Veterinary Professionals

If your case is an emergency, please contact the surgery BEFORE sending this form.

Failure to contact us regarding an emergency case may result in the referral not being processed urgently.

Referrals must come from a veterinary surgeon. Clients cannot directly refer their own pet. To refer an ophthalmic case to us then please complete the form below. Please include details regarding the case, any appropriate history and information about any current medications.

Please note that advice cases will be treated as advice only unless they result in an actual referral appointment being requested.

Veterinary Ophthalmologist

Barbara Gonella, DrMedVet CertVOphthal MRCVS

Working in a dedicated ophthalmology referral service since 2014, Barbara is confident in all areas of small animal ophthalmological referral work and will be based at different clinics in Kent for the diagnosis and treatment of ocular pathologies.

Barbara is proficient in all areas of adnexal, corneal and anterior chamber surgery. In addition to this, she can liaise with other specialists (or offer further referral) for glaucoma and retinal surgery when necessary or indicated. A member of BrAVO since 1996, Barbara attends their annual meetings and for further continued professional development has also attended the European ECVO congress on multiple occasions.

Barbara is able to address a variety of complex cases. Based in Kent, her services are within close access to all areas of London and beyond. Referral forms can be found below. Please note that Barbara is currently not performing cataract surgery.

Our Services

We have a wide range of equipment and facilities to help diagnose and treat eye conditions.

Our equipment includes:

  • Corneal cross linking
  • Cryosurgery for distichiasis
  • Direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy
  • Corneal surgery inc grafting
  • Slit lamp biomicroscopy
  • Tonometry
  • Ultrasonography
  • Operating microscope for corneal surgery
Vet Referral Form
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43-45 Northgate

Canterbury, CT11BE




13-15 St Peter’s Rd Broadstairs, CT10 2AG