We offer independent, specialist advice

From the comfort of your own home

Vet Specialists Online was created by veterinary specialists, with the aim of making affordable, independent, expert advice and consultations readily accessible to all pet owners in the UK. We work alongside your local veterinary practice to ensure your pet gets the best outcome possible.

Why seek the opinion of a veterinary specialist?

All veterinary surgeons are highly trained medical professionals. Veterinary surgeons working in general practice are a wealth of knowledge when it comes to caring for your pet and are always the first point of contact for any questions or problems with regards to your pet’s health. Examples of when a consultation with one of our specialists could be helpful include;

  • You need help deciding which treatment to pursue for your pet
  • Previous tests have failed to reach a definitive diagnosis
  • A diagnosis has already been made but the prognosis / outcome is unclear
  • A diagnosis has already been made but the best treatment option is unknown
  • The next steps to investigate your pet’s problem are unclear
  • Your primary care vet has has suggested consulting a specialist, but you are not sure if you can commit the time, travel or finances associated with visiting a specialist centre
  • Your pet has not responded to previously tried treatments
  • There appears to be multiple and varying options for your pet and you are not sure which to choose
  • You or your local vet would just like to have the additional ‘piece-of-mind’ that comes with having the opinion of a specialist

Want to know whether we can help you? Email us with any questions you might have at [email protected]

How it works

It’s easy to get a specialist opinion on your pet’s condition

Online form

Request a consultation by filling out our online request form.

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Set appointment

We will contact you with an appointment date and time.

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Review documents

We collect and review all of your pet’s previous history and test results in advance of your consultation.

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Phone call or video

Your video or telephone consult takes place.

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Summary

You and your local vet receive a written summary of what was discussed during your consultation.

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What we do

We provide a service that allows you, the owner, to seek the opinion of a veterinary specialist via telephone or video consultation.

We offer independent, specialist advice from the comfort of your own home and without the commitment of further tests, treatment or significant costs. During your consultation with one of our specialists, we can discuss all aspects of your pet’s condition, including options and recommendations for further investigation, the diagnosis (or potential diagnoses), potential treatment options and the likely prognosis.

Conditions we can help with

  • Behaviour medicine

    Behaviour problems are relatively common in both dogs and cats and can be very distressing for owners. Our behaviour medicine service can assist with any canine or feline behaviour problem.

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    Cardiology

    Veterinary cardiology specialists deal with conditions affecting the heart. Diseases affecting the heart are common in both cats and dogs, and while typically encountered in middle-aged and older animals, congenital heart disease is also relatively common.

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  • Dermatology

    Veterinary dermatology specialists deal with conditions affecting the skin and ears. These are some of the most common reasons for pets to be presented for veterinary attention.

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  • Exotics and avians

    Rabbits, Guinea pigs, other small mammals, birds and reptiles all deserve the same level of specialist care that is available to cats and dogs. Our specialists offer a wealth of knowledge.

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  • Internal medicine

    Specialists in internal medicine deal with a wide range of clinical problems. Our internal medicine specialists can offer advice on a range of different conditions.

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  • Neurology

    Neurologists deal with conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. Diseases which affect the nervous system can manifest with some of the most worrying clinical signs.

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    Nutrition

    A veterinary nutrition specialist is a veterinary surgeon that has undergone years of additional specialist training in the area of nutrition.

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  • Oncology

    Oncology specialists treat patients with cancer. We have the expertise to answer your questions, talk you through all of the options, and help you decide what is best for both you and your pet.

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  • Ophthalmology

    Veterinary ophthalmologists deal with conditions affecting the eyes. Diseases affecting the eye can occur at any age. Our specialists have experience in a range of conditions.

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  • Orthopaedics

    Lameness is a common problem in dogs and cats and can affect quality of life due to pain and decreased mobility. We can talk you through the options for treatment to ensure your pet’s comfort.

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  • Weight Management

    The weight management clinic will assess your pet’s weight in the context of their general health and with consideration of both your and your pet’s requirements.

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  • Need help with something else?

    Our service allows you, to seek the opinion of a veterinary
    specialist via telephone or video consultation.

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