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 out of premises in Papakura, South Auckland.
Our primary function is to provide specialist consultancy, and surgical procedures to referring veterinarians and their clients to aid in the treatment of companion and small animals (cats, dogs, etc).
Clients are either referred to Ruth by their general practice veterinarian, or can ask to be referred, in situations where specialist knowledge, a second opinion, skills and care are required or have been requested.
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.