+24Hour Emergency Service

01843 260278

4/5 Invicta Way, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 5FD


The family practice you can trust…


The family practice you can trust…


The family practice you can trust…


Monday-Friday: 08:30 – 18:00, Saturday: 08:30 – 12:00 & Sunday: CLOSED

Dafne Veterinary Hospital accepts various referral cases. 

Our vet Nikos has extensive knowledge and skills in orthopaedics, which can save you driving to other referral practices located hours away from your home. He is happy to accept orthopaedic referals from other local practices and offer second opinions. 

We invested in top-end equipment to perform below surgeries:

  • Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy (FHNO) £2300*
  • Patellar Groove Replacement (PGR) £4000*
  • Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) £4500*
  • Tibial tuberosity transposition (TTT) and sulcoplasty £3700*
  • Proximal Abducting Ulnar Osteotomy (PAUL) £3800*
  • Simple and complicated fracture repairs £2900*

This list is not exhaustive

* prices starting from

All of our orthopaedic procedures are performed in our bespoke orthopaedic theatre and include the following:

  • A preoperative workup (blood test)
  • Preoperative and post operative X- Rays
  • Intravenous fluid therapy
  • Arthroscopy of the joint
  • Bacteriology swab taken from every surgical site
  • State of the art monitoring and intensive care equipment
  • Hospitalisation (overnight if necessary)
  • All medications for the whole duration of treatment are included in our standard prices *
  • All postoperative checks included with Nikolaos and Registered Nurse
  • Laser therapy packages with our Class 4 15W laser machine
  • Any complications are dealt with in-house free of charge *

* not including non-compliant complications

Vet Emilia is our Certificate Holder in Diagnostic Imaging- so we can provide high quality ultrasound examinations and we accept referrals from local practices for detailed abdominal ultrasounds. 

Our vets are highly skilled and experienced in complicated soft tissue surgeries including:

  • BOAS
  • Urethrostomy
  • Nephrotomy and nephrectomy
  • Anal glands removal
  • Aural resections
  • Diaphragmatic and perineal haernia repair
  • Plastic surgeries
  • And many more

There are some things to remember when attending referral appointment/surgery.

  • Do not feed your pet after 10pm the night before the appointment for possible surgery,
  • You can provide water till the time of the appointment,
  • You can bring some familiar things for your pet, so he/ she feels at home- for example a toy, scarf etc.
  • Make sure all medical notes/ images have been provided from the referring vet; 
  • Please bring all the medication your pet is currently receiving;
  • If for some reason you can not attend your appointment, please inform us in advance so we can free that appointment slot for someone else. 

Terms of business (for referrals):

We will provide the estimate of the likely costs that may be involved, however in some complex cases the final sum is only apparent in the end of the treatment. We do our best to give you a guide of expected costs at the time of your pet’s admission.  All accounts must be settled at the time of discharge of your pet from our practice. We are happy to complete your insurance forms for you- however any direct claims from your insurance will involve admin fee of £18.16 – which is non-refundable. Direct claims can only be accepted if the final cost of treatment is over £1000 and this kind of claims must be agreed with the Practice Manager upfront after getting pre-authorisation from the insurance provider.

We also require the deposit which is an equivalent of 1/3 of the final costs of the estimated price of complex surgeries at the time of the admission of the patient. 


Google reviews

Helen B
Helen B
Very kind and caring practice. Staff were very accommodating to fit a treatment plan around us. Impressed so far. Thank you
Joanne Owen
Joanne Owen
Excellent service
Masood Habibi
Masood Habibi
Love the service provided to us by Nikos and Yoni with the rest of the team. Always happy and will recommend to everyone 🙂
A Jenkins
A Jenkins
Puts your pets before profits.
Stephen Clark
Stephen Clark
Great vets and nurses. In fact all of the staff are just fantastic.
Live Ones
Live Ones
Amazing service and facilities! Nikos and the rest of the team are so knowledgeable and caring! We were seen super quick when our cat had an emergency, patched up and back home purring.

The family practice you can trust...

24h Emergency Service is provided by our vets 24/7 including Bank Holidays.
Emergency Service is available EXCLUSIVELY to our REGISTERED clients and their pets. 

Opening Times:

Monday: 08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday: 08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday: 08:30 - 18:00
Thursday: 08:30 - 18:00
Friday: 08:30 - 18:00
Saturday: 08:30 - 12:00
Sunday: CLOSED

Contact number:

01843 260278

Email Details:

General enquiries: info@dafnevets.uk 
Referrals: referral@dafnevets.uk
Registration: register@dafnevets.uk

Address Details:

4/5 Invicta Way, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 5FD

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