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Dog & Cat MRI Locations in UK

Due to the high cost of buying and setting up an MRI machine, there are only 32 permanent facilities in the UK that provide MRIs for dogs and cats. We've researched the market to find MRI facilities around the UK, to help you find an MRI near you. We'll also explain how mobile MRIs work, which can be a help if you live very far from a permanent facility.

MRI Locations for Dogs and Cats

Use our map below to find a permanent MRI centre near you. Those with pet insurance underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance (RSA) should look for a centre that's part of the RSA Preferred Network—by using a referral vet who isn't part of the RSA network, you may need to pay £200 of the referral. We've highlighted the RSA MRI sites with purple pins in the map below; MRI sites not in the RSA referral network appear as grey pins.

List of MRI Locations

RegionVeterinarians with In-House MRIsIn RSA Network?TownPostcodePhone Number
East MidlandsDovecote Veterinary HospitalYesCastle Donington, DerbyDE74 2LJ01332 810395 / 812500
Pride Veterinary Centre, University of NottinghamYesDerby, DerbyshireDE24 8HX01332 678333
East of EnglandDick White ReferralsNoSix Mile Bottom, CambridgeshireCB8 0UH01638 572012
Royal Veterinary College, University of LondonYesNorth Mymms, HertfordshireAL9 7TA01707 666399 (select option 4)
The Grove Veterinary Hospital & ClinicsNoFakenham, NorfolkIP22 4ER01328 862137
The Queen's Veterinary School HospitalYesCambridge, CambridgeshireCB3 0ES01223 337621
North EastWear ReferralsYesBradbury, Stockton-on-TeesTS21 2ES01388 777 770
North WestChester Gates Veterinary SpecialistsYesChester, CheshireCH1 6LT01244 853823
Nantwich Veterinary HospitalNoNantwich, CheshireCW5 5SF01270 610322
Northwest MRI & CTNoWigan, Greater ManchesterWN3 4EL01942 242001
Northwest Veterinary SpecialistsNoSutton Weaver, CheshireWA7 3FW01928 711400
University of LiverpoolNoNeston, CheshireCH64 7TE0151 795 6100
Northern IrelandCedar Grove Vet ClinicYesCastlereagh, BelfastBT6 9QB028 9079 8457
ScotlandThe Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies HospitalYesMidlothianEH25 9RG0131 650 7650
University of Glasgow Small Animal HospitalYesGlasgowG61 1QH0141 330 5848
South EastFitzpatrick ReferralsNoEashing, SurreyGU7 2QQ01483 423 761
Lumbry ParkYesAlton, HampshireGU34 3HL01420 481777
Nine Mile Veterinary GroupNoWokingham, BerkshireRG40 4JD0118 973 3466
Southern Counties Veterinary SpecialistsYesRingwood, HampshireBH24 3JW01425 485615
South WestBath Vet GroupNoBath, SomersetBA2 5RL01225 832521
Bath Veterinary ReferralsYesBath, SomersetBA2 5RL01225 832521
CityVets - HeavitreeNoExeter, DevonEX1 2QJ01392 250066
Eastcott Vets Clinic & 24 hr Vet HospitalNoSwindon, WiltshireSN3 3FR1793528341
Langford VetsYesLangford, BristolBS40 5DU01173 940513
Langford Vets, Univerity of BristolNoBristolBS40 5DU0117 394 0513
Rowe ReferralsYesWotton-under-Edge, GloucestershireGL12 7PP01454 521000
Vale ReferralsNoDursley, GloucestershireGL11 6AJ01453 547934
West MidlandsWillows Veterinary Centre and Referral ServiceNoSolihullB90 4NH0121 712 7070
Yorkshire and the HumberBeechwood VetNoDoncaster, South YorkshireDN4 7AA01302 534999
Bishopton VetsNoRipon, North YorkshireHG4 2QR01765 602396
Kingston Veterinary HospitalYesHull, East YorkshireHU3 2JF01482 223688
Torrington VetsNoBrighouse, West YorkshireHD6 1NQ01484 404770

Mobile MRIs for Dogs and Cat

Burgess Diagnostics operates 8 mobile MRI/CT trucks that travel around the UK, in partnership with veterinary surgeries across 75 sites. Those living far from a permanent MRI facility may find a mobile site that is more convenient to them. You can view the vet practices serviced by Burgess in the map and table below. To find mobile MRI sites near you, contact Burgess at 0845 371 4012.

List of Mobile MRI Locations

Vets offering occasional mobile pet MRIsAddress
Abbey House52 Commercial Street Morley Leeds LS278AG
Aberdeen Vet ReferralsFoveran Ellon Aberdeenshire Scotland AB416AU
Abington Park427 Wellingborough Road Northampton NN14EZ
Ambivet24 Mundy Street Heanor Derbyshire DE757EB
Anderson Abercrombie ReferralsDawes Farm, Bognor Road, Warnham, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 3SH
Ayrton VetsBurnhouse Industrial Estate Whitburn East Lothian Scotland EH470LQ
Bay Veterinary HospitalBaldrand House Bowerham Road Lancaster LA13AJ
Beechwood Vet Hospital51 Bawtry Road Bessacarr Doncaster South Yorkshire DN4 7AA
Bishopton Veterinary GroupStudley Road Ripon North Yorkshire HG42QR
Blacks Vets50A Hall Street Dudley West Midlands DY27BT
Bridge VetsCommercial Street Pontllanfraith Blackwood Gwent NP122JG
Capontree Veterinary CentreGreen Hill Brampton Carlisle Cumbria CA81SU
Chantry Vets180 Batley Road Alvethorpe Wakefield WF20AJ
Charter Veterinary Hospital Group LtdBlannam Cresent Barnstaple EX313TD
Donaldson Vets131 Somerset Road, Almondbury, Huddersfield HD5 8HN
Dublin Vet SchoolUniversity College Dublin Belfield Dublin Ireland
Earlswood Veterinary Referrals Limited193 Belmont Road Belfast BT4 2AE
Gilabbey Veterinary HospitalVicars Road Togher Cork Ireland
Grove VetsGrove House Holt Road Fakenham Norfolk NR218JG
Hird and Partners2 King Street Halifax West Yorkshire HX1 1SR
Horsebridge Veterinary PracticeLower Horsebridge Hailsham East Sussex BN27 4DH
House and JacksonRookery Road Blackmore Essex CM4 0LE
Kentdale Veterinary OrthopaedicsUnit 2 Moss End Business Village Crooklands Milnthorpe Cumbria LA7 7NU
Macqueen Veterinary Centre1 Waller Road, Hopton Park, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 2GH
Manor Vets115 Kent Road Halesowen West Midlands B62 8PB
Medivet Faversham17-19 Shunters Close Kent ME13 8GF
Medivet Rugby Hillmorton83 High Street Rugby Warwickshire CV21 4HD
Medivet ShrewsburyNo 2 Longbow Close Harlescott Shrewsbury SY1 3AS
Medivet The Vets Dearne ValleyThurnscoe Business Park Barrowfield Road Thurnscoe Yorkshire S63 0BH
Meir Park (Lime Tree Vets)Lysander Road Stoke on Trent Staffordshire ST3 7WD
Nantwich Pet VetsCrewe Road End Nantwich Cheshire CW5 5SF
Norcross VetsNorcross Lane Thornton Cleveleys FY5 3FT
North West Veterinary Specialists LimitedDelamere House Ashville Point Sutton Weaver Cheshire WA7 3FW
Park Veterinary Group Limited517 Saffron Lane Leicester Leicestershire LE2 6UL
Parkside Vet Group5 Kings Cross Road Dundee Scotland DD2 3PT
ParkVets53-55 Maidstone Road Footscray Sidcup Kent DA14 5HB
Pet Emergency Treatment Services LtdBearstead Road Weavering Maidstone Kent ME14 5EL
Roundhouse ReferralsThe Roundhouse Vet Hospital 43-47 Cogan Road Glasgow G43 1BJ
St Clair Veterinary CareThe Steamboat 87 Bridge Street Blyth NE24 3AE
Taylor VetsSmithy House East Kilbride Road Rutherglen Glasgow G73 5QU
The Queens Veterinary School HospitalCambridge University Madingley Road Cambridge CB3 0ES
Torrington OrthopaedicsIES House Mission Street Brighouse West Yorkshire HD6 1NQ
Vet Extra (Neurology) c/o BroadleysCraigleith Road Broadleys Stirling Scotland FK7 7LE
Veterinary Specialist Scotland1 Deer Park Road Livingston EH54 8AG
Veterinary Specialists IrelandClonmahon, Summerhill, Co. Meath A83 KR62
Vets 4 Pets - LisburnInside Pets at Home, Sprucefield Shopping Centre, Hillsborough Road, Lisburn BT27 5UJ
Village Vets140-142 Chester Road Childer Thornton Ellesmere Port Cheshire CH66 1QN
Whiteley Vet Centre Limited1620-1622 Parkway Whiteley Fareham PO15 7AH
Willow Veterinary ClinicUnit1, Scotia Road Business Park Fitzgerald Way Burslem Stoke on Trent ST6 4HN
Willows (Oakwood Vet Referrals)267 Chester Road Hartford Northwich Cheshire CW8 1LP
Woodcroft Veterinary Group LimitedAtlas House, Hercules Business Park, Bird Hall Lane, Stockport, SK3 0UX
Yorkshire Vets236 Tong Road Leeds West Yorkshire LS12 3BG

Here are the counties served by Burgess Diagnostics for pet MRIs:

Mobile MRI Locations

  • Aberdeenshire
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Cheshire
  • Cork
  • Derry
  • Devon
  • Dublin
  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Gloucester
  • Hampshire
  • Hetfordshire
  • Kent
  • Leicester
  • Merseyside
  • Midlothian
  • Norfolk
  • Northamptonshire
  • Northumberland
  • Shropshire
  • Somerset
  • South Yorkshire
  • Surrey
  • Tyne & Wear
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire
  • Wiltshire

How Mobile MRIs Work

When you arrive at the scanning site, your pet will first receive a physical examination and perhaps blood tests to ensure they're fit to receive anesthesia, which is necessary to ensure your pet stays still during the MRI or CT scan.

The scans last 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the number of body parts to be scanned and scans required. These scans help your veterinary surgeon to reach an accurate diagnosis of your pet's illness or injury. In most cases, pets can go home after a few hours once their bodies have processed the anesthesia.

For information on what you'll need to pay for an MRI, please see our article on Average Cost of an MRI Scan for a Dog or Cat. Or if you have an MRI quote, please tell us how much you're being charged in the poll below so we can keep our data as fresh as possible. Thank you!


The guidance on this site is based on our own analysis and is meant to help you identify options and narrow down your choices. We do not advise or tell you which product to buy; undertake your own due diligence before entering into any agreement. Read our full disclosure here.