Pet Surgery Services


Consulting Animal Specialists offers a wide range of surgical options for referring veterinarians and their patients. We carry a comprehensive range of surgical equipment and implants allowing us to perform a wide variety of soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures. Whether it’s a fractured bone, a ruptured ligament or a cancerous growth removal, we have the expertise to achieve the best solution for your pet.


Your regular vet will examine and diagnose your pets condition and specialist referral services will be offered to you. A wide variety of both orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeries can be performed. Your regular veterinarian in consultation with Dr Buffa will suggest the best treatment plan for your pet. Some surgical procedures are best performed at a dedicated specialist centres and we will advise you if this is necessary.

Specialist Consultation

A specialist consultation with either Dr Buffa or Dr Lai is offered for your pet at your regular veterinary clinic or at one of our referral specialist centres. This is always a good idea as many of the surgical conditions are complex and require a detailed explanation of the treatment required.

Advantages of a Specialist Consultation:

  • To confirm the diagnosis and that the treatment recommended is the best one for your pet.
  • Assess if there are any other factors that may affect the outcome of the surgery.
  • Have a detailed discussion with the surgeon regarding the procedure.
  • Address any concerns or questions about the procedure and aftercare.

In the consultation Dr Buffa or Dr Lai will examine your pet and assess the diagnosis. Once the condition has been confirmed, they will discuss the nature of the surgery and the expected outcome. Unfortunately complications can occur with any surgical procedure and the more commonly reported problems associated with the surgery will be discussed. Sometimes we will advise you whether further test are recommended before a definitive treatment course can be undertaken.

Phone Consultations

We appreciate the importance of effective time management and convenience in many people’s lives. A phone consultation at a mutually convenient time can be scheduled to discuss a surgical procedure with our Surgeons prior to proceeding.


Surgical Procedures

Specialist Consultations