We provide a wide range of services for your pets. Vets from the practice are available for emergencies 24hrs a day, so should your pet become unwell, you can expect to see one of the usual team, and not a vet from another clinic.
We are inspected by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (the “RCVS”) at least every four years to ensure that the highest standards of medicine, equipment and infection control are maintained. We have achieved Tier 2 status.
During office hours Monday to Friday (8.30am – 6pm) and Saturday (9am – 1pm), our receptionists are available to make appointments for consultations, during the mornings, afternoons & evenings, which help to reduce waiting times and allow client/ pet/vet continuity. Our appointments are 15 minutes long, giving you & your pet quality time with the vet. If you would like to see a specific veterinary surgeon, please tell us and wherever possible we will book you in with that vet. In the case of an emergency, a receptionist or nurse will admit the animal for immediate treatment with a vet. We aim to provide the standard of care that we would wish for our own pets.
Here are just some of the small animal services we provide: –
- Vet consultations for cats, dogs, rabbits, rodents, birds, reptiles
- Vaccinations for dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets
- Spaying & castration (neutering) of dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets and rodents
- Surgeries for a wide variety of conditions – lump removals, exploratory surgeries, biopsies, thyroid gland removal, dental extractions & treatment, fracture repair, cruciate repair (TTA & lateral suture methods), eye surgeries, & many more. Routine surgeries for dogs & cats usually require them to have no food from midnight the previous evening, arriving at the surgery at 8.30-9am on the day (an admission appointment will be made for you). Food is not witheld from rabbits pre-anaesthesia. Surgery is usually performed in the morning and your pet will be ready to collect between 3-5pm. A discharge appointment time will be arranged with the nurse when your pet is admitted & you will be asked to sign a consent form. Advice on aftercare is given at the time of discharge by a vet nurse.
- Nurse clinics – these include clinics post surgery, nail clipping, elderly pet health checks, diet and feeding advice, free weight clinics, dental care and dry eye monitoring.
- Microchipping – the gold standard for identifying and optimising your prospects of a rapid return should you lose your pet.
- Puppy parties- an opportunity to socialise your puppy and get advice on all aspects of care and training.
- Home visits.
- Dental treatment including extractions as well as descaling & polishing teeth with an ultrasonic machine.
- Laboratory facilities including blood and urine testing at the practice and access to specialist testing at external labs.
- Blood transfusions.
- Pet travel scheme & passports.
- Preventative health care – vaccinations and parasite control.
Repeat prescriptions; in accordance with current legal and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ advice, it is required that all animals on long-term medication should be examined at least every six months; this allows us to:
- Monitor any changes in the conditions we are treating,
- Ensure the effectiveness of the medication & check the patient’s weight,
- Check for new developments, which may make the medication inappropriate or indicate a dosage review,
- Monitor for any possible side-effects.
- Please give us 24 hours notice if you require a repeat prescription. Reception is very busy at peak times and given a bit of warning we can prepare & dispense medications so that they are ready for you to collect and you are not kept waiting.
- Ultrasound scanning (new machine 2016)
- Hospitalisation in separate dog & cat wards
- Isolation ward
- X-rays (digital)
- Endoscopy (video, rigid)
- Prompt referral to specialist consultants where appropriate
- ECGs (electrical tracings of the heart)
- Cremation service (Pet Cremation Services, with a base in Dorset).