The most appropriate person to oversee the care of your animal is always your usual veterinary surgeon. They will be familiar with your pet's medical history, and will be best placed to monitor the results of treatment.
However, as in human medicine, some veterinary surgeons decide to specialise in certain areas of care, such as cardiology.
In some cases, your vet may decide to refer your pet to such a specialist for advanced treatment or a second opinion. There are three levels of specialism in this field, which are detailed below.
Feel free to discuss the option of a second opinion or a referral with your veterinary surgeon.