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$30 Million Animal Hospital Planned

$30 Million Animal Hospital Planned
February 11
10:53 2018

A state-of-the-art $30 million Veterinary Hospital is planned to be built at Koronivia in Nausori, a leading Fiji National University academic said.

Funded by the Government, the construction is expected to begin in August, the Acting Dean of the College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Professor John Chelliah, said.

The hospital at the front of the Koronivia Campus would house diagnostic labs, and a post-mortem facility that would cater for both large and small animals.

“We will have two mobile clinics to visit farms and large animals.”

Professor Chelliah said the hospital would cater for all animals from “dogs and cats right up to horses and cows.

“We have one resident qualified veterinarian from New Zealand and two on their way from Pakistan.”

He said these veterinarians would be assisting in all aspects at the hospital and including the teaching of local graduates.

“We have a vet who will work on the vet essentials and also people from bio security who are all registered vets.”

The entrance to the hospital would have a reception for enquiries and registration.

Professor Chelliah said records on all clinics, operations tests etc. would be on a computer with qualified data entry operators and would include records on the history of animals brought to the clinic.

“There will be facility for castration, treatment areas, and sections for immediate treatment and there will an operation theatre.”

He said animals brought in for treatment and would have to spend the night would be looked after by two vets who will have quarters inbuilt at the hospital.

“There will also be a section for animals who need longer term care.

“There will kennels for dogs and cats which will open up into a play area and for some recreation and physiotherapy exercises.

“On the upper floor, there would be diagnostics labs for micro biology, pathology and so on.

The facility would also have a conference room for the students and a room for debriefing by the vets.

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