LOW COST MRI SCHEMES FOR CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIELS
The following is a list of MRI centres that have contacted the CKCS Club offering reduced rate MRI scans to owners who would like their cavaliers checked for Chiari Malformation & Syringomyelia.

These scans are ‘mini scans’ and only scan the neck region.

Mini scans are not suitable where a dog is showing symptoms as a full scan will need to be performed for diagnostic reasons and appropriate treatment.

The list is not exhaustive and additional facilities are frequently being added.

Within the UK the cost is generally around £200 - £300 inclusive of VAT per dog. Some centres offer a discount for more than one dog.

Except where quoted, additional charges are applicable for submission under the formal KC/BVA Scheme.

It is recomended that owners check and confirm all details with individual centres when booking an appointment and discuss how the procedure is carried out. For example some centres scan the head & cervical region under sedation where others use anaesthesia.

It is recomended that owners verify that MRI scans are performed and reviewed in accordance with the KC/BVA CM/SM Screening Scheme and as detailed in the "Proposed BVA/KC Syringomyelia MRI Screening Scheme".

This list is provided for information only and inclusion in the list does not mean endorsement by the Cavalier Club. The CKCS Club is not responsible for how MRI scans are performed nor the results that are obtained.

UK

The BVA maintain a list of practices that have already submitted scans for assessment in accordance with the BVA/KC Scheme. Click to view.

LANGFORD VETERINARY SERICES
Langford House
Langford
Bristol
BS40 5DU

Tel.: 0117 928 9420

Website: www.langfordvets.co.uk/syringomyelia-mri-screening-clinic

Scans cost £300 (including VAT) plus submission to the BVA/KC scheme £100.

Please contact cmsm-screening@bristol.ac.uk for syringomyelia screening appointment availability.

The MRI scan is carried out under general anaesthesia.

FITZPATRICK REFERRALS
Halfway Lane
Eashing
Godalming
Surrey
GU7 2QQ

Tel.: 01483 423761

On-Line Booking: www.fitzpatrickreferrals.co.uk/our-services/neurology/syringomyelia/apply-online
Website: www.fitzpatrickreferrals.co.uk

Scans cost £240 (including VAT) plus submission to the BVA/KC scheme £100.

For further details please see http://clarerusbridge-news.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/chairi-malformation-syringomyelia.html

Animal Health Trust
Lanwades Park
Kentford
Newmarket
Suffolk
CB8 7UU

Tel: 01638 552700

Web Site: www.aht.org.uk/cms-display/sa_imaging.html

Veterinary specialists Ruth Dennis and Luisa De Risio at the AHT helped set up the BVA scheme. A full neurological examination will be carried out by one of our neurologists, followed by a high-field 1.5T MRI scan under general anaesthetic (to ensure airway safety). The neurologist will discuss all findings of the scan with you. Please see the AHT website for full details.

NORTHWEST MRI
19 Caroline Street
Wigan
WN3 4EL

Tel.: 0871 223 2040
Mob: 07753 683588

E-Mail: info@northwestmri.co.uk
Website: www.northwestmri.co.uk/screening/
Map: Northwest MRI – Contact Us

Scans cost £200 (plus VAT). Submission to the BVA/KC scheme can be arranged at cost.


PRIDE VETERINARY CENTRE
Tim Trevail BVetMed CertVDI DipECVDI MRCVS
European Veterinary Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging
Pride Veterinary Centre
Riverside Road
Pride Park
Derby
DE24 8HX

Tel: 01332 548911
Email: referrals@prideveterinarycentre.co.uk
Website: www.prideveterinarycentre.co.uk

Scans cost £250 (including VAT). A consultation and the BVA/KC fee is not included. The MRI scan is overseen by a European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and is performed on a high-field (1.5T) scanner under general anaesthesia.

Christchurch Veterinary Referrals
Tuddenham Road Business Centre
Tuddenham Road
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP4 3QN
Tel: 01473 230999

Christchurch Veterinary Centre
49 Christchurch St
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP4 2DF
Tel: 01473 255789

Web Site: www.christchurchvets.co.uk

Enquiries should be made direct to the Christchurch Veterinary Referrals team on Telephone 01473 230999.

The Small Animal Hospital
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Glasgow
Bearsden Road
Glasgow
G61 1QH

Tel: 0141 3305848

Email: Vet-imaging@glasgow.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/vet/smallanimalhospital/services/neurologyl/

Cost is approx £215 (incl. VAT) for the scan and anaesthesia – submission to the BVA/KC scheme is a further £100 (payable to the BVA).

University of Cambridge
The Queens Veterinary School Hospital
University of Cambridge
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Maddingley Road
Cambridge, CB3 OES

Tel: (Main Reception) 01223 337621

Website: www.qvsh.co.uk
Email: hospital@vet.cam.ac.uk

Stone Lion Veterinary Centre
41 High Street,
Wimbledon Common,
London SW19 5AU

Tel: 020 8946 4228

Web site http://stonelion.goddardvetgroup.co.uk/
Booking email: neurology@goddardvetgroup.co.uk

The cost at this centre is £200 + vat per dog.
Dogs will have a short anaesthetic to ensure adequate oxygenation during the procedure.

Heathlands Veterinary Hospital Ltd.
Dorchester Road
Winfrith,
Dorchester,
Dorset, DT2 8DD

Tel: 01929 462535

Website http://heathlandsvets.co.uk
Email wool@medivet.co.uk

Millennium Veterinary Practice
Robin Creighton MRCVS
Clinical Director
Millennium Veterinary Practice
Millennium Way
Braintree
Essex CM7 3GX

Tel: 01376 3255111
Email admin@millenniumvets.co.uk

Jonathan Underwood
Nine Mile Veterinary Group
Farnbrough Veterinary Centre
19 Farnborough Street
Farnbrough. GU14 8AG

Tel (Farnbourough Veterinary Centre) 01252 511988
Tel: (Nine Mile Veterinary Hospital) 0118 9733466
Email: nmvh@ninemilevets.co.uk
Website: www.ninemilevets.co.uk

MRI scans are still undertaken at our Farnborough Branch, but we would prefer to organize everything from the main practice (Nine Mile Vets).

Damien Bush
Director
Downs Veterinary Practice Ltd
59 Great Brockeridge
Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol. BS8 3UA

Tel 0117 962 2828

Email downsvets@btconnect.com

Downs Referrals has extended a scheme currently being run by Clare Rusbridge (RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology) at Stone Lion Veterinary Referrals in London, to screen breeding stock.
The scheme comprises a reduced scanning fee - £250 + VAT, with a further discount applicable for clients with multiple dogs. This will provide a limited MRI scan which will be submitted for grading and certification by Clare Rusbridge.
A veterinary consultation will not be included as part of this fee. Dogs will be admitted by a veterinary nurse, but all pre-anaesthesia examinations and scans will be supervised by a veterinary surgeon. There will be no consultation upon discharge to discuss the findings prior to receiving the certification from Clare Rusbridge.
Participating dogs must be free of any signs of the disease (it is not intended to be used as a cut-priced way of confirming the breeder's suspicions in clinical cases) or other known anaesthetic risk, and they will be required to fill in a consent form pertaining to this.
To receive a certificate, owners will need to provide proof of ownership, and the dog's pedigree name with registration number.

IRELAND

Dr Bernard A Walsh, MVB, MRCVS, CVR, DACVR
Managing Director
Walsh Veterinary Imaging Ltd
Glenview House
Midleton
Co. Cork,
Ireland

Tel/Fax: +353 21 463 1680

AMERICA

Dominic J Marino, DVM, DACVS
Chief of Staff
Long Island Veterinary Specialists
163 South Service Road
Plainview, NY 11803
Tel: (516) 501-1700
Email: Bongorno@aol.com

The evaluation includes MRI, BAER, Thermography evaluation, and Neurology consultation
Spiral CT may be added soon to the evaluation
Cost: $400 per dog in groups of 3

BELGIUM

Dr. I. Gielen, Prof. Dr. H. van Bree
CT-MR Unit
Department of Medical Imaging and Small Animal Orthopedics
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Ghent University
Salisburylaan 133
9820 Merelbeke
Belgium

Telephone: +32 9 264 76 50
www.orsami.com

Contact: Ingrid.Gielen@UGent.be who will be happy to answer any queries in English, German, Dutch or French.

CANADA

Jane Sykes, MBVS
Matheson Boulevard Veterinary Services

391 Matheson Blvd E Unit A
Mississauga
Ontario
L4Z 2H2
Canada


Ontario Veterinary College
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road
Guelph
ONTARIO
Canada

Tel: 519 824 4120 x54401

CZECH REPUBLIC

Dr Aleš Tomek, DECVN
Referral clinic "Klinika Jaggy", s.r.o.
Komárovská 5
617 00 Brno
Czech Republic


Tel: 00 420 605 760 894

Email: tomek@jaggy.cz

FINLAND

Dr Sigitas Cizinauskas
The Aisti Animal Neurology Hospital
Virtatie 9
01600 Vantaa
Finland

Email: sigitas.cizinauskas@aisti.info

GERMANY

Neurologische Überweisungspraxis Dr. Martin Deutschland
Address: Hohenzollerndamm 114A, 14199 Berlin-Schmargendorf
Tel: +49(0)30 22808450
Mobile: +49 176 67150024

E-Mail: mail@tierneurologie-berlin.de

NETHERLANDS

Erik Noorman
Dierenkliniek Den Heuvel
Oirschotseweg 113 A
5684 NH Best

Tel: +31 (0)499 374205

Email: info@dierenkliniekdenheuvel.nl
www.dierenkliniekdenheuvel.nl


NEW SOUTH WALES - AUSTRALIA

Dr Georgina Child BVMS DACVIM (Neurology)
Small Animal Specialist Hospital
PO Box 157
1 Richardson Place
Riverside Corporate Park
North Ryde
Sidney NSW167

Tel: 02 9889 0289
Fax: 02 9889 0431

Email: info@sashvets.com
www.sashvets.com


NORWAY

Bernt Lande
Karmsund Dyrehospital
Norheimsvn. 86
N-5542 Karmsund
Norway

Tel: 52 82 80 00
Fax: 99 16 41 00

Email: b.lande@online.no
www.landen.no

SOUTH AFRICA

Dr A J Carter BVSc Hons, MMedVet Medicine
Fourways Veterinary Hospital
Cnr Witkoppen Road & The Straight
Pineslopes
Fourways
Johannesburg

Tel: (011) 705 3411
Fax: (011) 465 9120

Email: alaincarter@fourwaysvet.co.za
www.fourwaysvet.co.za
 
 
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