Specialist Referrals

When an animal develops an unusual or more complex illness, there is sometimes a need for specialised expertise and equipment to properly diagnose and treat the problem. At Knox Vet Clinic, we will 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 them, and together we can offer optimal care for your loved one.

Specialist veterinarians are independent to our clinic and set their own fees. We will try our best to give you an estimate of the costs, but it's a good idea to ask them when you call to make an appointment that suits you.

Our care 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 discuss with our vets as well, who will be happy to help you evaluate your options.

Depending on the condition or disease your pet has and what kind of testing they need, some specialists are mobile and can conduct their diagnostics here in clinic, for example an ultrasound specialist, saving you the time and need to travel far. Your vet will discuss with you these options in the consultation should your pet require further testing.