Referral Vet Services

Internal Medicine

The Pet Specialists offer the diagnosis and management of complex and multisystem disorders, including haematologic, respiratory, endocrine, gastrointestinal, urinary, hepatobiliary and immune-mediated disorders.

Our Services Include:

  • Rhinoscopy, nasal biopsies and nasal flushes
  • Colonoscopy
  • Tracheobronchoscopy
  • Urethrocystoscopy
  • Endoscopically guided bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Flexible gastroduodenoscopy, including gastric polypectomy
  • Video capsule gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Fluoroscopic swallow studies
  • Fluoroscopic airway studies
  • Urethral collagen injections/urethral bulking agent injections
  • Oesophageal and gastric endoscopic foreign body removal
  • Oesophageal and rectal stricture dilation
  • Percutaneous antegrade urethral catheterisation
  • Voiding urohydropulsion
  • Cystoscopic basket urolith retrieval
  • PEG tube placement
  • PCCL – Percutaneous cystolithotomy
  • Urethral stenting
  • Ureteral stenting
  • Tracheal stenting
  • Bone marrow aspirates
  • Arthrocentesis
  • True-cut needle core biopsies
  • Renal biopsies
  • CSF sampling
  • Blood transfusions
  • Ethanol ablations
  • Chemotherapy/Oncology – administration and protocol management
  • Contrast studies
  • Management and maintenance of Subcutaneous Ureteral Bypass Systems (SUBS)

Surgery

Our experienced surgeons are adept at performing orthopaedic and soft tissue small animal surgery.

Our Services Include:

  • Extra capsular repair for cranial cruciate ligament rupture
  • Tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) for cranial cruciate ligament disease
  • Patella luxation correction surgery
  • Coxofemoral luxation repair
  • Juvenile pubic symphysiodesis (JPS) for hip dysplasia
  • Double or triple pelvic osteotomy for hip dysplasia
  • Femoral head and neck excisional arthroplasty
  • Bone fracture repairs – pins and wire, DCP and locking plate repair, external fixators
  • Mal-unions, non-unions and angular deformity corrections
  • Tendon and ligament repairs
  • Arthrodesis
  • Hemilaminectomy and Ventral Slot for spinal decompression
  • Soft palate, nares, tonsil and laryngeal saccule surgery for brachycephalic obstructive airway treatment and other respiratory conditions
  • Arytenoid lateralization (laryngeal tiebacks)
  • Ear canal surgery – vertical canal excision, bulla osteotomy and total ear canal ablation with lateral bulla osteotomy
  • Exploratory laparotomy
  • Intestinal resection and anastamosis
  • Gastric torsion / volvulus surgery
  • Preventative gastropexy
  • Colectomy in cats and dogs
  • Splenectomy
  • Liver lobectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Bile duct stenting
  • Ureteral transposition
  • Subcutaneous Ureteral Bypass System (SUBS) placement
  • Laparoscopic procedures
  • Urinary incontinence surgery – colposuspension and sling urethroplasty, artificial urethral sphincters
  • Cystotomy
  • Perineal and scrotal urethrostomy
  • Perineal hernia repair
  • Anal sacculectomy
  • Mandibulectomy and maxillectomy
  • Amputations
  • Oncological resections and reconstructions
  • Skin grafting
  • Open wound management
  • Epidural steroid injections for lumbo-sacral disease
  • CSF sampling, bone marrow aspirates and joint taps
  • Occult lameness examinations

Diagnostic Imaging

Our Radiology Specialists are board certified and have many years of experience in diagnostic imaging.  

Our Services Include:

  • Ultrasound- Including thoracic, abdominal and musculoskeletal
  • Advanced Imaging-CT & external MRI
  • Outpatient ultrasonography
  • Digital radiography
  • Mobile ultrasonography
  • Ultrasound guided fine need aspirates
  • Ultrasound guided biopsies
  • Diagnostic imaging reports to assist patient treatment and management
  • CT guided biopsy sampling
  • Ultrasound-guided interventional treatment options
  • Fluoroscopy studies; such as swallow studies, upper airway studies and assistance with interventional procedures.

Anaesthesia

The following anaesthesia procedures are available to assist with pain management during and after procedures:

Our Services Include:

  • Placement of epidural catheters under fluoroscopic guidance.
  • Ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia
  • Monitoring of neuromuscular blocking agents
  • Advanced pain management
  • Ventilation techniques
  • Management of critical patients & anaesthesia
  • Nerve blocks
  • General anaesthesia
  • Local anaesthesia

Cardiology

The Pet Specialists are the only veterinary specialist facility in Sydney who have on-site capacity to perform radiofrequency ablation of arrhythmias such as supraventricular tachycardia.

Our Services Include:

  • TPS provide in-depth consultation to referring Sydney vets and referral clients.
  • Our services include a range of medical and surgical procedures, including (but not limited to):
  • Consultations for acquired and congenital abnormalities such as murmurs, arrhythmias, collapsing/fainting, exercise intolerance, coughing, and breathing difficulties.
  • Echocardiography
  • ECG
  • Holter monitors (24-hour ambulatory ECG)
  • Thoracic radiographs
  • Blood pressure measurements
  • CT scans
  • Pre-anaesthetic cardiac evaluations
  • Interventional cardiology including placement of occluders for patent ductus arteriosus, balloon dilation of pulmonic stenosis and other occlusive lesions, and temporary and permanent pacemaker implantation
  • Diagnostic cardiac catheterisation and angiography
  • Electrical cardioversion of arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia
  • Event monitor implantation for detection of intermittent arrhythmia