Specialist Referrals

When an animal develops an unusual or more complex 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 optimal care for pets that require this service.

We work closely with SASH and The University of Adelaide, as well as other private practice specialists to ensure you have the best options available to you should your pet need specialist care.  

Specialist veterinarians are independent from our clinic and set their own fees. It's advisable to ask about costs when you call to make an appointment. We are happy to assist with obtaining initial estimates during the referral process. 

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.

We pride ourselves on continuity of care and will be following up with referred cases to ensure that we are always up-to-date with your pets treatments. 

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