We can now offer ongoing local surgical support for your referring veterinarian, whether it be a quick discussion on the best way to approach a fracture, reviewing radiographs, or complicated surgical management and meticulous 24-hour aftercare.

AREC can now offer a comprehensive surgical service including;

  • Orthopaedics; cruciates, complicated fractures, arthrodeses
  • Neurology; IVDD, Wobblers, congenital disease (eg Chiari-like malformation)
  • Cardiothoracic; Vascular Ring Anomalies, Chylothorax, PDAs
  • Oncology; lung tumours, adrenalectomies, complex skin reconstructive procedures
  • Soft Tissue; hepato-biliary disease, ectopic ureters, hydraulic occluders for urethral sphincter incompetence, TECA BO, etc

AREC has state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. This, combined with our highly experienced nursing team and 24-hour veterinary care, means your pet can receive the best possible care.

We are committed to providing local follow-up support for your and your family veterinarian.


Learn more about our Referral Small Animal Surgeon: Dr Julian Lunn

Dr Julian Lunn graduated from the University of Sydney in 1996.  He spent the first four years in mixed practice in Braidwood, South-eastern NSW and in Bath, UK. Yes, he did drive along the Hedgeways and  deliver calves, lambs and kids in the paddock! However he did not invest in a peaked cap.

On returning to Australia, Julian took up a position at the University of Sydney’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital working in the primary accession and medicine referral services before commencing a residency in Small Animal Surgery in 2003. He successfully gained membership in Small Animal Medicine in 2003 and in Small Animal Surgery in 2006.

Julian completed his surgical residency in 2007, having spent time at Murdoch University and Colorado State University as part of his training. He also graduated with a Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies after completing a thesis on Canine Neural Angiostrongyliasis.

In January 2008, Julian joined Veterinary Specialist Services in Brisbane, one of Australia’s largest and most comprehensive veterinary referral services offering Surgery, Medicine, Emergency, Oncology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology and Dentistry. VSS sees over 5000 new patients every year.

Through his time at both the University of Sydney and Veterinary Specialist Services, Julian has gained a wide experience in all areas of surgery from cardiothoracic, oncology and vascular to orthopaedic, neurological and trauma procedures.

Outside of work hours, Julian is kept busy running around after his three young children, two energetic ex-RSPCA dogs and his very vocal Burmese cat. He is looking forward to spending more time at the beach with the kids and convincing them they are New South Welshman and not Queenslanders.

Referrals are by appointment only – phone 1300 838 669