Referral Services

We accept Imaging, surgery, oncology and advanced medicine referrals from the Greater Wellington area. We have digital radiology and modern ultrasound equipment available for non invasive diagnosis. Our surgeons perform advanced soft tissue and orthopaedic surgeries such as TTOs, TTAs, fracture repairs and complex tumour removals. Our physicians can stage and manage many neoplastic diseases and other complex medical conditions. We also provide a Wellington base for visiting veterinarians providing advanced dermatology, dental and ophthalmic services.

Referrals at Lower Hutt

Admissions:  7.30am - 8.30am

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Referrals at Silverstream

Admissions: 7.30am - 8.30am

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Preparing your pet for referral

Please read the below documents when preparing your pet for surgery or an ultrasound.

Catmed Feline Medicine Referrals

Dr Pru Galloway is New Zealand's first Registered Feline Medicine Specialist. She is dedicated to the investigation, treatment and compassionate care of non-surgical feline problems. Pru sees a wide range of patients including those with chest, neurological, dermatological, abdominal, endocrine [e.g. diabetes], nutritional, neoplastic [cancer], infectious and blood disorders. If you would like Pru to see your cat have your normal vet arrange a referral for you.

Medical, Surgical and Imaging Referrals

Senior PETVET veterinarians also accept referrals of complex medical conditions, soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, and diagnostic procedures such as ultrasound, endoscopy and advanced x-ray studies.

Animal Dermatology Skin Disease Referrals

Dr Duncan Graham sees dermatology referrals from both dogs and cats with a wide range of skin diseases. Duncan's particular interests in dermatology are allergy and hypersensitivity, skin conditions of the nose and ear, and auto-immune diseases. If you would like Duncan to assess your pets' skin condition contact your usual vet to arrange a referral.

Dental Surgery Referrals

Dr Angus Fechney offers referral dentistry services at PETVET Silverstream. Based at Massey University in Palmerston North, as well as providing referral dentistry services, Angus teaches dentistry to veterinary students. He is currently enrolled in a dental residency programme with the American Veterinary Dental College. Satisfactory completion of this programme will enable him to obtain specialist accreditation. Though extraction of teeth is sometimes needed in our pets, Angus is always keen to explore ways of saving teeth or minimizing the trauma associated with any dental procedures required. Root canal treatments or pulp capping and even orthodontics are often viable alternatives for compromised teeth. If you would like Angus to see your animal then have your normal vet arrange an appointment for you.

Eye Referrals

Dr Kellam Bailey is currently engaged in a residency programme with the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. Once complete he will have qualifications to become a registered Ophthalmology specialist in New Zealand. Kellam is happy to take the full range of referrals of ocular conditions including lid and corneal abnormalities, uveitis, cataracts, glaucoma, retinal disease and any other eye condition. The use of advanced diagnostic equipment allows an accurate diagnosis and prognosis to be calculated, and sophisticated ophthalmic surgical equipment provides a top of the line veterinary surgical suite for a full range of eye surgeries to be performed. If you have any questions about the ophthalmic service, or on Kellam's availability, please feel free to contact PETVET Silverstream.