Veterinary Referral Services - Hamilton
Located within Hamilton Veterinary Services, Veterinary Referral Services (VRS) receives companion pet referral cases from primary veterinary caregivers when patients require veterinary care that is complex or requires skills and equipment that is beyond the function of a primary caregiver.
We are not a substitute for your primary care veterinarian and as such we require a referral from your primary veterinarian before taking on a case. VRS will work and communicate with your primary care veterinarian to ensure your pet receives the best care possible. We will work closely with your veterinarian and keep them well informed of case development.
New! PennHIP Radiography Service
VRS can now offer the PennHIP scoring service in addition to normal radiographic services.
As a PennHIP Certified veterinarian Ian can test your dogs susceptibility to hip dysplasia using the PennHIP procedure for assessing hip laxity. Studies have shown that dogs with looser hips (excessive laxity) are at higher risk of developing hip dysplasia than dogs with tight hips.
A custom distraction device is used during x-raying to fully reveal hip laxity. Veterinarians must complete specialised training and quality control exercises before becoming certified to perform PennHIP.
A complete PennHip evaluation includes office consultation,sedation/anaesthesia and submission of 3 radiographs to the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr Ian R Millward BVSc (Dist.), Cert. SA Surgery, MMedVet SA Surgery (Dist.)
Ian gained his Bachelor of Veterinary Science with distinction from Massey University, New Zealand.
After working in Taumarunui for three years he worked in Essex in the United Kingdom for ten years, where he developed a surgical referral service and gained a Certificate in Small Animal Surgery from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Ian then moved to Pretoria, South Africa where he worked and studied as a referral small animal surgeon for seven years at the University of Pretoria. Here he gained his Masters in Veterinary Medicine in Small Animal Surgery with Distinction, registered as a specialist small animal surgeon in South Africa, and acted as the Head of Small Animal Surgery at the University of Pretoria for two years.
Veterinary Referral Services is located within the Hamilton Veterinary Services Building at 421 Te Rapa Rd, Hamilton.
Found on the western service lane running north along Te Rapa Road. Hamilton Vets is next to Hamilton Hunting and Fishing and opposite the Te Rapa Bunnings Superstore. Parking is available outside the practice as well as alongside Te Rapa Road.
|Phone||(07) 849 2963|
|Fax||(07) 849 3023|