Animal Referral & Emergency Network’s highly qualified specialists can provide your pets with advanced veterinary services in surgery, internal medicine, oncology, diagnostic imaging, critical care, dermatology, neurology, behaviour, dentistry, rehabilitation, ophthalmology and anaesthesia.

Surgery

Led by highly trained specialists, our surgery teams offer a range of complex surgical solutions for dogs and cats.

Our surgical services include soft tissue, orthopaedic, trauma, reconstructive and neurological surgeries. Our specialists take a considered approach to every case and provide a specialised treatment plan that best suits their patients and clients.

Our surgery specialists are happy to discuss the diagnosis and treatment of patients with referring vets, including a radiographic assessment of any case.

Referring vets are encouraged to contact us by phone or email if they require advice on a patient.

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Medicine

Our internal medicine specialists are highly qualified experts in both canine and feline internal medicine.

They work with referring vets to provide the best possible care for patients who are critically ill or have chronic, ongoing health problems. They treat a broad range of cases, including gastrointestinal disease, cardiac and respiratory disease, kidney and liver diseases, endocrine problems, immune-mediated issues, and joint disease.

With their expert knowledge and access to advanced diagnostic equipment, our internal medicine specialists thoroughly investigate the cause of a patient’s illness and create comprehensive, tailored treatment plans.

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Oncology

We understand the difficulties associated with treating a pet with cancer. It is an extremely emotional and overwhelming time for clients, and many pets can require prolonged treatment and regular visits to hospital. Across the Animal Referral & Emergency Network, our experienced specialist veterinary oncologists work with referring vets and clients to formulate the best diagnostic and treatment plans to help their patients.

Regular hospital visits for treatment are not always feasible due to distance or lifestyle constraints. At some sites, we also offer an online oncology service where our oncologists remotely support vets managing cancer patients that visit their clinic.

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Diagnostic Imaging

Sites within tje Animal Referral & Emergency Network have some of the most advanced diagnostic imaging equipment available within Australia. This enables our specialists to obtain the highest quality images required for diagnosis, treatment planning and prognosis of your pet’s condition. Some of the technologies our sites use include:

  • CT
  • High-field MRI
  • Digital radiography
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy

Images obtained with this advanced equipment are interpreted by our highly skilled clinicians who are supported by specialist radiologists within the Animal Referral & Emergency Network.

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Critical Care

Our emergency and critical care departments are run by specialists offering a high level of patient care, diagnostics and intensive care medicine. This includes blood transfusions, emergency oxygen therapy, mechanical ventilation, emergency surgical procedures, blood gas analysis, constant delivery of pain medications, and treatment for heart failure, poisonings and trauma.

Our emergency and critical care specialists are happy to discuss the diagnosis and treatment of critical patients with referring vets via phone or email.

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Dermatology

There are hundreds of different diseases that can affect an animal’s skin. But because skin can only react in a limited number of ways, many of these diseases appear very similar and can be challenging to identify. Our specialist dermatologists and experienced vets have completed advanced training in dermatology and can formulate the most direct and cost-effective diagnostic and treatment plans to help their patients. While most of our practice focuses on referral cases in dogs and cats, our dermatologists also consult on equine, exotic and wildlife cases. They are actively involved in research and keep up to date with the latest developments in veterinary dermatology.

Our specialists are happy to discuss the diagnosis and treatment of patients with referring vets. Referring vets are encouraged to contact us by phone or email if they require advice on a dermatology case.

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Neurology

Across the Animal Referral & Emergency Network, our neurology specialists provide comprehensive clinical neurology and neurosurgery services. We have access to advanced imaging capabilities (including MRI and CT), electrodiagnostics (EMG and NCV), and hearing testing (BAER) to help diagnose neurological disorders. Our neurology surgery specialists have extensive experience performing brain and spinal surgeries, including ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement, brain tumour removal and decompressive spinal cord surgery.

Our neurology specialists are happy to discuss the diagnosis and treatment of neurological patients with referring vets. Referring vets are encouraged to contact us by phone or email if they require advice on a patient.

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Behaviour

Our network features some of the best animal behaviour specialists, bringing more than 25 years of experience in the field. Most behaviour problems found in pets are due to neurochemical imbalances in the brain that need to be normalised; therefore, in some cases, medication is necessary. Our methods are kind and humane to both pets and their owners and focus on reward-based methods. Examples of canine and feline cases commonly seen include:

  • Anxiety disorders, including separation anxiety
  • Noise phobias (e.g. thunderstorms, fireworks)
  • Aggression directed towards people or other pets
  • House soiling, urine spraying
  • Obsessive behaviours (e.g. tail spinning, fly snapping)

Our behaviour specialists are happy to discuss diagnosis and treatment of patients with referring vets by phone or email correspondence.

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Dentistry

Veterinary dentistry is the branch of veterinary medicine that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and disease treatment of an animal’s teeth, gums, and other structures of its mouth.

Dental hygiene and health for your dog or cat is just as important to their overall health and quality of life as it is to yours. And just like our teeth, dentistry is all about prevention.

Our network has specialists that deliver a variety of both preventative and corrective procedures, including dental radiography, repair of fractured teeth, root canal therapy, placement of dental crowns and implants, facial fracture repair, and advanced extractions with the use of biosynthetic bone grafts.

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Rehabilitation

Our experienced rehabilitation specialists are focused on improving quality of life for animals of all ages by restoring mobility, alleviating pain and improving fitness. 

Available treatments include:

  • Class IV Laser therapy
  • Cold compression
  • Manual therapy (Massages, stretch, joint mobilisation)
  • Acupuncture / Electroacupuncture
  • Electrical muscular stimulation (TENS/ NMES)
  • At-home exercise program
  • Joint injection (platelet rich plasma, steroid, hyaluronic acid, etc)
  • Underwater treadmill (will be ready in the next few month)
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation for geriatric patients
  • Weight loss program

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Ophthalmology

Our dedicated ophthalmology specialists are highly experienced in treating eye diseases in animals. They use advanced equipment and techniques to diagnose and treat various conditions that affect the eyes and vision. 

Ophthalmology services available in our network include diagnostic and treatment of ophthalmic disorders; extra ocular surgeries (including eyelids, conjunctiva, cornea); intraocular surgeries (glaucoma, cataracts tumors and some retinal procedures).

While the majority of our work involves companion animals, other species can also be considered for ophthalmic assessment and treatments.

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Anaesthesia

For your pet's diagnostic imaging, minor procedures, and major surgery, sedation and general anesthesia are often necessary.

Across the Animal Referral & Emergency Network, we have specialist anaesthetists who have had specialist training in anaesthesia and analgesia.

Our skilled anaesthetists collaborate with our veterinary nurses, overseeing and monitoring your pet during sedation or general anesthesia. 

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Our Network

The Animal Referral & Emergency Network is the largest specialty and referral network in Australia, consisting of more than 20 sites. With more than 1,200 dedicated team members, including approximately 600 nurses and almost 400 veterinarians (including specialists and registrars), we provide exceptional care for your pets. Count on us for expert medical attention and comprehensive veterinary services.