Referral

Please note that when a case is referred to us we guarantee that your patient will be seen and examined personally by a Cardiology Specialist

It may sound obvious, but the correct diagnosis of heart or lung disease is every bit as important as its subsequent treatment. If the diagnosis is inaccurate, the ‘treatment’ won’t work.

In many cases, pets are referred because they have symptoms indicative of heart or lung disease. Others are referred with diagnosed heart or lung disease, but nevertheless require a more precise diagnosis to optimise the medication.

For this, nothing counts more than experience. However, we also benefit from state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment that helps us diagnose heart and lung problems accurately, and in the quickest possible time.

Many patients do not require admittance to the hospital with all procedures performed in the presence of the owner (echocardiography and ECG) or while the owner waits (radiography and blood sampling).

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Some animals are admitted just for the day if seen at a specialist centre for investigations where general anaesthesia is required i.e. bronchoscopy and CT. Patients requiring surgery or those with heart failure or serious arrhythmias requiring close monitoring may need to be admitted for several days.

Richard now offers a specialist mobile, in-practice cardiorespiratory service for all of Melbourne. He also has a clinic at the Melbourne University Veterinary Hospital Weribee on Wednesdays and holds regular regional clinics (see areas and dates below).

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Regional Clinics

University of Melbourne Vet Hospital Werribee

Every Wednesday morning

(unless a public holiday)

For bookings at UVet Werribee, please call UVet direct on 03 9731 2000

West - between Melbourne & Kyneton/Ballarat

First Friday of each month

7 Feb, 6 Mar, 3 Apr, 1 May

(unless a public holiday)

North - between Melbourne & Shepparton

Last Friday of each month

29th Nov, 31 Jan, 28 Feb, 27 Mar, 24 April, 29 May

(unless a public holiday)

East - between Melbourne & Morwell/Sale

Third Friday of each month

20 Dec, 24 Jan, 21 Feb, 20 Mar, 17 Apr, 15 May

(unless a public holiday)

Adelaide - AAERC Kurralta Park

Second Friday of each month

13 Dec, 10 Jan, 14 Feb, 13 Mar

(unless a public holiday)

For bookings at the AAERC, please call the AAERC direct on (08) 8371 0333