Welcome to CardioRespiratory Pet Referrals Victoria


CardioRespiratory Pet Referrals is dedicated to delivering compassionate expert cardiorespiratory care and providing the best possible outcome for your pet and family. With highly specialised training and state-of-the-art cardiac and respiratory diagnostics optimal medical therapy and interventional treatment are able to be provided. 

The first person to contact if your cat or dog gets ill is always your usual vet. However, heart and lung diseases are complex areas of veterinary medicine, which may require specialist knowledge and experience for successful diagnosis and treatment.


CardioRespiratory Pet Referrals independently owned and operated  by Richard Woolley, the ONLY specialist veterinary cardiologist in Victoria.

If you are unfortunate enough to have cat or dog diagnosed with heart or lung problems, your vet may refer your pet to Richard. If your pet is referred you can rest assured that they'll be in expert hands.

Richard now offers a specialist mobile, in-practice cardiorespiratory service for all of Melbourne. He also has a clinic at the Melbourne University Veterinary Hospital Weribee on Wednesdays and holds regular regional clinics (see areas and dates in column to the left).

This service aims to work in conjunction with referring veterinarians to offer a friendly and convenient mobile specialist cardiorespiratory service to veterinary practices. Richard can visit your practice and provide all the necessary diagnostic equipment to deliver the highest standard of care to your patients.  

Referral to a specialist centre can be organised if surgical intervention or further advanced diagnostics, such as CT,  are required. The main location for advanced procedures will now be Southpaws Specialty Surgery for Animals, Moorabbin, unless the case is already at a location with suitable equipment.

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