Welcome to Ridge Referrals
Ridge Referrals is an independent small animal orthopaedic referral service situated in a beautiful rural setting near Ashcombe, South Devon.
Patrick and Tanzi Ridge head up this small family business supported by a team of highly trained, dedicated staff who are committed to providing the best possible care for the much loved pets that are entrusted to us by the referring veterinary surgery.
We all have pets of our own and fully understand the joy, fun and companionship that pet ownership brings but alongside this we also appreciate how distressing it can be when your pet has an injury or illness. Our aim is to guide you through the referral process with ease, honesty and transparency.
We accept veterinary referrals (cases sent from other vets) in all aspects of orthopaedics in cats and dogs including fractures, joint disease and medical orthopaedics such as certain causes of arthritis and muscle diseases. We have a particular expertise in arthroscopic (keyhole) joint surgery and this technique is frequently used in our treatment protocols.
COVID-19 - We are now back to working in a much more normal manner and we have stopped routinely wearing face masks. If you would like our staff to wear a face mask please just ask and we will be very happy to do so during your consultation. Our 'waiting room' is not currently is use to prevent unnecessary household mixing, so we will ask that you wait in your car or in the car park area on arrival until it is time for you to be called inside for your consultation. We would appreciate you limiting the number of people that need to attend the consultation indoors alongside your pet where possible.
If you prefer not to enter the practice we would always be happy to speak with you outside and then admit your pet to the surgery for an examination assisted by the nursing team, after which we would come back outside and discuss the findings of the examination with you.
If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or are currently testing positive for Covid-19 we would ask that you do not attend the practice until you are well.