Referral

Referral

At times, the complexity and nature of your pet’s condition means we require further assistance from more specialist teams of veterinary surgeons.


Referral teams are made up of specialists within different sectors of veterinary medicine and therefore have the most up-to-date skills and knowledge.


This set-up mirrors that within human health care, where you initially see your GP and if they cannot diagnose or treat you effectively they will refer you to a specialist who can.


Examples of why we may refer our patients include orthopaedic surgeries, CT and MRI imaging, complex ophthalmic conditions and surgeries, and critical intensive care.


Following treatment at a referral centre, we can continue any patient aftercare from our practice where appropriate.


We work closely with a number of referral centres within Cornwall and further afield, to ensure as a profession we can provide the best care to your animal.