St David’s Referrals has a 25 year history of seeing surgical referral cases from across the South West, including those which would benefit from referral but where the financial implications of or travel to one of the larger referral centres would be prohibitive. We provide a prompt and timely service, with cases generally being seen and having surgery on the same day. Emergency and fracture cases will always be treated as a priority.
We provide a friendly and approachable service from initial advice through to resolution of cases.
Between Dan and Peter there is a strong surgical team with a wide breadth of knowledge, and depth of experience. Each has spent many years developing and improving their surgical skills, as well as taking further qualifications in surgery. They continue to maintain and extend this knowledge with ongoing CPD and professional development.
We work to a high clinical standard, with excellent in-patient care for which we were awarded ‘outstanding’ in this field, as well as in client care, in the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme. Our hospital is well equipped which allows us to accept a wide variety of orthopaedic cases including but not limited to:
- Lameness investigation
- Cranial cruciate ligament rupture e.g TTA
- Patella luxation
- Fracture management including complex articular fractures e.g. humeral condylar fractures
- Total Hip Replacement carried out exclusively by Peter, one of the few surgeons with extensive and long-term experience of this technique.
We also offer an X-ray reporting service at no charge, and are happy to discuss cases informally by phone or email. This is a service we offer our own clients and on a referral only basis for clients of other practices. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cases are only seen with prior consent from the primary care veterinary surgeon with whom we liaise closely. To request an orthopaedic referral your vet must make the initial assessment. If they feel referral is necessary and that we are the appropriate centre for your pet to be referred to, they will make the initial contact to make an appointment.