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Surgery

Our vets are experienced surgeons and we aim to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients. We understand how worrying it can be for owners so we have a complimentary 15 minute appointment with a vet to admit the patient and to check over the pet to ensure that all is satisfactory and to run through the procedure and give an estimate of costs.

Our priorities are to ensure that the anaesthetic is safe and that the pet experiences minimal pain. We therefore recommend a blood sample for all animals over 8 years of age or animals in a high risk category (this can be taken on the morning of the procedure). We have cutting edge anaesthetic monitoring equipment and use the safest available anaesthetics. Pain relief is very important and we give many operations an additional strong painkiller before they are discharged in the afternoon.

Animals tend to be admitted between 9am and 10am and stay with us until between 4-5pm usually. We ask that owners call us at approximately 1-2pm to get an update on the procedure and to discuss a time for discharge. We provide a post-operative instruction information sheet but if there are ever any questions then call us at the surgery and we will be delighted to assist.

Hospitalisation

We have modern clean kennels to provide comfortable hospitalisation for any inpatients. If your pet requires overnight hospitalisation we would transfer them to Streatham Hill Veterinary Surgery where we have a vet and nurse living on site to provide optimal care.

If the patient is critical and requires more regular monitoring then we will advise that your pet is moved to our emergency centre at the South London Emergency Centre.

Imaging

Imaging is very important to provide a correct and timely diagnosis and to enable the correct treatment to be provided. We have invested heavily in providing the best possible imaging equipment. 

The surgery has a very powerful X-ray generator that can take good quality X-rays even with the largest of dogs. This complements our state-of-the-art digital X-ray machine which enables us to take fabulous quality X-Rays in the shortest possible time ensuring the minimal sedation and restraint is required. 

Dental care

Pets have the same problems with plaque, tartar, gingivitis and periodontal disease as humans, but unlike us they do not have regular dental check-ups.

If your pet has bad breath, difficulty in eating, pawing at the mouth or bleeding from the mouth, he/she is likely to need dental treatment. We have an excellent dental machine to provide optimal treatment with the facility to take dental x-rays if required.

 
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