With a team of over 200 dedicated and professional staff, including 30 critical care nurses, the RVC offers the largest and most comprehensive small animal referral service in Europe.

Patients are treated at Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, near Potters Bar in Hertfordshire. We offer a helpful and responsive service for referring vets and pet owners, as well as outstanding opportunities for veterinary specialists-in-training.

The RVC team 

Our multidisciplinary approach to patient care involves consultation across all specialities. Each clinical team is led by registered UK, EU or US specialist veterinary surgeons, supported by specialists-in-training. They discuss each case in detail with both the referring vet, pet owner and specialist nursing teams, which are supported by patient care assistants, to deliver exceptional care.

Our facilities

Our state-of-the-art small animal hospital has some of the best facilities in the world, allowing specialists to perform cutting-edge treatments to help pets. The Queen Mother Hospital for Animals is the largest veterinary facility in Europe and treats conditions from acute heart failure to advanced neuromuscular diseases, joint replacements to epilepsy.

Our service commitment 

Staff within our hospital take our commitment to animals, owners and referring vets seriously and work hard to deliver high quality service. Our highly-trained specialists and veterinary nurses are committed to ensuring that patients receive the best treatment and care possible.

There are many reasons why referring vets and pet owners choose the RVC:

  • Referring vets find it easy to book cases in, are put in touch with specialist clinicians
  • Referring vets are impressed that senior specialists handle cases and are in touch about client concerns
  • The efficient handling of administrative matters, timely progress reports and discharge notes, plus the added advantage of a direct claims facility are just some of the reasons why vets refer to us time and time again


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