Referral Service

We are available for referrals to work up cases and will work alongside you to provide a comprehensive service.

We aim to provide the highest level of care in our well equipped hospital and ICU facility. We have extensive in-house laboratory facilities, endoscopy, ultrasonography, state of the art digital radiography along with dental radiography. In addition we also have a CT scanner to provide a more diagnostic approach for patients and clients.

We provide Bendigo and the wider community with the ability to consult with our team of  Specialists in small animal surgery, small animal medicine and Ophthalmology, performing more complex surgical procedures and consultations on site.

If you have a patient in your care that you feel needs ICU or more attention than just a couple of checks overnight we can provide overnight ICU care, including a pick up and drop off option which makes the service very convenient and easy for you to use.


Dr Chris Preston

Dr Chris Preston

Small Animal Surgery

Weekly – Wednesday

Dr. Chris Preston trained at the University of Melbourne before undertaking specialist training in small animal surgery at the University of California. Chris is considered a pioneer of many advanced orthopaedic operations and leads Australia in canine arthroscopy (minimally invasive joint surgery) as well as joint replacements for arthritis.

Dr Clint Yudelman

Dr Clint Yudelman

Small Animal Medicine

Weekly – Wednesday

Clint graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2009 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours). In 2011 Clint completed a 12-month Small Animal Medicine internship followed by a four-year residency training program. Clint has been an examiner for the ANZCVS and is regularly presenting at conferences around Australia.

Dr Chloë Hardman

Dr Chloë Hardman

Melbourne Eye Vet

Appointments: Monthly

Chloe has worked since 1996 in an Ophthalmology specialist practice and gained wide experience and knowledge in all aspects of Veterinary Ophthalmology. Her special interests are corneal disease, reconstructive eyelid surgery, cataract surgery and glaucoma. She is passionate about enabling her clients to understand their pet’s eye disease.

Referral Process

If you would like to refer a patient to one of our small animal specialists please fill in the form below or download a form to fill out offline. We are also happy to provide your clinic with referral pads for clinic use on request. you can also call Fur Life Vet to discuss your requirements or to seek assistance in accessing our services.

If you have any questions regarding our referral service, Clinic Lead Veterinarian, Dr Lisa Prestwood, would be happy to talk with you. You can contact Lisa via the clinic telephone number 5445 5966 or email to

Our aim is for practices in Bendigo and surrounding areas to view our clinic as an extension to their existing services providing a local solution for advanced diagnostics and specialist treatment previously available only in major metropolitan areas.

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