We are equipped with a modern operating theatre here at The Animal Hospital and our top priority is maintaining high standards of hygiene and following the correct sterilisation procedures.  Our operations range from routine neutering, to soft tissue surgery such as hernia repairs and lumpectomys, to name but a few. We also carry out orthopaedic and dentistry procedures.

We perform any routine surgeries from Monday to Friday. Your pet would need to arrive at the clinic early of that morning, having been fasted for 12 hours prior to surgery.

To help keep the risks as low as possible, we will always carry out a physical exam before any medications are given, and we may also recommend that we carry out a blood test beforehand. This is particularly relevant for older pets. This will help us to take the necessary steps to minimise the risk of any potential problems.

Our patients recover in our large kennel area, which is adjacent to the operating theatre.  It is quiet, warm and comfortable enabling a smooth recovery for your pet. Our surgical techniques meet the regulations required, and our staff continues to do this with ongoing professional development courses.

Most pets will be allowed home the same day as their surgery, were you will be given discharge instructions and advice from our nurses. If you have any worries after your pets surgery, we are always on hand to answer your queries and check your pet if needed.

Anaesthesia and Sedation

As pet owners ourselves, we understand your concerns when your animal is coming in for a surgical procedure. That is why we do our utmost to reassure, you, the owner, and to put your pet fully at ease, here in our hospital.

For all sedations and anaesthesia, there is an element of risk , but our veterinary staff are well trained and highly experienced to deal with any complications that should arise. We take every step to minimise these risks. We will not recommend anaesthesia, unless it is necessary or beneficial to the animal.

We do encourage owners to ask any questions regarding their pet’s surgery, to eliminate any worries they may have for their pet.

There is nothing more important than your pets safety, hence we use the most modern methods and equipment available. These can include;

  • Gas anaesthesia
  • Intravenous fluids
  • Respiratory monitor
  • Cardiac monitor
  • Reversible sedations
  • Short acting anaesthetics – providing faster recovery
  • Surgical nurse who are constantly monitoring your pets vital signs.