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.
...Bertie was a cat of character who gave us a huge amount of affection, lots of laughs, some worries and many memories. Thank you for looking after him during his long life, and for ensuring that his end was quick and dignified. You're a great bunch and we can't fault the care you provided to our Mr B. You also know about kindness to people too...
Thank you for helping Niya.
We would like to thank you for the excellent veterinary care you have given our pets over the past 25 years. We are soon moving up to the Yorkshire Dales and will miss the warm and friendly atmosphere at Dacre House. Thank you.
...just to thank you ALL for the care you gave our dog when she was sick. You were fantastic and I will come back again and recommend you to all my friends, as you were recommended to me. Dotty is doing good at the moment, and if that changes you will be the first to hear about it. Thank you again.