Laparoscopic Surgery (Keyhole Surgery)
At Blackheath Veterinary Surgery we have the facilities to perform keyhole surgery. We are one of the only surgeries in south London to provide this service. Alan has undergone extensive training in France and UK. The service is part of the surgery’s commitment to provide the best possible treatments. What does this mean for your pet?
- Quicker recovery after the surgery.
- Considerably less pain from the surgery.
- Much smaller wounds so generally no need for anti-licking collars.
Please call the surgery to ask for more details.
Pets have the same problems with plaque, gingivitis and calculus (periodontal disease) as humans, but unlike us they do not have regular dental check-ups. If your pet has bad breath, difficulty in eating, pawing at the mouth or bleeding from the mouth, he/she is likely to need dental treatment. We have a state of the art dental machine for de-scaling and polishing.
Radiography and Ultrasound
X-Rays and Ultrasound are routinely used in the diagnoses of many conditions. They help to speed up or confirm diagnoses and ensure more rapid treatment.
Blood samples, urine tests and microscopic examination of blood, skin and urine help with diagnosis and treatment.
An electrocardiogram (ECG) is an electrical recording of the heart and is used in the investigation of heart disease.
We have fully equipped operating theatres which means that we perform all routine procedures such as neutering on site, as well as some non-routine procedures including orthopaedic surgery. We have a state of the art laparoscopic surgical suite for key hole surgery.
Facilities are available for the hospitalisation of all pets. We prefer, however, to keep hospitalisation to a minimum as most pets prefer to recover in their own homes.