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 veterinary nurse training

Big enough to cope, small enough to care

As a first option practice your pet will receive their own dedicated vet. The nominated vet will then have inside out knowledge of your pet allowing them to offer a personalised service.

Our philosophy is to provide the highest possible standard of veterinary care for pets and their owners while remaining approachable and affordable.

The finest facilities for your pet's care

Since being opened in 1996 we've invested heavily in state of art facilities to better serve our patients and their owners. We've gone from strength to strength thanks to the support of the local pet owning community. Within the practice we carry out all the services that you'd expect from a RCVS accredited small animal practice and support neighbouring practices with referral cases. We also have the facilities for visiting specialists in dermatology and ophthalmology.

To offer these special services to our pet patients we have the following facilities:

3 dedicated consulting rooms

Your pet will receive a full 15 minute consultation with one of our vets, if longer is required, no problem we will give your pet all the time they need. If you are bringing more than one pet please let us know at the time of booking so we can allocate more time. In some cases we will suggest your pet gets booked in with us as a day patient so we can carry out an in depth investigation.

In house laboratory

We have an onsite laboratory that allows us to give rapid diagnosis to treat your pet. We take urine tests, skin samples and blood tests including haematology, biochemistry and electrolytes.

In-patient ward

Our veterinary nurses are carefully selected, dedicated professionals whose primary responsibility is the care of our in-patients. This devotion to hospitalised patients maximises recovery and minimises the length of stay so that your pet can be back at home with you as soon as possible.

Isolation ward

Any patients with potentially infectious diseases are cared for in a special area to protect them and our other patients.

Treatment/surgical preparation room

Our dedicated operating theatre for animals is much like that found in hospitals, the standards are just as high.

X-ray room with state of art digital processing

At Alphavet we are fortunate to be equipped with this cutting edge digital radiography which enables us to get the maximum amount of diagnostic information from images. These are then saved on your pet's records to be retrieved quickly from any computer in the practice.

Ultrasound scanner

A variety of conditions can be diagnosed with the aid of ultrasound scanning. These include heart conditions, liver problems and pregnancy diagnosis. A major advantage of this diagnostic method is that it is painless, non-invasive and can be performed without anaesthesia.

Rigid endoscopy

We use top of the range Karl Storz™ rigid endoscopy to allow us to make detailed investigations into ear, nasal and bladder conditions. Arthroscopy is used for joint conditions so that we can perform key hole surgery, less invasive than open joint with better post op comfort and recovery time.

Sterilisation room

Our fully trained in house personnel ensure that all equipment is thoroughly sterilised to prevent infection. Using steam sterilisation we can set different programmes as appropriate.

 

Read the Alphavet Mission Statement

  • To provide a modern, professional and compassionate pet veterinary care service for clients in our locality.
  • To offer state of the art medical and surgical treatments for pets, alongside other options which may be more affordable wherever this is appropriate and ethical.
  • To maintain hygienic and comfortable premises for our patients.
  • To treat all owners and pets as individuals with respect and courtesy.
  • To look after pets as though they were our own.
  • To set aside time to explain medical and surgical conditions and to have honest and realistic discussions on the progress of a course of treatment.
  • To maintain continuity, wherever possible, so that the same vet cares for your pet through a course of treatment.
  • To utilise a team approach so that in-patients may benefit from all the expertise that is available in the practice.
  • To invest in the recruitment and training of the best veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses possible.
  • To attend continuing professional development (CPD) courses, meetings, lectures and seminars to keep our knowledge current. To provide our own CPD functions for our own staff as well as staff of local practices.
  • To invest in up-to-date equipment and facilities for the comfort and convenience of our clients and their pets.
  • To provide a referral service for veterinary practices in the region in areas including trauma surgery, orthopaedic surgery, dermatology and ophthalmology.
  • To cooperate, wherever possible, with neighbouring veterinary practices for the better treatment of all our patients.
  • To provide discussion groups for the dissemination of knowledge between vets and vet nurses in the region.

We find the answers to your pet's problems, call us on

01633 619971

 

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