Our Services

Perth Veterinary Specialists (PVS) offers specialist referral services (including urgent cases) in:

Our Diagnostic Imaging service provides outpatient imaging services for patients, including ultrasound (abdominal, echocardiography), digital x-ray, CT and MRI.

Our team of registered veterinary specialists utilise modern equipment and are complemented by a dedicated team of veterinary clinicians and nursing staff that provide a high standard of professional care for your pet.

Please Note

To utilise the services of our specialist veterinarians you will need to consult with your local veterinarian first. They are in the best position to determine if your pet needs referral and to which speciality. If the services of our centre are required you will be provided with a referral letter. Appointments or enquiries for all services can then be made by calling reception on 9204 0400.

Things to remember for your appointment

  • It is wise not to feed your pet on the day of referral as fasting is required before some procedures, such as blood samples and ultrasound. However, you should provide free access to fresh water at all times. In certain circumstances it may not be appropriate to fast your pet for such a long period, for example if your pet is young or has a particular condition such as diabetes mellitus. If you are at all concerned about fasting your pet overnight, please get in touch with us and we will be happy to advise you.
  • Please bring with you any medication your pet is currently taking.
  • Referral information containing your pet’s history and any blood test results or x-rays, if requested by your referring veterinary clinic.

What to expect

Pets requiring specialist care often have long histories or a complicated mix of signs, so it is vital that we obtain as much information about your pet from you as possible. After initial investigation or after tests have been performed we will discuss with you the possible causes of your pets symptoms. We will also discuss any further investigations that may be required to diagnose the problem(s), and also treatment options where appropriate. We may need to admit your pet into the hospital for more tests. The duration for which your pet is hospitalised will depend on your pets symptoms and issues. After tests have been performed, your pet may need to go back home to await results, however if they are particularly unwell they may need to stay in for additional treatment. At Perth Veterinary Specialists, we have 24 hour continuous care – the hospital never closes!

Whilst your pet is hospitalised we will keep in touch with you on a daily basis to let you know how they are, and any progress that has been made. Upon discharge, you will receive a written report which will provide a summary of your pets problems, investigations performed and details of any medications required. We will then also contact your own vet to update them your pets visit to us.

You can expect that you will be given cost estimates for all procedures, as well as your pets time in hospital. Animals are not machines and therefore it is impossible to predict exactly what will be required for many patients, and hence costs will sometimes vary from the initial estimate given. If this variation is substantial we will update you with a revised estimate as soon as possible.

As we are a multidisciplinary hospital, sometimes your bills and estimates may come from more than one department. We know this can be confusing, so our friendly teams are happy to answer any billing questions you may have. Our invoices are itemised in accordance with insurance requirements also for peace of mind.

Pet’s requiring specialist care often have long histories or a complicated mix of signs, so it is vital that we obtain as much information about your pet from you as possible. After initial investigation or after tests have been performed we will discuss with you the possible causes of your pet’s symptoms, any further investigations that may be required to diagnose the problem(s) and where appropriate discuss treatment options. We may need to admit your pet into the hospital for more tests. The duration for which your pet is hospitalised will depend on your pet’s problem. After tests have been performed, your pet may need to go back home to await results, but some pets may need to stay in for additional treatment, according to how unwell they are. You should be aware that at Perth Veterinary Specialists, we have 24 hour continuous care. The hospital never closes.

Whilst your pet is hospitalised we will keep in touch with you on a daily basis to let you know how your pet is getting on. Upon discharge, you will receive a written report which will provide a summary of your pet’s problems, investigations performed and details of any medications required. We will then also contact your own vet to update them your pets visit to us.

You can expect that you will be given cost estimates for procedures and time in hospital. Animals are not machines and therefore it is impossible to predict exactly what will be required for many patients and hence costs will vary from the estimate. If this variation is substantial we will update you with a revised estimate as soon as possible.

As our hospital has different departments it makes us different to a general veterinary practice. We believe each department knows its own area the best and therefore the hospital affords each department the ability to determine its’ own staffing and equipment needs and to set their own fees. For you this means that you may have to pay bills from more than one department. In some instances, the fees may be passed internally so that you are handed one account to pay, however in others, each department may present you with its own. We realise that this can lead to confusion if one department is unaware of how much another has charged, or is yet to charge. We will endeavour to keep you up to date

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Surgery

Oncology

Internal Medicine

Specialist imaging

Anaesthesia

Dermatology

Animal Critical Care

Emergency Vet Care

Animal blood bank