Riversmeet Referrals offers surgery (orthopaedic and soft tissue), cardiology and opthalmology services to veterinary surgeons by referral.
We can treat a wide range of surgical, cardiology and opthalmology cases. The cost of these surgeries in all cases represents good value by referral standards. Value is an important issue for referring vets even in insured patients particularly. Please call to discuss your case and for prices.
In all referred cases we ensure that the patient is returned to the care of the referring vet as soon as possible after investigation and treatment.
Orthopaedic and soft tissue surgical cases are seen by Derek McGinnigle who is a RCVS advanced practitioner and small animal surgery certificate holder with 27 years experience. He is very comfortable dealing with a wide range of the more challenging surgical cases.
We can treat a wide range of orthopaedic cases including repairing complex fractures, treating cranial cruciate ligament disease by TPLO/lateral suture, treating hip dysplasia either by pelvic osteotomy (DPO/TPO) or hip replacement, stabilising patella luxation, spinal surgery, arthrodesis, etc.
We have an extensive range of orthopaedic equipment allowing us to handle more complex fractures, ligament injuries, joint problems and spinal conditions. Some of our facilities include a Biomedtrix hip replacement kit (cemented and cementless), Stryker arthroscopy equipment, a Synthes locking screw TPLO kit, SOP locking screw plate kits, Securos external fixator kits and extensive AO plating facilities. Below are just some of the orthopaedic problems that we can deal with:
We can treat a wide range of soft tissue cases including perineal hernia repair, laryngeal paralysis surgery, ectopic ureter repair, cancer treatment surgery, etc.
We have an extensive range of surgical equipment allowing us to handle more complex soft tissue surgery cases. Some of our facilities include CO2 laser surgery, surgical staplers (GIA, TA, etc), endoscopic diagnostic/surgical equipment and a Ligasure vessel sealing system. Below are just some of the soft tissue surgical cases that we can deal with:
Cardiology cases are seen by Geoff Holt who is a RCVS advanced practitioner and cardiology certificate holder with 11 years experience. He is very comfortable dealing with a wide range of the more challenging heart cases.
Opthalmology cases are seen by Simon Paterson who is a RCVS advanced practitioner and veterinary opthalmology certificate holder with 18 years experience. We can treat a wide range of ophthalmology cases including corneal surgery, corrective eyelid surgery, trauma repair and facial cutaneous corrective surgery.
We have an extensive range of ophthalmology surgical equipment allowing us to handle more complex cases.