At Heathfield Vets we aim to have everything your pet needs under one roof. Our dedicated team have the expertise and equipment available to provide complete care for your pet, so from routine preventative treatment to diagnosing and treating serious conditions or injuries – Heathfield Vets has you covered.
As part of the Heathfield Vets family, listed below are just some of the services available to you and your pet.
Because we are committed to ongoing training, development and improvement, we continue to add new services or improve on our existing ones so check back often to see what’s new!
We allocate 15 minutes per appointment as a minimum so that you can get the most out of your consultation and giving you the opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have.
It allows your pet to relax and familiarise themselves with their vet and the consult room environment and for a thorough examination to be conducted.
Used as a complementary therapy to conventional medicine, acupuncture is a powerful yet gentle treatment for pets.
Under the expert care of one of our vets, Ian, your pet will be made to feel comfortable while they undergo this therapy.
It can help with a number of ailments, including pain relief, arthritis, muscle and ligament damage and it also promotes faster healing.
Often used alongside conventional medicine, it allows for a multi-pronged approach to these issues.
Keyhole surgery means that instead of having very invasive, major abdominal surgery in order to investigate issues or carry out a procedure, we are able to achieve the same results using minimally-invasive laparoscopic techniques.
Although it is not suitable for all types of abdominal surgery, when it can be used it brings fantastic benefits for your pet. It reduces the trauma and bruising to the internal organs, and the incisions made are much smaller so your pet recovers from the surgery more quickly.
Not only does that mean a shorter hospital stay, but they get back to normal at home much sooner.
We can do a number of procedures laparoscopically, including spays for dogs and taking biopsies from internal organs, amongst others. In the case of biopsies, pets are often already unwell and may even be in critical condition.
By using laparoscopic techniques, we do not subject them to a major, invasive surgery on top of already being poorly.
With two vets trained and experienced in carrying out laparoscopic surgery, we are able to use this procedure for routine and emergency care.
It is commonly thought that ultrasounds can only be used for pregnancy, but they actually do so much more!
They are a very useful, non-invasive diagnostic test that can be used to investigate problems with the heart, eyes and internal organs.
One of our vets, Gerald, is an experienced ultrasonographer so he is able to conduct the ultrasound and interpret the results right here, on site.
This means that we do not have to refer our patients elsewhere to have these important scans done, or wait for the interpretation of the results – they are with one of our vets, in a practice they know -and we can get the answers we need without delay.
We know just how important it is to have a friendly face to guide you through the stress and difficulty of an emergency so our own team of vets and nurses provide a 24/7 emergency service, even on bank holidays, here at the practice.
You have access to our vast range of services and the most modern medical techniques at all times of day, as well as the reassurance that our out of hours provision is the same high standard as our service during the day.
X-rays are a staple diagnostic tool for any veterinary practice.
By having a digital x-ray machine, rather than one that requires a dark room and wet processing, we can get instant results – useful every day but vital in an emergency situation.
Not only can they be used for diagnosis, but we can also offer BVA hip and elbow scoring and post-surgical x-rays when necessary.
We don’t just have a normal x-ray machine – take a look at our dental care services to read all about our dental radiograph machine!