Reproduction offers assistance with:

  • Infertility
  • Subfertility
  • Promotion of fertility
  • Diagnosis and management of diseases of the reproductive system
  • Artificial breeding in male and female
  • Pregnancy management
  • Management of birth

Typical referrals

  • Artificial insemination
  • Surgical intra-uterine insemination
    with frozen semen
  • Breeding soundness examination in the male
  • Subfertility investigation in the female
  • Semen freezing
  • Ovulation timing
  • Dystocia

Outpatient ultrasound

An inexpensive, no-consultation ultrasound service is offered for cases that don’t need a full referral.

Reproduction team

Availability

It is the nature of reproduction that the patients dictate when the work needs to be done. So the reproduction service is open for consultation at all times. For routine appointments, consultation is on weekdays from 7am.

After hours

The reproduction service is always available for after hours management of reproduction emergencies. A routine artificial breeding service out of hours is available, if it is indicated for the patient.

Client requirements

Reproduction clients should bring an extensive reproductive history along with their animal. It is helpful for reproduction clients to make a written list of the full reproductive history of their animal.

About the Reproduction Specialist

Philip Thomas graduated from the University of Queensland, School of Veterinary Science in 1984 with first class honours and worked in rural practice for three years.

He completed a residency in Theriogenology at the University of Florida in 1990 and in 1995 he completed a PhD at Cornell University in Equine reproduction studying the interactions between spermatozoa and the oviduct epithelium.

As a PhD minor he studied Entrepreneurship at the Johnson Graduate school of Business. He holds specialist (or equivalent) status in Australia, New Zealand and the United States after fulfilling the requirements and examinations for Diplomate of the American college of Theriogenology in 1989 and Fellowship of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists (Canine Reproduction) in 1992.

He has taught reproduction to veterinary students in Australia and has published more than 50 scientific articles, book chapters, reviews and case reports.

His greatest feat in reproduction was to make a small contribution to the birth of his children Hilary and Edward.

Reproduction services are provided by Thomas and Davey Pty Ltd, ABN 39 139 590 060.