Referral level surgery and treatments at Charter Vets

Referral level surgery and treatments for your pets at Charter Vets.

Like humans, your pet, may at some point, require medical care and treatment which is outside the expertise of a general practitioner. People see their GP for advice and diagnosis of an illness, but sometimes the GP will refer us onwards to a specialist e.g. an NHS consultant who has more in-depth knowledge and experience of the condition.

It’s the same for our pets. Your trusted regular vet may suggest a referral for your pet in order to seek advanced treatment for an illness which is specific to a certain body part.

Here at Charter Vets we offer RCVS advanced practitioners offering referral level surgery and treatments at our Veterinary Hospital in Barnstaple.

Referral level surgery and treatment at Charter Vets

Referral Practioners at Charter Vets:

Dr Simon Thompson BVetMed CertSAS MRCVS RCVS Advanced Practitioner Small Animal Surgery

Simon graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1995.

He was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2002 and is a RCVS Advanced Practioner in Small Animal Surgery. He has particular interest in orthopaedics, neurology and neuroimaging. Simon is based at Charter Veterinary Hospital coordinating our internal and external referral services, treating challenging surgical cases for other veterinary centres across Devon and Cornwall. He sits on the British Veterinary Orthopaedics Association (BVOA) executive committee.

Dr Simon Thompson - referrals
Dr Dave Tittle BVetMed CertVA MRCVS GPCert (WVA&CPM) – GP Certificate in Western Veterinary Acupuncture and Chronic Pain Management RCVS Advanced Practitioner Veterinary Anaesthesia

Dave qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2000.

His particular interests lie in the anaesthesia, emergency and critical care of companion animals. In 2010 he obtained the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia, and is a member of the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists. In 2015, Dave became an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Anaesthesia. He is passionate about pain relief in animals – both in the time around a surgical procedure, but also in those animals suffering from chronic pain states. Dave is also a member of the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists and the Western Veterinary Acupuncture Group, and he designed and runs our Pain and Mobility Clinics, at our Roundswell Hospital.

Dr Dave Tittle referral
Dr Tom Williams BVSc MANZCVS(Small Animal Dentistry & Oral Surgery) MRCVS

Tom Williams’ interest in veterinary dentistry started when a European Specialist in this discipline visited our hospital and used our facilities to provide training to local vets.Following this, Tom enjoyed taking on the more challenging dental cases within the Group. This interest then led to a chance trip to Agra, India where he worked in a team of veterinary and human dentists performing root canal treatments on rescued ex-dancing bears.

In 2018 Tom passed the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons’ membership exam that recognised him as a vet that works to a high level of competence in dentistry and oral surgery. Tom welcomes referral cases in this field.

Dr Tom Williams referral

Need to arrange a referral?

Call us on 01271 371115 or email with your client contact details, patient details, a prioritised summary of the history, and any supportive imaging, lab work and full clinical notes file. For imaging, original sized jpeg exports are still helpful but dicoms are even better, which can be shared via Dropbox to the above email address.