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Services & Facilities

At Oathall Veterinary Group we provide all of the services you might expect of a general, small animal veterinary practice, including consultations for all medical and pet care problems.  We are also able to carry out many surgical procedures that your pet may require in its lifetime.


Home Visiting Service

We have a dedicated vet who comes out to see your pets in your own home. This is helpful especially for people with cats who get easily stressed in the vets, mutliple pet households, or people with small children..

Specialist treatment

We have a practitioner who visits the surgery once a week for osteopathic treatments, and is able see patients by veterinary referral. We now offer Physiotherapy at our practice on Mondays. Some of our nurses have also been trained to perform myotherapy on hospitalised patients.

We can arrange referals for acupuncture, homoeopathy, hydrotherapy and behavioural advice when necessary.

Puppy socialisation classes

We offer puppy socialisation classes to puppies who belong to registered clients, have had their first vaccination and are aged 12 weeks or under. The idea is to build on the social skills puppies have begun to learn within the litter. They need to learn about different sized dogs, temperaments and communication. The classes are also intended to be informative and fun, and it can be a good idea for the whole family along.

Facilities

We provide spacious, overnight accommodation for hospitalised pets. We can offer radiography, ultrasonography, ECG as well as full medical and surgical facilities.

We can undertake a range of laboratory work in house: to test blood samples we have a Vettest 8008 biochemistry and haematology analyser, which allows us to get rapid results even at nights and weekends. It also allows us to perform pre-anaesthetic blood tests.

Glossary of Terms

ACUPUNCTURE- A system of complementary medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles, used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical conditions including arthritis.

BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY- Identifies and treats the cause of any potential behavioural issues that your pet may be displaying.  This is usually helped with the use of a treatment programme devised for the individual case.

ECG- A diagnostic tool for recording the electrical activity of the heart.  ECG is used to measure the rate and regularity of heartbeats, as well as the size and position of the chambers, the presence of any damage to the heart, and the effects of drugs used to regulate the heart.

HOMEOPATHY- Seeks to match the symptoms of the disease with the known symptoms produced by a wide range of, usually natural, substances.  It is thought to work by stimulating the patient's immune system and raising the overall level of health, enabling the patient to re-establish health and prevent disease.

HYDROTHERAPY- Acts by encouraging a full range of joint motion in reduced weight bearing conditions, thus improving muscle tone and promoting tissue repair, without imposing undue stress on damaged tissues.

MYOTHERAPY- The treatment of the muscles through massage.

Massage is an ancient form of therapy proven to benefit particularly for still joints and muscles.  It can boost a poor circulation and speed the healing process, allowing the body to relax and repair itself more efficiently.

OSTEOPATHY- looks at, and treats, various conditions of the musculoskeletal system in a very 'hands-on' method.

PHYSIOTHERAPY- A complementary treatment using techniques to reduce recovery time and maximise the mobility and function of the affected body part.

RADIOGRAPHY- A diagnostic tool for creating images in order to identify injury or disease in animals; most commonly used for viewing dense tissue such as bone, although can also be used for soft tissue imaging.

ULTRASOUND- A diagnostic tool for generating images to detect any injury or disease of the internal organs and soft tissues.

LASER THERAPY - uses non-invasive laser to treat numerous injuries and wounds such as strains/sprains and can heal cuts and promotes healing post operation. To learn more about Laser Therapy go to- http://www.litecure.com/companion/

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