Appointments only - please call: Bury St Edmunds 01284 701444 Newmarket 01638 662253 Long Melford 01787 370773 Haverhill 01440 702007
We have a total of 21 veterinary surgeons all of who contribute to the practice’s successes. The vets are supported by highly motivated, experienced veterinary nurses, nursing auxiliaries, receptionists and administration staff.
Our staff offer a wealth of knowledge and experience which enables us to provide the best possible care for your pet and in depth advice and support in all aspects of pet health care.
We consistently keep up to date with the rapid developments in technology designed for Veterinary Practice and have a wide range of equipment available for your animals’ medical and surgical requirements.
Each surgery is equipped with at least two operating theatres, this is where surgical procedures are performed. Each theatre is equipped with modern anaesthetic facilities, monitoring equipment, drugs and sterile surgical instruments. Having this equipment available enables us to perform a wide range of surgical procedures whilst monitoring your pet closely during his/her anaesthetic.
Having well-equipped laboratories allows us to perform detailed analysis of blood and urine samples Microscopes enable us to study samples such as skin, hair and body fluids.
If more information is required then samples can be sent to specialist laboratories where more detailed tests can be undertaken.
We have replaced the conventional x-ray film and chemical development system by investing in digital x-ray facilities at each of our four surgeries. This enables us to produce images that can be digitally enhanced, allowing for a more detailed examination and leading to better diagnostic ability. X-rays are pictures taken of your pet with specialist equipment, these are then converted into digital images that are carefully studied by our vets and used in making a diagnosis. X-rays detail organs including the skeletal system and help us diagnose specific conditions such as broken bones or foreign bodies.
An ECG enables us to produce a trace, or picture of the hearts electrical activity. It is useful because it tells us how the heart is working, and helps us in diagnosing certain heart conditions.
Ultrasound uses sound waves to build up a picture of internal organs inside the body. It is safe and doesn’t hurt, and is often used either on its own or with x-rays to provide a detailed picture of what’s going on inside an animal’s body. Ultrasound is available at each of our surgeries and is frequently used for pregnancy diagnosis and also for diagnosing heart problems.
BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING
Assessing an animal’s blood pressure is useful as a measure of their general health and also helps diagnose certain conditions, particularly in cats. It can also be helpful to monitor an animal’s blood pressure whilst it is under anaesthesia.
Dental care is an important part of small animal practice. Each of the surgeries has excellent dentistry facilities enabling us to provide a wide range of dental health care, from routine descaling and polishing through to more complicated dental procedures including extractions. Our staff will be pleased to advise you regarding your pet’s dental health.
Endoscopy involves using a fibre optic light and camera to visualise an area inside the body that would normally be difficult to see, for example inside the bowel or lungs. It is also possible to use the endoscope to take small samples of tissues (biopsies) from these areas, which can be extremely helpful in making a diagnosis.
We are very excited to announce we now have a CT scanner at our Bury St Edmunds branch. This piece of equipment allows us to assess and diagnose conditions involving bones and soft tissues. It also allows imaging of important structures especially the lungs and the brain which can be hard to image using X-rays or ultrasound.