Animal Emergency Service Tanawha Commitment to Veterinary Care

Jan 2, 2024 | Cats, Dogs, What To Do In An Emergency

Our Core Purpose

In the heart of Tanawha, nestled on the Sunshine Coast, lies a haven for animals in their most critical times: Animal Emergency Service (AES) Tanawha. Our core purpose resonates through every aspect of our work: the constant pursuit of better patient care. It’s a journey we undertake with humility, dedication, and a deep-rooted compassion for our animal friends.

Veterinary professional holding calm cat close to chest

A Team with Heart

At Animal Emergency Service Tanawha, our team embodies more than just professional expertise. We are a group of individuals, each passionate about the wellbeing of animals. Our veterinarians, nurses, and support staff are not just employees; they are caretakers at heart, driven by a shared dedication to improve the lives of pets and their families on the Sunshine Coast.

Animal Emergency Service team standing proudly infront of photo wall

Our Approach: Compassion in Every Action

Our approach to animal care is steeped in humility and understanding. We believe in calm, thoughtful solutions, open and respectful communication, and actions that resonate with compassion. Our journey is one of continuous improvement, both personally and professionally, as we strive to provide the best care possible.

Veterinary professional facing away from the camera holding a puppy with a broken paw

Guiding Principles of Care 

At the heart of Tanawha, we stand as a trusted name in emergency and critical care. Our guiding principles reflect our dedication to innovation in veterinary medicine. We prioritize our patients above all else, providing compassionate care and maintaining transparency with pet owners. Our collaboration with local vets on the Sunshine Coast enhances the continuum of care for each animal. 

Veterinary professionals looking at tablet while animal is on a vent

Animal Emergency Service Tanawha’s Unique Niche: Open Hospital

What sets AES Tanawha apart is our open hospital concept. We invite pet owners to stay close to their companions during treatment, fostering a nurturing environment. Our team, including specialists like Elizabeth Settles, Rob Webster, and Ellie Leister, collaborates seamlessly with referring vets to ensure comprehensive, compassionate care.

Veterinary professionals using an ultrasound on a dog

Strengths and Commitment to the Sunshine Coast Community

Our strengths lie in our approachable and understanding team culture. We are always ready, 24/7, with no need for an appointment. Our waiting times are reasonable, reflecting our efficient yet caring approach. We proudly offer:

  • A passionate, dedicated team with exceptional clinical skills.
  • A focus on regular vets and continuous collaboration.
  • Opportunities for internships and professional development.
  • High client satisfaction and trust within the Sunshine Coast community.
  • State-of-the-art equipment and facilities, including an ICU.
  • A long-term growth mindset, emphasising our role in the community.


At AES Tanawha, we are more than a clinic; we are a team united by a humble, approachable, and compassionate ethos. We stand as a beacon of hope and care on the Sunshine Coast, continually advancing in our purpose: the constant pursuit of better patient care. Our doors and hearts are always open to serve our community and their beloved pets. 

We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the lands, waterways and skies across Australia. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and Elders past and present.