Our Veterinary Practice Services

Veterinary Consultations

Our vets do three consulting sessions on weekdays and one on a Saturday morning, so we always have a range of appointment times to offer.

Operations

We can perform a huge range of operations in our well-equipped theatre.

From routine neutering to more complicated abdominal surgery. We also work with a team of specialist orthopaedic vets to provide in-house orthopaedic surgery.

Laparoscopic (key hole) Surgery

We have invested in the most up to date Laparoscopic equipment and are delighted to offer keyhole surgery to our patients. We have been using a keyhole approach to spay dogs for years. We strongly feel this should be the way all dogs are spayed because it is associated with less pain and far quicker recovery times.We can routinely spay dogs of all sizes in this way.

Laparoscopic surgery can also be used for liver and pancreatic biopsy, removal of retained testicles (cryptorchid surgery), exploring the abdomen, removal of bladder stones and gastropexy.

Laparoscopic-assisted surgery can also be for intestinal surgery and foreign body removal.

Our laparoscopes can also be used for rhinoscopy, which is looking up noses to remove foreign bodies or take biopsies.

Nurse Clinics

Our highly skilled nurses run consulting sessions to provide the following services:

  • Nail clipping
  • Anal gland expression
  • Weight clinics
  • Puppy and kitten advice
  • Adolescent checks
  • Neutering advice
  • Parasite control advice
  • Blood pressure measurements

Home Vists

Please contact the surgery if you would prefer us to visit you at home. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Emergencies

During our opening hours your emergencies will always be given priority.

After-hours emergencies will be seen by Vets Now, Chippenham

Vetsnow emergency service

Your pets will be cared for by highly trained staff that are well-rested and equipped for their shift. Having this service gives us the chance to recharge our batteries so we are on top form to look after your animals during our opening hours. We have the added benefit of Vets Now being just up the road. We can transport your animals to and from the emergency vet if we feel they need close monitoring overnight.

Pet Passport Certificate and Travel Documentation

Taking our pets abroad on holiday or emigrating with them is becoming more popular. The Pet Passport scheme allows for Dogs, Cats and Ferrets to travel to eligible countries listed on the scheme.

Animals travelling to or being importing from countries not listed on the scheme will require special import/export paperwork.

Please contact us if you would like more information on Pet Passports or Exporting your pet abroad.

It is important to consider diseases and parasites that your pet might encounter abroad. We can advise you on precautions to help prevent these before you travel.

Bringing your pet to the UK

Guide to pet travel to Europe

Chicken Vet Accredited Practice

We are a recognised associate practice of The Chicken Vet, which is part of St David’s Pouty in Devon. This means our vets have done additional training in chicken disease and medicine. Chickens are being more popular pets and we are happy to advise you on how to keep them healthy.

Please follow the link below to a guide on health and common diseases.

General Health and Common Diseases