We have recently invested in state-of-the-art equipment from IDEXX laboratories, allowing an extensive range of tests to be carried out on-site. This ensures reliable results are obtained in the shortest period of time possible.
In the past, it would have been necessary to send many samples to external labs for processing. However, with our modern equipment, we are able to process biochemistry and haematology panels, measure electrolytes and also urine testing. We can also monitor thyroid levels for patients on long term medication.
In addition to this, we also have an in-house microscope at each branch for conducting in house cytology for samples such as ear or skin swabs.
We have a high-performance top of the range veterinary ultrasound machine that can be used on all species. This allows us to perform diagnosis ultrasound scans on most areas of the body, including pregnancy diagnosis and echocardiograms on the heart. It has a built in ECG function and provides patient-side results there and then.
We have in-house digital x-ray at our St Andrews surgery which allows us to take x-rays of all species and achieve the radiograph images immediately. We also have a separate dental x-ray machine which specialises in the small intricate area of animal mouths.
We are also able to perform blood pressures with our Doppler blood pressure machines in each branch. This is a non-invasive test that can be performed on your pets leg or tail.
Our high quality Tonopen machine allows us to measure the intraocular pressure in your pets’ eyes. This is essential in managing conditions like glaucoma and eye trauma.
ECG – we are able to investigate and monitor problems with the cardiovascular system with our ECG machine.