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  • What We Do

Small Animal Referral Centre

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.

See the referral services we offer

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.


  • 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
  • Anaesthesia
  • Pathology
  • 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.

Meet our referral team

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