Surgical Referral Service

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We aim to provide a non-specialist referral service, where surgical cases that cannot be managed in your practice can be treated by an experienced surgeon with access to appropriate instrumentation and equipment at extremely competitive prices.

Rises in specialist referral centre fees have left treatments beyond the means of many clients, especially those that are uninsured, or have insufficient policy limits. We see ourselves filling the gap between first opinion practice and specialist centres, being able to offer realistic, affordable treatment options for the majority of surgical cases, and without the need to travel out of the local area. We can tailor treatment options to suit the patient and the owner. We are realistic, we realise some procedures and work-ups do need specialist attention; if we feel that this is the case we will say so.

Paul Aldridge BVSc Cert SAS MRCVS
Paul Aldridge BVSc Cert SAS MRCVS will be working with the Rowan Veterinary Centre to provide local referral options in the newly built Freckleton practice. Paul Aldridge qualified from Liverpool in 1995 and took a job in mixed practice in Preston, and has lived in Fulwood ever since. In 2000 Paul moved to a large hospital based practice In Manchester, where he obtained his RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery & developed a busy surgical referral caseload, dealing with orthopaedic, soft tissue and emergency cases.

Procedures we can offer
Rowan can offer a variety of procedures both scheduled and emergency. These include Orthopaedic Procedures such as fractured, cruciate disease management, management of patella luxation and Arthrodesis. Soft tissues surgery incudes wound management, tumour resection and reconstruction, head and neck surgery, abdominal surgery, etc. Perineal surgery includes urinary surgery, nephrectomy, urethrostomy, thoracotomy, etc.

How to arrange a referral
Referral requests can be submitted online here within the Rowan website, faxed or emailed to the Centre. Urgent referrals should be made by telephone: 01772 639800. Rowan staff are available to receive calls throughout the day. Emergency calls.