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Sick pets

We can treat all sick pets, we have a fully equipped practice with in-house laboratory, X-ray, ultrasound and surgical facilities. We strive to see sick pets on the same day if we can, however, emergency cases will take priority. An emergency is classed as a life threatening or severely painful condition affecting your pet. 

Examples of emergencies are open wounds, choking, difficulty breathing, gagging, non stop coughing, bleeding from anywhere, inability or straining to urinate, injury, painful or closed eyes, poisoning, seizures, staggering, fractures, severe lameness, obvious signs of pain or anxiety, heat stroke, severe lethargy, vomiting or diarrhoea for several days, collapse, weakness, unconsciousness, paralysis, difficulty whelping, and severe allergic reactions. 


If you find yourself in an emergency situation please call to notify us so we can prepare for your arrival. Call when you arrive so we can take your pet from the car. We will assess and stabilise your pet and then we will call you to discuss the treatment plan and estimate of costs. We may have to keep your pet in the practice or arrange transfer to an out of hours service for overnight care. 

Visiting specialists

We are lucky to work closely with talented specialists in their field to offer expert care to our patients.

Dr Chris Parratt BVSc MRes CertVC CertAVP (ECC) MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon - RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Cardiology and Emergency & Critical Care

Chris originates from Essex, trained in Bristol and lives in Glasgow. He achieved the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Veterinary Cardiology in 2008, and Emergency & Critical Care in 2013. He was awarded a Masters of Research Degree in 2010 from the University of Glasgow. He is the only vet to be recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as an Advanced Practitioner in both Cardiology and Emergency and Critical Care! Chris is available to provide expert investigation and management of pets suffering from heart disease, as well as offering advanced levels of care to critically ill patients when needed. He also has considerable experience with abdominal ultrasonography and spends a great deal of his time performing this.

Services include:


Electrocardiography (ECG)

Thoracic radiography

Abdominal ultrasound


Surgeon on site

Surgeon on Site was founded in 2015 by Richard Coe (RCVS & European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery) to perform advanced surgical procedures in general practice! This has several benefits:

  • Convenience for clients – no need to travel long distances to a referral practice

  • Continuity for our patients – enabling our vets and nurses to see all stages of treatment

  • Short waiting times – waiting list is typically a maximum of 2-3 weeks

Examples of surgeries performed include TPLO (cruciate surgery), medial patella luxation surgery, fracture repair and BOAS surgery!

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