MyVet Referrals is a specialist referral centre led by European and American Specialist in Small Animal Surgery, Ciarán Jones. We currently see all injuries and disease (orthopaedic, soft tissue and neurological) that require surgery through our surgery department and all dental injuries or disease that require treatment through our dentistry department.
We pride ourselves on our caring nature not only to our patient but also to their owners and strive to do the very best our furry friends.
What we offer
Our aim is to provide a specialist service that is second to none, and to look after our patients, owners and referring vets to the best of our ability.
We feel the qualities that set us apart from other referral centres and some of the benefits of choosing MyVet Referrals are:
- We have experienced Specialist surgeons supported by a highly trained and proficient team working within a bespoke referral setting that allows us provide an individualised service/treatment.
- We have dedicated modern diagnostic and operating facilities.
- Our referral process is user friendly and we aim for efficient communication to both our referring vets and the pet owners. Furthermore, we can process direct claims for insured patients (insurance company dependent) and our location has excellent motorway links allowing us see patients throughout Ireland.
What is a specialist?
A veterinary Specialist is a qualified vet who has undergone significant further training to achieve the highest clinical accolade in our profession. To use the term Specialist in Ireland, a vet must be recognised by the Veterinary Council of Ireland and the European Board of Veterinary Specialists (EBVS). Many of the European Veterinary Colleges, including the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) are affiliated to the EBVS.
Due to the rigorous training and examination process required to gain Specialist status you can rest assured that when referred to a Specialist you are in the most highly clinically trained hands possible.
TO BECOME A EUROPEAN RECOGNISED SPECIALIST IN SMALL ANIMAL SURGERY REQUIRES:
- Minimum 2 year postgraduate experience including completion of a rotating internship or the equivalent.
- Completion of three years minimum ECVS Residency Training Program supervised by a recognised Specialist.
- During the Residency Training Program the candidate needs to:
- Perform a minimum number of supervised and primary surgeries
- Successfully publish at least two manuscripts in peer reviewed journals
- Complete externships in
- Diagnostic imaging
- Internal medicine
Once the candidate’s credentials have been accepted, the entrant must then sit a qualifying examination consisting of three sections (written, case based and practical).
The Diploma is received on successful completion of the examinations and the candidate is then qualified as a Specialist.
Specialist status is time-bound. Individuals must apply for reaccreditation every five years to maintain their status to make sure their knowledge remains current.
At MyVet Referrals we deal with a large variety of surgical and dental related conditions in cats and dogs by our surgical and dental departments. Much of the work we perform is elective but we also see more urgent cases too.
Bone and Joint
- Lameness work-up
- Simple & complex fracture repair
- Minimally-invasive fracture repair
- Cranial cruciate ligament injury (TPLO surgery)
- Patellar luxation
- Arthroscopy (keyhole surgery)
- Total hip replacement
- Joint & cartilage resurfacing
- Joint dislocations
- Ligament reconstruction
- Joint fusion
- Angular limb deformity
- Custom 3D printed surgical guides
- Custom 3D printed implants
- Intra-articular therapy
- Stem cell therapy
- Developmental orthopaedic diseases
- Maxillofacial surgery
- Ear surgery (total ear canal ablation, VBO)
- Upper airway examination
- Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS)
- Laryngeal paralysis
- Tracheal stenting
- Heart and vascular surgery
- Chest and lung surgery
- Minimally invasive chest surgery (thoracoscopy)
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- Liver shunt
- Gallbladder removal
- General abdominal surgery
- Minimally invasive abdominal surgery (laparoscopy)
- Urogenital surgery
- Urethral stenting
- Colorectal surgery
- Skin and reconstruction
- Cancer surgery and reconstruction
- Fractured and discoloured teeth
- Tooth luxation or avulsion
- Periodontal disease
- Enamel dysplasia
- Tooth root abscess
- Complicated extractions
- Feline chronic gingivostomatitis
- Feline odontoclastic resorptive disease
- Oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS)
- Oral medicine
- Cancer screening
- Cancer diagnosis and staging
- Sentinel lymph node mapping
- Oncologic reconstructive surgery
- Metronomic (at home) chemotherapy
- Integrative therapy
- Palliative care
Spinal and Brain
- Intervertebral disc disease
- Spinal fracture
- Atlantoaxial luxation
- Spinal stabilisation
- Spinal tumours
- Intracranial/brain surgery
- Digital radiography
- 32-slice CT
- CT angiography
- Visiting MRI
- Joint fluid analysis
- CSF analysis
- Muscle/Nerve biopsy
- Serology/in house laboratory
MyVet Referrals is staffed 24/7 with a dedicated emergency veterinary surgeon and nurse and are able to accept emergencies 365 days per year for stabilisation, treatment and hospitalisation.
Dependent on the patient’s needs, our specialist surgeon Ciarán Jones and dentist Nora Schwitzer is available to provide advice if required.