Lumbry Park referrals centre recruits outstanding cardiology talent

18th Dec, 2023

One of the largest and most advanced veterinary specialist referral centres in the UK, Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialists, is developing its specialist cardiology team with the recruitment of Andrew Francis BVSc DipM CertVC DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS as Head of Cardiology.

Andrew has been an EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology and a RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology for 10 years.

At Lumbry Park, Andrew plans to use his new role to provide specialist-led care to pets from across the South of England, and to provide cardiac clinical input for the multi-disciplinary team at Lumbry Park who manage patients with some of the most complex clinical problems in the country.

Graduating in 2002 from The University of Bristol, Andrew has had a varied career within the profession over the last 20 years. It was farm work in Devon and Cornwall that first peaked Andrew’s interest in cardiology. He went on to undergo Specialist Training at The University of Edinburgh and then spent four years working in the pharmaceutical industry. Andrew then spent almost two years as Head of Cardiology at a large referral hospital in Winchester, before leaving to co-found the first ever video consulting platform for pet owners, Pawsquad.

Since then, Andrew has led teams in some of the largest Specialist Veterinary Referral Hospitals in Europe, including a well-known referrals hospital in Buckinghamshire, where he was a shareholder. More recently, Andrew has run his own specialist-led visiting cardiology service, providing clinical consultancy services to 50 veterinary practices across the south of England for the last five years.

On joining Lumbry Park, Andrew said:

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“Joining Lumbry Park, to lead the cardiology team, is a great opportunity to join some of the best RCVS-recognised veterinary specialists in the world. My main ambition and passion is to work with the multi-disciplinary Specialist Team at Lumbry Park to provide world-class clinical care to all pets referred to us.”

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Lumbry Veterinary Referrals is one of the largest and most advanced veterinary specialist referral centres in the UK. It offers a broad range of specialist veterinary referral services including anaesthesia and analgesia, cardiology, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, neurology and neurosurgery, ophthalmology, oncology, orthopaedics, physiotherapy, soft tissue surgery and has its own Critical and Emergency Care Centre.

Discover more information about Lumbry Park, which is part of the CVS Group.

CVS Group operates across small animal, farm animal, equine, laboratories and crematoria, with over 500 veterinary practices, referral centres and sites in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands. In the last five years the company has invested nearly £80 million in its sites, facilities and equipment, in addition to industry leading training and support, to give the best possible care to animals.