How to be referred
We can only see patients referred to us by the primary care veterinary surgeon, with whom we liaise closely.
If your pet has an ongoing skin problem, your vet may feel that referral for in depth investigation and treatment is the best way forward. Your vet will contact us with your details and we can then arrange your dermatology referral appointment.
The first appointment will last approximately 1 hour. Samples may be collected for analysis in-house or sent to an external laboratory.
At the end of the consultation, a treatment plan will be discussed and revisits at either your own veterinary practice or here at Emmview will be arranged.
Most cases are seen on an outpatient basis. Others may be admitted for further tests or treatment. Your own veterinary surgeon will receive a comprehensive written report after each examination.
Before your appointment
Ideally, all treatments should cease at least seven days before your first appointment. In this way, we can see the disease, as it really is, not modified by medications. Your own veterinary surgeon will advise on how any existing medicines should be withdrawn. If this is an issue, please get in touch.
No starvation is required before your pet’s initial appointment. For subsequent appointments you may be advised not to feed your pet after 7pm the day before your appointment. Animals more recently fed may not be able to have any necessary tests, sedation or anaesthesia. If this is a problem, a diabetic cat or dog for instance, please speak to your own vet. There is no need to withdraw water.
If you have any queries prior to your first appointment please telephone 01189 796060 and we will be happy to help.
We can only accept referrals from veterinary surgeons. If you think your pet may need a referral, please speak to your veterinary surgeon who will be able to advise.