About us

The Small Animal Teaching Hospital is part of The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Veterinary Science, based on the Leahurst Campus in the Wirral. As one of the largest and most advanced hospitals built for small animals in Europe, the facility sees referral appointments from far and wide. Our team of RCVS and European Specialists work at the cutting edge of veterinary medicine to deliver a service that is world-renowned.  Our specialists are supported by residents, who are highly selected, experienced qualified vets working as “specialists in training”.

The hospital plays a key role in the education of veterinary students, teaching them the very latest concepts and techniques in a caring and supportive environment. The hospital also provides training towards clinical specialisation for qualified vets through its residency programmes. Clinical research is carried out within the hospital to improve the lives of pets everywhere.

In these pages you can find out about our specialist team and the state-of-the-art facilities and services we offer. Throughout the site you can also read feedback from our valued customers and ways in which you can help us to continue our vital service.