Specialist Referrals and Surgeons with Extended Experience

20353053When 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 dog 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.  Dr Raj has a considerable network of specialist contacts in the veterinary industry, in particular given his working experience across Victoria, Queensland and now Tasmania.  Trusted specialists of the Dog Clinic will often provide quick advice over the telephone for unusual or emergency cases, or may be pre-booked with sufficient notice to pop into the Dog Clinic for specialist appointments.

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 dogs 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 dog 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 and will closely monitor any cases referred from the Dog Clinic for specialist advice.

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

Specialist Referrals and Surgeons we work with (Just to name a few!):

Bright Futures Surgery:

Dr Chris Allfree from Bright Futures is our go to referral surgeon for any major complex surgical cases. Dr Chris works hand in hand at our Taroona hospital with his senior nurse Stacey and the surgical team at the Dog Clinic. Dr Chris, Nurse Stacey and the team at the Dog Clinic have taken on some very interesting and complex surgical cases, some including open heart surgery (Patent Ducted Arteriosis), fracture and broken bone repairs and ligament repairs (Triple Tibial Osteotomy (TTO) + (Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy (TPLO) . 

All Animal Eye Services:

Dr. Simon Hurn and Dr. Andrew Turner are specialist veterinary ophthalmologists based in Victoria. Dr. Simon and Dr. Andrew often visit the state and take bookings via North Hobart Veterinary Hospital for referral eye cases. In 1993 Dr. Andrew commenced a residency program in veterinary ophthalmology with Dr. Rowan Blogg, the founder of veterinary ophthalmology in Australia. All Animal Eye Services have been involved in helping some of our patients see clearly again. 

Ultrasound Diagnostics (Sean Muir):

Dr. Sean Muir is Sometimes called into the Dog Clinic for more complicated ultrasound cases. Dr Sean spent 10 years working as a Veterinarian before branching out into ultrasonography. Dr Sean offers his ultrasound services on a referral basis and will come to us at The Dog Clinic to perform scans if required. Dr. Sean is highly skilled in both Cardiac and Abdominal Ultrasounds. 


Back to Top