What is a Specialist Referral?

Referral to a veterinary specialist is similar to what happens with humans that need to see a specialist doctor (such as an Oncologist). Most conditions can be handled by your general practice vet, but when a disease is severe or complicated, your pet may need help from a veterinarian who has had additional training in a certain field.

As a trusted leader in animal emergency care, Perth Vet Emergency will discuss best treatment options for your pet and will recommend appropriate specialist options if required.

Internal Medicine

Diabetes and other endocrine diseases, kidney and liver disease, neurological diseases, seizures, heart disease, gastrointestinal problems

Emergency and Critical Care

Intensive monitoring of patients in hospital often requiring one-on-one nursing care and frequent veterinary examinations and interventions. In human medicine, this is called an ICU or intensive care unit and we have most of the same equipment, medications and therapies that humans have including blood transfusions, ventilation and dialysis


Complicated fracture repair, spinal problems, reconstructive surgery


Diagnosis and staging, chemotherapy, cryosurgery, electrochemothrapy

Specialized Imaging

Ultrasound, echocardiography, CT and MRI


Eye problems, glaucoma, corneal ulceration


Skin diseases, allergies, ear problems

For Enquiries and Information

Perth Vet Emergency has longstanding relationships with many registered specialists and vet clinics in Perth, and can make the necessary arrangements to ensure a smooth referral process if it is required.