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Animal Emergency

Our animal emergency hospital is open 24h per day, 365 days per year, and is staffed by experienced emergency vets and nurses caring for your pet.

Internal Medicine

Our Internal medicine service deals with heart problems, cancer, gastrointestinal disease, neurology and a range of other illnesses.

Animal Surgery

We offer the latest techniques in chest & abdominal surgery, cancer surgery, wound reconstruction, spinal imaging & surgery and advanced orthopaedics.

Surgery Service

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Our goal is to provide you and your clients with high quality, easily accessible, advanced surgical services at our convenient central Melbourne location. Please feel free to call our surgical service for information or advice on any of your patients requiring surgical care.

Dr. Chris Preston BVSc (hons), MACVSc, FACVSc, DACVS. has advanced surgical training (University of Melbourne, University of California) in many areas of veterinary medicine.

Orthopaedic surgery (bone & joint procedures)

Soft-tissue surgery (abdomen, chest, head/neck)

Reconstructive surgery (wounds, skin procedures)

Neurology & neurosurgery (spinal procedures)


What sets our surgical referral service apart?

  • Surgery is performed by an ACVS board-certified specialist.
  • Post-operative patients are supervised by a vet overnight, monitoring for any complications or the need for additional pain medication.
  • We strive to provide you and your clients with the most current options for surgical care using the latest techniques.
  • We offer minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy, intraoperative fluoroscopic-assisted closed fracture repair). As in the human field, use of new techniques and equipment allow faster recoveries with less discomfort.
  • We take anaesthetic safety very seriously. Our typical patient is monitored by both our specialist, interns and an experienced veterinary nurse using pulse oximetry, lead II ECG, end-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring, body temperature monitoring, and blood pressure monitoring. Many surgical patients are maintained on a mechanical ventilator throughout their procedure to optimize respiratory function. We routinely provide operative and postoperative forced warm air to maintain core body temperature.
  • We make patient comfort a top priority. Each patient receives an individualized pain-management plan.