Garda Dogs Unit
Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital has been providing veterinary services to the Garda Dogs Unit for many years in the Cork area.
The Garda Dogs assist in searches for suspects of crime and for evidence which may have been discarded. Some of the dogs are trained to detect drugs and explosives, while others are trained to recover missing persons. Garda dogs are also familiarised with working alongside personnel in the Garda Mounted Support Unit, Garda Air Support Unit and Garda Water Support Unit.
These dogs are very hard-working and are of a strong disposition and thus, must be in peak health and fitness to keep up with the rigours of their hard work.
At Gilabbey, we have forged a very good relationship with the dogs and their handlers and are proud to be associated with them.
Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital has also provided veterinary assistance to the Customs Dogs and Search and Rescue Dogs, located in the South of Ireland.