Referrals

We take referrals for a number of conditions and are always willing to help our colleagues in every way possible. Individual specialities are listed below:

Surgery: James Dunne MVB Cert SAS MRCVS

  • All fractures, including spinal/pelvic/elbow fractures
  • Myelograms and spinal surgery
  • TPLO and other cruciate surgery
  • Total hip replacement from June 2010
  • Patellar luxations
  • Laryngeal Tieback, Total Ear Canal Ablation, thyroid surgery
  • Brachycephalic obstructive airway surgery

Medicine: Aidan Miller MVB Cert SAM

  • All internal medical cases
  • Cardiology: radiograph, ultrasound scanning 3.5 to 10MHz and ECG
  • Ophthalmology, including eye surgery for deep ulcers
  • Intradermal skin testing
  • Investigation and treatment of all abdominal disease
  • Cytology and tumour investigation and surgery

If a case is clearly outside our remit, we will refer the client to a tertiary centre. In the near future we will have visiting consultants to expand the range of treatments we offer.

Dermatology: Wesley Power

Allergic skin disease, or atopic dermatitis, is commonly diagnosed in pets. It may cause seasonal or year round itching. Intradermal skin testing, where we examine skin scrapes, hair plucks and tape strips in our own laboratory, allows us to identify the causative allergens. These allergens can vary and may include house dust mites, pollens, grasses and weeds. Once the allergen is identified, a vaccination can be formulated for the individual pet, which may help avoid the use of steroids and immunosuppressive agents.

Ophthalmology: Natasha Mitchell

Glaucoma and anterior uveitis are relatively common conditions for dogs and cats, resulting in painful eyes. Using a special device, called a tonopen, to measure the intraocular pressure enables us to make an accurate diagnosis and also allows us to measure and assess the response to treatment. We also perform ocular surgeries, for example conjunctival pedicle advancement flaps, where patients have developed deep corneal ulcers which have either ruptured or are threatening to rupture and may result in the loss of the eye. If your dog needs cataract surgery, we work closely with a skilled qualified veterinary ophthalmologist who can see you quickly.

 

Referral Clients: What you Need to Know Before you Arrive

  • Consultations are by appointment only
  • Please ensure your vet has contacted and communicated with us
  • Please bring a referral letter and any blood work and x rays that you have
  • If your pet is insured, please bring the insurance details
  • Please have your pet fasting from 8pm the evening before treatment. A drink of water can be given at bedtime
  • A deposit of 50% of the procedure fee will be required before any procedure or investigation can be performed
  • All fees need to be settled on collection of your pet
  • A reduced fee is charged for all revisit consultations
  • A small fee is charged for any bandage changes that may be required