Dr Andrew Levien and his wife Tabitha started Veterinary Specialist of Sydney (VSOS) as a mobile surgical service out of their garage in January 2017.
In late 2018, they entered into a partnership with Dr Karina Graham and her husband Simon, who shared their dream of creating a veterinary specialist hospital with cutting edge medicine and patient care like no other. Andrew and Karina knew each other from their vet school days – in fact they were in the same class.
In 2020, now with over 80 employees, VSOS opened their new state-of-the-art purpose-built, advanced veterinary hospital facility providing specialist referrals, as well as continuing the emergency care mobile service.
The large 1,100sqm vet hospital has a broad range of facilities, including operating theatres, chemo, I-med, ER, ICU, sterilization, lab, pharmacy, consult rooms and separate dog and cat wards.
The welcoming foyer area features lush greenery contrasted against the clean, white walls. The light wood reception desk exudes style and the glass windows bring in lots of natural light to add warmth.
The new veterinary specialist hospital fitout has many features that are proving to be beneficial to all of VSOS’ patients.
This area is an open-flowing space with great visibility. If something happens to a patient anywhere in the area the team can see what is going on and find a solution quickly.
As you walk through the treatment area, the first thing you will see is the isolation ward. The ward has a large glass frontage, with a dog run at the front. It has a double-solid door system going in, providing a private change room when staff enter and exit the ward. This makes it easier for staff to treat the patient, disinfect themselves and come back out without worrying about spreading infection. This also allows staff to check on isolated patients from outside the room without touching them or getting contaminated.
The treatment wall with the cubbies is probably one of the most unique features at VSOS. Most vet hospitals have IV poles that are on the ground or as cage attachments at the front of the cage to hang IV fluids. At VSOS, the IV poles are suspended from the ceiling. This means there is nothing sitting on the floor and there is no clutter in front of cages that will impede staff’s vision of the patients.
The treatment wall was implemented in the new building and is proving to be a very successful system.
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