Mobile Surgery

At Melbourne Animal Specialist Hospital, we understand that when your pet requires specialist surgery it can be a stressful time for both the pet and the owner!

MASH offers a mobile surgery service for specialist day-procedures that allows your pet to remain in the familiar surroundings of your regular veterinary practice. Your beloved pet remains in the care of your GP vet, with whom you and your pet have an established relationship of trust.

Your pet does not have to travel whilst injured to an unfamiliar environment. Instead, the specialist comes to your regular practice to perform the surgery.

Your specialist surgeon will work with your primary care vet to explain all the details of the recommended procedures and answer any questions you may have.

On the day, your pet will be admitted to the hospital by the clinic staff. The surgeon will call you immediately after the surgery to let you know your pet is out of theatre and give you an update.

Following surgery your regular veterinarian will manage the post-operative care, with direction from your surgery specialist.

If there are any concerns at any stage during your pet’s recovery, your regular veterinarian is your first port of call. If needed they will contact your surgeon for advice to address your concerns.

This collaborative team approach to your pet’s care ensures you receive gold standard care and service throughout the entire process.

Patient Transfer Service

The “Mashmobile” is our professionally designed and fitted patient transport vehicle. Fully air-conditioned and with the highest calibre animal transport safety fit-out available, the Mashmobile provides convenient and safe transport for patients requiring elective surgical procedures and overnight care.

On the day of surgery, your pet will be admitted at your regular vet clinic. Our team will collect your pet for transfer in the Mashmobile to our state-of-the-art hospital in Ringwood. We will contact you to let you know your pet has arrived safe, and then again when safely out of surgery.

Our 24-hour emergency and critical care team will look after your pet throughout the night making sure they have optimal care, monitoring and pain relief.

In the morning your pet will be transferred back to your regular vet clinic for discharge by your trusted veterinary team.

After surgery, your regular veterinarian will manage the follow up care, with direction from your surgery specialist.

If there are any concerns at any stage during your pet’s recovery, your regular veterinarian is your first port of call. If needed they will contact your surgeon for advice to address your concerns.

This collaborative team approach to your pet’s care ensures you receive gold standard care and service throughout the entire process.