Welcome to Australia’s premier surgery and cancer facility, Southpaws Specialty Surgery for Animals
We deliver the best in veterinary orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery, neuro surgery, veterinary cancer care, chemo therapy and internal medicine for dogs and cats. We offer no-charge consultations with our surgeons after referral from your veterinarian, so that we can assess your pet and recommend the best treatment. Our friendly veterinary and nursing staff and compassionate approach will put you and your pet at ease. Clients can make appointments at two convenient locations - our hospital in Moorabbin and our consulting suites in Camberwell, Victoria.
At Southpaws, we pride ourselves on excellence, compassion, integrity and experience. We do everything in our power to achieve great outcomes for your beloved pets. All patients have onsite monitoring by a vet and a nurse when they are hospitalised, including overnight. This means that your pet's condition is continually monitored for recovery and pain relief while keeping your pet loved and cared for.
Southpaws are NOT a primary-access Emergency Centre so our staff can focus completely on in-house patient care to ensure every treatment is received on-time, including medications, pain relief and toileting. Our overnight service - having a veterinarian and nurse on-premises overnight without a primary-access emergency service is unique in Melbourne. We do provide services for referred emergencies around the clock - but this service is staffed additionally by our on-call vets and nurses so that in-patient care is not compromised.
Please explore our website to learn about our dedicated cat ward and our advanced veterinary imaging and diagnostic radiography capabilities. We have Australia’s first deep radiation therapy unit for animals, one of the most advanced 16 slice CT scanners available in Australia for animals, two hepa-filtered surgical suites and a dedicated surgical preparation area. Our imaging capabilities include ultrasound, Xray and Xray fluoroscopy and in cooperation with Royal Canin Australia - on-site 3D printing of surgical models to better guide our surgical approach. Combine this with highly compassionate and trained nurses with the highest nurse-to-patient ratio in the industry, on-site 24 hour care, and our relaxed and caring approach and Southpaws is second-to-none at delivering the best specialist veterinary care.