The Practice Facilities
The practice facilities give us immediate access to equipment and tests that allow a speedy diagnosis of your pet when unwell. In most cases we are able to offer medical or surgical solutions to those problems using our own facilities. In modern veterinary practice there is an array of specialist centres we can refer to for more advanced treatments or investigation of more complex disorders.
We have advanced dental equipment with digital dental x-rays to help us provide the best oral care for your pets.
Fibre-optic endoscope, Bronchoscope, ECG machine, Blood pressure monitoring, binocular microscope, slit lamp bio microscope and digital tonopen – are all available in the practice.
Our modern X-ray facility now utilises digital technology to create superb quality diagnostic images which are securely stored and accessible throughout the practice, including at branch surgeries. Radiographs can now be shared more easily with specialists to give your pet access to the best available services. Our diagnostic ultrasound machine provides complementary imaging information and is essential in the explanation of cardiac and abdominal diseases.
We keep in stock over 500 items including medicines, pet healthcare products, and prescription and lifestyle diets. We are able to dispense prescribed medications immediately in most circumstances. Non-stock items can be ordered for next working day delivery when required. We regret that we are not able to take back any drugs that have left the premises as we cannot control the temperatures they are stored in when out of the practice.
This consists of a main ward with dog, cat ward, small mammal ward and a totally separate isolation ward. A nurse is dedicated to the pre and post operative care of your pet. When required we can provide intensive medical care with duty nurses for day and patients who are in over night are cared for by the Vets Now Vets and Nurses.
The St Anne’s practice laboratory contains state of the art ‘cage-side’ equipment. This gives us immediate access to vital information about your pet and a fast turnaround of results for your benefit. A daily courier service gives us rapid access to an outside laboratory for more comprehensive investigations.
At St. Anne’s we feel it is essential to provide sufficient staffing levels to ensure each anaesthetised pet has a dedicated nurse whose only task is to monitor the patient while asleep. With the help of modern anaesthetic drugs and monitoring equipment we strive for the safest anaesthesia available. All our dogs and cats undergoing anaesthesia have an indwelling intravenous cannula placed to allow for rapid administration of drugs and fluids during anaesthesia. All patients are provided with comprehensive pain relief to aid quick recovery from surgical procedures.
We have a fully equipped operating theatre for sterile procedures and a separate preparation room where your pet is made ready for surgery. This enables us to perform routine and complex procedures with the minimum risk of infection to your pet.