Who are we?

Optivet Referrals was founded in 2006 by Robert Lowe. Robert had been running a successful ophthalmology referral clinic as part of a first opinion practice. In order to improve the care and treatment of his patients and increase the range of services, he decided to move to new premises dedicated to referral work and away from the hustle and bustle of a general veterinary practice.

What services do we offer?

We perform an extensive range of ocular examinations and surgical procedures. We are able to test your pet’s vision and undertake procedures such as cataract surgery using the latest equipment and techniques. Our commitment to your pet’s health means we have invested in up to date equipment and we are able to offer the latest techniques such as laser surgery for glaucoma.

Internal Medicine
Optivet offer a Monday-Friday, internal medicine referral service with cases being seen by Dr Kit Sturgess, MA PhD CertVC DSAM CertVC FRCVS an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Medicine and an Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Cardiology and Dr Sheila Wills BSc BVetMed CertSAM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Feline Medicine and European Specialist in Small Animal Medicine supported by Dr Claire Zentveld BSc, BVM&S MRCVS.

Telephone back up is available outside of these times for on going cases. The medicine service is tailored towards non-critical day or overnight cases both chronic / recurrent disease or acute cases that require diagnosis but can be subsequently managed at their primary care facility. We have wide range of diagnostic equipment suitable for investigating the majority of internal medicine cases including on-site CT facilities and a full endoscopy suite.

Where are we based?
We are based on the South Coast of England in Havant which is positioned between Portsmouth and Chichester. We have excellent road links with both the A3 and the M/A27 nearby. We are also a ten minute walk from Havant Railway Station on the main London to Portsmouth line

What are our opening hours?
We are open from 8.30am until 5.30pm Monday to Friday (late night Thursday until 7pm) and we are available for emergencies 24 hours a day 365 days a year. We can be contacted out of hours by phoning the clinic and following the instructions given.