The Role Of A Veterinary Specialist
As in human medicine, when a GP can refer a patient with a complicated or very serious condition to a hospital consultant, your Vet may opt to refer a clinically complex case to a Veterinary Specialist. The Specialist will have expertise in a particular area or areas of veterinary medicine or surgery and will have been granted Specialist Status by The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Castle Vets have built a close relationship with Hannes over the last decade. Many of our clients’ pets have already benefitted from Hannes’ skills, previously they would have had to travel many miles to have vital specialist surgical procedures performed by him. During 2012, Hannes came to Reading on several occasions to operate on pets at our surgery, and during this time a closer relationship was forged as he worked alongside our team of vets and nurses first hand and experienced our impressive facilities.
In December 2015 Hannes became an independent surgery consultant and will now be working at Castle Vets on a regular basis, which will be a real asset to the practice, and benefit both the pets and pet owners of Reading.
This is the first time that a European Veterinary Specialist has worked as a Consultant within a veterinary practice in Reading, meaning that the pets of Reading can undergo some very specialist surgical procedures, such as joint replacement and arthroscopy, without having to travel long distances.