We can refer our patients to our specialist contacts in the veterinary industry. These include ultra-sonographers (abdominal and cardiac), ophthalmologists, dermatologists, MRI, CT scans and small animal surgeons.

Animal Dermatology Canterbury
Dr Sylvia McLean and Dr Lee Williams from Animal Dermatology Canterbury run their clinic at Woodend Vets (Rangiora). Dr Sylvia and Dr Lee are veterinarians with a special interest in dermatology. They have considerable experience and expertise with skin disease such as allergic skin conditions, recurrent ear infections, and unusual skin problems.
0800 817 926

McMaster & Heap Veterinary Practice
For ultrasonography and MRI scans, we will refer our patients to Dr Richard Lucy at McMaster & Heap. Dr Richard has a special interest and vast knowledge in echocardiography, abdominal and musculoskeletal ultrasonography, as well as ultrasonographic interventional and biopsy procedures, ECG interpretation, radiograph interpretation and endoscopy. Echocardiography includes colour flow Doppler and PW/CW Doppler examination and ECG. McMaster & Heap is a partner of Pacific Radiology.
03 338 2534

Small Animal Surgical Specialists

We are very fortune to have two small animal surgical specialists in Christchurch. These veterinarians are specialists who have advanced training in various veterinary medical, surgical, and imaging disciplines and are board certified. To become board certified, a veterinarian must have completed at least four years of veterinary college, a one-year internship or equivalent, and two to three years in a residency program that meets the standards of a recognised specialty college or board.

If you wish to visit Animal Orthopaedics or VSA, please contact us and we can organise a referral for you.

Animal Orthopaedics Christchurch (AOC)
14 Settlers Crescent, Ferrymead
0220 806 808

Veterinary Specialist Aotearoa (VSA)
146 Antigua Street
03 777 7654

Feline Radioactive Iodine Treatment

Treatment options for cats who suffer hyperthyroidism. The thyroid gland is the only organ in the body that uptakes iodine. Radioactive matter suspended in iodine will only be absorbed by the thyroid gland. This damages the ‘unwanted’ thyroid cells, which in turn reduces the size of the thyroid gland and reduces the amount of thyroxine (T4) produced. Over time the T4 level in the cat’s body will return to a normal range.

We are lucky to have several vet clinics in Christchurch that offer this specialised treatment. Please contact us if you wish to discuss this option and get a referral.