We provide standard and advanced surgery, advanced anaesthesia, hospitalisation, dentistry, dental x-rays, digital x-rays, ultrasound, ECG, extensive in-house blood testing, endoscopy and otoscopy.
By far the most common reason to do surgery is to cure problems. Surgery is important for many problems, meaning that without being able to offer surgery, we would only be able to offer a limited number of solutions. Advances in pain control, anaesthetic monitoring and surgical procedures mean we can provide solutions while at the same time minimising your pet’s discomfort.
Anaesthesia is always about safety. We provide highly trained staff, monitors that include blood gas machines, pulse oximetry, capnography, ECG, blood pressure monitoring and respiratory monitoring to ensure maximum care is taken during your pet’s procedure. A vast array of anaesthetics is available to ensure that your pet has the right anaesthetic for them.
When we go to the dentist we accept that x-rays are often taken of our teeth, but why? The answer is relatively simple: teeth that look normal on the outside aren’t always healthy on the inside or below the gums. The same is true for our pets, although there is an important difference. Pets cannot tell us when they have a toothache so we have to rely more on x-rays to get an idea of whether they have dental discomfort. We can often tell you if there are signs of problems and can discuss the use of x-rays to determine which teeth are problematic and should be treated. X-rays are the best possible way to ensure your pet doesn’t have sore teeth.
Excessive tartar on teeth is one of the most common disorders of middle-aged to older pets. Not only does this cause mouth soreness and erosion of teeth causing teeth to fall out, but gives bacteria and toxins a way to get into the bloodstream, causing septicaemia, kidney problems and a large array of other problems. This is why we will suggest your pet’s teeth be cleaned if tartar build-up is occurring.
This is being used more and more with pets because it provides a lot of information and doesn't involve any discomfort to the animal. More common uses are for pregnancy diagnosis, diagnosis of heart conditions, assessment of organs such as liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, etc. There are some conditions that cannot be assessed properly (and therefore treated properly) without ultrasound (e.g. some heart diseases).
Most obviously, x-rays are needed to assess bone and joint problems. However, they can also be very important to assess chest problems, abdominal problems and spinal problems, in fact, x-rays can be useful with problems over the whole body. Digital x-rays are a faster and cleaner way of looking inside your pet. They allow us to minimise the amount of x-rays that your pet is exposed to.
Unfortunately, there are problems that aren't instantly curable. That is why we need to offer facilities to provide intensive care or to provide comfort for your pet while a healing process is taking place.
In-house blood testing
Sending blood away for testing often takes twenty-four hours. For emergencies, routine checks before surgery, or quite simply for fast answers, in-house testing is important.
There is no other way of diagnosing and therefore correctly treating some heart conditions without ECG.
A gentle and simple way of seeing things that can’t otherwise be seen.
Vet services we provide:
Illness or injury
Flea control products and advice
Free dental health checks
Isolation facilities for infectious diseases
Supply of premium and prescription foods
Puppy pre-school classes
Grooming under sedation
House call and pick up service
Carry cage and hospital cage hire
Penrith vet emergencies
While we have special hours to consult the vet, if you have an emergency we will always arrange to have a vet see you as soon as possible.