... delivering excellence
AT OUR CLINIC WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:
ROUTINE CLINICAL EXAMINATIONS
We offer routine clinical examinations by appointment, microchipping and pet passports. We use an appointment system, this helps us to streamline the workload so as not to keep your pet waiting to be seen. Some waiting time can however occur due to emergencies which are always seen first.
We perform surgery almost each day at our practice which consists mostly of spays and neuters and dental work. All our surgery is carried out aseptically using sterilised instrumentation to avoid post operative infections. We use gaseous anaesthesia which is the safest for your pets. Our pain management protocols ensure that our surgical patients can have a comfortable recovery.
ADVANCED SOFT TISSUE AND ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
Our expertise in surgery, anaesthesiology and nursing care enable us to perform advanced soft tissue surgery as well as orthopaedic surgery. We regularly perform operations to repair bones, tendons and joints. Our expertise in surgery also extends to the soft tissues where we also perform operations in the abdominal cavity or other parts of the body to remove foreign bodies, urinary bladder stones, or to treat conditions affecting the eyes, nose, respiration, and removal of masses that might cause cancer.
ORAL AND DENTAL SURGERY
We perform a range of dental procedures and routine such as dental scaling, polishing and extraction of decayed teeth. We also offer advanced procedures to treat fractures in the mandible and maxillae. We offer surgery to treat disorders in the salivary glands such as salivary mucocele and ranula. We also perform surgery to improve the airflow by trimming the nares and the soft palate in dogs with brachycephalic airway disease. We can also perform surgery to remove tumours in the oral and nasal cavities when appropriate for the patients.
With our modern X-Ray and ultrasound equipment we can have a look at what is going on inside our patients. These 'toys' are invaluable in detecting foreign bodies, masses or other disease inside the abdomen or thorax, or to examine a diseased joint or broken bone. Our veterinarians are skilled and experienced using both x-ray and ultrasound, and in most cases, this enables them to investigate and diagnose your pet's disease during a single visit therefore saving precious time so that treatment can commence without delay.
Our vet Kevin Camilleri is qualified and accredited to take Penn-Hip x-rays and submit them for a special type of scoring based on joint laxity(distraction index of DI) which has been found to be one of the main causes of hip dysplasia in dogs. This examination can be carried out as early as five months of age in suitable breeds as the distraction index remains largely the same throughout the animal's lifetime. More information can be obtained from the practice or directly from the following site: http://info.antechimagingservices.com/pennhip/
Electrocardiography is invaluable in the detection of heart disease, in particular diseases involving the generation and conduction of electrical impulses in the heart which result in abnormal heart rhythms. A clinical examination for heart disease usually includes blood, thyroid hormone levels, urinalysis, chest x-rays and ECG. This will help the clinician to obtain a complete picture and prescribe the appropriate treatment.
At our practice we can carry out tests on blood, serum or plasma to inform the veterinary surgeon about abnormalities in the number of white or red blood cells, disease in the internal organs, abnormal hormone levels or the presence of parasites or other infections. Since all the equipment is in-house, we can literally produce the results and issue a diagnosis during the same consult so that treatment can be immediately commenced.