Animal Referral Hospital Brisbane

(07) 3172 0593

Specialist services

Our specialist practitioners provide world-class medical care in surgery, internal medicine and oncology and will talk you through a range of treatment options for your pet.

Your ARH specialist will also work closely with your regular veterinarian to ensure a coordinated approach to your pet’s care.

Open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm, you will need a referral from your veterinarian to see a specialist. You can find out how to make an appointment to see a specialist on this site.

Our specialists have undertaken years of advanced training in veterinary medicine. After graduating as veterinarians they have completed internship and residency programs. They have sat and passed rigorous examinations that subsequently allow them to be registered in Australia as a specialist. Veterinary specialists are recognised by their peers as having the highest level of skills and knowledge within their field of veterinary medicine.

ARH offers a comprehensive range of surgical solutions for dogs and cats including orthopaedic, soft tissue, trauma, reconstructive and neurological surgery. Led by specialist surgeon, Dr Lance Wilson, we take a considered approach to surgery and will provide a thorough plan to help ensure the best result for your pet.

Common surgical procedures performed at ARH include stifle (knee) stabilisation procedures for cruciate ligament insufficiency, fracture repair, limb deformity correction, arthroscopy, abdominal and thoracic surgery, reconstructive surgery, hemilaminectomy and ventral slot procedures for intervertebral disc disease and spinal stabilisation for vertebral fracture/luxation.

We are fully equipped with the most up to date surgical equipment and implants including:

  • Standard and locking, titanium and stainless-steel plates for fracture repair
  • Minimally invasive (keyhole) surgical equipment for arthroscopy, laparoscopy and thoracoscopy
  • External fixation implants for limb deformity correction and fracture repair
  • Ureteral stents and bypass implants for ureteral obstruction
  • Bipolar vessel-sealing technology for ligation
  • Stapling devices for organ removal

In-house access to CT, digital radiography and ultrasound provide the most advanced diagnostic imaging options available in Queensland.

Our specialist surgeons are assisted by a highly qualified support team. The integration of surgery with internal medicine, oncology, diagnostic imaging and emergency and critical care ensures a seamless approach to your pet’s care. Exemplary postoperative pain relief and care for surgical patients is provided by our 24 hour hospital and intensive care unit.

Our specialists are happy to discuss diagnosis and treatment of patients with referring veterinarians by phone or email correspondence including a radiographic appraisal of any case.

Our internal medicine specialists are qualified in both canine and feline internal medicine. They treat a broad range of cases such as gastrointestinal disease (including liver, pancreas and bowel disease); cardiac and respiratory disease; endocrine problems (such as diabetes and thyroid disease); kidney and liver; immune system; and joint disease.

The internal medicine team at ARH Brisbane consists of Dr Elizabeth Dill-Macky, who has more than 30 years experience in the field, and Dr Emily Cook who has worked in referral practice in south east Queensland for the past ten years and recently passed her the ANZCVS internal medicine exams.

The training and experience of our internal medicine specialists enables them to work with your local veterinarian to provide the highest standard of care for your pet. Our specialists receive referrals for patients that are critically ill as well as those with chronic or ongoing problems.

They are able to use their expertise combined with diagnostic tools, including endoscopy, ultrasound, CT and MRI, to investigate the cause of a pet’s illness and to offer the best possible advice on treatment options.

Our specialists are happy to discuss diagnosis and treatment of patients with referring veterinarians by phone or email correspondence including a radiographic appraisal of any case.

ARH Brisbane is extremely fortunate to have the only combined medical and surgical oncology team in Australia. Surgical oncology specialist, Dr Maurine Thomson, and medical oncology specialist, Dr Kathleen O’Connell, have between them nearly 30 years of experience in the field and together provide Australia’s only truly comprehensive veterinary cancer treatment service. They are supported by medical oncology registrar, Dr Elizabeth Morgan, who has recently completed a three year specialist training program.

 

Upon seeing one of our oncologists further tests may be recommended for your pet and can include advanced diagnostic imaging such as radiology, ultrasound, CT or MRI.

Our oncologists will discuss all available treatment options and together you will decide the best course of treatment for you and your family. Oncology treatment is supported by our ARH specialists in medicine and intensive care to allow the very best outcome possible.

Our specialists are happy to discuss diagnosis and treatment of patients with referring veterinarians by phone or email correspondence including a radiographic appraisal of any case.

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