Kay Hull Veterinary Teaching Hospital
The Kay Hull Veterinary Teaching Hospital was opened in April 2010 and has been acknowledged as a first class teaching and clinical facility. The hospital provides first opinion services through the Wagga Wagga Veterinary Hospital, co-located with the Teaching Hospital and small animal referral services for veterinarians in Wagga Wagga and across New South Wales.
The facility is purpose built and incorporates the latest in equipment and support services, enabling the practice and teaching of the most up to date procedures and practices in small animal surgery and medicine. The facility is used by students in their final three years and provides valuable clinical training for these groups. The senior students will be exposed to, and receive experience in, the diagnosis and treatment of small animals, under the direct supervision of CSU veterinarians, as well as from the veterinarians who work with Dr Golland in his first-opinion practice.
"My experiences with the Charles Sturt University students as a supervisor and mentor have been extremely positive," said Dr Golland. "These experiences leave me with no doubt that the graduates will be more than up to meeting the diverse demands on veterinarians in rural and regional Australia."
The Hospital also has assistance from visiting veterinarians in varying areas of specialty. This enables CSU to provide an expert service and the opportunity for referring colleagues to be fully informed of the diagnosis and progress of the case. These teams are assisted by Anesthetists, Veterinary Nurses and Administrative staff who provide experienced support to ensure best outcomes for all cases.
The $3.3 million building includes five consulting rooms; separate foyer for dog and cat waiting area; pharmacy; laboratory; radiology and ultrasound rooms; large preparation and treatment area with custom designed treatment tables; dog and cat wards; dentistry area; isolation dog and cat facilities; and internal and external dog runs. The facility will also include referral surgery areas supported with a preparation room, intensive care unit, sterile room, and scrub area.
The building also has teaching, seminar and office spaces for students, veterinarians and CSU staff. In house accommodation facilities for the on-call students, veterinarians and CSU staff will support 24-hour monitoring of the animals and emergency services.
The Centre is normally open from 8.30am until 5.00pm from Monday to Friday, and provides an after-hours emergency service at night and on week-ends. Appointments can be made by telephoning 02 6933 4706 (business hours), 0408 327 164 (emergency), or email email@example.com.