Sorry can't help with a vet in your area but as for vets who are good with Brachy breeds I feel more comfortable knowing the vet is experienced with Brachy breeds especially for surgery..
One of my pug pup owners in Tassie called me when her boy was 1 yo - new vet wanted to do nasal surgery, he said "It's so bad that it's a wonder he can breath - very typical of the breed", I told her not to agree to anything and take him to a vet who deals with Brachy breeds - surprise - surprise. There was NOTHING wrong with the pug - nothing and he lives a very active life with a Stafford. On a different issue was the litter mate at 18 mths old in VIc who was told that her pug pup had HD so bad that they were looking at BOTH hips in need of desperate surgery with a bill around $5000. The pups left on a health insurance plan and they kept it going so money was not the problem. Again I told them to find a specialist and what do you know - again NOTHING wrong with the pup apart from some bruising from rough play.
I am glad that you are searching vets who are experienced with Brachy breeds and as always if they are talking about surgery always get another opinion.
ETA: Call some local Pug breeders and ask them what vets they recommend
. Plenty listed on DOL.
This post has been edited by Andisa: 23 August 2011 - 11:14 AM