Welcome to Rutland House Referrals

We are a Veterinary Referral Hospital based in St Helens, Merseyside, North West of England, offering a National Veterinary Referral Service.

We have an experienced, caring and enthusiastic team of Veterinary Surgeons with special interests and expertise in a wide variety of companion animal conditions. Our aim is to provide the best possible health care for your pets in a pleasant friendly environment. We are committed to keeping up to date with the latest developments in modern veterinary practice, providing high-quality treatment at sensible prices.

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Referral services we offer

Rutland House Referrals offer a range of veterinary referral services, including:


At Rutland House and associated practices, we do not condone the use of prong or electric collars.

We therefore ask that clients do not bring their pets to any of our surgeries wearing one, as this will lead to refusal to perform a consultation, unless emergency treatment is deemed necessary.

Electric collars are banned in Wales, but unfortunately are currently not prohibited in England yet. We believe these have an adverse effect on a dog's behaviour and training, and a negative effect on the dog's welfare. If you are concerned about your dog’s behaviour, please discuss this with us before your appointment.

We are very happy to discuss behavioural referral or positive reinforcement methods of training.