What Is A Referral?

We are here when your pet needs specialist care

Just like medical doctors, not all veterinary professionals can be experts in every field of animal healthcare. For certain illnesses and conditions, your local vet may find it necessary to seek expert advice and advanced medical care for your beloved pet that they cannot treat. At Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, we have the expertise and facilities to care for your pet when they need dedicated treatment for complex medical challenges.

What sets us apart?

Established in 2006 and nestled near Winchester, Hampshire, Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists is dedicated to offering the highest quality surgical and medical care for cats and dogs from across the southeast of England, and nationally across the UK. Our commitment to excellence extends across a range of specialties, ensuring your pet receives the precise care they need.

Our services

  • Anaesthesia and Pain Management
  • Cardiology
  • Dentistry
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Feline Hyperthyroid
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Soft Tissue Surgery

We’re here for your pet when they need us most

Providing a wide-range of specialities and facilities means that we can treat a range of illnesses in pets that your regular vet won't necessarily be able to. This includes illness such as:

  • Cancer
  • Spinal conditions
  • Pain
  • Epilepsy
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fractures
  • Lameness
  • Sickness of unknown origin

How a referral works as a pet owner

A consultation with us begins when your local vet refers your pet to us. If they believe your pet requires specialist care, they'll send them to us. We can't schedule appointments directly from the public or provide advice for unreferred pets.

If you would prefer your pet to be treated at Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialist, please let your local vet know this and they can make the referral.

If you think your pet needs a specialist's opinion, contact your local vet. They'll arrange a referral.

We collaborate closely with primary care vets. When they call to ask for advice or refer your pet, they share your pet's medical history, lab tests, X-rays, and biopsy results.

After a referral, your local vet will likely manage your pet's long-term care, guided by our specialist's advice.

Effective communication and understanding of your pet's condition involves cooperation between you, us, and your vet. Together, we ensure the best care for your pet.

How a referral works as a pet owner

Our team at Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists includes nationally and internationally recognised specialists in their respective fields. We take pride in providing cutting-edge care, with state-of-the-art surgical suites and on-site MRI, ultrasound, and CT scanners. These resources enable us to deliver accurate diagnoses and effective treatments for your furry companions.

We operate 24 hours a day, all year round, which means we are always there to look after your pet to help them through treatment and care that they need.

Continuity of care

We understand that your pet's recovery extends beyond their time at our hospital. When your pet is discharged, we provide comprehensive instructions to help you care for them at home, including guidance on feeding, exercise, and medication administration. Your local vet will play a crucial role in their ongoing care, ensuring a smooth transition from our specialist care to their long-term health.

Unwavering dedication to provide the best care for your pet

Our commitment to exceptional clinical care is unwavering. Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists is home to nationally and internationally recognised vets, each dedicated to providing your pet with the highest standard of surgical and medical treatment and care. Our multi-disciplinary approach ensures that your pets are managed by specialist-led teams, covering a wide range of disciplines, guaranteeing a comprehensive and personalised approach to their well-being.

We are trusted nationwide

While we are located in Winchester, Hampshire, our reputation extends far beyond our region. Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists proudly serves clients and their pets from across the UK. Our exceptional care has made us a trusted choice for vets and pet owners alike, who seek our expertise for the most challenging cases.

When your pet's health requires specialist attention, trust Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists to provide the compassionate care and expertise they deserve. We're here to support your pet's journey to recovery. If you have any questions or wish to arrange a referral, please don't hesitate to contact our dedicated team on 01962 767920.

We are top rated on Google

Learn more about referring your pet on our how to get an appointment page. Your pet's well-being is our top priority.

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