University Avenue Veterinary Hospital was established in Darwin in 1999 as a brand new business in a purpose built building. The business has expanded from a two vet, two nurse practice to a four-vet practice today. Assisting our attending veterinarians are two practice managers and five veterinary nurses.
As a small animal practice, our working history includes conducting dog health programs in remote communities and working with the RSPCA in our early days. We do extensive work with native wildlife, working closely with and supporting Wildcare NT as drop-off and assessment point for injured wildlife.
Our patients are mostly dogs and cats, but also include other small furry kinds such as guinea pigs, rabbits, rats and mice, through to the scaled and feathered kind, including all kinds of birds, snakes, turtles and reptiles.
We provide ongoing veterinary services to the Darwin Correctional Centre Dog Squad, Military Working Dogs, NT Police Dog Operations Unit, Greyhound Rehoming Association NT, PAWS Darwin and Wildcare NT.
Over the past seven years our veterinary practice has hosted Dr Kim Smith - a certified veterinary specialist surgeon providing orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery and cancer treatments. Dr Smith now sees referral appointments in our practice every second month, as a Specialist Small Animal Surgeon with Northern Australian Veterinary Specialist Services.
We also host Dr Anu O’Reilly twice a year Dr Anu has worked as a specialist Veterinary ophthalmologist (eye specialist) in Melbourne since 2003. Dr John Hutt visits us twice a year from Brisbane, Dr Hutt is a specialist dermatologist who graduated from the University of Queensland in 1988.
Our aim at University Avenue Veterinary Hospital is to develop an open, friendly and caring relationship with our clients, enabling us to help keep healthy pets well and help unwell pets to get better.