Welcome to Cave Veterinary Specialists
Cave Veterinary Specialists provide expert care for cats and dogs that are referred to us by their own veterinary surgeons. This care is provided by our team of highly trained specialists working in a number of disciplines and supported by a compassionate and skilled nursing team.
We are located on a four acre rural site close to the Somerset market town of Wellington and on the edge of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our large, purpose built facilities are within 5 minutes drive of the M5 and we treat patients referred from throughout the United Kingdom.
Our veterinary surgeons are either recognised as specialists by governing professional bodies in Britain and Europe, or have further training in their specialist field. This recognition is only given to vets who have undergone extensive post-graduate training and examination.
We provide referring veterinary surgeons with friendly, approachable, and knowledgeable support from initial advice to case resolution. All patients are seen as our priority and we support their owners through diagnosis and therapy enabling them to make informed choices for their pets.
We are pleased to be able to offer a 10% discount for all Military personnel.
If you are a front line serving member of the Armed Force, Emergency Services or work at a veterinary practice please let reception know when you arrive for your initial appointment. It is essential that proof of service is brought along to your initial visit in order for this discount to be implemented prior to any consultation or treatment undertaken. Unfortunately we are unable to apply discount retrospectively.
Why is Cave Veterinary Specialists not on RSA pet insurance’s “preferred list of referral providers”?
Royal Sun Alliance (RSA) underwrite pet insurance policies for Argos, Homebase, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer , MoreThan, and Tesco. RSA have chosen to bring in a list of preferred referral providers. This is intended to limit the number and choice of referral providers within the UK and Cave Vet Specialists Ltd have chosen not to be on the list at this time. We do not believe that limiting choice is in the best interests of pets or their owners. We believe our fees are comparable to practices on the preferred list and our level of facilities and qualifications are as good as or exceed those at practices who have chosen to be on the list. In an emergency RSA do not attempt to limit where you or your primary care vet choose to be referred. However, in order to encourage owners to use a referral centre on their preferred list for non-emergency cases, RSA may apply an additional £200 excess charge if you are referred to another provider like us.
If RSA choose to enforce this additional excess, then for full referrals, we will reimburse you the £200 if you are charged. This does not apply to patients referred solely for outpatient services.
This means you can continue to be referred where you and your primary care vet consider most appropriate. We hope this will be to us. If you would like any more information then please contact us.
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