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Patient safety is a major priority and so we use the most up-to-date anaesthetic drugs and inhalation anaesthetic equipment. Here a patient is being induced with intravenous anaesthetic.

Patients under anaesthetic are monitored at all times by a qualified registered veterinary nurse (RVN) who is aided by sophisticated monitoring equipment which measures oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, blood pressure, temperature, pulse rate and electrocardiogram (ECG).

After surgery, patients recover in our 'recovery kennels' within the prep room where constant observation takes place, prior to returning to the cat or dog ward respectively.

Blood Pressure Monitoring

Blood pressure is monitored during anaesthesia to ensure that the patient does not have either hypotension (low blood pressure) or hypertension (high blood pressure).

Should either occur, immediate action can be taken to correct these conditions.


We have a dedicated dental workstation and modern, air driven dental equipment. This allows us to carry out many dental procedures including scaling, polishing and teeth extractions.

Our Veterinary Nurses run free dental clinics where they can advise on all aspects of caring for your pet's teeth.

Dental procedures are also important in cats and rabbits and we are fully equipped to perform these as safely and efficiently as possible. Home dental care is also very important and our veterinary nurses can advise on all aspects to help you to achieve this as well as possible.


We have our own laboratory with fully automated haematology, biochemistry and electrolyte machines. This allows the rapid assessment/ diagnosis of many diseases.

It also allows us to carry out pre-anaesthetic and older pet blood screening.

Other tests available in-house are:

  • Checking urine, faeces and skin/hair samples 
  • Feline leukaemia and FIV testing

For more specialised testing, we also use an external laboratory.

Kennels & Wards

Our separate heated, air-conditioned wards ensure patients are cared for in best environment to suit their needs.  

The Cat Ward

Cats particularly benefit from being nursed in a quiet ward. Different sized kennels accommodate short and long stay patients.

The Isolation Ward

Patients are 'barrier nursed' to prevent cross-infection and to maintain continuity of care. This enables infectious or potentially infectious patients to be nursed individually.

The Dog Ward

Different sized kennels including a large walk-in kennel to accommodate all breeds.

Nurse Clinics


Cats are often less demanding of our constant attention than dogs and therefore can make the perfect companions for people with busy lifestyles.

We advocate preventative health care and offer free advice on all aspects of general pet care including kittens, worming, weight, nutrition, dental care, senior pets, breeding. Simply phone to make an appointment with one of our nurses.


Dogs make wonderful companions and give us unconditional love. Early socialisation and habituation is very important to help ensure they become a well-adjusted member of the family.

We advocate preventative health care and offer free advice on all aspects of general pet care including puppies, worming, weight, nutrition, dental care, senior pets, breeding.

Simply phone to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

Rabbits and Guineas

Rabbits are the third most popular pet and their popularity is gaining rapidly—especially as house pets.

We can offer advice on the following:

Diet and nutrition, housing and bedding, environmental enrichment, behaviour, neutering, nail clipping.

Simply phone to make an appointment with Sarah who has over 20 years’ experience with rabbits and guinea pigs.

Operating Theatre

There is a dedicated air-conditioned room where the majority of the operations are carried out. High standards of cleanliness/sterility are always observed.

A full range of surgical instruments is available, including specialised orthopaedic equipment. We also use a diathermy unit that helps to control bleeding during vascular operations and can reduce the surgery time.


Medicines are put into specific categories:

  • Prescription Only Medicines - Veterinary (POM-V)
  • Prescription Only Medicines - Veterinary, Pharmacist, Suitably Qualified Person (POM-VPS)
  • Non-Food Animal (NFA-VPS)

It is a legal requirement that all patients must have been seen within the last six months before repeat prescriptions can be issued for POM or POM -VPS prescriptions. In some instances, a patient should be seen three-monthly.

On occasions, blood tests need to be carried out to ensure correct therapeutic levels of the drug(s) have been attained.

For all Prescription Only Medicines (POM V) (POM-VPS) a veterinary surgeon, pharmacist or suitably qualified person, must have been consulted before a prescription is issued. For flea and worm treatments that fall in the POM -VPS category, we need to have seen you pet within the last year from when the request for a repeat prescription is made. We also need to have an up to date weight for your pet to ensure we prescribe and dispense the correct product.

Please therefore allow 24 hours for all prescription requests.

Written prescriptions are available from this practice.

  • You may obtain Prescription Only Medicines, Category V, (POM-Vs) from your veterinary surgeon OR ask for a prescription and obtain these medicines from another veterinary surgeon or a pharmacy.
  • Your vet may prescribe POM-Vs only for animals under their care.
  • A prescription may not be appropriate if your animal is an in-patient or if immediate treatment is necessary.
  • You will be informed, on request, of the price of any medicine that may be dispensed for your animal.
  • The general policy of this practice is to re-assess an animal requiring repeat prescriptions every three to six months, but this may vary with individual circumstances.
  • Prescriptions for POM-V flea and worm treatments require an annual check-up with a vet.
  • Further information on the prices of medicines is available on request.


We have a dedicated X-Ray room with a modern high-powered X-Ray machine.

The x-rays are processed digitally. X-Rays are useful in diagnosing many problems – especially those involving dense structures, such as bone.


We have a sophisticated ultrasound machine with colour flow Doppler. Ultrasonography is a very safe technique and utilises sound waves.

It is especially useful for looking at soft tissue structures. In many cases, this can be carried out without the need for sedation or anaesthetics. It is also very useful in detecting early pregnancies and monitoring foetal health.

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