When an animal develops an unusual illness or injury, there is often a need for specialised expertise and equipment to properly diagnose and treat the problem. If your pet has a problem that requires this level of expertise we can refer you to a specialist that has earned our trust and confidence in order to give your pet the optimal chance of recovery.
Australian registered veterinary specialists undergo a rigorous training and examination process to obtain their qualifications, and like human specialists are considered to be the epitome of knowledge in their field. We work closely alongside the specialists and together can offer optimum care for pets that require this service.
Specialists are independent veterinarians and set their own fees. It's a good idea to ask them about costs when you call to make an appointment.
Over the years we have developed a close relationship with several specialist veterinary hospitals and their staff. These are state of the art clinic staffed by veterinarians whom we trust and whom we know will deliver the best veterinary care for your pets at all levels. We don't make recommendations for you and your pet unless we know that the specialists we are referring you to for a second opinion are the best in their fields.
Our sense of responsibility doesn't end just because you've taken your pet to a specialist. If you find yourself faced with difficult decisions regarding the recommended treatment, please don't hesitate to call us. We'll be pleased to help you evaluate your options.
In addition we will continue to liaise with the specialists after your pet returns to our care so that treatments and support for your pet doesn't simply just stop after your initial visit to the specialist. We will guide you through all the subsequent therapies, problems and after care.
We’re happy to discuss and organise a specialist referral if required by your pet.