How our services can help your pet
Our hospital is superbly equipped with a comprehensive array of the latest and greatest medical equipment to provide a world class clinical service.
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Orthopaedic surgery is performed on bone, joints and supporting structures (tendons and ligaments).
Soft Tissue Surgery
Surgery relating to structures other than bone or nervous system are typically grouped as soft tissue surgeries.
Oncologic surgery refers to the field of cancer surgery. Like humans, our pets can also develop tumours.
The most common cause of spinal cord injuries (SCI) in dogs is intervertebral disc disease, while in cats it’s trauma. Symptoms are highly variable, ranging from neck or back pain, to unsteadiness when walking, to inability to walk.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) focuses on smaller incisions in an effort to minimise patient discomfort while promoting faster recovery times.
High quality x-ray images which allow for the diagnosis of different types of fractures, and changes in the chest and abdomen.
This can be used in a variety of conditions such as abnormal swallowing and allows for interventional radiology procedures to be undertaken.
Ultrasonography is commonly used to examine the abdomen but can be useful for changes in the chest, muscles and tendons.
Computed Tomography (CT)
Used for surgical planning in cases such as fracture repairs or oncology surgery.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
GARS is extremely fortunate to be one of only a few veterinary referral centers in Victoria to have its own dedicated MRI machine onsite. This allows for exceptional non-invasive diagnostics that are critical for medical, surgical and neurological diagnosis and treatment.
This is the use of chemotherapy to manage cancer, this may be used initially as a first line of treatment or following surgery.
An emerging area in veterinary medicine where minimally invasive techniques are being used to treat conditions that require surgery or could not previously be treated.
Emergency and critical care
Emergency and critical care (ECC) covers a broad range of emergencies. Blood transfusions, mechanical ventilation, blood gas analysis, organ failure management, paralysis, trauma, bloating, seizures, envenomation and toxin treatment are just some of the conditions/procedures seen daily within GARS ECC department. This department is led by Victoria’s only two ECC specialists located outside of Melbourne.