Wildlife

The friendly staff at Greater Springfield Veterinary will accept and evaluate sick and injured wildlife or stray domestic animals, free of charge.

We rely on specifically trained wildlife carers and sanctuaries if specific rehabilitation or long-term medical treatment is required.

Stray domestic animals without a microchip or tag identification will be sent to the Ipswich City Council Pound so they may be reunited with their owners, or rehomed through the correct channels.

If you are concerned about wildlife or a stray animal after hours, please refer to the following organisations:

  • RSPCA (1300 264 625)
  • 
Wildlife Emergency Hotline (1300 369 652)

When helping injured wildlife or stray animals, please stay safe – never put yourself in danger! Be alert as wildlife and scared domestic animals may bite or scratch when injured or afraid.

Where possible, wrap the animal in a towel and place them in a secure box with adequate ventilation. If you rescue a wild animal, always take note of the location in which the animal was found, so it can be released back into its native habitat once rehabilitated.

If you are unable to safely handle the animal, please seek advice from our staff, or from the relevant wildlife authority.

Our nurses and veterinarians are often not in a position to leave our clinics to rescue animals when on duty.

Bats and Flying Foxes should never be handled due to the risk of humans contracting Lyssa Virus. 

GREATER SPRINGFIELD VETERINARY

 

ABOUT US

Under the leadership of Dr Jeannet Kessels, we have been caring for pets in the Greater Springfield area since 2006.

We are one dedicated team working across two easy-to-access locations.

EMERGENCIES

We are here for you,

7am - 10pm, 7 days a week.

Emergencies are seen at our Augustine Heights Hospital.

Call 3288 1574

AUGUSTINE HEIGHTS HOSPITAL

OPENING HOURS
7am-10pm, 7 days a week,
including public holidays.

1/21 Technology Drive
Augustine Heights, QLD, 4300
PO Box 4340, Springfield Lakes 4300

3288 1574
reception@gsvets.com.au

SPRINGFIELD HOSPITAL                    

OPENING HOURS
Monday to Friday: 8am-6pm
Saturday: 8am-1pm

2/4 Woodcrest Way,
Springfield, QLD, 4300
PO Box 4340, Springfield Lakes 4300

3288 1574
reception@gsvets.com.au