What services do you provide?
We currently offer a complete orthopaedic service, from simple cast fracture repair, through spinal surgery, arthroscopy, TPLO and Total Hip Replacement. We also offer a complete medical service including Radiology, Endoscopy, ECG, Cardiac and Abdominal Ultrasound, GIT workup, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Oncology and Haematology/Auto-Immune disease. We also have a big Dentistry caseload.
What facilities are available?
We can house animals from cats to the largest breed of dog. We provide separate soft tissue and orthopaedic theatres to minimise the risk of infection. There are separate facilities for dentistry and dirty procedures away from the main clean areas to prevent cross-contamination.
Over the years we have invested heavily in state-of-the-art equipment to make diagnosis that bit more precise. A non-exhaustive list is presented below:
- Bipolar and Monopolar Electrosurgery
- Full AO/ASIF kit from 1.5 to 4.5mm
- Full Spinal Surgical Kit
- Hip Replacement Cemented and Cementless
- IMEX and KE ESF
- Sterile Suction Unit
- 2.4 and 2.7mm Arthroscope
- SOP Locking Plating System
- Ultrasound 3.5MHz to 10.0MHz
- CR Radiography, Bucky-type table
- Operating Magnifying glasses for difficult ophthalmic cases
- Intradermal Skin Testing
- Sterile Suction Unit Gastroscopy
- Bronchoscope with port for BAL
- High resolution Microscope for cytology
Who will see my client?
All of the team are familiar with triage of referred patients. While we have individual areas of interest, in the event of an emergency or out-of-hours, all of our vets will be able to admit the animal and treat it until such a time as the relevant expert can be contacted.
Can I see the procedure being done?
We have an open-door policy and any vet wishing to see a particular procedure is more than welcome to attend. Due to a heavy caseload, we do not always specify a particular time that a procedure will be done at. If you are interested in seeing a particular technique, please contact us.
Who will get back to me and how?
The referral clinician dealing with the case will contact you. Please let us know whether you prefer a letter, email or phone call and we will oblige you. Any discharge advice given to the client will be forwarded to you also.
What will happen if there is a complication with treatment?
Most complications are minor and will be foreseen prior to the patient being discharged. These can be dealt with at your own practice. Any major complication should be referred back to us at the earliest opportunity. If you are in any doubt about the severity of a complication, please contact us in the first instance.
What will happen if a client asks for other treatment to be carried out at our practice?
In general, we will not allow succession under any circumstances. However, in rare occasions, we may phone you for permission for certain treatment to be undertaken while the animal is under the same anaesthetic. Clients will always be asked to return to their referring practices.
Can you give me an estimate of costs over the phone?
For many orthopaedic procedures, we are happy to provide estimates. However, certain things are difficult to estimate for such as internal medical problems, multi-limb trauma or multi-system injuries.