Building work has started on the biggest veterinary referral centre within the M25, which will open its doors next year. 

The 12,000 sq ft state-of-the-art animal hospital will be the new home for Linnaeus-owned London Vet Specialists (LVS), which is currently based in Belsize Park. 

The major move for LVS will also see its specialist-led team significantly expand, along with capacity to accept more referral cases. 

Located next to the River Thames, the new LVS facility will contain nine consult rooms, a surgical suite containing three surgical theatres, a separate intensive care ward and an isolation ward.

Cats will also receive the best possible treatment with a dedicated cat waiting area, separate cat ward and cat-specific procedure and exercise rooms. 

Among the raft of services which will be available at the new centre are diagnostic imaging, neurology, anaesthesia, dermatology, cardiology, ophthalmology, oncology, soft tissue surgery, orthopaedics and emergency and critical care, with renowned specialists combining to offer industry-leading treatment. 

Emma Laws, hospital director at LVS, said: “The move to Hammersmith is a major milestone for LVS and one we are incredibly excited about. 

“It’s a much larger site than our current centre and will house some of the UK’s top veterinary specialists and state-of-the-art equipment, which will help us continue to provide the best treatment possible for patients. 

“We’re already actively recruiting for a range of positions at the new hospital, so I’d encourage anyone who would like to find out more about working in our state-of-the-art facility alongside a fantastic team to get in touch with me directly by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..” 

Other highlights at the cutting-edge facility will be the first static high-field MRI for veterinary use within London, which will be supported by a specialist neurology service. There will also be a 64-slice CT scanner, fluoroscopy and on-site laboratory enabling rapid diagnosis. 

LVS is a multidisciplinary veterinary referral facility which offers expert care in anaesthesia and analgesia, cardiology, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, ophthalmology and soft tissue surgery. 

For more information about London Vet Specialists, and the services it offers, visit or follow londonvetspecialists on Instagram. 

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