Specialist Referrals

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.

In certain cases, we are also able to organise a travelling surgeon or visiting specialists to attend to your pet here, at Russell Vale Animal Clinic. 

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.

Specialist veterinarians are independent from our clinic and set their own fees.  Some of the specialists who visit us bill us for their fees (which is passed onto you), and for some specialists, the fees are payable directly to them.  We are happy to clarify which is the case. 

If you are visiting a specialist at their rooms, the fees are payable directly to them - It is 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. If you find yourself faced with difficult decisions or any questions regarding the recommended treatment, please don't hesitate to call us. We'll be pleased to help you evaluate your options.

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

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