Gungahlin Veterinary Hospital and Gungahlin Cat Hospital are recognised as an Australian Small Animal Veterinarians Group Accredited Hospital of Excellence. We are honoured to be one of approximately 60 veterinary hospitals nation-wide with this accreditation.
The Accredited Veterinary Hospital Scheme recognises companion animal practices that achieve the highest levels of quality healthcare and practice management in innovative, state-of-the art hospital facilities. This accreditation is a reflection of the excellent level of care that we provide, in a purpose-built environment with an extensive range of modern equipment to assist us in providing accurate diagnosis and care for your pet. Within our hospital we have installed automated pathology machines, IV drip pumps as well as radiology, ultrasound, ECG and endoscopy equipment.
Gungahlin Cat Hospital is accredited as a Gold level Cat Friendly Clinic under the International Cat Care/International Society of Feline Medicine Cat Friendly Clinic program. The program aims to promote well-being and high standards of care for all cats visiting or being hospitalised in a veterinary clinic. Under the program, a clinic has to prove rigorous adherence to a set of criteria which includes provision of facilities and demonstration of staff activities and attitudes aimed at reducing stress in cats, both as in-patients and out-patients. The criteria includes having separate dog and cat waiting areas, feline-friendly hospitalisation cages, and veterinary equipment specifically for treating cats. Most importantly, staff are encouraged to approach and handle cats sensitively and respectfully. Clinics are expected to maintain high standards of veterinary care, including continuing to update their knowledge of feline medicine as new knowledge becomes available. GCH is proud to have achieved this internationally recognised accreditation at the highest level. Cat owners can find out more about International Cat Care and the Cat Friendly Clinic initiative at www.catfriendlyclinic.org.