What is the difference between a "registered veterinary specialist" and a veterinarian with a "special interest"?
A “registered veterinary specialist” has undergone specialised pre-approved post graduate training in their field of specialisation and passed the relevant specialist examinations to gain a recognised full specialist qualification. Following that, they seek approval of their credentials and qualifications with a national council before finally registering as a recognised specialist with The Veterinary Surgeons Board.
A veterinarian with a “special interest” in a particular discipline may have done some extra studies or joined some professional special interest groups, but has NOT completed specialist training and qualifications.
How do I know if my pet has an eye problem?
Your pet needs medical attention if it has ocular discomfort, discharge, vision loss or a change in the appearance of the eye.
Do I need a referral to come to your clinic?
Referral by your regular vet is preferable but not essential.
How long does the appointment take?
Initial consults are 15-30 minutes long, while recheck appointments are up to 15 minutes.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
Just you, your pet and any medications your pet has been on for its eyes. We will contact your referring vet to obtain the medical records.
If my pet is having surgery, does it stay overnight?
All our procedures are day procedures. They are ready to go home from 3pm onwards the same day.
How much is a consultation?
Initial consultation fees in Adelaide are $220, plus any medications prescribed. A recheck visit is $143 plus any medications. Regional surcharges to cover travel costs apply to visiting clinics in North Queensland.
Do you offer any payment plans?
With advance notice for surgeries over $500 we accept VetPay financing, but pre-approval before the day of surgery is required.
Do I need a consultation before eye surgery on my pet?
Your pet needs a consult with us before all surgeries.