At Academy Vet Centre we have modern digital x-ray equipment to take instant, high quality x-rays to aid in diagnosis or for B.V.A Hip and Elbow Canine Health Schemes,
The advantages of digital x-ray over a traditional system are:
- Lower exposure means that procedure is safer for your pets
- Superior image quality - making diagnosis easier and more accurate
- Quicker diagnosis
- More environmentally friendly as no need for chemicals
- Images can be stored on a computer and attached to your pet’s record and retrieved easily
- Images can be transferred between vets for second opinions, sent to specialists or sent to insurance companies.
We offer neutering for
Neutering can help prevent illnesses and some unwanted behaviours.
For FREE advice and estimates for the cost of neutering please give us a call or pop into the surgery. We understand that the thought of even routine operations can be daunting. Knowing that you are bringing your pet to an RCVS Accredited Practice gives you the peace of mind that you are leaving your pet in safe hands. The routine surgery is performed by our veterinary surgeons with the assistance of our caring nursing team.
It’s easy to have your pet microchipped and it’s the responsible thing to do. Having your pet fitted microchip means you have the best chance of being reunited with your pet if they go missing.
We can microchip almost any animal – cat, dog, horse and exotics. Microchipping of all dogs before they reach 8 weeks old is a legal requirement.
Parasite Control Treatments
Pop into the surgery or give us a call for FREE advice on worm, flea or tick control. Our vets and nursing team has an extensive knowledge on the parasite likely to cause problems in our local area and are able to prescribe suitable treatments to meet your need.
Our team of friendly nurses offer a range of services including:
- Weight checks and weight clinics (FREE)
- Dietary advice (FREE)
- Nail clipping (chargeable)
- Parasite control advice (FREE)
- Parasite prevention treatment application (chargeable)
- Medical baths (chargeable)
- Senior Clinics (chargeable)
- Dental advise and dental checks (FREE)
- Wound checks, following surgery (FREE)
We have specialised equipment for x-raying, extracting, scaling and polishing your pet's teeth.
We understand that occasionally it may be necessary for our vets to visit your pets at home. Please contact the surgery to discuss your requirements and should a home visit be appropriate we will be happy to arrange this.
We have in-house laboratory facilities which allow us to carry out rapid diagnosis of a range of medical conditions.
Blood Analysis Equipment - a wide range of tests can be done including:
- Kidney function
- Liver function
- Blood proteins
- Electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chlorine)
- Red and white blood cell types
These results are available in minutes and mean that we can readily check for disease before surgical procedures, find vital information for the rapid diagnosis of problems and also monitor the state of ongoing conditions.
Incubation & Oxygen Unit
This unit can offer warmth to patients requiring intensive care. We also have an facilities to provide oxygen when required.
Kennels & Hospitalisation Facilities
We have a large kennel area, inculding large "walk-in" style kennels for larger dog breeds. We also have areas of the kennels which can be kept dark and quiet for our more nervous patients. We have an isolation ward and strict nursing protocols for controling contagious diseases.
Pet Bereavment Services
Our experienced, compassionate staff undertand that losing a pet can be a difficult time and are here if you need someone to talk to. Should you wish to get your pet cremated we can arrange this for you. We work with The Pet Crematorium, Larkhall who provide a dignified and personal service. The services offered include communal cremations, individual ashes returned to you in a casket and also burials. Full details of all services offered can be found on their website.
Pet Passports, Health Certificates for Export
For our clients wishing to travel abroad with their pets, we can arrange everything to meet the requirements for a PETS passport.
The PETS travel scheme allows domestic dogs and cats to accompany their owners abroad to certain countries and return to the UK without undergoing quarantine. The qualifying countries include member states of the EEC, USA and Canada. This means you can now go on holiday with your pet as long as you fulfil the conditions of the scheme.
The PETS scheme requires a large number of conditions to be met and you should research them well. All the latest information is available on the DEFRA website www.defra.gov.uk/pets or call their hotline on 03702411710. You should always check the rules with DEFRA before travelling even if you are only going to the EU as they vary widely from country to country.
Ultrasonography & Pregnancy Diagnosis
We have an ultrasound scanner which can aid in the diagnosis of a range of medical conditions. The machine is most commonly used for abdominal scans and pregnancy diagnosis.