Northern Ireland Veterinary Specialists (NiVS) is Ireland’s first multidisciplinary Specialist-led small animal referral hospital.
The hospital is conveniently located just outside Hillsborough, County Down close to the A1 and M1 motorway network.
Our team of American and European Specialists are highly competent in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of soft tissue, orthopaedic, neurosurgical and cardiovascular conditions.
We only see cases referred by veterinary surgeons for specialist diagnosis or treatment.
We will work with you to make referral as simple as possible and provide owners with the best treatment options for their pets.
In conjunction with our dedicated nursing and support teams, we will provide pragmatic, clear and efficient communication throughout the referral process for both clients and referring vets.
The hospital is staffed 24-hours per day by a truly superb team of qualified veterinary surgeons, and highly experienced veterinary nurses.
We aim to provide the highest standards of medical and surgical care for pets, in a caring and compassionate environment.
NiVS is equipped with world class diagnostic equipment and treatment facilities.
We are always happy to show our referring vets around the hospital, please contact us if you would like to arrange a tour of the practice.
Cat Friendly Clinic
Here at NIVS we are here to help minimise the difficulties that cats and their owners may have when they visit us. We are very proud to have been awarded a silver status by ISFM. To achieve this we have followed the cat friendly criteria guidelines.