Specialist Services

We are passionate about providing the highest standard of specialist services for small animals on the island of Ireland

What is a Veterinary Specialist?

Most conditions that develop in our pets are first evaluated by a primary care veterinarian

If an animal develops a disease or illness requiring advanced care and procedures, they may be referred to a Veterinary Specialist

Veterinary Specialists are veterinarians who have advanced training in various veterinary medical and surgical disciplines and are board certified

Veterinary Specialists work closely with pet owners and the primary care veterinarian to coordinate the best quality of care

Our services

From lameness work-up to regenerative therapies and complex surgery, here at Veterinary Specialists Ireland we offer a full suite of orthopaedic services.

Common conditions include cruciate ligament injury, hip dysplasia and total hip replacement, elbow dysplasia and resurfacing, simple and complex fractures, joint fusions and musculotendinous injuries. 

Spinal conditions often lead to paralysis and require urgent assessment and treatment.

With access to advanced diagnostics (64 slice CT and 1.5T MRI), we can now diagnose and treat conditions of the nervous system and provide expert postoperative care.

Common conditions include intervertebral disc disease (slipped/bulging disc), fibrocartilaginous embolism, lumbosacral disease, degenerative myelopathy, atlantoaxial subluxation and tumours of the nervous system.

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From the most simple to most complex soft tissue conditions affecting our pets, including keyhole chest (thoracoscopy) and abdominal (laparoscopy) surgery

Common conditions include airway surgery (brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome,  laryngeal paralysis), reconstructive surgery including total ear canal ablation and ventral bulla osteotomy, gastrointestinal surgery including portosystemic shunts, cardiorespiratory and urogenital surgery.

We launched our referral acute medicine service in September 2021, and are expanded to all facets of Internal Medicine in March 2022.

Internal medicine specialists are the detectives of the veterinary world, investigating and treating non-surgical conditions such as anaemia, gastrointestinal disease, endocrine disorders, cardiorespiratory issues, urinary tract disease and medical oncology (chemotherapy).

The addition of these services make us a truly multi-disciplinary team.

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At Veterinary Specialists Ireland we strive to provide modern cancer care for your pet.

We offer advanced diagnostics to assess for tumour and staging, advice, options and therapies to help you make the right decision for your pet.

We take a multi-disciplinary approach between our surgeons and medicine specialists to ensure your pet gets the diagnostics and treatments they need.

We now offer electrochemotherapy as adjunct or primary treatment for specific cancers

We are delighted to have established the only private specialist referral emergency and critical care service for Ireland’s sickest dogs and cats.

Our hospital is staffed 24/7 by vets and nurses, ensuring your pets always have the best of care. Our on-site blood bank means pets always have access to blood products, if and when they’re needed.

Your pet doesn’t choose when to get sick. Following feedback from our referring vets, our 24/7 emERge primary urgent care (A&E) service launched in April 2022.

Our emERGe service is Ireland’s only 24/7/365 emergency service with access to our multi-disciplinary Specialist team.

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At Veterinary Specialists Ireland we have invested in the latest technology and offer digital radiography, ultrasonography, fluoroscopy, Ireland’s only 64-slice CT scanner for pets, a 1.5T MRI scanner, as well as a full service on-site laboratory

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Rehabilitation using physical therapies and our underwater treadmill is vital to optimise function following injury or surgery

We are the only practice in the country with a board-certified American and European Specialist in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Our certified canine hydrotherapist works closely with our Specialists and physiotherapy team to tailor treatment plans specific to each pet

Consultations by appointment with our visiting specialist

Consultations by appointment with our visiting specialist

Launched January 2022

TCVM (traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine) offering services in Acupuncture, Veterinary Chinese Herbs,  Food Therapy and Tui Na massage to complement mainstream veterinary treatments

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