Our advanced digital x-ray unit allows fast production of high quality images on screen. Digital radiography is available at both our Stafford Heights and North Lakes hospitals.
Ultrasonography offers a non-invasive examination of internal structures using soundwaves. Ultrasonography is available at both our Stafford Heights and North Lakes hospitals.
Computed Tomography (CT)
Our advanced imaging CT, allows quick detailed scans to help diagnose a variety of internal abnormalities. CT uses x-ray technology to produce cross-sectional images. Our brand new Siemens CT unit (16 Slice) is situated at our North Lakes hospital. It enables 3D imaging of all body parts in a rapid and detailed fashion.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI is a non-invasive modality that uses a magnet and radio frequency waves to produce three-dimensional imaging of internal structures. We were the first hospital in Queensland to have a dedicated veterinary MRI unit, which is conveniently situated at our Stafford Heights hospital.
In addition, we also have access to high-field MRI through the The Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI) at the University of Queensland, St Lucia. QVS will co-ordinate the process of transporting and monitoring your pet if this service is required.
Endoscopy is a non-surgical procedure that allows the veterinarian to examine the digestive tract. Different types of scoping include, bronchoscopy, colonoscopy, arthroscopy, cystoscopy, rhinoscopy and thoracoscopy. Endoscopy is available at both our Stafford Heights and North Lakes hospitals.
Minimally invasive surgery or keyhole surgery is performed through small incisions in the skin whereby the use of a rigid laparoscope attached to a light source is inserted to view the abdominal cavity. Laparoscopy is available at both our Stafford Heights and North Lakes hospitals.
An arthroscope is used to visualise areas of interest inside a joint without the need of a large surgical incision. Common procedures include, treatment of meniscal injuries in knees, OCD lesions in the elbow, hock, shoulder or knee, fragmentation of the coronoid process in the elbow. Arthroscopy is available at both our Stafford Heights and North Lakes hospitals.
Ligasure is the latest technology in vessel sealing systems, that allows the surgeon to ligate vessels and fuse vessel walls to create a permanent seal. This revolutionary technology significantly decreases the surgery and anaesthetic time of our patients and greatly reduces inflammation, pain and bleeding. Ligasure is available at both our Stafford Heights and North Lakes hospitals.
Our hospital is fitted with a full laboratory suite which allows us to offer a large number of in-house testing, with quick turnaround time for results.
Intensive Care Unit
Our intensive care unit is staffed 24/7 by highly skilled professionals and offers the highest quality care for critically ill/injured patients.