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Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS) provide a range of specialist services that include Surgery. Surgery may be recommended for a variety of conditions. VSS has a team of surgeons who have experienced, friendly, and have deep knowledge in a wide range of surgical fields. We work as part of a multi disciplinary team of veterinarians, nurses and support staff to provide the best care and outcome for our patients.

How our veterinary surgery team can help you

VSS offer surgery for a wide range of emergencies, injuries, and conditions. Some of the common conditions we treat and assessments we can do are:

  • Management of patients with medical comorbidities and who need surgery e.g. concurrent heart problems or medical disorder
  • Lameness assessment - identify the cause of a limp if it is difficult to diagnose
  • Assessment of sports and performance dogs
  • Management (surgical and non surgical) of the full range of surgical conditions including:
    • Joint problems
    • Spinal and other neurosurgical problems
    • Bone fractures
    • Abdominal surgery
    • Urinary tract surgery
    • Thoracic and cardiac surgery
    • Head and neck surgery
    • Gastrointestinal and liver surgery
    • Skin and reconstructive surgery

With surgery comes anaesthesia and understandably, many pet owners are concerned about veterinary procedures that require an anaesthetic on their dog or cat.

While this is a very legitimate concern, the risks of anesthesia can be minimised with proper planning before the procedure, careful monitoring while the dog or cat is anaesthetised, and diligent aftercare.

Every pet is different and anesthesia protocols are customised to meet the needs of each individual animal. For example, a senior pet, or one with a health problem, would probably require a different anesthesia protocol than a young, healthy dog or cat.

We aim to have our patients feeling well and comfortable by the time of discharge.

Our surgery locations in and around Brisbane and the Gold Coast


Open for consultations 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday to Friday. Emergencies available Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm. Hospitalised patients are cared for 24/7/365 by our team of veterinarians. MRI machine available.


Open for consultations 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday to Friday. Hospitalised patients are cared for 24/7/365 by our team of veterinarians. CT machine available.


Referral and emergency hospital, staffed 24/7. CT machine available.

Our specialist surgery team

To learn more about our specialist surgery team and the locations you'll find them, please visit the pages below:

Surgery brochures

Surgery Videos

Cruciate Ligament Surgery

Cruciate ligament surgery

Total Hip Replacement

Total Hip Replacement

Brachycephalic Airway Surgery

Brachycephalic airway surgery

Abdominal Surgery at VSS

Abdominal Surgery

Fracture Repair

Fracture Repair

Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic Surgery

Thoracoscopic Surgery

Thoracoscopic Surgery

Spinal Disease Patient Treatment

Spinal Disease Patient Treatment at VSS