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SASH - Celebrating 15 years of helping pets and their families live their best life

In the last 15 years SASH has helped over 400,000 pets and their families live their best lives.

In this time we have also had the privilege to care for over 17,789 injured wildlife and native animals including a seal, bandicoots, wombats, kangaroos, possums, pelicans, an albatross, a Komodo dragon, microbats, a platypus, along with some incredible zoo animals such as a tiger and chimpanzees.

Our SASH family team members exceed 700 – some of who were with us on day 1, 15 years ago.

We are humbled and honoured to serve our veterinary and pet owning community and we will continue to be here 24/7 for many years ahead.

SASH Founders
November2007
November 2007 SASH North Ryde opens
SASH North Ryde opens with 4 founding partners Dr Justin Wimpole, Dr Darren Foster, Dr Andrew Marchevsky and Dr Mark Billson, with Dr Stephen Fearnside joining the partnership in 2011. Today, the SASH partners in NSW include Dr Justin Wimpole, Dr Andrew Marchevsky , Dr Mark Billson, Dr Stephen Fearnside, Dr Martin Havlicek, Dr Veronika Langova, Dr Sophia Tzannes, and Dr Sandra Nguyen.
November2007
SASH Founders
a canine blood donor Hurley
2007
SASH Blood Bank opens
SASH Blood Bank opens where dogs and cats donate blood that save the lives of our pet patients who urgently need blood transfusions. In the last 10 years we’ve had over 700 donations.
2007
a canine blood donor Hurley
2009
Bondi Vet starts filming at SASH
Bondi Vet starts filming at SASH, exposing audiences worldwide to our state-of-the-art hospital, educating on the possibilities of human level care for their pets.
2009
2011
A new hospital wing opens
SASH merges with “Veterinary Specialist Centre”, growing our team to 150. A new wing opens at SASH to house a growing suite of services including Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Oncology, Cardiology, and Dentistry. This new wing will later become the dedicated 24/7 Emergency and Critical Care department in 2022.
2011
SASH cat image
2012
Feline Friendly Gold accreditation
SASH gains a Feline Friendly Gold accreditation. Our hospitals all include separate feline wait areas, dedicated feline consult rooms and wards, and all staff practice a no scruff policy.
2012
SASH cat image
SASH cat under critical care
2014
VET ICU
VET ICU (Veterinary Emergency Trauma Intensive Care Unit) opens, offering an Intensive Care unit for critically ill patients.
2014
SASH cat under critical care
2015
New MRI
SASH installs an onsite high-field MRI– one of first veterinary hospitals in Sydney to do so/have one, enabling pets to receive an MRI without having to travel to external facilities.
2015
2016
Avian and Exotics opens
The Avian and Exotics department opens at North Ryde, catering to a whole new audience of pet owners with patients including birds, snakes, lizards, fish, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, and more!
2016
2016
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation opens
SASH North Ryde opens the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation wing, with facilities and services including an underwater treadmill for hydrotherapy, a gait analysis plate, laser therapy, physiotherapy and more.
2016
January 2017
SASH Tuggerah opens
SASH expands its pawprint to the Central Coast of NSW, opening SASH Tuggerah, delivering a fully wholistic hospital with 24/7 emergency and referral services to the Hunter and Newcastle region. This purpose-built facility offers 24/7 emergency and critical care, as well as providing referral services for Internal Medicine, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hydrotherapy, Surgery, Oncology, Dermatology, and Ophthalmology.
January 2017
April 2018
Radiation Oncology opens
SASH opens a new purpose-built ‘Radiation Oncology Facility’ at North Ryde, with Australia’s first dedicated veterinary linear accelerator with stereotactic capability. Our Cancer Centre brings together teams of locally and internationally trained experts to provide a comprehensive, integrated oncology service incorporating Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology and Surgical Oncology. To provide the best possible patient care, our specialist teams work closely together, combining their expertise to assess each individual pet’s needs and determine the most appropriate treatment, or combination of treatments.
April 2018
Late 2020
Client Services expands
SASH expands our Client Services Team to create the Contact Centre and Concierge Team, enabling us to deliver exceptional client experiences both on the phone and face-to-face.
Late 2020
November 2020
North Ryde expands
SASH North Ryde adds an entire new wing within the building, to include 6 surgical theatres, MRI, CT, a dedicated feline ward, surgery and medicine wards housing over 80 animals at any one time, a dialysis unit, interventional radiology, endoscopy and a wildlife ward.
November 2020
Doctors performing pituitary surgery on a dog
March 2021
Pituitary Centre opens
Pituitary Centre opens at SASH – the first of its kind in Australia and one of the very few veterinary hospitals in the world able to offer a comprehensive range of testing and treatments for pituitary disorders. SASH is the only Australian veterinary hospital to offer hypophysectomy surgery (a procedure to remove the pituitary gland)
March 2021
Doctors performing pituitary surgery on a dog
Specialist Doctor Stephen Yeomans
March 2021
Pathology department opens
Our in-house service offering grows to include Pathology
March 2021
Specialist Doctor Stephen Yeomans
August 2021
Revolutionary surgery
Our team of veterinary surgeons to perform a revolutionary procedure in animals where an implant is inserted into the femur, allowing it to fuse with the bone and connect to a prosthesis. A concept also known as osseointegration. This procedure was again completed by our surgeons in 2022 with a double implant procedure performed on a cat – a much rarer procedure and likely the first in Australia.
August 2021
September 2021
North Ryde expands
North Ryde renovations are completed with the opening of our new Emergency and Critical Care wing. This state-of-the-art facility includes high flow oxygen, telemetry, 4 life support systems, oxygen cages, neo-natal incubators, defibrillators, human hospital equivalent infrastructure including service pendants, and on-demand blood products via our Blood Bank.
September 2021
November 2021
SASH Adelaide opens
Together with local founders Dr Ryan Taggart, Dr Andrew Dunn, and Dr David Davies SASH Adelaide opens in Kent Town delivering the area a much needed 24/7 Emergency and Critical Care hospital, with referral services including Medicine, Surgery, Dermatology, and Physio.
November 2021
specialist vet with linac
December 2021
Oncology Milestone
SASH Radiation Oncology team celebrate a new record by administering ten radiation therapies in a single day.
December 2021
specialist vet with linac
September 2022
SASH Western Sydney Opens
Due to demand in the greater Sydney area, SASH Western Sydney opens with founding partner Dr Sandra Nguyen. As well as offering 24/7 Emergency and Critical Care, SASH Western Sydney has an MRI, CT, Hydrotherapy, 3 surgery theatres, wildlife ward, feline ward, cancer ward and medicine ward, to care for our Greater Western Sydney community.
September 2022
September 2022
SASH Bladder and Kidney Centre opens
SASH Bladder and Kidney Centre opens with world class specialists including Australia’s only veterinary specialist with a two-year fellowship in nephrology, interventional endourology and extracorporeal therapies from the University of California at Davis. The Centre offers • Haemodialysis and therapeutic plasma exchange, (21) • Subcutaneous ureteral bypass (SUB) implantation for ureteral obstruction (kidney blockage) • Soft tissue and minimally-invasive laser therapy • Advanced imaging including MRI, CT and ultrasound to diagnose and monitor diseases of the bladder and kidney
September 2022
September 2022
SASH Alexandria announced
SASH announces our newest hospital, SASH Alexandria opening in late 2023, with founding partners Dr Jody Braddock, Dr Chris Tan, Dr Erin Bell, Dr Jack Neville-Towle, and Dr Louis Eramanis.
September 2022