Veterinary Emergency Referrals

Veterinary Emergency Referrals

The Queen Mother Hospital for Animals offers the largest and best equipped emergency veterinary facility in the UK. Our Emergency Referrals Service is in operation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is staffed by a large team of vets and specialist nurses, who provide acute care.

Service information

We have the most highly trained team of vets and nurses in Europe, who deal with dogs, cats and other small animal emergencies and are experienced in handling all types of cases. Our small animal emergency clinic receives referral cases 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and our specialists are available to support and advise referring veterinary surgeons on critical cases. Following triage and emergency treatment, patients can be transferred to our Intensive Care Unit, while stabilising patients requiring follow-up treatment are referred to relevant services within the hospital.

In addition to state-of-the-art facilities and extensive in-house laboratory capabilities, the Emergency Referral Service is supported by our on-site transfusion service, which means we can provide the highest level of care to critically ill patients.

The RVC small animal referral hospital is a multidisciplinary service and is supported around the clock by various specialists. Each patient gets the care it needs, when it needs it.

 

Out-of-hours cover

Our out-of-hours veterinary emergency team supports participating practices throughout the region by undertaking evening and weekend emergency services on their behalf. Veterinary practices wanting to find out more about the benefits of the out-of-hours service can call Helen O'Sullivan on 01707 666851.

If you are a pet owner whose practice is a member of our scheme, please visit our Out-of-Hours page.

We work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to offer emergency veterinary treatment and care to our patients

Our surgical expertise and facilities are among the best in the world

For referring vets:

Referrals line:
+44 (0)1707 666365

Emergency referrals:
+44 (0) 1707 666399

Email: qmhreception@rvc.ac.uk

Key Clinicians

Clinician

Karen Humm

Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care and co-head of the service

Clinician

Dominic Barfield

Senior Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care and co-head of the service

Clinician

Dan Chan

Professor of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, and Acting Medical Director

Clinician

Lindsay Kellett-Gregory

Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care

Clinician

Duana McBride

Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care

Clinician

Stefano Cortellini

Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care

Clinician

Alex Hatch

Veterinary specialist-in-training

Clinician

Vicente Herreria-Bustillo

Veterinary specialist-in-training

Clinician

Simon Cook

Veterinary specialist-in-training

Clinician

Thomas Greensmith

Veterinary specialist-in-training

Clinician

Ragnhild Skulberg

Veterinary specialist-in-training

Clinician

Laura Cole

Veterinary specialist-in-training

Clinician

Rebekah Donaldson

Veterinary specialist-in-training