There will be some variation depending on the individual case. Costs and investigation/ treatment options are always discussed with the client.
Our aim is to try and make the process of case referral as hassle free for you as possble. If you would like to refer a case, please complete a case referral form. We will then contact the owner directly to arrange the appointment and let you know when the appointment has been made. Please feel free to call or email us if you would like to discuss the case prior to referral.
The case history emailed, faxed or posted to the practice on 0141 427 9915 is very much appreciated as are any blood test results and previous biopsy reports. Emailing case histories is preferable if they are very long.
We are happy to arrange direct claims for clients but we do request 48 hours notice before the consultation so this can be arranged.
Cytology slide reading
Cytology is the keystone of dermatology. We offer a cytology slide reading service. Unstained impression smears, tape strips, ear cytologies and fine needle aspirates may be submitted. If you would like to submit a sample please download a submission form.
On occasion, despite good advice, some clients are reluctant to consider referral. This reluctance may be due to a number of concerns including cost, travel and the thought of further investigation. Our client leaflet attempts to address these concerns and we have had some good feedback from practices. Please call or email us if you would like further supplies of these leaflets Any feedback on these leaflets is much appreciated.
We continue to provide a dermatology referral service in Aberdeen. Peter Forsythe runs a clinic every month at Town and Country Veterinary Group, 91 North Deeside Rd, Bieldside, Aberdeen. To refer a case to Peter in Aberdeen, please call the Glasgow clinic on 0141 427 4257.
Large animal dermatology
We have experience treating skin diseases in horses and ruminants. We are happy to travel to see cases in Scotland and the North of England. If you wish to refer a case or would like to discuss a case, please call us on 0141 427 4257.