Sherborne (01935 816228):

Weekday: 8:30am to 6:00pm | Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed

Yeovil (01935 474415):

Weekday: 8:30am to 6:00pm (open until 8pm Tuesday & Thursday) | Saturday: 9am to 2pm | Sunday: 9am to 12pm

Visiting specialists & additional qualifications

Our practices come equipped with state of the art equipment, including blood machines, digital x-ray, ultrasonography, video endoscopy, electrocardiography (ECG), and multi-parameter units for anaesthetic monitoring, to name just some. However, this doesn’t account for the advanced capabilities and additional qualifications our team possesses, which enable us to provide an exceptional level of care for your pets.

Over the past few years, we’ve begun bridging the gap between referral centres and first opinion practice (even supporting surrounding practices with their more complex cases) through our partnerships with visiting specialists. What we are not so good at, however, is shouting about the capabilities of our own team. These additional qualifications mean we’re often able to avoid referring your pet elsewhere, and are able to care for them from start to finish by the team that knows them – and you – best. 

What additional qualifications do our team hold?

Visiting specialists aside (which covers cardiology and complex orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeries), the additional qualifications held by our team include:

  • RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Dermatology
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
  • Certificate in Small Animal Surgery
  • We also have team members studying towards Certificates in Small Animal Surgery, Small Animal Medicine, Feline Medicine, and Surgical Nursing!

What do these qualifications mean?

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons recognises Peter as an Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Dermatology. This means he specialises in your pet’s skin issues, reducing the need to refer them elsewhere.

Kate, another one of our vets, has her Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. Virtually every life-threatening disease can present a situation which requires emergency evaluation. This is often the difference between life and death. Kate’s in-depth knowledge, from internal medicine to neurology, means your pet’s in capable hands during the most challenging of circumstances. 

Leanne, another one of our vets, is not only studying towards her Feline Medicine Certificate, which provides a deeper understanding of feline health and disease so that we can provide a more tailored approach to our cat patients, she also already has her Certificate in Small Animal Surgery. This means she performs more complex soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures, often without needing to refer elsewhere. Oliver is also studying for the same qualification, expanding the capabilities of our wider veterinary team. 

In addition, our vet, Emily, really enjoys internal medicine and the challenge of working through complex cases. She is working towards a Certificate in Small Animal Medicine. 

Last but by no means least, onto our wonderful nursing team; Megan is studying for her Advanced Nursing Certificate. 

We are incredibly proud of all of our team. Not only do they demonstrate a commitment to bettering their qualifications as veterinary professionals, but our whole team also maintains a high standard of technical ability through continuous professional development.

Keen to know more? Learn more about our team here.

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