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Specialist Referrals

Cairns Veterinary Clinic has a great relationship with some of the best veterinary specialists Australia has to offer. We are fortunate to have the full support of specialist veterinary referral centres around Australia who provide our vets with expert support when needed. If your pet requires major diagnostic, medical or surgical procedures we can liaise with these veterinary specialists to provide you access to a full range of veterinary care.

We are lucky to have several visiting specialist vets consulting in Cairns on a regular basis.

Veterinary Dermatologist - Dr Mike Shipstone is the owner of Dermatology for Animals and has been visiting Cairns Veterinary Clinic to provide Cairns pet owners with dermatological services for over ten years. Visiting every 3 months, he is available via referral from your regular veterinarian.

Veterinary Orthopedic and General Surgeon – Dr Kim Smith specilaises in orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery. Dr Smith practices at Northern Australia Veterinary Specialist Services in Darwin and visits several veterinary clinics around Cairns every 3-6 months. He is available via referral from your regular veterinarian.

Veterinary Ophthalmologist - Dr Tony Read offers diagnostic, medical and surgery of the eye. Dr Tony Read practices at Veterinary Ophthalmic Referrals in Adelaide and visits Marlin Coast Vets in the Cairns Northern Beach area every 3 months. He is available via referral from your regular veterinarian.

If you would like to discuss specialist referral for your pet please contact us.

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