Visiting Consultants

Hawthorne Lodge is able to offer referrals in various disciplines with consultants who visit the practice on a regular basis.

These appointments are available to clients of Hawthorne Lodge if we feel your pet would benefit from greater experience and expertise than our first opinion vets are able to offer. We can also take referrals from neighbouring practices in these disciplines. They avoid the need for travelling to dedicated referral practices and often work out more cost effective.


Our eye referral service is provided by Mike Rhodes, BVM&S DipECVO, who visits the practice every Monday to perform ophthalmology consultations, eye tests and surgery.

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Our skin referral service is provided by Mark Craig, BVSc CertSAD, who visits the practice once a month. Outside of these visits, appointments can be booked with Mark at nearby practices in Bicester, Oxford, and Milton Keynes.

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Our orthopaedic referral service is provided by Tom Gilding BVSc BSc CertSAS who visits the practice to perform more advanced orthopaedic surgery including total hip replacement, keyhole joint surgery (“arthroscopy”) and complex fracture repairs.

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