Hospital Photo Tour

The reception is in a chapel built in 1897 by Henry Bailey. The chapel was due for demolition, but we spent about 150k to stabilise the foundations, add a new rosewood arched door, replace the windows, replace the lime mortar in the bricks, add rising damp proofing, improve the subfloor ventilation and stabilise the floor. Allot of work, but totally worth it. It’s a great building in Singleton and a proud venue for a vet hospital.

Inside the reception area. Thats an old logo, but we like the picture. The bench is also made of rosewood.

A watering trough for tired dogs out the front. Initially the water was a bit high so we build a little deck for vertically challenged pets.

Steph in the treatment area near an anaesthetic machine. Everything in the hospital feeds from the treatment area. It has our wet bench for dentals and messy surgeries, autoclave and heaps of materials for treating pets.

Consult 1. Looks a bit boring in the picture. Would have been better to have a patient and a client.

Julie treating an abscess on the wet bench. Abcesses are full of puss so there is no point trying to be super sterile.

A couple of our laboratory items. We are pretty lucky to have this stuff. Most vets have to send things out of Singleton to be tested, but we can do it at the vets on the spot.

Julie looking smart. Probably diagnosing something very tricky with the microscope.

A shot of our digital x-ray processor. Back in the dark ages (when we had dark rooms……I’m sure there is a bad pun there somewhere) we used chemicals to fix and develop screens. Was smelly and took ages. Now we take the shot, pop the film in the machine and it comes up on the screen. Easy and instant. Great for emergencies and to see if orthopaedic surgery was done just right.

X-ray machine and a lead lined gown (very heavy).

Couple of surgical disposables.

Anaesthetic machine and exhaust system to send left over anaesthetic into the roof. I imagine some very asleep possums if they ever got it.

Julie doing some careful sterile surgery. Julie is an amazing surgeon. Very talented. She could specialise if she was inspired to do the study. Singleton is lucky to have such a good surgical vet in town.

Surgical Table. It goes up and down……good for getting heavy dogs from the floor.

Fancy cat cages. They don’t look like much from this view, but they are stainless steel, multiple layers and can link together.

Inside of a cat cage. It’s more comfortable than it looks.

Dog ward with big dog runs and some small ones.

Outside dog runs.

Comfy staff room. Happy staff = Happy clients.