WM Referrals – Lichfield
West Midlands Referrals is a veterinary practice based in Lichfield that only does referral veterinary work, not general practice. We work in support of colleagues in general practice, taking cases that can’t be managed at their usual general practice. We welcome a very wide range of cases in orthopaedics, soft tissue surgery, spinal surgery, ophthalmology, medicine and cardiology. These cases range from the straightforwards to the complex and challenging. Many of the practices that refer to us are within a few dozen miles, but we get referrals from as far afield as Southampton, Southend, Yorkshire, Merseyside and Bristol.
At Lichfield we have a purpose built suite to provide the comprehensive surgical treatment, patient monitoring and the diligent aftercare that referral cases require. Our normal working hours are 08.00 – 19.00. but we are available on our mobile phone round the clock to give advice and to see urgent cases as necessary.
For elective surgeries, we offer a mobile surgical service in the Midlands and we offer a regular surgical service at a surgical facility in Dartford, London. Again, normal working hours at Dartford start from 08.00.
We provide a high quality, efficient, friendly service. We pride ourselves on keeping costs firmly grounded in reality and in providing exceptionally good value. We aim to provide fixed prices wherever possible. (See Section For Owners for more details, and please note that there are some differences in the application of fixed prices with surgical and ophthalmology cases).
We communicate efficiently with the referring general practitioner, providing a written report and a care plan. We typically have cases checked over by their own vet a few days after surgery where necessary, and we then typically see cases back 2-3 post-operatively, and then subsequently as required. We don’t charge for our follow up checks at Lichfield or Dartford, or for our follow up radiography. Where repeat travelling to us is problematic, we can still give readily available support to both the owner and the referring vet with the help of modern communication technology.
What we offer
- Experienced surgeons, available twenty four seven
- Normal working hours 08.00 – 19.00
- The means to manage a very wide range of orthopaedic and soft tissue surgical cases
- The means to manage a very wide range of ophthalmic problems
- A more limited medical service; we have very experienced ultrasonographers, but they work part time and so our medical service is more suited to chronic rather than acute cases
- Diligent and caring patient monitoring and post operative care, including overnight care where necessary
- Fixed price surgery with follow up consults and radiography with us at no further charge. (See Section For Owners for more details, and please note that there are some differences in the application of fixed prices with surgical and ophthalmology cases).
- Digital radiography and Doppler ultrasonography
- Endoscopy and arthroscopy