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We are very proud to have an experienced surgical team. We are able to perform a range of advanced procedures that are not usually available in GP clinics.

Dr Ross McGregor has a reputation as an exceptional surgeon in the local veterinary community. Dr Ross completed his exams in June 2023 and is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery. This means your pet can be treated right here at Bilgola Vet Clinic with familiar, friendly nurses and eliminating the need to travel to a referral centre.

Our wonderful Dr Chelia holds an advanced qualification in small animal surgery and has excellent surgical skills.

We offer a range of procedures in-house including cruciate ligament repair, complicated fracture repairs, tumour removals and much more. Our vets are also skilled emergency surgeons, including treatment of twisted stomachs (GDV), spleen removals and foreign body removals.

We understand surgery can seem daunting for your pet. Our experienced team are also able to offer second opinions on any case if you which to explore surgical options, and together we can make the right decision for you and your pet.


Soft Tissue Surgery

What is a Soft Tissue Surgery? 

A soft tissue surgery is any surgery not related to joints or bones. These range from routine elective procedures to more complicated intra-abdominal surgeries. 

Bilgola Vet Clinic offers a range of soft tissue surgeries. These procedures include but are not limited to:

  • Lumpectomies

  • Exploratory laparotomy

  • Cystostomy (bladder stone removal)

  • Foreign body removal

  • Splenectomy 

  • Liver biopsies

Orthopaedic Surgery

What is Orthopaedic Surgery? 

An Orthopaedic surgery is any surgery related to the musculoskeletal system.

At Bilgola Vet Clinic we are lucky to have our very own Dr Ross perform advanced orthopaedic surgeries in the clinic.

Dr. Ross has extensively researched the Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy (TPLO) procedure and recently published his research in the international surgical journal (Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology).

Bilgola Vet Clinic utilize the most modern silver-impregnated surgical implants and equipment for our procedures.
We are the only GP veterinary clinic who stock these advanced surgical plates. 


The most common orthopaedic surgery performed is knee and cranial cruciate ligament repairs.

These surgeries often include:

  • Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy (TPLO)

  • Medial Patella Luxation (MPL) repair

  • Fracture repairs


TPLO procedure performed on left stifle of a Labrador with ruptured cruciate

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