Shipston Veterinary Centre Ltd
About Shipston Veterinary Centre Ltd
At the Shipston surgery,there are three consulting rooms, a spacious reception area and waiting room, an operating theatre and radiography room for small animals, kennelling, laboratory, dispensary and darkroom.
The practice computer system stores your pet’s health records with complete confidentiality, provides fully itemised invoices and a free card, E-mail and text reminder service for vaccine boosters and other regular treatments.
X-rays are taken with a modern X-ray machine and films are developed on site with automatic processor.
An electrocardiography (E.C.G.) enables diagnosis of complex heart problems and monitoring of anaesthesia. Anaesthetics can also be monitored using pulse-oximetry.
Anaesthesia is maintained using Isoflurane, one of the safest anaesthetics available.
Blood Pressure and Intra-ocular pressure are routinely monitored in nurse clinics.
We use ultrasound for pregnancy diagnosis and for various other examinations.
Flexible endoscopy allows examinations of the equine nose and throat, and a wide variety of examinations in the small animal patient.
In-house laboratory facilities allow rapid testing of many samples for immediate results. This includes pre-anaesthetic blood screening, testing for feline leukaemia and feline AIDS, geriatric screening, liver and kidney screening. Bitches can be swabbed or blood-tested for timing of mating. We can also test for ringworm.
The laboratory proves invaluable in the rapid diagnosis of most
conditions. Microscopy and urine analysis are also carried out in-house. More unusual tests and histopathology are carried out by a commercial laboratory.
Ultrasonic dental scaling and polishing allows excellent dental care.
Electrosurgical procedures such as wart removal are undertaken
Homoeopathic treatments are available on request. We maintain close contact with specialists in a number of veterinary fields, and referrals to specialist centres can be arranged.
We are able to give advice on a wide range of behavioural problems. Please arrange a behaviour consultation time with the receptionist.
We can uniquely identify your pet using Identichip to make sure that lost animals are returned to their owners.
Veterinary surgeons and nurses regularly attend continuing professional development courses to keep up-to-date.
Our nursing staff are happy to give free advice on pet health care, obesity and diets, dental care, worming and flea control. We provide free information sheets on a variety of topics.