Hospital stay

See our hospital wards.


At Valley Farm we realise that your pets are loved members of your family. We try to make their stay with us as relaxed and comfortable as possible.


We have several different wards to match the patient’s needs. ICU for critical patients, dog general ward, cat general ward, recovery, outpatient ward and an isolation ward for pets with contagious diseases. All of the wards are furnished with easy to clean, secure cages. The wards are all climate controlled for your pet’s comfort and well being. Each cage is lined with a soft and comfortable fur bed and where appropriate orthopaedic matress. The cats have cosy caves to hide in. Patient identification and treatment records are attached to the cages.


The Nursing staff take care of your pets under direct supervision of the attending Veterinarian. They perform treatments, change dressings, administer medication etc. They are supported by the kennel staff and Animal Health Technicians who are responsible for the day to day care of the patients, feeding, grooming and general TLC. We realize that this is not home but do all we can to keep them comfortable and happy. Cages are cleaned out thoroughly twice per day or as needed with F10 disinfectant and bedding is changed as often as required between these times. All bedding and feed bowls are washed with F10 for your pet’s safety.
We have a wide range of foods available for inpatients to tempt even the fussiest of eaters.


Personal Belongings

Due to the number patients that we have staying in our hospital, personal belongings can go missing. We are able to provide most home comforts so we request that you do not leave personal belongings with your pet.


Visiting Time

Many pets benefit from a visit from their owners during their stay but our hospital is very busy and to allow us to get on with the work of caring for your pets we ask that you please observe the visiting times below.


It is best not to stay too long as your pet does need to rest and may need to receive treatments or tests.
In some cases, pets become too excited when owners arrive or very distressed when they leave, in these instances we may request that you do not visit or keep your visits to a minimum.


Visiting Times

Monday to Friday 9:00 to 18:00
Saturday 11:00 to 16:00
Sunday and Public Holidays 13:00 to 16:00

If you are unable to visit during these times, please call to make an arrangement before coming to the practice.