We are very lucky to have found a building that has allowed us to design a veterinary surgery from scratch. This allows us to have 3 consulting rooms to allow us flexibility, including a dedicated nurse consulting room, which allows us to offer you a greater range of clinics and advice from our qualified nurses.
Our practice is unusual in that we have been able to fit in 4 separate wards: dog, cat and rabbit/small furry and also a small isolation ward to allow us to nurse infectious cases away from other inpatients.
This was very important to us as it helps to minimise stress for our patients.
Theatre, Prep Room and Imaging
Our prep room is well equipped with a hydraulic table to make smooth, stress free lifting of the larger dogs. We have a tub table that is perfect for dental procedures and for bathing pets. Minor procedures such as blood sampling may be performed here, but importantly this is where our patients are anaesthetised and operations sites clipped and prepared aseptically. They are then transferred into our new theatre which has minimal fittings, and piped oxygen to allow it to be easy to keep sterile. The walls are coved and we have a viewing window so other staff can watch without having to enter.
Our imaging room houses our x-ray generator and digital system and our ultrasound machine. Our x-ray images being digital can then be attached to each patients records.
Rabbit/Small Furry Work
Rabbits and small pets are sadly neglected on most veterinary degrees, yet they are rewarding pets, with great individuality. Over the last 12 years Paula has been seeing increasing numbers. This was triggered by a local rabbit rescue, who insisted all rabbits were neutered and deserved good veterinary care. This has lead to hundreds of routine neutering operations and many non routine. Difficult cases have led to extra research and attending specific rabbit veterinary updates, enabling us to keep at the cutting edge of knowledge, and finding more drugs that we can use in rabbits, and knowing the best doses.
Rabbit medicine is moving very quickly as we learn more, so it is vital to make sure your rabbit is seen by a vet interested in these lovely animals. It is important to note that there are very few licensed drugs in small pets, so we may ask you to sign a consent form acknowledging that, where appropriate, we have permission to use unlicensed drugs.