We provide all the necessary surgical treatments and hospitalisation required for complete healthcare. Surgery can be:

  • Elective - for example neutering, dental hygiene, lump removal.
  • Necessary for treatment - for example removal of stones from bladder or a swallowed sock from the intestine!
  • Emergency - such as internal bleeding or a blocked bladder.

Regardless of which situation your pet may find itself in, you can be assured that we carry out surgery to the highest standards possible.

Prior to surgery your vet will discuss your pet's particular situation and surgery, including all advantages and foreseen risks. Remember to ask as many questions as possible so you can help in your pet's speedy recovery.

Bracken With Plate X-Ray
Fig.1 Dog plate x-ray

Anesthesia and Surgery

This is a broad topic that often evokes apprehension with most pet owners. We make anesthesia as safe as possible in all our patients. Anesthetic regimes are tailored to the individual pet to make sure that whatever their state of health the anesthetic is as safe as possible for their situation. Catherine our nurse continuously monitors the pet during anesthesia and recovery. Recovery after anesthetic is usually quicker than expected by the owner. After a full general anesthetic and recovery, the pet will often walk out of the clinic like normal, much to their owner's delight. If we have any specific concerns about the health of your pet prior to the anesthetic, we will often advise a blood sample for a check of internal functioning of liver and kidneys, particularly in older animals. We may advise the use of a drip to help support them during anesthetic if we think it is advisable. If we have any specific concern about the health of your pet prior to the anesthetic we will be pleased to discuss these with you or any concerns you may have about anesthetics and your pet.