As well as offering hospitalisation and a well-equipped surgical theatre, we have extensive diagnostic and medical facilities. These include:
- Digital x-rays
- In-house blood analysis
- Laboratory facilities
- Dentistry equipment
- Ultrasound scanning
- Oxygen units for critical care
- Flexible Endoscopy
We have a dedicated operating theatre for aseptic surgery with a full range of surgical equipment. We also have a separate preparation area.
In House Laboratory
We have an in house laboratory which allows us to perform tests in minutes not days, ensuring your pet gets the best treatment as soon as possible.
We are also fortunate to have a comprehensive veterinary laboratory on our door step in Newton Abbot, therefore more in depth tests can be run the same day, meaning a faster turnaround.
Digital X-ray Developer
Our radiography suite is a designated area where we develop all our x-rays using a digital processor; the development process takes minutes, meaning rapid results.
A high definition screen is used for their interpretation.
Dog Kennels & Cattery
To minimise stress for both cats and dogs we have separate dog and cat wards. These are overseen by our nursing staff to ensure your pets are given the best care available whilst they are with us. The kennels are made of hygienic stainless steel which is sound deadened and insulated for warmth. Each kennel has thick pile bedding, to keep animals warm and cosy. We also have space for rabbits, birds and all sorts of pets other than cats and dogs.
Dental disease is very common in pets. We carry out dental work under general anaesthetic which routinely involves descaling, polishing, radiography and extractions (when needed).
We have recently invested in a new air-driven, high-powered dental machine, and renewed our other dental equipment to ensure we continue to offer the best dental care for your pet.
An ECG monitor checks the electrical activity of the heart and will show any rhythm disturbance.
Endoscopes allow us to use a camera to look inside an animals stomach, bowel and other areas as necessary to make a diagnosis or treatment. We have high quality fibreoptic video-endoscopy equipment which allows us to perform this examination under anaesthetic, and we can also take biopsies or remove foreign objects as necessary
This non-invasive test allows us to look at certain organs in the chest and abdomen in detail, which may not be seen on an x-ray. We can also use the ultrasound to carry out pregnancy diagnosis in dogs, from 20 days of gestation.
We have two intensive care units for oxygen therapy, a small one for cats & small dogs and the other for larger dogs (we have even used it for a poorly calf!).
As well as allowing us to administer controlled amounts of oxygen to critically ill patients, these have many other uses, for instance we can add nebulised drugs, which enable us to treat asthmatics. These units can be used as anaesthetic chambers, for patients that are too painful or too awkward to hold. They can also be used for warming or cooling purposes.
Blood Pressure Monitor
Blood pressure measurement is performed similarly to the way it is in humans. A specialist cuff is wrapped around your pet’s front leg, sometimes the base of the tail is used. The cuff is inflated to give the machine a blood pressure reading. A variation from a normal reading can indicate kidney or heart problems.