Information leaflet about A30 Referrals
Information about procedures done at A30 Referrals
Colin Whiting performing surgery at A30 Referrals

Want to refer a case?

A30 Referrals
Station Road
St. Columb Major
Tel: 01637 880307
Fax: 01637 880825

Referring a case

At A30 Referrals, we aim to make the referral process as simple as possible for referring vets, clients and patients.
We know that all clinicians are busy in practice; so we have a faxable referral form for vet, clients and patients details and a brief summary of presenting problem, to be accompanied by relevant clinical notes – a full referral letter is not necessary.
Cases are also accepted via e-mail and by phone.
If Colin is not operating; he will always come directly to the phone to answer colleagues advice calls.
We ask that any urgent cases are referred by phone call, so we can make urgent emergency admission preparations in the clinical team and adjust our theatre list accordingly.

X ray of dog's spine at A30 Referrals showing vertebrae
German Shepherd with sad black eyes


Jim Carter (BVetMed DVOphthal MRCVS) is a leading Veterinary Ophthalmologist, and he visits Penmellyn fortnightly, bringing advanced diagnostic equipment and expertise with him.

Open surgery with instruments in the cut at A30Referrals Penmellyn Vets Cornwall


Colin Whiting BVSc CertSAS MRCVS will see orthopaedic, spinal and soft tissue surgical cases referred from practices in Cornwall, South Devon and beyond.

Golden labrador with shaved fur on backleg from recent surgery at A30Referrals Penmellyn Vets


Duke returning for his check-up, six weeks after having bilateral TPLO surgery for Cranial Cruciate Ligament degeneration. Read all about Duke and other interesting cases.

Stethoscope on blue drapes in a heart shape


Dr Mark Patteson (MA VetMB PHD DVC Cert VR MRCVS)  visits us every 3 weeks to see cardiology and imaging cases referred from practices in Cornwall & South Devon.

Colin helped my yellow lab Holly as she had loose cartilage in her knee and lots of arthritis!
A very compassionate vet and good to report Holly is doing well x Thanks Colin

Ruth and Holly

So deserved getting your RCVS Recognised Advanced Practitioner Certificate Colin.
Don’t know where we would have been with Jago if you hadn’t put his leg back together.

Wendy and Jago

Colin has been great and Bryn and I had very good care from all the staff.
Bryn is recovering well from his two broken legs and looking forward to getting out for walks again!

Bryn's Owner

Penmellyn Vet Group Ltd


A30 Referrals
Station Road
St. Columb Major