Referral

We have a strong referral culture. We are extremely lucky to be within easy reach of some excellent referral services with very talented people.

We can access referrals for internal medicine, soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, ophthalmology, dermatology and advanced imaging – specialist radiographic techniques, ultrasonography and even access to CAT scanning.

Most of these referrals can be set up within 24 to 48 hours and in the case of emergencies in an even shorter time frame.

We actively refer. It is high on our treatment plan because ultimately we want the best possible outcome for both you and your pet.


VSA hospital located at 1 Te Apunga Place Mt Wellington. The VSA Hospital provides surgical referral, advanced imaging and also after hours emergency care. Richard Jerram, Alex Walker, Alistair Coomer and Damien Chase provide a class leading level of excellence.

The Veterinary Specialist Group located at 97 Carrington Road (part of the Unitec campus) is the main centre we use and we would refer to them on a weekly basis. All of the veterinarians there have specialist qualifications. They are the best of the best in terms of both their ability and the facilities from which they work. Phone 09 845 5455.  View a location map.


The Auckland Animal Eye Centre is located at 18 Barrack Road, Mt Wellington and is run by Peter Collinson. He provides us with both medical and surgical back up for what can be a very challenging area. Contact details are 09 527 7697.


The Skin Vet Debbie Simpson (vet) and Ellie Clarke (vet nurse) are the back bone of this center. Skin cases can be complex and frustrating they often require the formulation of what may be a life long treatment plan. This is why referral with these cases can be so important.

ARC vets providing specialist referral level surgery medicine and after hours care, located at 224 Albany Highway.