Responsible parasite treatment eliminates risks for your pet and people.
The modern treatments we use offer an unbeatable combination of effectiveness, convenience and affordability.
Vaccinations have been one of the great triumphs in veterinary medicine.
Many once common, deadly and highly infectious diseases (such as parvovirus, distemper and feline leukaemia) have almost been eliminated where vaccination rates are high.
We recommend life long vaccination for dogs, cats and rabbits.
All pets receive a full health check at the time of annual vaccination.
We recommend routine year round prevention of fleas using topical spot on preparations.
This includes such as Frontline, Frontline Combo or Stronghold.
These are very safe and easy to use and much more effective than many pet shop preparations.
We can microchip your animal for permanent identification.
A microchip is the size of a grain of rice and is implanted under the skin in the scruff by injection. The chip has a unique number which is recorded on a national data base. It is read by a bar coder.
If your pet goes missing, is brought in as a stray or is involved in an accident, we can read the chip number and contact you to tell you that your animal has been found.
We stock a wide range of Hills, Royal Canin and Virbac HPM lifestyle and prescription diets.
If we do not have the food you want then we can usually order any premium brand for next day delivery.
If you have any questions regarding your pet’s diet or nutrition please do not hesitate to contact the clinic to book an appointment with our veterinary nurses.
Our fully qualified veterinary nurses offer free appointments for advice on all aspects of pet healthcare to include:
- Older Pet Healthcare
- Developmental puppy checks
- Weight watchers
- Worming & flea treatments
- Nail clipping
- Nutritional advice
- Dental care & advice
- Post operative checks
Our veterinary nurses are always available to answer any questions, however big or small and are always happy to speak through any issues or concerns.
To arrange a nurse appointment or to speak to one of our nurses please contact the clinic.
Many pets from the age of 6 or 7 years suffer from dental disease.
This is often unnoticed by owners as the signs are progressive and often variable.
The signs to look for are:
- Bad breath (halitosis)
- Worn or broken teeth
- Yellow or brown deposits on the teeth (plaque)
- Pain on eating or disinterest in food
Dental hygiene can be easily managed through home management including tooth brushing, dental diet and dental chews.
We have full dentistry facilities, identical to those of human dentists, combining ultrasonic scaler, high speed dental drill, polisher, and a water wash and air flush system. In January 2016 we purchased a dental x-ray unit, which has enabled us to do an increased range of work on out patients.
We have state of the art operating theatres with modern electronic monitoring equipment.
Your pet will always be monitored by a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse. In addition, we use the latest injectable and gaseous anaesthetics.
We have separate operating theatres for cats and dogs to reduce stress to our patients.
We routinely take blood from many of our patients both when they are unwell, but also to monitor or check for signs of disease.
We are able to perform many tests at the clinic, but where necessary samples are sent to an external lab by guaranteed delivery.
Blood pressure monitoring
Kidney failure and overactive thyroid glands are common problems in older cats.
These can cause high blood pressure leading to further kidney damage and other potential problems such as blindness.
The procedure is carried out with the cat fully conscious in the consult room.
Medication can be used to treat the underlying cause and to help prevent further damage.
ECG traces are obtained without sedation of your pet. The trace can give a wealth of information on the function of the heart showing us irregularities in heart rate and rhythm and demonstrating enlargement of the various structures of the heart.
Following a very successful trial period, Strathmore Veterinary Clinic has purchased a brand new state-of-the-art ‘digital’ x-ray machine.
Digital radiography has been present for only a few years, but has significant major advantages over the more conventional production of film x-rays which require chemicals and an automatic development machine. These advantages are:
- A much quicker processing time (seconds).
- The ability to ‘manipulate’ the electronic on screen x-ray image. This greatly reduces the number of x-rays that usually need to be taken to make a diagnosis.
- There are no chemicals or x-ray film to dispose of or store and so it is a much ‘greener’ technology with virtually no enviromental impact.
- X-rays are easily stored electronically which means the end to retrieving dusty old x-ray files!
- Unlike conventional x-ray plates, the on screen x-ray image can be enlarged or enhanced. This can greatly help in making a diagnosis if only minor changes are present on the x-ray.
We are sure that this new x-ray machine will greatly enhance the radiography service that we offer to our patients and in particular will really help in making a diagnosis in our more challenging cases.
Despite the significant extra cost of this technology, we have decided not to increase our prices given the current economic climate.
If you would like a demonstration of what our new x-ray machine can do, then we would be delighted to show you.
Ultrasound is used to look at internal organs such as the heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and bladder. This investigation can generally be done without an anaesthetic or sedation, although we do need to clip fur from the site.
We are delighted to let you know that Vet Jack Taglietti has recently completed his course and final exam and is a fully qualified Veterinary Chiropractor.
A chiropractor helps to relieves problems with bones, muscle and joints by using their hands. The sort of patients he can help fall into 4 different categories:
- Those with short or long term problems such as stiffness or poor mobility.
- Treatment to help maintain fitness.
- Maintenance of soundness in older animals.
- Enhancement of performance in working animals.
If you think your pet might benefit from a chiropractic session, or you would just like some more information then please do contact Jack at the clinic on 01264 352323.