Surgeons at QVS provide a range of soft tissue, oncologic and orthopaedic procedures, working closely with other specialists to ensure we provide the best patient care. Utmost importance is placed on anaesthetic safety and pain control for each patient.

Client requirements

After being referred from a general veterinary practice, clients should bring with them their animals medical history and any previous radiographs taken at the general practice.


We accept emergency surgery referrals at any time. If a surgical emergency is coming to QVS please contact us on 07 3359 0777 to enhance the preparation time for our surgical team

Surgery team


The surgical service consults week days, generally from 9am to 11am and 3pm to 5pm. Surgeons at QVS happily endeavour to accommodate clients unable to come at these times.

After hours surgery

After hours on call surgical team are always available for all surgeries outside the regular hours of QVS. Patients can be stabilised by Pet Emergency staff and the surgical team called in immediately.

Typical Surgery Referrals

Surgeons are available to advise on all aspects of orthopaedic, soft tissue, spinal and oncological surgery, including –

Orthopaedic surgery

  • Joint replacement and arthrodeses (fusion)

  • Simple and complex fracture management

    • Locking plate technology (synthes, orthomed, arthrex and VI products)

    • Circular, linear and hydrid external fixator management

  • Arthroscopy of the shoulder, elbow, carpus, hip, stifle and tarsus

    • stryker and arthrex equipment

  • Proximal abducting ulnar (PAUL) procedure for elbow dysplasia

  • Biomedtrix cemented and cementless hip replacement (Certified centre)

    • BFX and BFX lateral bolt

    • CFX

  • Congenital limb deformities

    • limb lengthening, straightening and other corrective procedures

  • Various joint diseases

  • TTA, TPLO, TWO, arthrex fast-tak ligament prosthesis options for cruciate ruptures

  • Stem cell therapy including platelet rich plasma

Soft-tissue surgery

  • Abdominal and thoracic surgery

  • Cancer surgery

  • Head, neck and

  • Laparoscopy and thoracoscopy

  • Minimally invasive procedures

  • Ureteral bypass surgery (SUB)

  • Correction of congenital cardiovascular defects

  • Portosystemic shunt management

  • Reconstructive surgery

  • Hernia repair

Spinal surgery

  • Intervertebral disc disease

  • Spinal trauma

  • Fractures

  • Wobbler syndrome

  • Lumbosacral disease

Anaesthesia expertise

  • Epidural anaesthesia is commonly performed, including epidural catheterisation

  • Regional anaesthesia (nerve blocks)

    • performed under neurolocaliser guidance (Braun)

  • Multi-parameter monitors at all surgical stations

  • Machine ventilation available for all size patients

  • Multimodal analgesia

    • Transdermal opioid patches

Surgical Services are provided by: Eaton Wells Holdings Pty Ltd Abn 84124 703 671, 
Veterinary Surgical Services Pty Ltd Abn 37 095 191 521, Dave Burgess Abn 12 381 304 512, Beierer Surgical Specialists Abn 87614599450, TJP Surgical Pty Ltd Abn 44 629 793 200.