This is when your own vet refers your pet to us for our special expertise and experience with your pet’s particular condition.
Here at Brentknoll we have cases referred to us from all over Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Wales, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Birmingham and the West Midlands.
We offer referral services for the following medical areas:
|Heart and lung conditions (cardiology)|
|Diagnostic imaging (CT scanning)|
|Internal medicine (eg liver, kidney and neurological conditions)|
We’re always delighted to see pets from other veterinary practices – and we promise the very best of care for you and your pet. You’re referral to Brentknoll will be managed by your very own referral nurse who will manage all of your appointments, paperwork and ensure you and your pet are happy throughout the entire process.
Which Veterinary Surgeons at Brentknoll see which type of case?
Dave Fisher BVetMed CertSAC CertSAM MRCVS RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Cardiology & Small Animal Medicine – Cardiology, Internal Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging
Isobel McBurney BVM&S MRCVS– Oncology and Internal Medicine
Please visit the links to their staff profiles to learn more about their interests and backgrounds.
What happens with a referral?
You may be referred to Brentknoll for further investigations or treatment because of our Vet’s particular knowledge in the relevant field.
Your vet will send us your pet’s medical history and a request for further investigations and treatment- Upon receipt of these our dedicated referral nurse will contact you to arrange an appointment. The initial consultation will last approximately 30 minutes to discuss your pet’s case, the vet will fully examine your pet before determining the treatment plan.
All clinical findings will be sent in a report to your normal veterinary practice where they will continue our recommended treatment plan. We normally suggest 6 monthly or annual check ups with our referral vets to ensure the current treatment is the most suitable (as conditions often change).
If your pet is with us for surgery, we’ll be giving them our top quality aftercare – and we’ll recommend any specialist rehabilitation treatments we think will help your pet’s recovery i.e. hydrotherapy, manipulation etc
To arrange a referral
Under RCVS guidelines we are not allowed to see your pet for a referral, unless it is arranged through your original vet practice.
Referrals are scheduled for Monday – Thursday 10.30 am – 12 noon (except emergencies).