We have two fully equipped operating theatres which enable us to perform multiple surgical procedures at high levels of efficiency and sterility.
There may be times when your pet needs to be hospitalised. We have separate wards for cats, dogs and exotic pets. This is very important to reduce stress levels for pets in hospital. Hospitalised pets are monitored closely, and we have extra equipment such as drip fluid pumps and fluid warmers to help us deliver medications and fluids more accurately and safely.
Our dog ward has several different sized cages catering for the many different sizes of our canine friends
Our cat ward is situated away from the main hub of the practice, providing a quiet environment for hospitalised cats
We have a specially equipped ward for exotics. This contains the necessary vivarium’s and aviaries needed to house our patients. It is located away from noise and provides a calm environment.
Many people feel concerned about their pets undergoing general anaesthetics. Safe anaesthesia is a priority at our practice. We are able to closely watch vital parameters with our anaesthetic monitors. These can detect changes in heart rate, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels and blood pressure. Our anaesthetic machines are equipped to deliver isoflurane and sevoflurane gas. Sevoflurane is particularly important for delivering safe anaesthesia to exotic pets, birds and small mammals. We have a mechanical ventilator for supporting reptiles and birds during surgical procedures.
We have a Digital X-Ray Processor for imaging bones and soft tissue. As an essential diagnostic aid, this new processor provides us with faster, higher quality images.
Our ultrasound machine is a very useful diagnostic tool for imaging internal structures in the body. We frequently use scans to assess internal organs such as heart, liver, spleen, kidneys etc. We commonly perform pregnancy scans as well.
We use our inhouse laboratory daily.
We are able to process blood samples through our highspeed biochemistry, blood gas and haematology machines.
We can assess urine samples inhouse too, detecting early kidney failure and urinary tract infections.
We have a microscope for looking at cytology, (cells in urine, faeces, blood, ear discharges and other body fluids).
We are able to offer fungal cultures for ringworm.
We can access a wide range of other tests through external laboratories.
We have a dedicated area for dental procedures. Our dental machines are equipped with scalers, polishers and drills to clean, polish and extract teeth. We are also able to take radiographs of individual teeth with our digital x ray plates.
We use our rigid endoscope for examining ears and nasal cavities in dogs and cats as well as diagnostics in birds and other exotic pets.
We have a hospital status unit with two flexible endoscopes of different sizes, which connect to a monitor. This enables easy visualisation and aids in taking biopsies and samples
This is useful to image the throat, oesophagus, stomach, part of the small intestine, the colon, windpipe and smaller airways in the lungs.
For freezing tissues, especially warts