Like human doctors, no vet can be an expert in every field. As with your GP there are times when even the best first opinion vet can’t manage your animal’s problems and more specialist help is required. At this stage, they may suggest a referral – similar to a human hospital consultant appointment, where you will see someone who has studied to a higher level in a certain area. They have greater expertise and more specialised equipment and facilities to deal with the problem.
Rosemullion Veterinary Practice offers a referral service for a number of areas of animal health; exotics, ophthalmology, orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery and veterinary acupuncture.
If your pet needs to be referred, you must discuss this first with your local veterinary surgeon who will contact us on your behalf for the referral and then we will contact you directly for the appointment time. If your pet needs to be seen urgently, your vet will need to telephone us in order to arrange the appointment for you.