If your pet should ever need a blood test, you can rest assured that all three of our clinics have biochemistry and haematology machines. These machines give an accurate and rapid result, which allows us to get a speedier diagnosis for your pet and start their course of treatment as soon as possible.
If our vets ever suspect your companion may have a heart problem, electrocardiography can help to investigate the issue. A machine will be used to assess your pet’s heart rate, rhythm and strength. This is essential to check for heart disease and make sure your pet’s heart is beating as it should.
In some cases, pets are required to stay with us for a little while. In this case, inpatient pets can stay with us in a stress free environment with their own individually bedded kennel. We realise that it can be upsetting to leave your pet with us, but we endeavour to get them home again as soon as possible, and will regularly update you with their progress.
If your pet develops a problem that requires surgery, the majority of procedures can be carried out in one of our three clinics. With nine veterinary surgeons in the practice, each with skills in different areas of veterinary medicine, you can rest assured your companion is in very capable hands.
Should a member of our team ever need to take a look at your companion’s internal health, our ultrasound machine will help them do so. An ultrasound is a procedure that uses extremely high frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of your pet’s body. It is non-invasive and painless, which means it can be safely performed without the need for sedation or anaesthesia. If you wish to breed from your pet, ultrasounds are also extremely useful for monitoring pregnancies.
X-Rays are used for assessing your pet’s internal organs and bones. As the position of your pet is essential for accurate results, your pet will be anaesthetised so that they remain still while the X-Ray is taken. A moving animal will give a blurred X-Ray, just as movement when having your photograph taken will produce a blurred image. Not only does anaesthesia produce a better image, it will also reduce anxiety for your pet too. X-Rays allow us to locate any problems quickly and start a course of treatment immediately.