We have a modern electrocardiogram machine to enable us to accurately identify the cause of some heart conditions and arrhythmias. This allows us to provide the best medication to suit each case. The ECG machine is also useful for monitoring patients who may pose an extra anaesthetic risk
Doppler Blood Pressure Monitor -
This useful manometer allows us to measure the diastolic blood pressure of cats and dogs. Conditions such as heart, kidney or overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism) may be associated with elevated blood pressure. As with humans, high blood pressure can predispose animals to an increased risk of disease, and needs to be identified and treated.
Along with other information such as blood tests and xrays we can then accurately identify the cause of elevated blood pressure and institute treatment
Modified Maquet Procedure (MMP)
Hind limb lameness caused by cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) failure is common in dogs. Many different surgical techniques exist to treat dogs with CCL failure. We recommend and prefer an advanced and highly successful surgery called MMP. With MMP surgery most dogs will return to previous levels of unrestricted athletic activity and function without encountering any significant complications within 8-10 weeks
The operation involves placing a wedge-shaped implant made from titanium foam behind the point of the knee to hold it in a 'hinged-forward' position. Following surgery xrays will be taken to confirm that everything is in position before the patient is allowed to recover from anaesthesia. Within 2 days of surgery the patient should be weight-bearing while walking.
Strict rest is required after surgery with short leash works only. Check xrays are usually taken 4 – 6 weeks after surgery then activity levels are gradually increased back to normal.
Our ultrasound machine enables us to access the function of the heart and to view the internal organs
Our services are complimented by full access to the veterinary specialist services of diagnostic ultrasound, cardiac imaging and full medical consulting facilities where necessary.