As is the case in human medicine and being referred to a Consultant by your GP, your local veterinary surgeon can refer you to the animal equivalent, a Recognised Veterinary Specialist.
The surgeons here at HSR are European & RCVS Recognised Specialists in Small Animal Surgery, with particular focus on orthopaedics, neurosurgery and soft tissue surgery. We also have specialists in small animal oncology, internal medicine and cardiology.
HSR is a referral only hospital. In order to get an appointment with us, you first need to take your pet to your local veterinary practice who will assess your pet’s condition and consider if referral is deemed necessary.
In many cases your local practice will have the expertise and equipment to treat your pet’s condition effectively. However, in more complex cases they will suggest referral to us when they consider this is in your pet’s best interests.
As is the case in human medicine, you may also request a referral, and in such instances your local practice will usually be more than happy to arrange this for you.
Your vet will send us all the medical history we need ahead of your initial consultation and we will then contact you directly to book your appointment and begin your referral journey.