Similar to physicians, veterinarians cannot specialise in every aspect of their field. There are situations where even the most skilled primary care vet may look to a specialist hospital such as LVS in order to ensure that their patient receives the best possible care.

In such cases, they may recommend a referral, which involves sending the animal to a veterinary specialist with greater expertise in that specific area and access to specialised equipment. While there are different levels of qualification and expertise among veterinary surgeons who accept referrals from other vets, a recognized Specialist with a Diploma is the most qualified individual who can be consulted in the event of a referral.

Why should I choose London Veterinary Specialists for my pet's referral?

We are fully dedicated to providing the utmost level of care for both the patient and the client. Our team of staff is professional, friendly, and committed to offering the necessary assistance, clear explanations, and support during what can be a stressful time.


Specialist-led care

All of our services are overseen by experienced Specialists in their respective disciplines. We have access to one of the largest groups of Veterinary Specialists in the UK, and our vets are among the most experienced and respected in the world in their areas of expertise.

Multi-disciplinary care

We have Specialists in every major discipline of small animal veterinary medicine, allowing us to handle complex cases that require the involvement of multiple Specialists.

Continuity of care

Being a 24hour multidisciplinary hospital, our patients can be kept under our continuous care while being treated by a number of members of our team, all experts in their field.

State-of-the-art facilities

 Our hospital boasts top-of-the-line facilities in Europe, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and designed with the comfort and hygiene of patients in mind.

Specialist-level imaging service

All imaging scans and x-rays at our hospital are overseen and reviewed by Specialists in diagnostic imaging, ensuring the best possible quality and timely results.

Specialist-level anaesthesia service All anaesthesia and sedation at our hospital is supervised by Specialists in anaesthesia, using state-of-the-art equipment for monitoring. We also provide tailored anaesthesia and pain relief for each individual patient.

 Infection control Infection control is crucial in modern veterinary care, and our hospital has strict procedures in place for hygiene and infection control. Our facility is designed with cleaning and hygiene in mind, resulting in very low infection rates that we are proud of.


Want to learn more?

If you would like further reassurance before a referral, do not hesitate to call our Client Care team.

London Vet Specialists

70 Chancellor's Rd, Hammersmith, London, W6 9RS

Tel: 020 7433 0155

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