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VETERINARY SPECIALISTS AUCKLAND IS NOW
VETERINARY SPECIALISTS AOTEAROA!

We are pleased to announce that we are currently in the process of building a brand new specialist veterinary hospital in Christchurch.  This means we are changing our name to Veterinary Specialists Aotearoa!  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 coming soon to Christchurch.  More information on the new Christchurch hospital to come soon.

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OUR STORY

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

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1 day ago
Veterinary Specialists Aotearoa

🐾 𝕄𝕖𝕖𝕥 𝕋𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕒𝕣𝕠𝕒 🐾

Tangaroa is a 9 year old Pekingese who was referred to Dr. Richard Jerram from Western Veterinary Clinic (Avondale), after his owners had noticed his left hind limb was lacking strength and Tangaroa had lost his motivation to go for walks 👎🏻

After a full musculoskeletal and gait assessment, as well as putting Tangaroa through some more targeted neurological tests, it was decided that a CT scan would be the best diagnostic tool moving forward to help localise and identify specifically what was going on with Tangaroa.

The CT scan of Tangaroa’s spine revealed that he had widespread intervertebral disc degeneration - even though there were multiple sites of mild spinal cord compression, the site of greatest significance was in Tangaroa’s lumbar spine and this was the site contributing to his left hind limb weakness. After his day stay, Tangaroa was able to go home and was scheduled for surgical intervention at a later date.

After Dr. Jerram had performed a hemilaminectomy of the L2/3 site, Tangaroa stayed with us in hospital for 1 night and the following day where he received inpatient Physiotherapy with Georgia. We were pleased to be able to send Tangaroa home with his awesome owners relatively soon, as he was doing so well post-op – what a champion! 🏆

Tangaroa is now 2 weeks post-op and is coming to see Georgia for Physiotherapy each week to help him on his road to recovery. At the 6 week mark, Tangaroa will return for recheck with Dr. Jerram to make sure he is progressing as expected post-op – we can’t wait to see how he continues to improve! 🐾
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🐾  𝕄𝕖𝕖𝕥 𝕋𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕒𝕣𝕠𝕒  🐾 

Tangaroa is a 9 year old Pekingese who was referred to Dr. Richard Jerram from Western Veterinary Clinic (Avondale), after his owners had noticed his left hind limb was lacking strength and Tangaroa had lost his motivation to go for walks 👎🏻

After a full musculoskeletal and gait assessment, as well as putting Tangaroa through some more targeted neurological tests, it was decided that a CT scan would be the best diagnostic tool moving forward to help localise and identify specifically what was going on with Tangaroa.  

The CT scan of Tangaroa’s spine revealed that he had widespread intervertebral disc degeneration - even though there were multiple sites of mild spinal cord compression, the site of greatest significance was in Tangaroa’s lumbar spine and this was the site contributing to his left hind limb weakness. After his day stay, Tangaroa was able to go home and was scheduled for surgical intervention at a later date.  

After Dr. Jerram had performed a hemilaminectomy of the L2/3 site, Tangaroa stayed with us in hospital for 1 night and the following day where he received inpatient Physiotherapy with Georgia. We were pleased to be able to send Tangaroa home with his awesome owners relatively soon, as he was doing so well post-op – what a champion! 🏆

Tangaroa is now 2 weeks post-op and is coming to see Georgia for Physiotherapy each week to help him on his road to recovery. At the 6 week mark, Tangaroa will return for recheck with Dr. Jerram to make sure he is progressing as expected post-op – we can’t wait to see how he continues to improve! 🐾

🚧 MOUNT ALBERT MAINTENANCE 🚧

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused whilst we carry out urgent maintenance works at our Mt. Albert hospital.

Repairs are currently underway in our Mt. Albert reception, waiting areas, and consult rooms which will unfortunately cause slight disruption to our normal front of house services this week.

For you and your pet’s comfort and safety, all appointments with our clinical teams will be operating in a somewhat contactless manner as we will not be allowing clients inside of the hospital during this period.

If you have a scheduled appointment, you will receive a text message prior to your visit with instructions of what to do when you arrive at the hospital.

For any unscheduled visits, collection of prescriptions etc, please wait in your vehicle and contact us on (09) 845 5455 or (09) 320 5645 and our team will assist you.

We appreciate your patience and understanding in helping us keep you and our patients safe.

As always, if you have any questions then please email us info@vsnz.co.nz or call (09) 845 5455 - we’re here to help! 🐾
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2 weeks ago
Veterinary Specialists Aotearoa

🩺 𝕄𝕖𝕖𝕥 𝔻𝕣. 𝔸𝕝𝕖𝕩 𝕎𝕒𝕝𝕜𝕖𝕣 🩺

Alex is a Director here at VSA and can be found working across both our Auckland locations.
As part of the surgical team, Alex’s clinical week includes a mixture of consults and surgical procedures.
As well as being a huge support to the VSA team, Alex is also known for his uncanny ability to break his own rules!
Despite this, we wouldn’t be without his wicked sense of humour 🏥
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🩺 𝕄𝕖𝕖𝕥 𝔻𝕣. 𝔸𝕝𝕖𝕩 𝕎𝕒𝕝𝕜𝕖𝕣 🩺

Alex is a Director here at VSA and can be found working across both our Auckland locations.
As part of the surgical team, Alex’s clinical week includes a mixture of consults and surgical procedures.
As well as being a huge support to the VSA team, Alex is also known for his uncanny ability to break his own rules!
Despite this, we wouldn’t be without his wicked sense of humour 🏥

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We love Alex. Dr Spock 😂

Maj says hello and is rocking it 5 months post op. Also breaking rules 🐾Huge thanks to Alex, Damian and team for getting Maj back.

Not only the nicest guy but a brilliant surgeon!!

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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