As an RCVS and European Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery, our visiting surgeon Richard Coe has worked in both university and private specialist practices providing referral surgery services, as well as teaching both vet students and practitioners in the UK, Europe and Asia. Together with fellow surgeon, Nick Goldfinch, and his nursing team, Richard visits Scottish Vet Referrals every month to provide specialist surgical procedures.

Surgical Procedures offered include:

Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Mass removal: Tumour Resection, Skin reconstruction following mass removal
  • Ear surgery: Total ear canal ablation/ bulla osteotomy
  • Airway Surgery: Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Disease, Tie-back
  • Urogenital Surgery: Perineal urethrostomy, Colposuspension, Treatment of ectopic ureter
  • Hernia Repair

Orthopaedic surgery

  • Cruciate Repair: TPLO, Extra-capsular cruciate repair
  • Patellar luxation repair
  • Arthrodesis: Tarsal, Carpal
  • Treatment of angular limb deformity
  • Femoral Head and Neck Excision
  • Fracture Repair

E-mail and telephone advice for surgical cases is available via or by calling 07506 643959

To refer an animal or seek advice, please call our office on 01463 218822 or email