204 Anzac Highway,
Plympton SA 5038

About

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

1992

Dr Tony Read commences specialist training in Veterinary Ophthalmology at The Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, England. His mentor is Dr Keith Barnett, pictured centre below.

1995

After gaining specialist qualifications, Dr Read is approached to run an ophthalmology referral service in Wimbledon, London. By 1996 he has decided to return to Australia to establish his own referral practice.

1996

Veterinary Ophthalmic Referrals (VOR) is established in Adelaide by Dr Read, Registered Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology. VOR commences operations in rented space at what is now the Adelaide Animal Emergency and Referral Centre on Anzac Highway.

2000

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 with other specialist services. AVSARC is the first purpose built veterinary referral centre in Australia. He remains a co-owner of AVSARC until 2008.

2008

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

2011

Dr Read moves VOR from AVSARC to new dedicated ophthalmology-only premises on Anzac Highway.