Our spacious Mill Lane premises provides the very best in health care for your pet.
In addition to our normal waiting room we also offer the facility of a separate 'cat waiting room' for clients with more sensitive pets, and have a garden for our in-patients to enjoy the fresh air.
We have, on site, state of the art equipment to allow us to make accurate assessments of your pets' illness, in most cases without the need to go to a referral centre.
Call us now on 020 7794 1777 to discuss how we can look after your pet.
In house Laboratory
With our in-house laboratory machines we are able offer a wide range of medical tests with prompt results as we do not have to send the samples away. Because we carry out many of our lab tests ourselves, we are able to use the results promptly to inform our immediate management of your pet’s medical problems.
We have a modern xray facility and have training and experience in specialised xrays techniques such as spinal myelography, usually only offered in referral centres.
For example, in these xrays of the spine of a dog who was a patient of the surgery, you can see that the plain xray of the spine (left) cannot show when a disc is pressing on the spine, but the myelogram (right--an xray taken after dye has been injected into the spinal canal and so outlines the space around the cord) clearly shows where the vertebral disc (located below the canal) is pressing up into the canal and pressing on the cord.
In addition to our x-ray facilities and Joshua Rusnak’s expertise in radiological techniques and interpretation, we are able to offer diagnostic ultrasound. Ultrasonography allows the internal structures of organs to be clearly visualised, whereas xrays may only outline the shape of these organs.
Our vets are then also able to take biopsies and samples from internal organs, guided by ultrasound.
As most animals require only sedation, and not full general anaesthesia to undergo these procedures, we are frequently able to fully investigate internal organs with minimal stress and risk to your pet, allowing them to go home the same day.
We have an extensive range of endoscopes in the practice. These precision instruments use fibreoptics to enable us to visualise the insides of body cavities and organs. This often reduces the need for open surgical procedures and allows our animal patients to recover much more quickly after being investigated and treated. Endoscopes can also be used to take biopsies of internal organs.
We use flexible endoscopes for investigating organs such as stomach, bowel, and airway and rigid endoscopes for the nose, bladder, ears, and where necessary internally through keyhole surgery. This technique reduces the stress and trauma associated with full surgical approaches by exploratory laparotomy and allows the patient a speedy recovery and early release home.
Case Study: Rocky
Rocky, a five year old Staffie presented with frequent vomiting. His owner reported that he chewed and ate all sorts of household object and they had noticed that for the previous two months his vomiting had become more frequent. Read more about how we used our range of specialist diagnostic techniques to investigate his condition and diagnose and treat his problems without the need for external referral or invasive surgery.
[this case study contains some images of surgery]