204 Anzac Highway,
Plympton SA 5038


About Veterinary Ophthalmic Referrals (VOR)

Veterinary Ophthalmic Referrals is a dedicated animal eye clinic, seeing animals with eye problems referred from general veterinary practice


Referral cases are seen in Adelaide from throughout South Australia, Northern Territory, Western Victoria and Western New South Wales. There is also a visiting service to North Queensland.

At Veterinary Ophthalmic Referrals we aim to ensure clients return to their referring or usual veterinarian happy that everything within reason has been done to rectify their pet’s eye problem.

Business / Clinic History


VOR is established in Adelaide by Dr Tony Read, Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology, on his return to Australia from the United Kingdom. VOR commences operations from the Adelaide Animal Emergency Centre on Anzac Highway.


Dr Read establishes the Adelaide Veterinary Specialist and Referral Centre (AVSARC) in Norwood, in partnership with Dr Ian Douglas, and operates Veterinary Ophthalmic Referrals from this centre. AVSARC is the first purpose built veterinary referral centre in Australia.


Dr Read commences a visiting service to North Queensland, working out of host practices in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay and Rockhampton, with trips scheduled every three to four months.


VOR moves from AVSARC to new dedicated premises on Anzac Highway.