Admissions form to Southpaws specialist veterinarians

Veterinary Referral Form to Southpaws Specialty Surgery for Animals

The Referral Process

Patients are seen by our surgery team or our Internal Medicine Practitioner after referral from a primary care vet. We have two convenient locations - see below.
Surgical consults by referral are free of charge - internal medicine consultations are fee-paying. We perform surgery Monday to Saturdays but we are staffed 24 / 7 / 365; including for out-of-hours emergency referrals.
Patients are discharged usually 24 - 48 hours after surgery. The night before the consultation, pets should be fasted. Diabetic patients should receive guidance from their primary care vets. Water is OK right up until the time of surgery. Please watch this video for an overview of some of our admission procedures.


After your pet's surgery or internal medicine treatment we will see your pet again regularly to check progress or will direct you back to your primary care veterinarian for check ups.

Southpaws is located at:

Moorabbin Hospital & Consulting Suites


Camberwell Consulting Suites

3 Roper Street
Moorabbin VIC 3189
P: + 61 3 9553 1775
F: +61 3 8677 7630


Shop 4, 555 Riversdale Rd
Camberwell, Vic, 3124
P: + 61 3 9813 2326
F: + 61 3 8677 7630


Opening hours:

Referred consult appointments:
Mon - Fri 8:30 - 12:30, Sat 8:30 - 10:30
Surgeries Mon - Sat or emergency referrals any day.
Rechecks Mon - Fri 8:30 - 5:00


Opening hours

Referred consult appointments or rechecks (only - no surgery facilities):
Mon - Fri 9:00 - 5:00 PM by appointment

Parking in front of # 3 and 5 Roper St and on the street but is difficult when busy. Please see reception if you need help.


2 hour parking readily available opposite our consulting suites on Fairholm Street.

Referral Forms

Referring veterinarians - please click here to download a referral form to Southpaws for specialist veterinary surgery, oncology and internal medicine (PDF for printing then fax or email) or click on our Referral link on the left of screen menu to fill out the form on-line (press the Submit button at the end and we will receive it).

Patient Admission Forms

Family members - once you have a referral from your veterinarian, you can download, print and completing our full admission form. Alternately, if you would like to complete and submit our short form Admission Form completely on-line - please click here or on the link in the menu to the left of page.


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