Blaise officially opened its doors!

Blaise Veterinary Referral Hospital has finally opened its doors. Blaise will provide a specialist-led, multi-disciplinary referral service and 24/7 emergency care for pets in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. Duncan Phillips, UK & Ireland CEO of IVC Evidensia arrived to cut the ribbon and officially declare Blaise open.

Part of the IVC Evidensia Referral network, Blaise is the first purpose-built, multi-disciplinary hospital for the group in the UK and is expected to become a blueprint for future hospitals, with a clinician-led building design and a nurse-led clinical floor, both of which are fairly new practices for the profession.

Blaise will accept patients referred from first opinion practices across the UK and offer a wide range of referral services including orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeries, neurology, cardiology, internal medicine and many more.

We will also offer a comprehensive emergency and critical care service, with out of hours support in partnership with Vets Now, the UK’s leading pet emergency service which is also part of the IVC Evidensia group.

Duncan Phillips said: “Blaise marks a huge milestone for IVC Evidensia and we are so excited to officially open the doors today. As well as being home to phenomenal, modern facilities that will provide a wide range of options for pet care and treatment, we have built an amazing and collaborative team here who I strongly believe will see Blaise become one of the most prestigious and well-respected referrals centres in the UK.”

The team at Blaise is led by Clinical Director Andrew Kent and Hospital Director Julie Davis, both of whom have been hard at work over the last year amassing a stellar team of veterinary professionals across multiple disciplines.

Andrew Kent said: “We’ve worked incredibly hard to get to this point and I know I speak on behalf of the whole team here at Blaise when I say we are thrilled to officially be able to welcome pets and owners from all around Birmingham and the Midlands. Recent years have seen an ever-increasing need for specialist referral services in the veterinary industry and we are here to answer that demand by providing excellent high-quality and professional care for pets who need it.”

At the heart of Blaise is a state-of-the art intensive care unit where a dedicated ICU team can cater for emergencies around the clock. The 24/7 team is also available to support other departments in the hospital if needed, providing rapid access to the advanced facilities in the ICU. Elsewhere, the 36,000 square foot hospital is fully equipped with modern equipment to facilitate the best possible care for patients, including a 1.5T Siemens MRI, a 64 slice Siemens CT scanner, multiple ultrasound machines and both fixed and digital radiography machines.

To refer a patient to Blaise please complete our referral form