Farm Referrals

Many of our experienced vets have additional qualifications and are happy to accept referral work for a number of different circumstances:

Individual Animals

These will be seen by one of our own senior veterinary team with a special interest in a particular species (for example, Fay Pooley for Camelids) or condition. If a more in-depth clinical investigation is required, then we would recommend one of our visiting Nottingham Vet School specialists. If the referred animal has been treated by another veterinary surgeon first, we would need to contact them to discuss the case and access any relevant laboratory reports.

Herd or Flock Problems

Again these are examined by one of the senior veterinary surgeons with an interest in that area, for example, for fertility problems we would recommend referral to one of our DBR (Diploma in Bovine Reproduction) holders. These cases may also be referred to the Nottingham University Farm team.

Bull Infertility

We are happy to carry out Bull Breeding Soundness Evaluations (BBSE) on a referral basis.

Genomic Testing

Scarsdale Vets are one of just a handful of practices in the UK offering Genomic Testing of female animals through Clarifide. We are happy to offer this as a consultancy service for farmers who are unable to access testing through their own practice.

Clinical Trial Work

Scarsdale Vets are always interested in expanding the breadth of research into farm veterinary medicine and as such are happy to assist with suitable clinical trials. Any farm trial work would only ever be carried out with the full consent of the farmer concerned and then only if the practice is satisfied that animal welfare is not compromised in any way.