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Find out more about our expert referrals service

Services

Find out more about our expert referrals service

Our experienced team of veterinarians and nurses can carry out a range of procedures in an ever-growing number of disciplines. From internal medicine to complex surgical procedures, we have the knowledge and the expertise to get your pet back on all four paws.

  • Cardiology
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Internal Medicine
  • Laparoscopic Procedures
  • Oncology
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Neurology

Cardiology

Our Cardiology department is led by  Antonio Moneva-Jordan, DVM, CertVC, MRCVS who works closely alongside our internal medic Kate Green MA VetMB Cert AVP MRCVS. 

Areas of referral

Our experienced referral veterinarian can handle referral cases in the following areas:

  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Acquired Heart Disease
  • Pericardial Effusions
  • Dyspnoea and Respiratory Distress
  • Murmurs (significant and localised)
  • Arrhythmias
  • X-ray and ECG reading
  • Heart Scoring

Equipment & procedures used

To diagnose and treat your pet, we use the following technology and techniques:

  • Digital Radiography
  • ECG
  • Colour Flow Doppler
  • Echocardiography
  • Blood Pressure Monitors
  • Nasopharyngeal Endoscopy
  • BAL
  • Bronchoscopy

Diagnostic Imaging

We offer Radiography, Ultrasonography, Echocardiology, Fluoroscopy, MRI and CT Scanning

Ultrasonography

Referrals will be taken by the medicine team – Kate Green BA VetMB CertAVP(SAM) MRCVSDarren Long BVetMed PGCertSAM MRCVS and Laura Gillis BVetMed CertAVP MRCVS.

Ultrasonography includes diagnosis of the following:

  • Portosystemic shunts
  • Adrenal, renal, hepatic, splenic, pancreatic, bladder and intestinal disease
  • Ultrasound guided FNA and trucut biopsies

CT Scanning

After an initial appraisal by one of our vets, many of the CTs are sent to a team of specialist radiologists (Diplomates of the European or American Diagnostic Imaging Colleges (DipECVDI or DACVR) for interpretation, with a rapid turnaround reporting service.

Areas of referral

We have just installed an 80 slice Canon CT (computed Tomography) at our Cramlington premises – one of the most technologically advanced in the region. This offers state of the art technology for rapid scanning and incredibly detailed images.

Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy includes diagnosis of the following:

  • Collapsing tracheas (and facilitates the placement of tracheal stents)
  • Gastrointestinal motility studies
  • Swallowing studies
  • Implant placement in orthopaedics

Echocardiology

Referrals will be taken by Antonio Moneva- Jordan DVM, CertVC, MRCVS.

Please refer to the Cardiology section of this website for more information.

Magnetic Resource Imaging - MRI

Our 1.5 Tesla Canon Vantage Elan magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner produces exceptional quality images of the brain and spinal cord, for which it is commonly used. It can also provide superb detail and contrast in soft tissues, which makes it very useful  for  joint disease and looking for foreign bodies.

Internal Medicine

Our experienced team of practitioners can diagnose and treat all manner of internal ailments and diseases.

Referrals will be taken by:
Marge Chandler  DVM, MS, MANZCVSc, DACVN, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA, MRCVS
Darren Long BVETMED(hons) MRCVS
Kate Green MA VetMB Cert AVP MRCVS
Laura Gillis BVetMed CertAVP MRCVS

Areas of referral

Our experienced referral veterinarians can handle referral cases in the following areas:

  • Polydipsia/polyuria
  • Vomiting/regurgitation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Weight loss
  • Episodic collapse
  • Endocrine disease
  • Tumour staging - please refer to the oncology section of the website
  • Non-invasive biopsy techniques
  • Dysuria/haematuria
  • Epistaxis

Equipment & procedures used

To diagnose and treat your pet, we use the following technology and techniques:

  • Digital ultrasonography with colour flow mapping
  • Ultrasound guided biopsy
  • Endoscopy
  • Rigid endoscopy – cystoscopy & rhinoscopy
  • Digital radiography
  • ECG, Doppler blood pressure
  • Automated clotting times (PT/aPTT) and I-Stat blood gas analysis
  • In-house dry chemistry
  • MRI/CT
  • Fluoroscopy

Laparoscopic Procedures

Minimally invasive, or 'keyhole' surgery uses specialist instruments and endoscopes (cameras) to perform surgeries through small incisions in either the abdomen or the thorax. Some procedures can be performed entirely using a minimally invasive technique, whilst in other surgeries we use this in order to assist with the procedure. Minimally invasive surgeries have largely replaced traditional 'open' surgeries in human surgery due to the marked benefits it offers, including:

  • Reduced post-operative pain and discomfort
  • Faster return to normal activity levels - especially useful for active or working dogs
  • Smaller surgical wounds with a decreased risk of wound infections 
  • Better visibility during surgery
  • Decreased surgical time

The most common procedures performed by ourselves include:

  • Laparoscopic ovariectomy (spey) and laparoscopic retained testicle removal 
  • Laparoscopic ovarian remnant removal
  • Laparoscopic assisted gastropexy
  • Biopsies, e.g. of liver, pancreas or lung  
  • Thoracoscopic subtotal pericardectomy

Our laparoscopic service is run by:

Alison Kennair BVetMed (BVMS) CertAVP(GSAS) MRCVS

Jess Bedwell BVM&S PGCertSAS MRCVS

Oncology

At Moorview Referrals we aim to combine the latest therapies from surgery and medicine to treat pets affected by cancer.

Our Oncology department is led by Shirley Van Lelyveld, BVSC MSC (Clinical oncology) MRCVS DECVIM-CA (Medical oncology) and Darren Long, BVetMed PGCertSAM MRCVS who work closely alongside our internal medics Kate Green MA VetMB Cert AVP MRCVS and Laura Gillis BVetMed CertAVP MRCVS and surgeons

Moorview Referrals offers a full range of medical and surgical oncology, using a multi-disciplinary approach which facilitates smooth patient assessment and treatment. Recently we have increased our oncology cover, with oncology specialist consultations now being made available for two days every fortnight.

Our oncologist, Shirley van Lelyveld, received her European Diploma in Oncology in the spring of 2016, although she has been working in the field since 2003, when she began a Master’s training program in oncology, followed by a three year residency in oncology at an oncology centre in Essex.

The diagnosis of cancer in a family pet is very frightening and upsetting and owners have many questions and concerns, as well as fears regarding the treatments available and the suffering that these may cause. Knowing this, an initial consultation allows sufficient time for the pet to be fully assessed and for Shirley to explain the treatment options available and to answer all the questions arising from the diagnosis, staging and treatment options. For many patients, combinations of medical and surgical therapy offer good outcomes and quality of life is remains our primary concern.

We offer tumour staging (including ultrasound, CT and MRI when appropriate) and the full range of medical and surgical therapies for cancer  patients. Medical therapy may include traditional cytotoxic chemotherapy, targeted anti-cancer drugs, anti-angiogenic therapy, the canine melanoma vaccine and palliative treatment options. Analgesia and nutritional support are also very important in cancer patients.

For more information about our oncology services, get in touch

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy

Our canine hydrotherapy service is run by Amy Hutchinson - Level 3 in Canine Hydrotherapy.

Please contact us for more information.

 

Physiotherapy

Keep your pet happy and healthy after injury or surgery by undertaking a course of physiotherapy. Referrals will be taken by animal physiotherapist Rebecca Heald, Mcsp, ACPAT Cat A

Physiotherapy is essential in the prevention, cure and rehabilitation of many conditions.

Following soft tissue injuries, trauma, surgery and for developmental and degenerative conditions, physiotherapy is used widely to accelerate the rehabilitation process and restore function. Physiotherapy aims to restore proper movement, strength and function, reduce pain, swelling and inflammation and accelerate the healing and rehabilitation process.

When should physiotherapy commence?

Physiotherapy should commence soon after the injury or surgery, but this doesn’t mean strenuous exercise! Gentle movement and techniques reduce pain early after injury or surgery stimulate healing, help reduce swelling, stiffness and muscle atrophy and rehabilitate movement and function.

Many of the complications due to immobilisation or limited exercise in the first few weeks can be prevented if physiotherapy commences early.

Physiotherapy rehabilitation

On the first visit, a full assessment will be carried out, the dog will receive treatment and a rehabilitation plan will be given specific to the dog's needs.

Many factors are considered when designing a rehabilitation program and deciding which particular therapies will be suitable for each dog. These include age, temperament, type of injury and time since injury, any pre-existing conditions and the previous lifestyle or occupation of the dog.

Home programs are provided to all physiotherapy clients to enable rehabilitation to be continued on a daily basis and give owners skills to assist their pet’s recovery.

Treatment techniques include:

  • Soft tissue and joint mobilisations
  • Massage, trigger point therapy and myofascial release
  • Stretching
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Movement re-education, Balance and proprioception re-training
  • Electrotherapy including neuromuscular electrical Stimulation and LASER
    Splinting, taping

Conditions that may benefit from physiotherapy include:

  • Cruciate ligament injury
  • Patella luxation
  • Hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia
  • Joint replacement
  • Multi – trauma / fractures
  • Spondylosis of the spine
  • Arthritis / degenerative conditions
  • Muscle, tendon and ligament injuries
  • Corrective orthopaedic surgery
  • Deteriorating mobility
  • Joint contractures and deformities
  • Spinal surgery or Spinal disc disease
  • Fibrocartilagenous embolism
  • ‘Wobblers’ syndrome (cervical vertebral malformation).
  • Nerve palsies or injuries
  • Congenital Degenerative Myelopathy

Hydrotherapy

Our canine hydrotherapy service is run by Amy Hutchinson - Level 3 in Canine Hydrotherapy.

Please contact us for more information.

 

Soft Tissue Surgery

Our highly experienced veterinarians can perform ENT, thoracic, urogenital, abdominal and colorectal surgeries, to name but a few.

Our soft tissue certificate holders are:

Alison Kennair BVMS CertAVP(GSAS) MRCVS 

Jess Bedwell BVM&S PGCertSAS MRCVS

Jonathan Deacon BVM&S CertSAS MRCVS

Areas of referral

Our experienced referral veterinarians can handle referral cases in the following areas:

ENT Surgery

  • Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome
  • TECA / VBO, LBO

Thoracic Surgery

  • Lung lobectomy
  • Exploratory thoracotomy
  • PDA
  • Vascular ring anomaly correction

Urogenital Surgery

  • Colposuspension
  • Prostatic surgery
  • Ectopic ureter correction

Abdominal Surgery

  • Liver lobectomy
  • Portosystemic shunts
  • Nephrectomy
  • Cholecystojejunostomy

Colorectal Surgery

  • Colorectal neoplasia
  • Perineal herniorraphy

Orthopaedics

Our orthopaedic service is run by:

Emma Mace BVetMed CertAVP(GSAS) MRCVS

Jess Bedwell BVM&S PGCertSAS MRCVS

Jack Sillito BVMS PGCertSAS MRCVS

Jonathan Deacon BVM&S CertSAS MRCVS

Neurology

Our Neurology Service is run by Kate Stalin BA VetMB DipECVN MRCVS

Kate has 15 years experience of neurology referral work and is trained in both medical and surgical neurology. Any case can be referred and will have a neurological examination to determine the localisation of the lesion. Depending on the differentials, further diagnostics will be advised including advanced imaging and once a diagnosis has been made, treatment advised. 

Along with our large team of advanced surgical practitioners, we are able to offer a large range of spinal surgery. For acute spines caused by intervertebral disc extrusions, hemilaminectomies and ventral corpectomies can be performed 7 days a week. For more chronic conditions, elective surgeries can be planned including spinal stabilisation.

Any member of the team are happy to discuss a case with you prior to referral.

Spinal Surgery

Our specialist referral veterinarian can perform a range of surgeries on animals suffering from spinal issues.

Our spinal surgery referral veterinarian can handle a range of cases relating to spinal issues and injuries in your pet.

Areas of referral

Our experienced referral veterinarian can handle referral cases in the following areas:

  • Hemilaminectomy (intervertebral disc disease)
  • Dorsal laminectomies (e.g. lumbosacral disease)
  • Atlantoaxial subluxation
  • Spinal fractures and luxations
  • Cervical spondylomyelopathy

Referrals are taken by our experienced veterinarians:

Jonathan Deacon BVM&S CertSAS MRCVS

Alison Kennair BVMS CertAVP(GSAS) MRCVS

Emma Mace BVetMed CertAVP(GSAS) MRCVS

Jess Bedwell BVM&S PGCertSAS MRCVS

Jack Sillito BVMS PGCertSAS MRCVS