Our Veterinary Practice Services
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.
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.
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
Please contact the surgery if you would prefer us to visit you at home. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.
During our opening hours your emergencies will always be given priority.
After-hours emergencies will be seen by Vets Now, Chippenham
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 Travel Abroad
Taking our pets abroad on holiday or emigrating with them is becoming more popular. Travel to the EU requires an Animal Health Certificate (AHC) to be issued within 10 days of travel and is valid for 4 months. More information can be found at:
Animals travelling to non-EU countries will require special Export Health Certificates.
Please contact us if you would like more information on Pet travel to the EU 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.
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.