Car Park and Location
There is a large, easily accessible car park with free parking and disabled access. Our vet practice is located in a tranquil business park, surrounded by landscaped gardens, ponds and woodlands including dog walks.
Our reception is light, airy and spacious ensuring you can speak to one of our reception team in comfort.
Gold Cat Friendly Status
We recognise a trip to the vets can be stressful for both you and your cat, so we are thrilled to have been awarded Gold, the highest cat friendly status, by ISFM
- separate cat waiting area with high points for baskets to reduce stress
- dedicated cat consulting room with time to explore whilst getting to know you
- cat friendly handling techniques
- dedicated cat ward using low noise cabins with houses to tuck themselves away or climb higher.
Dog Friendly Handling
We aim to make your dog as relaxed as possible during their trip to our vets by using reward-based methods and appropriate handling techniques. We are working towards certification with the Dog Friendly Scheme which aims to reduce the fear and stress many dogs experience when visiting a vets. In addition, several of our registered vet nurses have received training in dog behavioural development.
We have a lovely quiet room, designed to be a relaxing, quiet space. This space is available for those wishing to visit their pets should they need to stay with us. It also provides a quiet and discreet place for those more sad times within a pet’s journey.
Our sterile theatre is located directly off our preparation area. This allows us to provide excellent surgical facilities for both routine and complex surgery. We monitor multiple parameters whilst your pet is under anaesthetic to make procedures as safe as possible.
Cats and dogs suffer from periodontal disease when plaque and tartar builds up on the gum line resulting in gum recession, abscesses and ultimately tooth loss.
Our dental suite has specialist equipment alongside a state of the art dental x-ray unit. X rays allow us to assess teeth under the gum and instant images reduce your pet’s time under anaesthetic. X-rays are fundamental for cats to determine if resorption is present and then how that tooth should be removed.
We also do dentistry on rabbits and guinea pigs.
Digital radiography- Our fast and accurate DR system allows assessment of the chest and abdomen alongside bone problems.Instant images also reduce time under anaesthetic or sedation.
Ultrasound- This looks at soft tissues and fluid within the body e.g pregnancy diagnosis We can use it to take samples and rapidly assess emergency and trauma patients.
Endoscopy- This enables us to see inside the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum and upper respiratory tract. In some cases we can also remove foreign bodies and take samples.
We have a well equipped in house laboratory with results in as little as 20 minutes. These state of the art machines can run blood and urine samples which can allow us to get you an answer much quicker than sending off to an external laboratory. There are some samples that do benefit from analysis at the external laboratory and these samples are couriered overnight to the external lab.
Cat and Dog Specific
Should your pet need to stay with us, rest assured that their comfort is our priority along with their medical needs. Having separate wards help reduce stress levels in our in-patients. We use species specific pheromones in our cat and dog wards to further help reduce stress.
Pets can suffer from eye conditions ranging from painful ulcers which can generally be promptly cured, to more lifelong conditions such as glaucoma and dry eye. We benefit from advanced diagnostic equipment such as a tonopen for measuring the pressure within the eye and a slit lamp for a 3D image of the eye
Sometimes our patients have infectious and contagious diseases, meaning they need special barrier nursing and care to prevent disease spread whilst treating these usually critically ill patients.