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Services

Consultations

We book our normal appointments at 10 minute intervals, but if you have a particularly complex case, which may require more time, please discuss this with our reception staff so we can book you a longer appointment.

Urgent cases will always be accommodated, but a warning phone call helps to alert staff and speed this process, to the benefit of all concerned.

 

Operating theatre

We have a separate operating suite with gaseous anaesthetic facilities for a variety of surgical procedures.

All clean surgical procedures are performed in the theatres as this is the most sterile area.

 

Digital X-ray

A separate radiography suite with advanced digital x-ray facilities, this enables us to produce instant images to reduce anaesthetic time making it safer for your pet.

 

In house laboratory

Our comprehensive in house lab is fully equipped with the latest equipment to run a wide range of blood and other tests quickly and efficiently. This allows us to get the results in a very short time, resulting in a rapid diagnosis, and the possibility of early treatment, for the patient. We also have a microscope and facilities for staining samples, allowing us to evaluate urine, skin and blood samples.

Some samples are sent to external labs for more complex or unusual tests. We aim to get the results as quickly as possible and the time taken for these results will be discussed at the time of consultation, as it may vary depending on the test undertaken.

 

Hospitalisation ward

A suite of custom-built separate cat and dog wards for the housing and monitoring of in-patients

The dog ward has multiple enclosed kennels and a ‘walk in’ type kennel and several smaller kennels for smaller dogs.  Each spacious kennel has comfortable bedding and all fully washable.  This means that the dogs are housed in a spacious warm comfortable environment.

The cat ward is separate and houses multiple individual cat cages with plenty of space for the litter trays, food bowls etc.  The cat ward is a quiet, sound proofed place to help minimise stress. A Feliway diffuser is plugged in to emit calming pheromones to make the experience less stressful.

The isolation ward is designed for housing potentially infectious cases which fortunately are few and far between at present.  These patients do not come into contact with any others and barrier nursing minimises cross infection.

 

Dental facilities

It is estimated that 85% of all adult pets will experience some kind of dental problem during  their lives.

Plaque build up on teeth can form tartar, which in turn can lead to irritation of the gums and possibly gingivitis.

If dental treatment is needed the procedure would be carried out under a general anaesthetic. Our separate modern dental facilities houses a range of specialised equipment for use in dental procedures

A vet would clean all the plaque and tartar from the teeth and then would clean and polish them. This will slow the build-up of plaque in the future.

If you are worried about your pet’s teeth or would like some dental advice, contact us for a free dental check with one of our nurses.

 

Nurse clinics

At St Clair Vets our qualified and registered veterinary nurse offers a range of health clinics to the benefit of you and your pet.  These clinics include:

  • Adolescent Health Checks.
  • Puppy and kitten checks
  • Dental Clinic
  • Senior Health Clinic
  • Weight Clinic
  • Diabetes Clinic
  • Renal Clinic and Mobility Clinic

 

We are also able to offer the following services in a nurse appointment:

  • Microchipping
  • Nail clipping
  • Administering flea or worm treatment products
  • Post-operative check ups and removal of sutures
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Blood sampling