Referral Services

In-House Referral Options

At  Framlingham Vets, we recognise that some cases require the attention of Veterinarians with qualifications in specific disciplines to provide the best care for your pet. We are fortunate to work alongside a variety of individuals who are further trained in their area of interest to provide referral services from the comfort of your local practice.

Orthopaedic and Soft Tissue Surgery

James Creasey BVSc (Hons) Cert SAS MRCVS, is our referral surgeon for all soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures in house. James, of London Veterinary Services, holds the RCVS recognised certificate in Small Animal Surgery and has a huge range of surgical experience having worked within the PDSA and as the head of a surgical team.

Dermatology – ‘Vetcutis’

Alison Shearer BVetMed CertSAD MRCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Dermatology, is our referral dermatologist, running pre-arranged dermatology clinics in our practice. Alison, together with David Shearer ( BVetMed CertSAD PhD CBiol MSB MRCVS
Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Dermatology) form the team at Vetcutis providing comprehensive dermatological investigation and treatment for patient's. Their service provides both hands-on referral clinics to discuss and investigate the wide spectrum of dermatological cases arising in small animal medicine, alongside specialised and comprehensive laboratory based diagnostics.

Diagnostic Imaging

Our Computed Radiography digital X-ray equipment not only allows us to take high quality images in a short space of time, but it also allows us to transfer them digitally for review if required. Images can be sent to boarded specialists in diagnostic imaging, and we work with a number of centres to provide the best reviews for our cases. Routinely, we contact Dick White Referrals, The Royal Veterinary College, and 'Vet CT' who provide same day feed back.


Catherine Thomas BVM&S MRCVS CertAVP(ZooMed), of Suffolk Exotic Vet Services, has a wide range of experience and vast knowledge of exotic animal species. Catherine is available for both consultations and advice when dealing with exotic patients to provide further insight into their condition.