We have recently installed a state of the art digital x-ray machine in our theatre. This is regularly used by all of our vets to investigate numerous conditions such as lameness, chest and abdominal problems, and suspected foreign bodies.
Pets must lie completely still in order to get a perfect image, so X-Rays are almost always performed under sedation or general anaesthetic. Following this, your pet will be cared for and monitored by our nursing team to ensure a swift and comfortable recovery.
We have also recently updated our ultrasound machine. This is a different type of non-invasive diagnostic imaging that allows us to examine the soft tissue in your pet. Ultrasound is regularly used in the practice by all of our vets to aid the diagnosis of conditions such as heart disease, pregnancy and bladder ailments.
We offer a range of in house laboratory tests on:
- Biochemistry – a blood test to investigate organ function
- Urine Analysis – to aid diagnosis of infections, kidney function and the presence of crystals
- Skin Analysis – scrapings which are viewed under microscope to look for lice and mites etc.
If your pet requires in-depth or specialist laboratory diagnostics, we send samples to one of our external laboratories and should receive results often within 24 hours, but not exceeding 5 days.
We have a fully equipped theatre that is used daily to perform a wide range of surgical procedures. We offer routine operations such as spaying and castrations, as well as those that are more complicated and specialist.
All of our surgical procedures are performed under general anaesthetic and when the procedure is over, your pet will be closely monitored and well cared for by our nursing team.
After routine operations, most pets are well enough to return home that same evening for further care in a familiar environment. However, there are some situations in which a pet may require further overnight care, in these cases, the vet will discuss the possibilities of this with you in advance and arrange care at either one of our out-of-hours centres (Vets Now or The Small Animal Hospital).
We offer free nurse dental checks for all pets, as well as a wide range of dental procedures. We have a modern, state of the art dental machine to perform plaque removal and tooth extractions. All of our dental procedures are performed under general anaesthesia.
We have two fully equipped hospitalisation areas which are constantly manned by our animal-care assistants. This allows us to separate cats and dogs, or infectious diseases from routine operations.
Our hospitalisation area is used daily for pets receiving planned and routine operations. Upon admission, your pet will be made comfortable and a pre-med administered to help them relax before surgery.
We also admit acute cases to our hospitalisation area and provide the necessary care to help them recover from illness or injury. We are fully trained and prepared to deal with a range of serious conditions on an emergency basis.
Whether your pet is admitted for an operation or acute condition, our animal care assistants and veterinary nurses will be with them for the entirety their stay. We consistently monitor their heart rate, respiratory rate and temperature, as well as taking them for toilet breaks and ensuring that they eat. It is our primary concern that you pet remains calm and comfortable, whilst receiving the highest quality of care.
As a team of animal lovers, we are experts in TLC and cuddles. Every animal that enters the practice is treated as one of our own.
If we cannot attend to your animals needs in-house, we may refer them to recommended and suitable specialist.
We have connections with specialists in a range of physical conditions and animal behaviours.