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VETERINARY SPECIALISTS AUCKLAND IS NOW VETERINARY SPECIALISTS AOTEAROA!

We have changed our name to Veterinary Specialists Aotearoa as we are now also in Christchurch!  We are still the same people, in the same company with the same commitment to delivering exceptional care to your pets. Now with two hospitals in Auckland and one in Christchurch.  

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Our Story

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Veterinary Specialists Aotearoa is proud to bring you the very best in an animal hospital, with a dedicated team providing advanced surgery, imaging, medicine and physiotherapy, together with excellent emergency and after-hours care.  We offer clinical expertise with absolute quality of care and our high-tech facility allows us to lead from the front to deliver optimal outcomes for our patients and their families.

OUR SERVICES

SURGERY

Advanced procedures performed by surgical specialists

MEDICINE

Specialist internal medicine services for accurate diagnosis and coordinated treatment of medical conditions

IMAGING

Sophisticated veterinary imaging to ensure accurate diagnosis

PHYSIOTHERAPY

Expert therapy to speed recovery and maximise outcomes

EMERGENCY

Superior veterinary care by our dedicated A&E team

OUR HOSPITALS

VSA SYLVIA PARK HOSPITAL

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18 hours ago
Veterinary Specialists Aotearoa

Meet Alana & Marty 🐾⁠⁠
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Alana is the Operations Manager here at VSA and Sweet Pea Marvellous Martyn (Marty to his friends) is her beautiful boy⁠.⁠⁠
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Alana has worked at VSA for almost 15 years and was previously the Head Nurse at our Sylvia Park hospital. It was love at first sight for Alana (swipe to see baby Marty) who had always wanted a red Exotic Shorthair kitten. Alana also has two other cats, Barry and Pearl but Marty is the baby of the family, which at 2 years old and 7kgs we aren't convinced is still an accurate title! 😉⁠⁠
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⁠Isn't he handsome!⁠⁠
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Meet Alana & Marty 🐾⁠⁠
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Alana is the Operations Manager here at VSA and Sweet Pea Marvellous Martyn (Marty to his friends) is her beautiful boy⁠.⁠⁠
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Alana has worked at VSA for almost 15 years and was previously the Head Nurse at our Sylvia Park hospital. It was love at first sight for Alana (swipe to see baby Marty) who had always wanted a red Exotic Shorthair kitten. Alana also has two other cats, Barry and Pearl but Marty is the baby of the family, which at 2 years old and 7kgs we arent convinced is still an accurate title! 😉⁠⁠
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⁠Isnt he handsome!⁠⁠
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#staffpetssunday ⁠⁠
#persiancat #cats #cat #cutecat #catsofnz #catsofnewzealand #catsofauckland #instacat ⁠⁠
#vet #vetsofnz #vsahospital #veterinaryspecialistsaotearoa #vetspecialists #instavet #vetsofinstagram #animalhospital #vethospital #animalcare

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Such an awesome cat and human😀

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3 days ago
Veterinary Specialists Aotearoa

Today is a big day at VSA, we are celebrating Dr Richard Jerram’s 20th anniversary!⁠⁠
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There aren’t enough words to express what Richard means to not only us that get to work with him every day but also to all the clients and pets that he has helped over the last two decades.⁠⁠
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For everyone that has met Richard you will know that he is an amazing person and an extraordinary surgeon. He is the backbone of VSA and we are so lucky to have him as one of our own.⁠⁠
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Congratulations RJ, here’s to the next 20 years! 🍾⁠⁠
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Today is a big day at VSA, we are celebrating Dr Richard Jerram’s 20th anniversary!⁠⁠
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There aren’t enough words to express what Richard means to not only us that get to work with him every day but also to all the clients and pets that he has helped over the last two decades.⁠⁠
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For everyone that has met Richard you will know that he is an amazing person and an extraordinary surgeon. He is the backbone of VSA and we are so lucky to have him as one of our own.⁠⁠
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Congratulations RJ, here’s to the next 20 years! 🍾⁠⁠
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Couldn't have had a better business partner for the entire second half of my career. It has been a pleasure and a privilege.

Congratulations Richard & much love from Casper (I think she loves you more than she loves me judging by how excited she gets each time she sees you even after her 3 surgeries!). We appreciate you very much & are so grateful for your knowledge, expertise & kind, gentle, caring nature.

Congratulations Richard! We are all so lucky to have you as a colleague and friend! We at Timaru’s Family Vet are especially grateful to you for looking after our superstar cat Princess.

What an amazing human! Congratulations Ricco, miss you loads! from Lorraine 😜🎉

Congratulations Richard. You performed surgery twice on our beautiful girl Romy 💕🐶. After one of the biopsy, were going down to the snow and you took the time to call me with an update after clinic. Thank you for your big heart.

Congratulations RJ, bloody amazing. It sure was a pleasure and a privilege to have worked with you back in the early days.

Congratulations Richard and thank you for all of your excellent work. James and Brandy.

Congratulations Richard with love and gratitude from Sue and Jet the Frenchie ❤️

congratulations outstanding! his manner, skill, expertise and sense of humour was and still is invaluable to us. 🐕

20 years!! Congratulations. And well deserved words of praise for someone we love who has always been passionate about what he does. Some skills learnt years ago at OBHS - the sewing on of shirt buttons!!!!

Fabulous surgeon and person. You taught me so much working with you during your residency. Helped make me a better surgeon and practitioner! Fond memories of back then. Miss you loads! ❤️

What an anniversary! We will be forever indebted to Richard for giving Sage a second chance at life… Richard you are the reason she is how she is today. Thank you for loving her as much as you do and for being with us every step of the way on her journey 💜

Congratulations to Dr Richard 🎉. He is absolutely amazing!

Congratulations Richard. Beaudy sends his boxer kisses and thanks for his exceptional care.

Congrats Richard thank you for all you have done for the Shanks family zoo

Congratulations Richard. A great achievement. 😊😊

Congratulations RJ you are awesome. Thank you for everything you did for Zena and Molly 😘

Still remember Richard dealing with our beautiful Jack, such a lovely man ❤️

Congratulations!! You and your wonderful team looked after my wee girl Molly, when she fell ill while I was away in Madagascar a few years back. I am forever grateful. 🥰

Congratulations on a wonderful milestone 🎉 Dr Richard gave our bonkers black Labrador Nessa another shot at life after cancer. 6 years later, at 13 years old she’s still bopping along on her 4km daily walks. Truly grateful 😊🥂

Oh yes ! Happy birthday Richard and thank you so much for al the support you provide to our profession . A huge thank you from CAV to a generous and super clever person 😊.

Congratulations. We are so grateful for everything you did for our little buddy

Congrats and thanks so much for helping our cat Pokahe. He can walk without limping now 😁

What an amazing achievement Rich, bloody good at what you do and you have the compassion to go with it. Xx

Congratulations Richard! Amazing innings thus far.

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7 days ago
Veterinary Specialists Aotearoa

Meet Kai 🐾⁠⁠
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Gorgeous Kai has been a very intensive but extremely rewarding case for the whole team at VSA Sylvia Park. He has won the hearts of the whole team but after 60 days in hospital we are so happy to be getting him ready to go home to his family this week.⁠⁠
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Kai was referred to us in mid August after his vet in Papamoa discovered he had a urethral tear.⁠⁠
Kai was seen by Dr Laura Kelly in our VS A&E team for stabilisation before being referred to our specialist surgeons, Dr Kyle Clark and Dr Richard Jerram for further diagnostics and treatment.⁠⁠
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The team knew very early on that Kai’s injury was serious but none of us realised the long road we were about to embark on with this gorgeous boy and his incredibly trusting and committed family. Auckland going into level 4 lockdown meant Kai’s family couldn’t visit and relied on daily updates including phone calls and photos.⁠⁠
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Meet Kai 🐾⁠⁠
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Gorgeous Kai has been a very intensive but extremely rewarding case for the whole team at VSA Sylvia Park. He has won the hearts of the whole team but after 60 days in hospital we are so happy to be getting him ready to go home to his family this week.⁠⁠
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Kai was referred to us in mid August after his vet in Papamoa discovered he had a urethral tear.⁠⁠
Kai was seen by Dr Laura Kelly in our VS A&E team for stabilisation before being referred to our specialist surgeons, Dr Kyle Clark and Dr Richard Jerram for further diagnostics and treatment.⁠⁠
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The team knew very early on that Kai’s injury was serious but none of us realised the long road we were about to embark on with this gorgeous boy and his incredibly trusting and committed family. Auckland going into level 4 lockdown meant Kai’s family couldn’t visit and relied on daily updates including phone calls and photos.⁠⁠
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Over his time with us, Kai has had 11 general anaesthetics for urethral repair surgery, 3 skin flap surgeries, 7 wound debridements and 1 central line. He has also had 2 oesphageal feeding tubes, 4 epidurals and 13 sedated bandage changes. ⁠⁠
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#cats #cat #cutecat #catsofnz #catsofnewzealand #catsofauckland #instacat #incrediblecat

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Wow, he’s certainly been a brave soldier. Good on his owners, obviously a well loved cat, just as it should be. I’m sure he will be missed by all the staff, but in a good way! 💕

Oh my gosh, what a long road, extremely dedicated owners, and an excellent team effort. Well done to all! 💕🐾

Way to go Kai

Aww what a dude!! 🥰

Brave boy!

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Thanks goes to the team at Sylvia Park, you do a great job and I highly recommend your services.

Amanda Lane

Had my elderly cat put down over the weekend as she suddenly got very unwell , kind caring nurses looked after us. Highly recommend.

Pamela Hayde

Highly recommended! Our cat had minor surgery at our usual vet, but unfortunately the wound opened on a weekend when our vet was closed. VSA were so helpful and the team were extremely kind. It’s very good to know VSA are there 24/7 to help. Thank you!

Susan R

We phoned VSA over the weekend with concerns over our cat, Oscar who had a nasty bite wound – we received wonderful advice over the phone. We ended up taking our cat in to the Sylvia Park branch and we were looked after Dr H Lu. She was absolutely amazing. She had a calming presence and despite being in pain, our cat was relaxed and calm with her. Dr Lu was very caring and you could tell she truly cares and loves animals. She took her time examining Oscar and treating him and spent a great deal of time patiently explaining everything to us and answering our questions. I was very impressed and touched by her compassion and caring nature. Dr Lu explained the charges and checked it was all ok before proceeding which was good. She was not pushy and we really felt she went over and above particularly in an emergency when we were stressed and concerned. Very impressed!

Christine Ranjan

I ended up here with my poor cat whom I ran over by accident over Easter. I was extremely happy with the service I received. The staff were all very friendly, professional and had great communication. The vet we dealt with was thorough and knowledgeable. It was a very stressful day knowing I’d injured my poor pet, but the staff were really lovely. Thank goodness my cat is ok and used the first of his 9 lives. I am really grateful for the quality, honest care they provided. Thank you to the team at VSA.

Nicky Lowe

Looked after my darling girl when she suddenly passed overnight. Staff and facility were great. I felt at peace leaving her with this team. Treatment towards me was very caring after she had parted.

Connyr Atiga

We have taken our puppy to VSA for two incidents, one being a broken leg. Their service was impeccable – the staff are all wonderful to deal with and thanks to their work our pup’s broken leg healed in the best possible way after surgery. In a stressful situation, it really put our mind at ease knowing our pup was getting the best care possible. Highly recommend VSA.

Siobhan O'Sullivan

Amazing people, truly care for the animals. Highly recommended if you need a top-class surgeon.

Alysia Redmond

Thanks to the team at VSA for performing surgery on my bulldog who had Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome. They looked after her very very well. We got plenty of updates while she was in there. Great team, amazing job!

Mikayla Ahkiau

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