Unlike many other clinics, we allow a minimum of 15 minutes for each appointment.
This ensures there will be time for us to discuss any problems thoroughly. All our consultations are by appointment. If you think you may need extra time, please let us know when you phone to book.
A large proportion of our time is dedicated to routine and preventive healthcare. The services we offer include:
Flea, tick and worm control
Pet travel advice and documentation
Senior pet healthcare
Puppy and kitten checks
As well as offering dental advice and checks, we have a range of diets and dental care products to help keep your pet's teeth and gums healthy.
Dental disease can cause mouth pain, infections, bad breath and can also contribute to wider health issues. We carry out scaling and polishing under anaesthetic for dogs and cats and also have dental burrs to treat rabbits and rodents with tooth problems.
For poorly pets, we are able to carry out a wide range of diagnostic procedures in-house, helping us to get a diagnosis quickly. We have our own laboratory on site, for carrying out blood screens, microscopy and urine analysis.
We have digital x-ray and ultrasonography facilities, ECG monitor and equipment for measuring blood pressure. For the tests we are unable to run in-house we work with a number of external laboratories, with samples usually collected from the clinic same day by courier. We also have good relationships with regional veterinary hospitals and medical specialists who can provide advice and assistance with more complicated problems.
Our surgical caseload is wide ranging, including routine spays and castrations, tumour removals, cleaning and stitching wounds, Caesarian sections and gastrointestinal surgery.
We also undertake a number of orthopaedic procedures - managing fractures, ligament tears and joint problems. Where we are unable to offer appropriate surgical intervention we are able to arrange for surgery to be carried out at one of the many referral centres in the South-East.
Words will never be enough for the gentleness and kindness that you had to Rosie during her last few years. Also, the kindness that you gave to me - I know that every person's dog is very special to them but she was such a massive part of my life...(we) were very lucky that you were her vet - we couldn't have wished for a nicer, kinder person.
To all the staff at our vets. Thank you for looking after us both and all the cuddles we get from you. Love, Lily and Ruby.
Dear Bradley, Jane and all the other wonderful staff at Dacre House. Thank you so much for all the fantastic care of Amber, Buttons and Chloe over the last few years...when we have pets again (sometime in the future) we will certainly be back! We will also recommend you at every opportunity. With very many thanks and best wishes.
I wanted to write to thank you for the wonderful care and attention you gave to Chad, and therefore me too, whenever we attended the surgery and to say that your dedication and devotion is outstanding and has been such a strength...
Please could you thank the nurse...she was so gentle and kind - amazing.