Why a Specialist Surgeon For Your Pet?

A surgeon will be able to treat complicated cases and will be able to provide an owner with state-of-the-art options. Importantly, a specialist surgeon will work closely with your local family veterinarian in providing the best care for your pet. Your family veterinarian will refer to a specialist surgeon when they feel it is appropriate. A pet may also need a surgeon after coming in through an emergency centre when a surgical procedure requiring a specialist level of treatment is indicated.

Having a range of experts working in unity under one roof, allows us to focus on delivering excellence in all aspects of your pet’s care, maximising the chance of an excellent result for you and your pet.

Our surgery forms an integral part of our multidisciplinary team of veterinary care professionals. Our highly skilled and experienced specialist surgery team offer surgery for a wide range of emergencies, injuries, and conditions.

We aim to ensure your pet’s time with us will be stress-free for both you and your pet. You can be happy you are providing your pet with the best of modern veterinary care, to keep them safe and make them well again.

Some of the common conditions we treat and assess are:

  • Lameness assessments – the Surgical department is very experienced in determining the cause of and best treatment strategy, for troublesome lameness in your pet
  • Management of the full range of surgical conditions including:
    • Joint issues
    • Spinal and other neurosurgical issues
    • Bone fractures
    • Abdominal surgery
    • Urinary tract surgery
    • Thoracic and cardiac surgery
    • Head and neck surgery
    • Reconstructive surgery
    • Soft tissue surgery
    • Gastrointestinal and liver surgery
    • Skin and reconstructive surgery
    • Surgical oncology

We aim to have our patients feeling well and comfortable by the time of discharge.

Our guiding principle and the most important aspect of our work is ensuring the best outcome for the patient entrusted to our care. This principle guides us in all our discussions with owners and care of our patients. We take our responsibility in this regard very seriously.

We aim to ensure your pet’s time with us will be stress-free for both you and your pet. You can be happy you are providing your pet with the best of modern veterinary care, to keep them safe and make them well again.

Before we begin any treatment our specialist surgeons will advise you on your pet’s condition, the causes, the options you have for treating the condition, the likely outcome and the costs that may be incurred along the way.

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Referring Vets

Stabilise first, then prepare treatment after discussion with owners

Pet Owners

Critical care and emergency referrals from general practice cases