Equine Referrals

The Scarsdale Veterinary Group Equine Centre accepts referrals on a case by case basis from referring vets in:

  • Lameness Investigation
  • Medicine
  • Poor Performance
  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Headshaking

Cases are seen by a combination of specialist and certificate holders from our Scarsdale team and specialists from the University of Nottingham who work out of the clinic. Our experienced team with a diverse range of skills includes:

  • Wendy Furness (Partner) MA VetMB CertEP MRCVS – Lameness and Poor Performance
  • Jacqui Paton (Clinical Director) BVSc CertEP MRCVS – Lameness and Poor Performance
  • Dr Kirstie Pickles BVMS MSc PhD PGCert CertEM(IntMed) DipECEIM MRCVS – Medicine and Headshaking
  • Dr Mark Bowen BVetMed MMedSci (Med Ed) PhD VertVA VertEM (IntMed) MRCVS – Cardiology, Medicine and Poor Performance
  • Dr John Burford MA VetMB PhD CertVA CertES (Soft Tissue Surgery) MRCVS – Surgery and Poor Performance
  • Emma Shipman BVetMed MSc ACVIM-LAIM CertVA MRCVS – Medicine
  • Marco Duz MedVet MVM(Res) DipECEIM MRCVS – Medicine
  • Pedro Malho DiplECVO CESVétOpht DVM MRCVS – Ophthalmology

Expertise and equipment available for use by our team includes:

  • Digital radiography
  • Digital ultrasonography
  • Video endoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Echocardiography
  • Exercising telemetry
  • Laser surgery
  • Dynamic respiratory scoping
  • Indoor and outdoor school
  • Operating theatre and extensive inpatient facilities

Vets looking to refer a case should contact the practice initially on 01332 294929. We are happy to discuss any cases by telephone and we believe in a collaborative approach with the referring clinician and owner to aim for the best outcome for the refereed patient

There are some scenarios where people request second opinions and we will act as a second opinion vet when appropriate. We will always approach the first opinion vet in line with RCVS and ethical guidelines. Horse owners who wish to be referred to the practice should do so in the first instance via their veterinary surgeon. Directions to the practice can be located at this link.

Equine referrals