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Specialist & Referral Services

Referrals to specialist vets are only available via your own veterinary surgeon, whether they are part of the Goddard Veterinary Group or another practice. For each referral discipline at Stone Lion Hospital we have an RCVS or European recognised Specialist. We offer referrals in Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics and Dermatology.

Ophthalmology cases are seen on a Monday and Tuesday.  Orthopaedic and dermatology cases can be seen on request. Emergency cases will be seen whenever possible.

We are also very fortunate to have a veterinary physiotherapist based at Stone Lion Hospital.

Further information on Referral Services at Goddard Veterinary Group.

Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital Specialist & Referral Services

Sally Turner MA VetMB DVOphthal MRCVS - RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology

Sally Turner qualified from the University of Cambridge in 1991. She spent two years in small animal practice before taking up a Residency in Comparative Ophthalmology as GDBA Fellow at the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket. She gained her Certificate in Ophthalmology in 1994 and then the Diploma in 1997. She is an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology and currently works at both Stone Lion and Mandeville Veterinary Hospitals. Sally lectures regularly to both veterinary surgeons and nurses and is the author of two books on veterinary ophthalmology. For further information please visit Sally's website.

Matthew Oxford BVM&S GPCert(SAS) MRCVS

Matthew is one of only a handful of Veterinary Dentists in the UK and provides a referral veterinary denitstry and oral surgery service at Stone Lion on two Wednesdays in the month.  He sees around 700 cases a year, ranging from routine work to advanced dental and oral surgery cases.  Matthew publishes reguarly in the veterinary literature and is a reviewer for a number of publications.  He is the course organiser for the British Veterinary Dental Association, a role which involves providing and coordinating undergraduate teaching at Bristol, Liverpool and Cambridge universities, as well as the Association's numerous postgraduate courses for vets, both in the UK and Europe.  Matthew holds the European Certificate in Small Animal Surgery and his main interest is in endodontic (root canal) treatment of teeth.


Ewan Ferguson BVM&S DVD DVDerm MRCVS - RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology

Ewan graduated from Edinburgh University in 1982 and spent eight years in general practice. He gained his Certificate in Small Animal Dermatology in 1989 and was awarded his Diploma in Veterinary Dermatology in 1993. Ewan runs weekly dermatology clinics at the Wanstead Veterinary Hospital.

Joanne Boddy MCSP Cert A, AGPAT - Physiotherapist

Joanne Boddy qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1999 and has worked in both human neurological rehabilitation and latterly within the neuromusculoskeletal field. She has been specialising in small animals for eight years and now runs a four person animal practice based in London. She works closely with the Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital and its veterinary neurologist where she has integrated physiotherapy into the inpatient care pathways. Neurological problems make up a large percentage of referrals including both surgical and non-surgical spinal cases.

Joanne enjoys writing for veterinary and companion animal publications. She runs courses and information sessions for veterinary professionals and likes to teach both students and qualified Veterinary Physiotherapists. Joanne and her partner have toddler twin boys who also want to "make doggies better".