Specialist Referrals

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.

Our sense of responsibility doesn't end just because you've taken your pet to a specialist. We receive a report of the findings and treatments from the specialist and will follow up with you afterwards to ensure a high level of care and treatment.

 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.

Unfortunately our location on the stunning Sapphire Coast means that the nearest specialists are in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne. We can discuss with you which is the best for your pet and also take into consideration travel and convenience of location. The full history of your pet will be provided to the specialist before your scheduled appointment.

We’re happy to discuss and organise a specialist referral if required by your pet.