WA Veterinary Emergency & Specialty (WAVES)

About Surgery

The surgical group at WAVES provides a comprehensive surgical service for our referred patients. Headed by Dr Aaron Moles, an Australasian and European registered specialist Small Animal Surgeon, we offer experience, expertise, as well as the facilities and equipment to ensure we work towards the best outcome for your pet.

All Australian veterinarians are trained in routine surgery, however, many advanced procedures require additional training and equipment to provide your pet with the best chance of a successful outcome. Your regular veterinarian will refer you to one of our surgeons if they consider this to be in the best interests of you and your pet. In addition, WAVES is able to offer on-site advanced imaging, access to specialist anaesthetists, criticalists and medical internists, as well as 24 hour critical care and monitoring by highly trained veterinarians. Working together with your regular veterinarian, we strive to provide the best solutions and care for your pet… because they’re family.

The initial visit consists of an in-depth consultation with a surgeon to determine and discuss your pet’s problems. Many of the surgical conditions we see and the related procedures are complex. Once the condition has been assessed, the surgeon will usually sit down with you and using diagrams or models, discuss the nature of the surgery, the reasons behind the surgery and expected outcome. Unfortunately, complications can occur with any surgical procedure, and the more commonly reported problems associated with the surgery will be discussed. Sometimes further tests may be recommended before a definitive treatment course can be undertaken, and again, these will be discussed with you. 

We provide comprehensive pre-and post-operative care, intensive pain management protocols, advanced patient monitoring, and an extensive complement of orthopedic, soft tissue/oncological, neurosurgical, and minimally invasive procedures for our patients.