Category: Services

Surgery

Our fully equipped theatre is the area most clients do not see. In this room we carry out all our surgical procedures from routine neutering to more complicated soft tissue surgery and orthopaedics. Our qualified nurses ensure the smooth running of the theatre.

We have modern anaesthetic equipment and use only the safest anaesthetic medicines, with anaesthetic monitoring carried out by trained and experienced staff and aided, when necessary, by ECG and pulse oximetric (blood oxygen) measurements.

Our ultrasonic dental descaler, drill and polisher are used to perform dental procedures and we also have special dental equipment for rabbits

We use special pumps to administer our fluid replacement therapy. These ensure that the correct amount of fluid is give at the correct rate which make it much safer for your pet

Our heated tables ensure that your pet is kept at a constant temperature throughout its procedure, as elderly, young and very poorly pets are prone to low body temperatures during an anaesthetic.

Diagnostic

  • Our ‘state of the art’ digital radiography equipment allows us to take exceptional radiographs to aid diagnosis – we pride ourselves in the quality of our xrays.
  • Our ultrasound machine can provide us with high resolution images of soft tissues such as the internal organs – this can be used to aid pregnancy diagnosis as well as providing a non-invasive view of structures within the abdomen.
  • Our in house laboratory provides us with blood and urine test results within the hour, and also allows us to perform microscopic examinations of urine and tissue samples. For further testing we have a courier service which collects samples to go to the laboratory overnight.
  • Our veterinary specific ECG machine (for enhanced sensitivity) and a blood pressure monitor can be used to assess heart function.

Referrals

We can offer a wide range of medical and surgical treatments here at Aquarius, as well as routine dentistry, but will always recommend referral for those pets that have particularly complex needs that would be best dealt with by a specialist.

We have several excellent referral practices close by who are happy to take emergency referrals, as well as make routine appointments.

Nurse Clinics

All the nurses working at Aquarius Vet Centre are qualified and registered with the RCVS.  Not only do they assist the vets with operations, monitor anaesthetics, take Xrays, take blood samples and run lab samples (a small sample of the behind the scenes work our nurses do), they are the ones that will spend time encouraging patients to eat, taking them for some fresh air and giving them a cuddle. We love our nurses!

This dedicated team offer the following services:

  • Puppy and kitten clinics
  • Flea and worm checks
  • Weight reduction clinics
  • Microchipping
  • Tick removal
  • Dressing changes
  • Advice in behaviour and training
  • Dental clinics
  • Pre-mating blood tests
  • Pregnancy scans

Medical

We use up to date diagnostic and therapeutic techniques to investigate a wide range of conditions including:

  • Skin disease
  • Reproductive disorders
  • Long term management of joint disease
  • Liver  and kidney disease
  • Heart disease
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy

We use acupuncture, to complement conventional veterinary medicine, to improve the health and well-being of our patients.

24 Hour Emergency Service

Emergency out of hours consultations will generally be seen at our Mildenhall branch. On occasions when we are not able to provide cover , we use the services of Vets 24 (a specialist 24 hour emergency hospital) based in Milton or Whittlesford.

The number of the vet on duty can be accessed by dialling your usual surgery number (Mildenhall 01638 717871 or Soham 01353 722711) and the voicemail message will give you the number of the vet on call.

There will be a fee for emergency consultations which can be discussed with the vet on call.

http://www.vet24hour.co.uk/