The Small Animal Surgeon Ltd (TSAS) was established in October 2003 and is owned and operated by Dr Ruth Youmans. Ruth is a veterinary specialist registered by the Veterinary Council of New Zealand in the field of Small Animal Surgery (primarily cats and dogs).
The clinic operates from premises in Papakura, South Auckland.
We provide specialist consultancy and surgical services to referring veterinarians and their clients to aid in the treatment of cats and dogs.
Clients are seen by referral only from their regular veterinarian, in situations where specialist knowledge, skills and care are required or have been requested. They may be seen via a request for a 2nd opinion, but only after we have contacted their normal vet.
The referred client and their pet will be requested to attend a consultation with Ruth to discuss patient history, presentation, initial diagnosis and possible treatment. From this point the client can then decide to progress with further specialist services or decide to return to their regular veterinarian for general practice care.