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    Davies Veterinary Specialists acquired by Linnaeus Group

    Davies Veterinary Specialists , the Hertfordshire-based multi-disciplinary referral centre, has been acquired by the Linnaeus Group . Nat Whitley, clinical director at Davies Veterinary Services, said: "We are delighted to become part of the Linnaeus...

    New ECC specialist at Midlands referral centre

    Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service in Solihull has announced that it has recruited Ludivine Boiron, a specialist in emergency and critical care (ECC), to boost its service provision in that area. Ludivine, who graduated in 2008, has come...

    Medivet to open 'centre of excellence' for orthopaedics in Kent

    Medivet has announced the opening of a "centre of excellence" in orthopaedics at its referral practice in Faversham, Kent. The team at the centre will be led by Dr Ryk Botes (pictured right), a Medivet Branch Partner with a special interest...

    Midlands referral centre recruits new internal medicine specialist

    Solihull-based Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service has been joined by Mark Dunning, a European Diplomate in Small Animal Internal Medicine and an RCVS and EBVS recognised specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine. Mark, who graduated...

    New online specialist veterinary dermatology support

    The veterinary dermatologist Sue Paterson has launched Virtual Vet Derms , an online advice service which aims to give general practitioners the advice they need to manage cases within their own practice, without the need for referral. Virtual Vet...

    UK-first as dog gets new jaw created on a 3d printer

    Eastcott Referrals in Swindon has become the first practice in the UK to use a jaw reconstruction technique in dogs that uses prosthetic titanium implants created on a 3D printer. The practice's dentistry and oral surgery team, led by Peter Southerden...

    New research indicates Alabama Rot is seasonal

    Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists has revealed the results of some research indicating that Alabama Rot, acka* Cutaneous Renal and Glomerular Vasculopathy, is a seasonal condition. The UK has now seen a total of 169 confirmed cases of Alabama...

    RVC unveils one of the most advanced CT scanners in veterinary use

    The Royal Veterinary College has announced the installation of what it describes as one of the most advanced CT scanners in any veterinary facility, anywhere in the world. The College says the speed and accuracy of scans produced by the new scanner...

    New oncologist at Fitzpatrick Referrals

    Fitzpatrick Referrals has been joined by Dr Michael Macfarlane as Senior Clinician in Medical Oncology. Michael qualified from the University of Glasgow in 2009 and then worked in first opinion practice in Buckinghamshire and Northern Ireland. He then...

    Surrey referral centre completes £2.5M extension

    North Downs Specialist Referrals has announced the completion of a £2.5M extension to its headquarters in Bletchingley, Surrey. The extension includes a new diagnostic imaging suite with both CT and MRI scanners, a fourth operating theatre, two...

    Prince Charles opens new equine facility in Staffordshire

    His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has visited Pool House Equine Clinic to mark the opening of its new, purpose-built facility in Fradley, near Lichfield. This multimillion pound centre will support the provision of advanced first opinion and referral...

    RVC breakthrough in the treatment of Alabama Rot

    Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College’s Queen Mother Hospital for Animals (QMHA) say they've made a ground-breaking discovery in the treatment of the deadly canine disease, Alabama rot. Alabama rot, properly known as Cutaneous and Renal...

    First canine cardiac arrhythmia surgery without human medical support

    Davies Veterinary Specialists reports that it has performed two successful surgeries on dogs to cure cardiac arrhythmia, without support from the human medical field. Davies says its Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory, headed by Pedro Oliveira (pictured...

    Independent orthopaedic referral centre opens in Cambridgeshire

    Mark Bush and Martin Owen, both RCVS Recognised Specialists in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery have joined forces to open East of England Veterinary Specialists , a new orthopaedic referral practice in Wimpole, Cambridgeshire. The new practice was...

    Scotland's first fixed price TPLO

    Glasgow-based Roundhouse Referrals has launched what it claims is Scotland’s first fixed price tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) service. Lead surgeon at Roundhouse, Ross Allan (pictured right), an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small...

    Derby referral centre unveils results of £700K investment

    Derby-based Scarsdale Vets has unveiled the result of a £700,000 investment in its referral hospital, Pride Veterinary Centre . The improvements include a new cat ward designed to offer a quieter, more relaxing area away from other animals, and...

    North Downs welcomes two neurologists and a soft tissue surgeon

    North Downs Specialist Referrals (NDSR) has welcomed two neurologists and a soft tissue surgeon to its team in Bletchingley, Surrey. Josep Aisa has arrived from Glasgow University, where he spent four years as a lecturer focusing on soft tissue procedures...

    New cardiology suite at Willows in Solihull

    Willows Veterinary Centre has recruited cardiologist João Almeida Neves and opened a new cardiology suite as part of a £1m extension to the referral centre. João, who graduated from Portugal’s Oporto University in 2009, was...

    Imaging specialist joins Solihull referral centre

    Ines Carrera MRCVS, who holds the European Diploma in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, has joined the six-strong imaging team at Solihull-based Willows Veterinary Centre . Ines, who graduated from the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain in...

    Shockwave in Solihull as referral centre launches new treatment for canine musculoskeletal injuries and OA

    Solihull-based Willows Veterinary Centre is now offering shockwave therapy, a novel treatment for dogs suffering from musculoskeletal injuries and osteoarthritis. Shockwave therapy, or Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) to give it its full nomenclature...

    UK-first surgery for puppy with pulmonic stenosis

    Cardiologists at Davies Veterinary Specialists in Hertfordshire have implanted a stent across the pulmonic valve of a four-month-old French Bulldog with severe and deteriorating pulmonic stenosis, believed to be a first in the UK. Davies says pulmonic...

    Surrey referral centre operates on pituitary tumours

    Surrey-based North Downs Specialist Referrals (NDSR) reports that it has become one of the first in the country to operate on dogs and cats with tumours in the pituitary gland. NDSR’s European Specialist in neurology and neurosurgery Niklas Bergknut...

    £5M veterinary referral centre opens in Yorkshire

    Paragon Veterinary Referrals has opened its doors in Wakefield, offering multidisciplinary treatment for pets across the north of England. The 18,000 sq ft centre's facilities include a £1 million imaging suite with state-of-the-art MRI and...

    Surrey referral centre reports 'extraordinary' results with pioneering chemotherapy procedure

    Surrey-based North Downs Specialist Referrals reports that it has had 'extraordinary' results using electrochemotherapy, a form of targeted chemotherapy, after it eradicated all traces of disease in its first tranche of eight patients since the...

    Gold Rabbit Friendly Status for Bristol referral centre

    The exotic species department at Bristol-based Highcroft Veterinary Referrals has been awarded Gold Rabbit Friendly Status by the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF ). The award has been granted to only a handful of practices and requires the...