Our mission

Working with our colleagues in general practice, staff throughout the IVC Evidensia referral network deliver exceptional veterinary care to thousands of patients and their owners every year. Investing in individuals, teams and facilities is at the heart of what we do to facilitate seamless referrals across the UK.

Referral Hospitals

Typically run by Specialists or Advanced Veterinary Practitioners our network of referral hospitals, centres and services cover all areas of the UK. Explore some of the referral hospitals across the IVC Evidensia referrals network:
Or search for your nearest referral practice.

Our referral clinicians

Meet some of our amazing staff that work in practices within the IVC Evidensia referral network.

Pride Veterinary Centre


Rowe Referrals


Vets Now


Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists


Crown Vet Referrals


Chapelfield Veterinary Partnership


About our referral sites and support

There are currently 8 specialist led hospitals within our referral network of almost 100 sites.
With referral sites making up over 10% of the total sites here in the UK, we continue to invest heavily in line with our promise to provide referral care at the time and place it is needed to support local first opinion practices. 

Sustainable referral services require not only financial investment in equipment and facilities such as our commitment to purchase 10+ CT scanners over the next 2 years, but investment in developing our people’s clinical and professional skills, supporting collaborative team work to provide exceptional veterinary care and career progression. 
As part of a young, dynamic network that is still growing, there are many opportunities for specialists that work within the network. We welcome discussions with individuals on how we can assist with achieving personal and career, aspirations and motivations. Contact Amanda Boag or John Turkington via referralqueries@ivcevidensia.com.
In 2016 the Vets Now 24/7 Emergency and Speciality Hospital was opened in Manchester as a new site. The purpose built hospital was opened after identifying a need for in the local area for a specialist lead referral service to support the work of daytime practices. Alongside it’s 24 hour emergency and critical care service the hospital offers soft tissue surgery, orthopaedic surgery referrals and internal medicine. The team is lead by distinguished specialists including Professor John Williams, who is an RCVS specialist in small animal surgery (soft tissue).

Snowdonia Eye Clinic is an example of where a local need for services was identified and a referral business has been created out of this within the IVC Evidensia network. There are many other exciting opportunities such as this currently being worked on by the referrals support team with existing and new team members where need is identified.
Developing our people is at the heart of our learning culture and training new specialists is an important part of that. A number of our hospitals run residency programmes in specialties as diverse as surgery, cardiology, exotics and ECC. We also have several popular internship programmes where the focus is on providing the interns with a firm foundation across the different referral disciplines.
We have an array of training and support options available which can be used as part of a tailored plan for individuals’ dependent on their current specifics and what their next planned career move entails. 

Ranging from structured one off courses, training programmes, internships, residencies, financial and mentoring support, we have a wide range of options available and continue to add to these.

Any further questions?

Get in touch

We're happy to have an informal chat.

Contact referralqueries@ivcevidensia.com.

We'll aim to get back to you within 24 - 48 hours.

Referral disciplines

The UK IVC Evidensia referral network encompasses all referral disciplines and all species.


Laparoscopy, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics and Soft Tissue.


Cardiology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology and Reproduction.


CT, Endoscopy, Laboratory Services, MRI, Ultrasound and X-Ray.

Critical Care

24 Hour, Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Emergency and Critical Care.


Acupuncture, Behaviour, Hydrotherapy, Laser Therapy, Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine.


Aquatic, Avian, Bovine, Camelid/Goat/Pig, Feline, Equine, Ovine, Rabbit, Reptiles, Amphibians and other small mammals.

Referrals support team

As in all areas of IVC Evidensia, people are at the heart of what we do and the dedicated referrals support team is no exception. Whilst this team is relatively young in our history, it has brought together an extraordinarily experienced team of people with a common goal to bring our mission of making animal care better, not just in our referral practices, but for all first opinion practices referring into them across the UK.

Looking for your nearest referral practice?

Our referrals network range from large dedicated hospitals to smaller practices with referral services. Search our referral guide to find the site closest to you.