We are pleased to offer the following advanced facilities:
- Echocardiography including Spectral and colour flow Döppler
- Electrocardiography (ECG)
- Blood pressure measurement
- Flexible fibre optic endoscopy
- NeuroScope: non-invasive evaluation of cardiac vagal tone
- Holtor and event monitors for Arrythmia detection/monitoring
- Laboratory facilities: Biochemistry, Haematology, Electrolyte assays, Arterial blood gases
A 30 to 45 minute appointment is allotted for each case when a full history is taken and clinical examination carried out.
Following this, further investigation and/or treatment options are discussed including the relative merits and the costs involved. For urgent cases, it is usually possible to arrange a referral the same day.
Most cases for investigation will be expected to stay at the hospital for several hours. In some cases they may have to stay for several days – such as in the acute management of a cardio-respiratory crisis. Ideally the dogs and cats should not be fed on the day of referral.
The referring veterinary surgeon will receive a full and thorough case report including all aspects of the investigation and recommendations for treatment and monitoring. Such a report, preceded by an interim verbal telephone notification, if appropriate, may be expected within a week.
We are interested in all forms of suspected acquired or congenital cardiac and respiratory disease. If you have any doubts or questions regarding the suitability of a case or costs involved, please phone to talk to Christopher Little BVMS PhD DVC FRCVS.