News Article: Medical, dermatology and ultrasonography referrals


We are trialling a limited medical, dermatological and ultrasonography referral service. It is intended that this extension of our service will continue to fit with our ethos of “affordable referrals”.


The medical, dermatology and ultrasonography service will be provided by Roger Wilkinson VetMB MA CertSAM CertVD MRCVS. Roger qualified from Cambridge University in 1991. He is very experienced in managing such cases. From 2000 – 2014 he was a partner in a large small animal hospital in Yorkshire where he took medical and dermatological referrals. Roger has recently founded a mobile medical support service for general practices. He is equipped with a Doppler colour ultrasound scanner. He has published a wide range of articles in Veterinary Times and he has been a speaker at BSAVA Congress, BSAVA regional meetings, the British Veterinary Zoological Society, the Veterinary Cardiovascular Society and the Nationwide Labs CPD program. Roger is currently working towards the International Veterinary Ultrasound Society (IVUS) certificate and the PgC in cardiology.


Because Roger lives some way away from Burton on Trent, we plan to group cases together for him so that he can do occasional full days with us at Burton on Trent. Obviously this means that acute/critical cases are less likely to be suited to this service.


If you would like challenging medical and dermatological cases reviewed by Roger, please send case notes, x-rays and laboratory reports by email to We will discuss these with Roger and a decision can be made about whether the case might be suitable to be seen through West Midlands Referrals for clinical examination and for the formulation of an investigative and therapeutic plan.