The boring (but important) bit
We have our own Vetscan wet biochemistry and HMT haematology analyser, Phillips Radiographic equipment, Velopex fully automated processor, air driven dental unit with piezo ultrasound, Nelcor SpO2 monitor, Isoflourane anaesthetic vapouriser, Thames Medical CAT UltraTec PD1doppler blood pressure monitor, video attached auroscope, portable ECG, wireless networked Jupiter Practice Management software running on Windows 2000 with direct broadband internet access, and a state-of the- art nurse-driven Vileda mop and bucket!
We offer free nurses' clinics for advice on weight loss, nutrition, new pet ownership, pet bereavement, general husbandry, and help with medications. Helen Davies, our behaviour expert, runs our puppy parties and is available for specialist referral. We are also fortunate to have Nick Thompson as our visiting complementary medicine specialist. .
All the staff regularly attend training conferences and courses.
Future Vets and Nurses
In the spirit of looking to the future, we provide a training platform for up-and-coming nurses, and work experience for young people who are interested in veterinary science. Nick Weston has been accepted to Bristol University Veterinary School in September.
"My experience at the vets has broadened my awareness of the complexity of veterinary medicine. I have acquired valuable practical insights into daily practice which only a hands-on experience could have afforded me"
Naia Knight has just achieved a place on the veterinary science course at London University and is in her first term there.