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Outpatient Services

We are now accepting outpatients for one-off procedures rather than full referral, to help complement your work-ups.

Simply book the procedure on-line and a member of our team will contact your client to arrange a time. When they arrive their pet will be admitted and discharged by one of our veterinary nurses. The report will be forwarded to you directly. You can then relay them to your client, to ensure continuity.

Unfortunately this service is not available for out of hours emergencies, and must be booked by a veterinary practice. This service is for vets only.

Outpatient appointment
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We no longer offer Outpatient MRI due to increased demand from referral cases. We are still taking cases as neurology referrals as normal and are happy to discuss other appropriate imaging options for those patients affected. 


Our experienced team of European Diploma holders manage our outpatient service, performing all ultrasound examinations and providing detailed written reports for all patients within 48 hours. This allows you to use the outpatient imaging service as an extension of your own practice, for modalities that may not otherwise be available.

The imaging team are pleased to discuss any outpatient imaging procedures beforehand, to advise on suitability of the planned procedure for your patient. Unfortunately we cannot offer any invasive procedures (FNA/biopsy) as outpatient cases.

We have a 16-slice CT scanner, one of the most advanced in veterinary use today and a 1.5 Tesla MRI unit available permanently on site. We also offer an image reading service, for more details see our Imaging service page.

Film/MRI Reading


Outpatient imaging price list


CT scan first region includes GA/ sedation as required +/- contrast as required and report £590
CT scan additional regions £147.00



Pregnancy diagnosis £39.00
Ultrasound Full Abdomen £431.60
Ultrasound single system £220.00
Sedation £83.00
Report £25.00


Terms and conditions

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1. Request for appointment must be made online (see button above).

2. Relevant history to be submitted by completing the online referral request form.

3. Referring veterinary surgeon to inform client of the exact nature of procedure offered by the Outpatient Referral Service.

4. Outpatient referral service will be carried out as per exact instructions on request form and Langford Vets will accept no responsibility for investigating and reporting on concurrent disease, conditions or treatment, unless specifically requested by referring veterinary surgeon.

5. Should our examination reveal an unexpected finding, we will contact you immediately to discuss the best course of action.

6. We will not perform any invasive techniques (ultrasound guided fine needle aspirates or biopsies) as outpatient procedures.

7. In cases where the patient requires a general anaesthetic, we require you to have performed relevant blood tests within the week before the procedure and inform our clinicians about the patient’s general health, specifically relating to anaesthetic risks.

8. Communication (including reports) will be between Langford Vets and referring veterinary surgeon only.

9. A report will be emailed to referring veterinary surgeon within two working days.

10. Langford Vets will invoice practice directly if client does not pay in full at the time of their appointment.

11. Langford Vets will not accept the Client as a new client to any of our first opinion veterinary surgeries for six months post Outpatient visit.

Information for owners

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Your referring vet will complete the online referral form to arrange a request for your referral.

1. Our reception team will then contact you to offer an appointment date.

2. On arrival at reception your pet will be admitted by a nurse who will ask some basic questions and explain about how the Outpatient service works. The nurse will also give you an approximate time for discharge.

3. For echocardiography cases (heart scans) you are welcome to wait until the procedure is completed. However for those procedures requiring an anaesthetic your pet will be admitted for the day. See our general info for owners page for places to visit nearby.

4. Your pet will undergo the agreed procedure.

5. A hospital nurse will discharge your pet your pet to you.

6. Full payment will be collected from you unless your referring vet has indicated otherwise.

7. The full findings of the procedure will be reported to your referring veterinary surgeon who will then relay the information to you.