Hospitalisation of Pets

If your pet is admitted to Oakwood for a procedure or further investigation rest assured that they will be well cared for by our dedicated team which includes multiple night staff in our 24-hour hospital.

Your pet may be admitted by your clinician or by one of our referral nurses. A consent form will be discussed, and all contact information will be confirmed with yourself. Any medication that your pet may already be prescribed can be passed to our team.

We have a separate cat ward and two large dog wards as well as an isolation ward. The cat facilities include large kennels, these can allow boxes for hiding and space for a litter tray and comfortable warm bedding. Our dog wards have a range of walk in kennels for medium/large breeds and some smaller kennels for the miniature/small breeds. All our wards have air conditioning and adjustable lighting. Our isolation ward is a separate ward which allows barrier and one to one isolated nursing care for those cases which are suspected or confirmed to be zoonotic (infectious disease caused by bacteria, viruses and parasites that spread between animals and humans).

Your clinician will adjust your pets daily clinical plan and will update you regularly. Calls for updates with our ward nurses can be made and visits may be scheduled if case appropriate.

As soon as your clinician thinks your pet is well enough to go home we will let you know and arrange discharge at a convenient time.

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