Mike Holgate BVetMed CertVC MRCVS (Mike Holgate Cardiology Referrals)
Mike qualified from London in 1983 and worked in mixed practice for the next 11 years, becoming a partner in a 10-man mixed practice in Cheshire in 1994. He then took over responsibility for running the 5 vet small animal side of the practice until leaving the practice in 2000.
He obtained his Certificate in Cardiology in 2002 and established a peripatetic referral service in small animal cardio-respiratory disease the following year. He covers an area based loosely on the M6 corridor, from Wigan in the North, to Lichfield in the South, and from Derby in the East to Whitchurch in the West, serving a total of approximately 25 practices.
Mike sees both cardiac and respiratory referrals. Available equipment includes MyLab 30 Gold echocardiography machine (2D, Colour spectral, and tissue Doppler), digital and analogue ECG, blood pressure monitoring, Holter monitoring, and 3.7mm diameter bronchoscopy. Digital radiography is also available at Pool House.
Away from work Mike is a scuba diving instructor, keen runner and fell walker, mountain biker, and a fan of Sale Sharks and live rock/ indie music.