Visiting Vets


Andrew Francis
Specialist Veterinary Cardiologist

I am a Specialist in Veterinary Cardiologist and a European recognised Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology, RCVS recognised Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology. I graduated from Bristol University Veterinary School in 2002.

After spending 4 years in general practice I completed my Specialist training at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh. I was Head of Cardiology at Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists for years and now I run South Coast Cardiology, a visiting specialist referral service.

My qualifications mean that I am the veterinary equivalent of a Consultant Cardiologist in human medicine. My skills and knowledge are re-tested every five years to make sure I remain qualified to be called a Specialist.

Clinical problems that I can help your vet to investigate and manage include:

  • Heart murmurs
  • Congenital cardiac disease
  • Collapse/syncope
  • Poor exercise tolerance
  • Coughing
  • Breathing problems
  • Pulmonary hypertension

Helen Renfrew
European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1994 and spent 10 years in general practice in the South East, South West and the North of England. I passed my Royal College Certificate in Veterinary Radiology in 2003. In 2005 I took a sabbatical period travelling around the world solo, and then I spent thirteen months working in diagnostic imaging at the University of Bristol and the University of Liverpool veterinary hospitals. I subsequently completed a three-year residency in diagnostic imaging at the University of Bristol in 2009 when I was awarded my Diploma and became a European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.

I specialise in providing veterinary diagnostic imaging services to both first opinion and referral establishments. I greatly enjoy my role as a radiologist, and look forward to my weekly visits to Crossroads Vets.

Our Receptionists

Our friendly caring receptionists have a great deal of experience and are happy to help you. They have chosen to work in the veterinary business because they love animals and dealing with clients both human and furry!