Vet referrals , Whakapā mai

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s referral service gives vets around New Zealand access to specialist procedures and second opinions.

Referral services

Only vets can refer animals to us for specialist care.

If you're a pet owner, please make a regular appointment by visiting the Companion Animal Hospital.

Vets, fill in a referral form

Companion Animal Clinic referral form

Equine referral form

Equine CT scan referral form

Companion animal services

Our specialists, backed by a team professional staff, provide diagnostics and care for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and other pets.

  • internal medicine, including oncology
  • surgery

Support services:

  • anaesthesia
  • radiology

Services we contract in to the clinic:

Equine services

Elective and emergency surgery for horses including:

  • arthroscopy
  • colic surgery
  • airway surgery, including laser surgery.

Investigation and treatment of:

  • lameness
  • poor performance
  • weight loss
  • respiratory disease
  • colic.

Other specialist treatment, including:

  • neurology
  • ophthalmology
  • neonatology
  • cardiology
  • theriogenology

Advanced imaging including:

  • digital radiography
  • ultrasonography
  • videoendoscopy and gastroscopy
  • dynamic endoscopy
  • computed tomography (CT)

Meet the team

Specialists

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Associate Professor Nick Cave

Group Leader - Academic, School of Veterinary Science

Nick Cave graduated from Massey University (NZ) in 1990 with a BVSc, and worked in general practice for 6 years until 1997, when he returned to Massey for a residency in small animal internal medicine, and attained membership in the Australasian College of Veterinary Scientists by examination. He graduated with a Masters in Veterinary Science in 2000, entitled "The nutritional management of food hypersensitivity in dogs and cats: an assessment of a protein hydrolysate". In 2004 he moved to the University of California, Davis, where he attained a PhD in nutrition and immunology, with his thesis entitled "The role of estrogen in controlling food intake, and the efficacy and immunological effects of genistein as a surrogate estrogen, in cats following gonadectomy." At the same time, he completed a residency in small animal clinical nutrition, and became a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Nutrition by examination in 2004. In late 2005, he returned to Massey University as senior lecturer in small animal medicine and nutrition. He has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed publications, is on the editorial board for the Veterinary Quarterly and Veterinary Education International, and has authored chapters in several international veterinary textbooks. He is a founding member of the WSAVA Nutritional Guidelines Committee.

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Dr Gaby Verburgh Hoffmann

Associate Professor in Small Animal Internal Medicine, School of Veterinary Science

Dr Sarah Wetzel

Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Internal Medicine, School of Veterinary Science
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Prof Andrew Worth

PhD, PGDipVCLinSc, BVSc

Professor of Small Animal Surgery, School of Veterinary Science

Andrew graduated from Massey University in 1990 and has worked in both Australia, the UK and NZ as a small animal veterinarian. In 1999 he completed membership examination of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientist in Radiology. From 2000-2003 he completed a residency in small animal surgery at the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and he became a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2006. He is currently a Senior Lecturer and Registered NZ Specialist in Small Animal Surgery at the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Kat Crosse

BVetMed

Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery, School of Veterinary Science

Nursing service coordinators

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Carolyn Liggins

Service Coordinator, Oncology/Soft Tissue, School of Veterinary Science
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Dimple Patel

Service Coordinator, Surgery, School of Veterinary Science

Amberlee Faint-Rafferty

Service Coordinator - Medicine, School of Veterinary Science

Emily Beard

COORDINATOR - CLINICAL OPERATIONS, School of Veterinary Science