Admitting over 8500 animals annually through the doors, the Hospital Reception is a busy place with constant admissions to triage and continuous telephone call for advice on wildlife.
Many of our wildlife patients have suffered trauma, often requiring surgery to repair broken bones or other injuries. The surgical theater is well equipped to handle the full range of patients and injuries.
Currumbin Wildlife Hospital is well equipped with digital x-ray, ultrasound and endoscopy to fully diagnosis injuries and illness on all patients. A quick diagnosis and treatment is often the difference in saving a life.
Currumbin Wildlife Hospital admits well over 100 freshwater turtles every year, generally due to shell injuries or fishing hook injuries. Recovery can be slow in turtles and it’s not uncommon for a turtle to spend 6 months recovering in the hospital turtle ponds.
The intensive care unit is sadly often full with patients, the wildlife with the most critical injuries or disease are cared for here until they are strong enough to move into the general recovery ward.
The birds of prey require very specialised large enclosures when rehabilitating. Currumbin Wildlife Hospital admits raptors from all over Queensland and New South Wales for rehabilitation prior to release.
Many koalas need a minimum of 4 weeks treatment for disease and others can take many months to recover from injuries. Koalas prefer the outside facilities once they are strong enough to leave the indoor hospital wards.
A deep pool is essential to keep waterbirds happy while recovering from their injuries. Pelicans, swans, cormorants and ducks are frequent visitors to our pool rehabilitation enclosure.
Currumbin Wildlife hospital is well equipped with digital x-ray, ultrasound and endoscopy to fully diagnosis injuries and illness on all patients. A quick diagnosis and treatment is often the difference in saving a life.