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Vets@St Clair

Specialist Referrals

When an animal develops an illness or injury that is outside our sphere of competance, there is a need for specialised expertise and equipment to properly diagnose and treat the problem. If your pet 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. Sometimes, because New Zealand is relatively small, we don't have the tpye of specialist we would like available. If this is the case we will find somebody for you who may not be a specialist but can provide the best quality of care we can find.

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 pet 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.

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