Vetspecs Services

The Vetspecs team are here to support you with a Specialist multi-discipline approach. We are a referral-only practice and thus an extension to the great services that you already offer your clients; we strongly believe a supportive, collegial and team approach to animal care is best.  The Vetspecs team are happy to discuss your patients on a case-by-case basis so that we can provide the most appropriate care possible that will suit the individual needs of yourselves, your clients and their pets.

In addition to the array of Neurological, Orthopaedic, Arthroscopic and Soft Tissue surgeries you already know us for, we also provide the following services:

  • Advanced imaging (CR, CT, MRI, scintigraphy) with human and veterinary imaging-specialists’ interpretations
  • State of the art endoscopy
  • Radiotherapy with radiation and veterinary oncology specialists, unique to Vetspecs
  • Sonography by a veterinary imaging specialist
  • PennHIP assessment
  • Helica total hip replacement system, unique to Vetspecs
  • Veterinary Tissue Bank™ canine & feline allografts, distributed in NZ uniquely by Vetspecs
  • Distant consulting services in other South Island centres by our surgical specialists
    • Monthly Canterbury Cutting Edge Vets evening meetings
    • Monthly Journal Club morning meetings
    • “The Specialist Connection” Newsletter
    • Annual South Island Road Shows
    • The Merial Ancare / SVS Surgical Intern training programme
    • Individual CPD tailored to suit the needs of your staff
    • Regularly updated news on our website –

      Vetspecs would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors; Merial Ancare, SVS and Hill’s Pet Nutrition for the outstanding assistance they provide (and Pfizer for the Journal Club Coffees!).  We would also like to thank you - the wonderful clients and clinics that continue to support us.

  • The Vetspecs team are also committed to providing the veterinary community with a variety of free CPD throughout the year, including: