University’s animal health centre gains accreditation

University of Adelaide's Equine and Production Animal Health Centre students and staff pose with dogs, horses, and a sheep.

Back row: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students Amie Kapusniak and Jock Goold with horses. Front row: DVM Students Lok Yiu Yoki Pang (left) and Kellie Adamson (right) with dogs, and Gregg McKee, Large Animal Technician (centre), with the sheep.

The University of Adelaide’s Equine and Production Animal Health Centre has been accredited as a hospital by the Veterinary Surgeons Board of South Australia (VSBSA).

The centre, which is located at the University’s Roseworthy campus, provides the highest standard of equine veterinary care, housing specialist veterinarians, general practitioners, technicians and staff.

The University’s Companion Animal Health Centre, which treats small domestic animals, gained accreditation as a hospital in (INSERT DATE).

With both centres now being accredited this means that the Roseworthy site is the only veterinary hospital facility in South Australia which can cater for all domestic species from large to small animals.

The centre will welcome increasingly complex cases that will receive world-class treatment as a result of the accreditation. There will also be greater opportunities to recruit new experts to expand on the research already being undertaken.

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Roseworthy provides a comprehensive range of veterinary health services and medical treatments for all animals. Whether it be cats, dogs, horses, farm animals, native or exotic species, the dedicated and caring vets and nurses work around the clock to care for animals.

A general practice service is available as well as a referral centre for complex cases and after-hours emergency care. Hospitalised patients receive round-the-clock veterinary care.

Under the VSBSA’s prestigious accreditation scheme, only accredited facilities may refer to themselves as a veterinary or animal hospital.

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