Specialist Referrals

In-house referrals

Dr Lonsdale qualified as a vet in 1972 so has a long experience of treating pets. We make use of his experience with in-house referrals -- especially with regard to diseases arising from a junk food diet, dental disease and obesity. Indeed Dr Lonsdale is viewed as an expert in these matters. Pet owners the world over consult him for second opinion advice via email and telephone.

Also we should mention that many of our clients come to us seeking a second opinion. By obtaining a second opinion in our practice, pet owners often gain a cheaper, quicker and successful option -- without the need to pay specialist's fees. 

You can find plenty of client testimonials at our Facebook page. Dr Lonsdale's two books receive rave reviews at the main website and on Amazon.com (Raw Meaty Bones & Work Wonders). You can be sure plenty of pet owners the world over depend on Dr Lonsdale's advice. 

Outside specialist referrals

When an animal develops an unusual illness or injury, there is often 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.

Australian registered veterinary specialists undergo a rigorous training and examination process to obtain their qualifications, and like human specialists are considered to be the epitome of knowledge in their field. We work closely alongside the specialists and together can offer optimum care for pets that require this service.

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.