Surgery Facilities

Our surgeries all offer high quality, in house medical and surgical care

We undertake a wide range of routine medical and surgical procedures in small animals at each clinic. We can perform radiography (Xrays) on site with a high quality digital system, and in addition have an ultrasound scanner, ECG and in house laboratory equipment, so blood test results can be available in as little as 15 minutes. Constant investment in new equipment, facilities and staff training enables us to provide an excellent standard of care.

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general surgery

General surgery

As well as all routine health-care advice and treatment; general surgery, cryosurgery, radiology, electrocardiography and clinical pathology is available at all clinics. Referrals to specialists are available for some types of bone and eye surgery.

radiology

Radiology

X-Rays are routinely taken to help with the diagnoses of many conditions. Radiographs help to speed up or confirm diagnoses and ensure more rapid treatment. All staff at the surgeries wear X-Ray monitoring badges which are read quarterly by the National Radiological Protection Board.

electrocardiography

Electrocardiography

An electrocardiogram (ECG / EKG) is an electrical recording of the heart and is used in the investigation of heart disease.

clinical pathology

Clinical pathology

The examination of blood and other specimens helps in the diagnosis of many conditions. In older animals a routine blood-screening test can be beneficial in discuvering subclinical problems that are not yet causing overt visible signs. We do many tests at the surgery and usually have the results in a few hours. We also use a specialised veterinary clinical pathology laboratory which provides us with a wider range of computer-assisted tests and histology service.

anæsthesia

Anæsthesia

Modern anæsthetic procedure is very safe. At the surgery, anæsthesia is induced by giving an injection, usually in a vein in a front leg, of a fast-acting anæsthetic. Once the patient is anæsthetised a tube is placed in the windpipe and anæsthesia is maintained with a mixture of anæsthetic gas and pure oxygen.

hospitalisation

Hospitalisation

Facilities are available at each surgery for the hospitalisation of all pets. We prefer, however, to keep hospitalisation to a minimum as most pets prefer to convalesce in their own homes.

dentistry

Dentistry

Pets have the same problems with plaque, gingivitis and calculus (periodontal disease) as humans, but unlike us, do not have regular dental check-ups. If your pet has bad breath, difficulty in eating, pawing at the mouth or bleeding from the mouth, he/she is likely to need dental treatment.

cryosurgery

Cryosurgery

Cryosurgery is a technique for freezing and killing abnormal cells. It is used to treat some kinds of cancer and some precancerous or noncancerous conditions, and can be used both inside the body and on the skin. Cryosurgery is an alternative to surgery for liver cancer that has not spread, for cancer that has spread to the liver from another site, for prostate cancer confined to the prostate gland, for a precancerous condition of the cervix, and for cancerous and noncancerous tumors of the bone.

ultrasound

Ultrasound

Sound waves at the very high frequency of over 20 kHz (vibrations per second). Ultrasound has many medical applications, including fetal monitoring, imaging of internal organs, and, at an extremely high frequency, the cleaning of dental and surgical instruments.

pharmacy

Pharmacy

There is a large supply of medication in the surgery pharmacy, including some homeopathic remedies. These medications are dispensed under authorisation from the veterinary surgeon. In addition, we maintain an inventory of pet care supplies which are available without prescription. This includes vitamins, nutritional supplements, shampoos, working medication and anti-flea products. Special diets (e.g. low calorie) can be ordered in tins and bulk bags. The nursing staff is happy to advise.

Not sure what Electrocardiography means? Unsure about Cryosurgery? Rollover any of the above medical terms for a definition to help you understand.