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IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE More Info

Northside Veterinary Specialists are here for you and your pets during this crazy COVID time, and business is (almost) as usual. In accordance with best practices to keep our employees safe and our hospital operational, we have moved to a contactless consultation and admission process.

Please rest assured, even though we aren't seeing you face to face, your pet is still getting the best of care. Visit the COVID section of our website for more information.

Call on 9452 2933 with any questions.

We thank you all for your support and patience!

COVID-19 CONSULTING HOURS 6am - 6pm, Monday - Friday
24 HOURS PER DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK in case of emergency

For Vets – Procedures

Surgical procedures

Our experienced surgeons are comfortable doing all orthopaedic and soft tissue small animal surgery. Some of the procedures we perform are:

  • Extra capsular repair for cranial cruciate ligament rupture
  • Tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) and tibial tubercle advancement (TTA) for cranial cruciate ligament disease
  • Patella luxation correction surgery
  • Coxofemoral luxation repair
  • Juvenile pubic symphysiodesis (JPS)
  • 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 deformities
  • Tendon and ligament repairs
  • Arthrodesis
  • Soft palate, nares and laryngeal saccule surgery Arytenoid lateralization (laryngeal tiebacks)
  • Ear canal surgery – vertical canal excision, bulla osteotomy and total ear canal ablation with lateral bulla osteotomy.
  • Exploratory laparotomy
  • Gastric torsion / volvulus surgery
  • Preventative gastropexy
  • Colectomy in cats and dogs
  • Epidural steroid injections for lumbo-sacral disease
  • Ureteral transposition
  • Urinary incontinence surgery – colposuspension and sling urethroplasty
  • Cystotomy
  • Perineal and scrotal urethrostomy
  • Perineal hernia repair
  • Anal sacculectomy
  • Mandibulectomy and maxillectomy
  • Amputations
  • Oncological resections and reconstructions
  • Csf taps, bone marrow aspirates and joint taps
  • Occult lameness examinations

Medical procedures

  • Consultation
  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Ultrasound guided aspirate or biopsy
  • Echocardiography and treatment plans for heart disease
  • Gastroduodenoscopy with endocopic biopsy (for chronic vomiting or diarrhoea cases).
  • Oesophageal / gastrointestinal foreign body retrieval
  • Rhinoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage for chronic coughing
  • Bone marrow aspirate or biopsy
  • CSF collection
  • ECG (acquisition or interpretation only)
  • Feeding tube placement (oesophageal tube, endoscopic PEG tube placement).
  • Radiography
  • CT
  • Neurological exams

Dermatology procedures

  • Consultations
  • Allergic skin disease testing
  • Infectious skin disease diagnosis and management
  • Immune mediated skin disease diagnosis and management
  • Inherited skin disease
  • Alopecia
  • Cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease
  • Otitis Media and Externa (including video otoscopy, CT scanning, myringotomy)

Physiotherapy procedures

Tailored physiotherapy, rehabilitation and acupuncture programmes available for treatment of dogs and cats for;

  • Arthritis
  • Neurological problems
  • Pre and post-operative rehabilitation
  • Muscle wasting and old age related diseases
  • Acute and chronic respiratory diseases
  • Weight management
  • Pain management
  • Laser therapy
  • Infra-red heat therapy