WA Veterinary Emergency & Specialty (WAVES)


One of the more common referral emergencies dealt with by the WAVES surgeons are spinal disorders in patients resulting in severe pain and dysfunction. Many of these patients can regain quality of life and return to acceptable levels of function with surgery. Successful spinal surgery starts with good diagnostics; having specialist radiologists and CT on site allows for early and accurate diagnosis and surgical intervention. Good neurosurgery requires patience, experience and advanced training.

Types of neurosurgical procedures we perform include:

  • Spinal decompression for intervertebral disk disease
    • Hemilaminectomy
    • Ventral Slot procedures
    • Corpectomy
  • Vertebral fracture repair/stabilisation
  • Wobbler surgery
  • Atlantoaxial stabilisation
  • Spinal and brain tumour resection
  • Nerve and muscle biopsies