Second Opinions/Referrals

For more complex cases we can refer you to the help your pet needs

Our vets will frequently discuss complex cases with colleagues for second opinions, both in-house and externally at referral centres.

If you would like to seek a second opinion from a different practice then we are happy to send the relevant history to a practice of your choosing. If your pet has a condition which requires more advanced investigations or more specialised services than we are able to offer in house, then we will always discuss referral options with you.

Associated veterinary services

Below are a list of Veterinary Services who we work closely with here at Axe Valley, they are all mobile services in which can be performed at our Blackford Surgery or home visits can be provided depending on the individual service.

Andy Morris RCVS Recognised Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery

Andy provides a mobile orthopaedic service providing advanced surgical care to animals. He works from individual practices across the south and west of England. His commitment is to work with local vets to enhance the orthopaedic capabilities at a practice by providing the expertise and equipment that is required.

Conditions include:  

  • Lameness
  • Pain Clinics
  • Cruciate
  • Fracture Repairs

Geoff Lane- RCVS Specialist in Soft Tissue Surgery

RCVS Specialist in Equine Surgery
ENT Surgical Consultant

Geoff performs several hundred upper respiratory tract procedures each year we are lucky to be able to work with him when we require for individual cases. He performs surgeries at our Blackford Branch so you don't need to travel any further for referral.

Jim Carter - RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology

Jim is one of the few diploma holders in ophthalmology working in the South West. His main surgery is in Newton Abbot.

We are able to offer in house consultations at our Woolavington Branch twice a month. Where we have referred your pet to his main site it provides a convenient location for any check ups or on going treatments your pets may need.

For further information:

Mathilde Grainger - DVM, Dip A.Phys, MRCVS Vet Physio 

Mobile consultations in Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy and more!

Rosalind Wrightson - BVSc MRCVS Veterinary Behaviourist

A service for dogs and cats in the Bristol and Somerset area run by Rosalind. 

Problems addressed include:

  • Canine Separation
  • Canine Aggression
  • Noise Phobias
  • Feline Anxiety