Hospitalisation

Hospitalisation

Should your pet require hospitalisation for medical or surgical treatment, this is undertaken at our hospital facilities at Maidenhead and Marlow. We offer comprehensive veterinary surgical and medical facilities as follows:

Surgical Facilities

Our surgical facilities at Maidenhead include two purpose built operating theatres and surgical preparation room, with a separate radiography suite and darkroom. These facilities were designed to offer the highest standards of sterility for surgical procedures.

Laboratory

In house laboratory facilities offering full biochemistry/haematology/urinalysis work up, with results available on the same day. Immediate results are essential in critical care and in emergencies. Where concerns exist regarding elderly or infirm animals, pre-anaesthetic blood tests can be performed to assess health status prior to general anaesthetic.

Microscopy, for examination of skin parasites, urine crystals etc. may also be done on site.
We also have access to a wide range of external laboratories for histopathology, cytology and more specialised diagnostics where necessary.

Diagnostic Imaging

We are one of the few Veterinary practices in the UK offering the DR digital radiography system. This comprises a fixed plate X-ray detector.

This is different to the digital CR system which requires the detector plate to be physically moved to a reader, rather like the old chemical film system.

This is genuine state of the art technology and exceeds the standards in a large number of human hospitals.

The system offers image quality of outstanding quality and picture acquisition only 3 seconds after exposure.

This is of obvious benefit when taking any series of films, but allows almost real time results when undertaking procedures such as myelography.

Normal Thoraco-lumbar spine.
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Myelogram of lumbo-scaral spine showing disc protrusion.
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Ultrasound Imaging

We have three ultrasound scanners allowing us to examine a range of animals and conditions:

  • Examination of growths or fluid accumulation in the chest.
  • Examination of structures in the abdomen.
  • Pregnancy diagnosis.
  • Tendon and joint examinations in horses.
  • Fertility examinations in cattle and horses.

Electrocardiography

We can undertake ECG of your pet where there is any suspicion of heart or circulatory disease:

  • ECG monitoring of road traffic accident cases.
  • ECG monitoring of anaesthetic animals at risk.

In-patients

purpose built kennels

Our purpose built kennels are fully heated with further provision for additional in-kennel heating where required.

They provide safe, secure and comfortable accommodation for optimum recovery of your pet from surgery and for sick animals requiring specialised care away from home.

We have separate kennel and cattery accommodation for dogs, and for cats reducing the stress factors and helping to make their stay more comfortable.