Re-Fur-All Referrals Mark Craig at his microscope

Welcome to Re-Fur-All Referrals!
A veterinary dermatology referral service for vets and pets

Re-Fur-All Referrals, established in 1994 by Mark Craig, is one of the longest-established veterinary dermatology referral services in the UK.

New Clinic in Wales!

Mark is pleased to announce he will be visiting Cardiff Veterinary Centre from Wed 10 May, 2023. Clinics are planned approximately once a month.

To make an appointment, please contact Cardiff Veterinary Centre, or fill in the 'Make a Referral' form.

Online video appointments can also be arranged.


Mark Craig

Mark Craig qualified as a vet from Liverpool University in 1985 and is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the British Veterinary Association, the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, the European Society of Veterinary Dermatology, the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology, the British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group, and the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society. Mark is registered on the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons list of Advanced Veterinary Practitioners for Small Animal Dermatology.

After 5 years in general veterinary practice, Mark spent over three years (1990 - 1993) as a Dermatology Resident at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in South Mimms, Hertfordshire, where he gained his Certificate in Small Animal Dermatology. While working at the RVC, Mark treated many cats, dogs and horses referred with problem skin disorders, along with the occasional cow, sheep, pig, llama, coatimundi, rhino and hippo! Since leaving the RVC in 1993, Mark has built up Re-Fur-All Referrals, a veterinary dermatology referral service in the south of England, the midlands and Wales.

Mark has written and lectured extensively on animal skin diseases. He is the author of over 200 articles in peer-reviewed veterinary journals, co-author of the book, Practical Equine Dermatology, and author of chapters in many other books including the BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Dermatology, A Practical Guide to Canine Dermatology, Ultimate Horse Care, and The Equine Manual. Recent academic reviews include 'Food Intolerance in Dogs and Cats' (Journal of Small Animal Practice, 2019) and 'Atopic Dermatitis and the Intestinal Microbiota in Humans and Dogs' (Veterinary Medicine and Science, 2016).

Mark writes for the journal, Vet CPD, is on the editorial board for the veterinary journal, Companion Animal, was dermatology and commissioning editor for UK Vet for nearly 20 years, between 1994 and 2013, and editor of the journal, Pedigree Dog Breeder, between 1999 and 2001. He has peer-reviewed articles for Veterinary Dermatology, Veterinary Medicine and Science, UK Vet, Companion Animal, In Practice, and Vet CPD. Mark was the tutor for online Continual Professional Development (CPD) courses on Canine Atopic Dermatitis in 2014, 2016 and 2017.

Mark has translated text books and dermatology articles from French to English, and presented papers at national and international veterinary dermatology congresses.

Special Interests

Mark is particularly interested in skin allergies in dogs, cats and horses, and other disorders of the immune system such as auto-immune skin diseases where the immune system starts to attack the patient’s own skin. He has performed intradermal allergy testing in over 2000 animals (cats, dogs and horses). Intradermal testing is widely regarded as the gold-standard allergy testing procedure. Mark recognises the importance of adopting a functional, integrative approach to investigating skin disease, preferring, where possible, to avoid powerful drug therapies and their potentially harmful side-effects.

Mark is fascinated by the explosion of scientific research connecting the micro-organisms in our gut with our immune system and an enormous range of diseases. Mark is a member of the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society and currently exploring a potential role for natural, species-appropriate diets in helping to manage skin diseases in animals.


Where are the Clinics?

I see patients in Banbury, Basingstoke, Bicester, Binfield, Cardiff, Epsom, Heath and Reach (Milton Keynes), Lichfield, Merthyr Tydfil, Oxford and Tadley. The frequency of referral dermatology clinics varies typically between once a week and once a month.

Online video consultations may also be arranged if suitable.

Initial consultations usually last about an hour and a half. Subsequent consultations are scheduled for between 20 and 30 minutes, longer if intradermal allergy testing is performed. I look forward to meeting you and your pet!

Hawthorne Lodge Veterinary Practice

1 West Bar Street
OX16 9SD
01295 259446

GP Vets

65 Worting Road
RG21 8YX
01256 465409

Bicester Vets

Victoria Road
OX26 6PJ
01869 252077

Moor Cottage Veterinary Hospital

London Road
Binfield, Bracknell
RG42 4AA
01344 465409

Cardiff Veterinary Centre

Unit 2, Link Trade Park
Penarth Road
CF11 8TQ
02920 023800

Wingrave Veterinary Surgery

Court Lodge, Pound Lane
KT19 8SB
01372 720066

Heath and Reach Veterinary Surgery

Brickhill Road
Heath and Reach
Leighton Buzzard
01525 237444

Pool House Veterinary Hospital

Fosseway Lane
WS13 8JY
01543 262464

Victoria Veterinary Practice

80 Victoria Street
Merthyr Tydfil
Mid Glamorgan
CF48 3RL
01685 387262

Hilltop Vets

The Barn
Hinksey Heights
Southern Bypass
01865 736060

Donnington Grove Tadley Surgery

Newchurch Road
RG26 4HN
01189 815500