire X-Ray facility to examine your pet's bones, internal organs and tissues so we can diagnose and treat a range of medical conditions.
Do I need to prepare my pet beforehand?
No, however, if your pet needs an X-Ray, we will explain the whole procedure to you beforehand and why it is needed.
Will my pet need to be sedated?
To get a clear X-Ray, sedation is often necessary to ensure that your pet remains still and compliant when positioning them. However, if your pet is calm and can lie comfortably in the required position, they won't need to be sedated.
If your pet needs an X-Ray of the spine, skull or teeth, sedation will be needed to relax their muscles.
Are X-Rays Safe?
They're generally considered safe for our pets, but radiation is involved, so we only use them when it is essential.
How much will it cost?
There is a range of factors that influence veterinary X-Rays, including the size of your pet, the area being x-rayed, or whether sedation was needed. If you are concerned about the cost, speak to us about an estimate before proceeding.