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When an animal is hurt or develops a severe illness, there is often a need for specialised expertise and equipment to properly diagnose the problem and guide appropriate treatment options to achieve the best possible outcome. The specialist veterinarians at Perth Veterinary Specialists form close partnerships with both the pet owner and the referring veterinarian in order to accomplish these goals.

Perth Veterinary Specialists is a multidisciplinary referral specialist centre based on the premise of best possible veterinary care for pets. The purpose designed premises offer full diagnostic capabilities including an in-house laboratory and state of the art diagnostic imaging and surgical facilities. Trained and qualified staff provide compassionate supportive care through every stage of your pet’s illness, allowing peace of mind that your pet is in the best possible hands.

For consultations with all specialist departments (Internal Medicine, Oncology, Radiology, Surgery, Dermatology) your pet may be seen by a registered specialist, a registrar (specialist training successfully completed, specialist registration pending final examination and assessment by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council) or a resident (experienced veterinarian undergoing specialist training). Note that as a requirement of their training, the management of EVERY patient seen by a resident is closely supervised by a registered specialist. The hospital also employs interns; these are fully qualified veterinarians but do not have specialist training. They do NOT perform consultations or make decisions on how patients are managed but will assist more senior veterinarians within the hospital.

Consultations and procedures with the specialist departments are by appointment, and require a referral from a general veterinary practitioner.

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An emergency practice operates after hours at this site. The veterinarians in this practice that care for your pet are general practitioners experienced at dealing with the majority of problems that occur out of hours. Specialists may be called on to advise, consult or perform procedures out of hours when required.

To access the after-hours emergency department no appointment is necessary, though if possible please call to let us know you are on your way - 9204 0400