Optimal outcomes for our patients.
Be an advanced extension of the referring veterinarian’s practice utilising state-of-the-art equipment, progressive techniques, clinical expertise and premium care.
Have HEART – have respect and value for the animal soul. “The secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient”. Francis Peabody 1927
Be AVAILABLE – provide a service that responds to need, with readily available access to specialist surgeons.
Be CONSTANT – our surgical service will endure with commitment to the veterinary community for service and education.
Embrace TECHNOLOGY – apply the latest and most effective technological advances based on expert assessment of the current literature and research.
HONESTY – we will approach every patient with an unbiased and honest assessment.
VSA hospital is an extension of the surgical service at VSG (still the same core team of Dr Alex Walker, Dr Richard Jerram, Dr Alastair Coomer) driven by the requirement for more space and the need to have an on-site CT. The new hospital also has a full in-house and out-patient physiotherapy service with underwater treadmill equipment.
Since the inception of VSG in 2000, the surgical practice has grown from one to four surgeons and the case load has increased dramatically in numbers and variety (complexity, oncology, reconstruction), driven by advances in imaging, surgical techniques and pre/post-operative management. Over two years ago we realised that there were compelling reasons to expand to another site in Auckland: