Referral Vets

We are lucky to have very highly qualified specialist veterinary surgeons who visit Blue House to provide additional surgery (soft tissue and orthopaedic), imaging,and cardio-thoracic expertise when necessary.

Catherine Sturgeon BVetMed CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS

Catherine is a ECVS and RCVS recognised specialist in veterinary soft tissue surgery. She is a wonderful surgeon and really cares about her patients. We love working with her as she is just so nice! She has performed a number of surgeries for us including:

  • Gall Bladder surgery
  • Laryngeal paralysis
  • BOAS surgery 
  • Prostatic cyst surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Parathyroid surgery

and many more. We are lucky to be able to call on her expertise for advice and information about whether a case would benefit from her skills. 

catherin sturgeon

Mike Holgate BVetMed, CertVC, MRCVS

Mike qualified from London in 1983 and gained his cardiology certificate in 2002. Since then he has worked in referral and his own peripatetic cardio-respiratory practice covering Lancashire, Cheshire and Staffordshire. Mike’s interests are particularly echocardiography and cardiac arrhythmias. He has been diagnosing, imaging and treating cardiorespiratory cases at Blue House for many years and is like part of the family!

Mike provides full colour doppler echocardiography, bronchoscopy, ECG, radiography and of course treatment plans.

Mike Holgate Cardiology

Andy Whittingham BVSc MRCVS Cert SAS and Jon Mills MA VetMB MRCVS Cert SAS

Andy and Jon gained the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 1999 and 2000 respectively and both achieved RCVS Advanced practitioner status in 2015. They founded West Midland Referrals in 2011,providing referrals primarily in orthopaedics. They also provide a mobile service at Blue House ,performing procedures such as TTA and TPLO (for cruciate ligament damage), fracture repairs and many more. At their practice in Lichfield they also pride themselves on offering excellent service at an exceptional price.