The clinical area at the back of the building has two main sections. On one side there are the separate cat and dog wards with their own kitchen. On the other side we have a large clinical preparation area which acts as the hub of the clinical area. Here pets will be examined and anaesthetised. Anaesthetised patients are “prepped” for any one of our designated suites:
- The dental room. We have a dedicated room to perform dentistry, and have modern air driven dental equipment, very similar to that used by your own dentist. This is used to scale teeth and treat gums, and also used to extract teeth that are too diseased to be saved.
- Operating theatre
- The x-ray room. Here pets undergo x-ray imaging which is used to determine if there are bony or soft tissue problems occurring. Our x-ray machine is powerful enough to take x-rays of very large dogs, yet we have also used it to x-ray very small lizards. The x-ray films are processed by an automatic processor in a dedicated darkroom, next door.
We also have an ultrasound machine which is used to look at the structure of the internal organs, e.g. the heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and bladder etc. We also use ultrasound scanner to confirm pregnancy.
At the very back of the building we have our self contained isolation unit, where pets with infectious diseases are hospitalised to prevent spread of these diseases to our other patients. This isolation area also has its own kitchen and is linked to the laundry.