We have a fully equipped operating theatre, including a multi-parameter patient monitor allowing us to take excellent care of your pet whilst under anaesthetic, and an incubator for puppies and small animals to recover from anaesthetics. This allows us to provide the best care for our patients, whether undergoing a routine procedure such as neutering, or an emergency procedure such as a caesarean.
We are equipped with in house blood and urine analysis machines, ultrasound, X-ray, endoscope and microscope, allowing us to reach quick and reliable diagnoses for your pets. We also have a daily collection service from Nationwide Laboratories, allowing us to quickly process more complex diagnostic tests.
We have several ‘OV’ vets who are qualified to fill out pet passports, and can also advise on required vaccinations, bloods test and parasite treatments before travelling your pets.
Pregnancy and Breeding:
We can offer progesterone testing with a result within 24 hours, and pregnancy scanning for bitches from day 30. If it is your first time breeding your bitch, we have a free guide available from the practice to help and are always happy to give advice should you need it.
Puppy and Kitten Services:
We love meeting your new puppies and kittens! We can provide vaccinations, microchipping, and friendly advice about feeding, neutering, behaviour etc.
We have inpatient facilities suitable for both day and overnight patients, including isolation facilities if required.
Pet Healthcare Plan:
We offer a comprehensive pet healthcare plan, which includes vaccinations and all required flea and worming treatments, as well as free anal gland empties and nail clips, plus 10% off routine neutering and dental procedures, food, and counter sales.
We can provide repeat prescriptions for your pet, either filled by us, or written prescriptions are also available. We will examine your pet every 3 months to comply with legislation, and to ensure their medication is correct, and that they are in the best possible health. The current price for a repeat prescription examination is £23.50 and a written prescription costs £13.92 for a single item and £22.32 for multiple items.
Out of Hours/Emergency Care
We are proud to run our own out of hours service 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We feel it is important to be there for our clients when they need us most. No matter the time of day, you can ring the usual practice number and speak to a member of our answering service team, who will put you quickly in touch with our duty vet, who is always a member of our own staff. Out of hours emergencies are usually seen at the practice, but may be seen on a home visit as determined by our duty vet.
It is never easy when the time comes to say goodbye to your pet, but we hope to make the process as simple and easy for both you and your pet as we can. We are happy to provide home visits, or for you to come to the surgery. Either way, we will ensure as peaceful an environment as possible. We are also able to arrange cremation, including individual with returned ashes, as required. We use a local cremation service, Ashes Pet Crematorium, near Thirsk.
We are always happy to see second opinions as requested. Following the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons guidelines, we will request the history from the original practice. This is a routine process, and ensures we do not cause any drug interaction problems, and provides us with as much information as possible to help your pet.