We are a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Accredited Practice under the Practice Standards Scheme. To achieve this we have to have a very high standard of clinical care, hygiene, health and safety, employment law compliance, clinical protocols and more.
You can visit the RCVS page here to find out more here.
With our state of the art, design built practice, we have a huge array of facilities to enable us to provide the very best in animal care. We are constantly investing in the practice which enables us to keep up with the latest and greatest in pet health.
The practice is divided in to separate areas where various procedures are carried out.
The prep room is also used for non-sterile procedures such as dentals, ear cleaning, blood sampling etc. This ensures that the operating theatre remains clean.
A nurse remains with the patient during the whole procedure and monitors the anaesthetic and recovery.
There are a number of benefits to developing X-rays this way – the time from taking the image to seeing your x-ray is less than a minute which drastically reduces the length of time an animal has to be sedated; also once the image is on the screen we can zoom in and out if there is a particular area of concern; and we can email images to specialists if required who receive them instantly.
SOME OF OUR STATE OF THE ART EQUIPMENT;
Vettest Biochemistry Analyser and Lasercyte Haematology Analyser for in house laboratory blood tests.
Centrifuge – preparing blood and urine samples for testing.
Microscope – for examining blood smears, to look for parasites, examining ear swabs.
Glucometer – a fast way to measure blood glucose levels, particularly useful for an acute diabetic patient.
Autoclave – steam steriliser for surgical instruments, drapes and gowns.
Ultrasound Machine – used for a variety of procedures for example, pregnancy diagnosis, bladder stone detection, tumour detection, checking for abdominal bleeds.
Blood Pressure Monitor – particularly useful in older patients and those with kidney problems, it’s a non-evasive procedure which can tell us a lot about the general health of the patient.
Full in-house laboratory suite – where all in house blood tests, urine tests and cytology take place.