Hall Veterinary Surgery understand that your pet is an important part of the family. In order to provide your pet the best possible care we offer a wide range of services through all the stages of your pet’s life.
“Belly Busters” – we are dedicated to ensure your pet’s weight is under control. Given that obesity is the most common nutritional disorder seen in cats and dogs, and research has shown that overweight pets are more likely to suffer from conditions such as diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes), heart disease, skin and joint problems. One of our dedicated nurses Sara is the helping hand and runs our “Belly Busters weight loss program the perfect motivation to get your pet from flab to fab and enjoying a better lifestyle today.”
Dental disease can affect your pet’s overall health, some of the signs that your pet may be suffering from periodontal disease are:
If needed we can clean, scale and polish your pet’s teeth. This is the same treatment that you would get when visiting your dentist for a ‘check-up’. But unlike us our pets are reluctant to lay on their backs with their mouths open….. so we need to anæsthetise them to do a comprehensive clean and ensure that all is well. We have fully equipped dental machines and dental digital X-ray to help with any dental procedure.
yellow-brown tartar build up
pawing at the face or mouth
changes in eating habits
excessive drooling or reluctant to swallow
pain or aversion to touch their mouth or teeth
it may also affect heart and kidney health.
We have state of the art Digital X Ray technology. Not only do we see incredible detail on the body part concerned, but the information is then instantly available to send to referral vets for specialist interpretation if required.
If your pet needs X-rays taken we often like to sedate or place them under anæsthetic.
This fast and efficient technology allows accurate and instant diagnosis of your pet’s condition.
With our portable ultrasound machine it makes it easy to perform an ultrasound on your pet. We are lucky to have a machine that shows us in colour the blood flow around the organs and heart and allows our veterinarians to examine the inside of organs, such as the kidneys, liver, or heart. It also helps guide our veterinarians as they take fluid samples from the bladder or other organs.
Our pets age more rapidly than we do, but with good care they live longer and more comfortably than ever. We are able to detect and treat your senior pet from pain from arthritis, lethargy of heart failure, weight loss of diabetes and the ravenous appetite from an overactive adrenal gland.
To help support and prevent disease early we recommend a six monthly check up for your pet this may include:
A physical check over
Preventative health care
We are passionate about providing your pet the best possible care. We want your pet to live a long, happy and healthy life and with yearly check-ups for the younger pets and 6 monthly for your senior pets we are able to answer any concerns you may have. Having these regular check ups can detect health issues early and provide the necessary treatment. We listen and care about your pet’s health and well-being.
There are lots of issues to discuss with your vet including
Fleas and Ticks
Pathology involves the laboratory evaluation of blood, fluids or body tissues in identifying existing disease. Common laboratory test include :
Hall Veterinary Surgery is equipped with a modern in-house laboratory that allows our vets to quickly perform many diagnostic tests to achieve accurate and rapid results.
Blood tests help to diagnose conditions such as pancreatitis, diabetes, anaemia, kidney related diseases and even the presence of infection. We recommended pre-anæsthetic bloods prior to surgery because it provides us with an insight into your pet’s white/red blood cell count, kidney and liver function and you with peace of mind.
Urine and fæcal samples can also be processed in house to assess for things such as parasites within faeces and crystals present in urine.
For more advanced and non routine tests we have access to a external specialist laboratory.
Complete blood cell count
We have a fully equipped surgery with respiratory, pulse, blood pressure and oxygen monitors. We provide highly trained veterinarians and nurses to carry out surgical procedures such as desexing, surgical emergencies, orthopaedic and soft tissue. We recommend all pets have pre-anæsthetic bloods to determine their internal health prior to surgery. We place all surgical patients on IV fluids to help them through their surgery, they remain on these until discharge. We have a separate recovery/intensive care area, so our dedicated hospital nurse can monitor our patients closely during recovery these patients Pain relief and antibiotics, if necessary, are given to all patients post-operatively.
Training and Behaviour
Behavioural consultations – one on one with one of our qualified behaviourist Dr Helen Purdam will be able to provide you help and guidance for your pets behaviour.
Puppy Pre-School offers you a unique opportunity to introduce your puppy to many additional sights, sounds and experiences in a controlled and responsible way. They are a fun and informative way to help you begin the socialisation process in a safe environment and allow your puppy to meet others while it is still very young. Good socialisation is the best way to ensure a friendly, well-adjusted puppy.
Adolescent Classes Our qualified trainer who will help you and your dog to understand appropriate behaviour around people and other dogs. One-on-one – another aspect our work is to provide one on one training with you and your dog.