About Us

Hamilton Specialist Referrals is dedicated to providing clinical excellence in a caring and friendly environment. We believe that our compassion for our patients should extend to our clients and team.

Situated just outside of High Wycombe (J4, M40) Buckinghamshire, Hamilton Specialist Referrals is a purpose built state-of-the-art hospital which provides the latest cutting edge, specialist treatments for orthopaedic and neurological disease in cats and dogs, supported by an exceptional rehabilitation and physiotherapy facility.

We deliver world-class, exemplary clinical services, but with a clear focus on the people that make that a reality. By nurturing our workforce we are able to offer the very best services to the pets entrusted into our care and also to their owners.

Hamilton Specialist Referrals is borne of the belief that there is room for a new wave of veterinary excellence across the UK. There is a strong focus on providing a personal and reassuring client experience from first contact through to discharge. Excellent clinical care, that is second-to-none, delivered in a friendly and supportive manner to referring vets, is paramount to the team.

Our Values

  • Caring Culture

    We truly care about each and every animal. That compassion is evident from the first appointment, right through to the final consultation.

  • Clear Communication

    We make an extra effort to explain all procedures clearly and concisely so our clients feel part of the solution.

  • Clinical Excellence

    To facilitate early and accurate diagnosis we operate sophisticated digital imaging including MRI and CT at our purpose built, state-of-the-art veterinary hospital.

  • Proudly Independent

    We’re proud to be a family-run, independent practice. We’re able to combine traditional values with efficient, modern treatments.

The hospital is operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is able to offer the most advanced treatment options available for orthopaedic, neurosurgical and neurological cases.

Facilities include on-site 1.5T MRI and CT scanner suites, a variety of joint replacement systems, electro diagnostics, and a full complement of the latest radiography and arthroscopy equipment.

Furthermore, the hospital has a dedicated physiotherapy and rehabilitation department, which will include aqua treadmills and computerised gait analysis technology.


  • Dr Michael Hamilton

    Dr Michael Hamilton


    EBVS® European & RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery Founder & Clinical Director, Consultant Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgeon

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  • Dr David Sajik

    Dr David Sajik

    BVetMed MVetMed PGCert Dipl.ECVS MRCVS

    EBVS® European & RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

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  • Dr John Parker

    Dr John Parker


    EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology and Fellow of the Linnean Society of London

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  • Dr Chris Seymour

    Dr Chris Seymour


    EBVS® European and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia Head of Anaesthesia & Analgesia

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  • Dr Kristina Lehnus

    Dr Kristina Lehnus


    Consultant Anaesthetist

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  • Laura Gardner

    Laura Gardner

    BVetMed MRCVS

    Orthopaedic & Neurology Intern BVetMed MRCVS

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  • Irenka Baldo-Clemot

    Irenka Baldo-Clemot


    Orthopaedic & Neurology Intern

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  • Maja Schaldemose

    Maja Schaldemose


    Orthopaedic & Neurology Intern

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Management Team

  • Dr Clare Hamilton

    Dr Clare Hamilton


    Managing Director

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  • Kirsten Farr

    Kirsten Farr

    B.Sc (hons) (Estate Management), PGDip (Computing)

    People and Hospital Manager

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  • Lisa Dover

    Lisa Dover

    BSc (hons)

    Operational Support Manager

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Nursing team

Auxiliary Nurses

Rehabilitation Team

Operational Support Team

Client Care