At the Woolpack Veterinary Surgery we have all the equipment and facilities needed to provide exceptional veterinary care for your pets. Our practice is clean and spacious; we have a large waiting room, a fully stocked dispensary, 2 theatre rooms, a prep room, 4 consulting rooms, 2 kennel wards, a laboratory, an imaging room for radiography and ultrasound plus offices and reception. There are more details on the services we can provide in the hospital facilities and services section of the website.
Our Clinical director Helen is currently completing her certificate in orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery. She has developed our orthopaedic work with the assistance of a specialist orthopaedic surgeon. We are now able to offer a wide range of orthopaedic procedures.
We are pleased to offer specialist ophthalmology care by Dr David Williams. Our Vet Sarah has also been developing our in house ophthalmology care and we can now provide treatment for numerous eye problems.
Our ultrasound machine is perfect for abdominal exams and can also be used for cardiac scans having both normal and M mode settings; unfortunately Doppler scans are not possible on this machine.
On site laboratory and external laboratory
We have an on site laboratory which includes a Biochemistry machine and Haematology machine. These test all of the different components which are in an animal’s blood to aid the Vet diagnose your pets problem. We also have a microscope which we can study various samples. We can normally get these on site results back to you within 24 hours unless you are advised otherwise. We also have the service of an external laboratory called FiNN. We send samples here for any tests we cannot perform in house. The results are then emailed back to us at the surgery within 24-48 hours unless you are advised otherwise.
We have a top of the range dental machine which enables us to perform high quality dentistry with short anaesthetic times. We have a selection of small animal burrs allowing us to perform rabbit and other smaller pet dentistry.
Our x-ray machine is digital, this means we can take better quality x-rays and we can also develop them quickly and alter the settings when viewing them.
We currently have two registered Veterinary Nurses at our practice Sam and Lauren. We also have two student Veterinary Nurses Holly and Nicole, and one Veterinary Care Assistant Ruth. The nurse consultations we offer are; weight clinics, geriatric clinics, nail clips, anal glad expressions, wound care, flea and worm treatment, admitting, discharging, second vaccination and a puppy/kitten clinic.
We do understand that coming to the surgery with your pet is not always the most convenient for you and your pet. If you require a home visit please phone the practice and give us as much notice as possible so that we can then arrange an appropriate time for our veterinary surgeon to come out to you.