Our veterinary consultations are by appointment, to reduce waiting times and stress for our patients.
Our consultations are longer than many veterinary surgeries. This extra time is to allow for a full and thorough examination of your pet. Pets receiving an initial vaccination or booster will always receive a full veterinary health check beforehand. For birds and reptiles, we recommend allowing 30 minutes for your initial consult.
The team are here to help you and your pet so please bring up any concerns you may have.
To book an appointment for consultation, please call us on 020 8293 6580 or click here to book online.
We believe microchipping is part of responsible pet ownership.
Since 6th April 2016, it has been compulsory to have your dog microchipped in the UK.
Microchips have been present worldwide for over twenty years now, and it is a widely accepted practice to chip your pet as the sole means of identification. It will take only minutes to administer and log your pet onto the database. You might as well use this useful piece of technology for the peace of mind that you get from knowing your pet will be reunited with you, should they get lost.
What is a Microchip?
A microchip is a very small radio frequency identification transponder, the size of a grain of rice, which is surrounded in an inert sterile glass capsule.
Why does my pet need a Microchip?
Microchips not only handy for lost and found animals but, also essential for pet passports as they will accurately match the pet to their official paperwork.The chips themselves cannot be removed easily, unless by surgical intervention, so it makes it a sure-fire way of identification. Cats in particular can also use the chip to access newer cat flaps, which read the chip to allow the flap to open, enabling only your cat to enter your home.
Our friendly and caring nursing team are always available for advice and also offer various clinics for every aspect of your pet's health and needs.
- Weight checks
- Dental care and advice
- New pet care
- Senior pet clinics
- Administering parasite control
- Nail clipping
- Post-operative check-ups
Nurse clinics are available throughout the day and are on an appointment basis. Please contact the clinic if you would like to book your pet in.
It is not always easy to diagnose internal diseases; however, with the latest technology we have at the Barrier Animal Care Clinic, we can achieve a much higher percentage of diagnostic images on the first attempt. This improves our chances of making a diagnosis, which is safer for both of our patients and staff.
Our Facilities Include:
- Radiography (X-rays): x-rays are used for skeletal, thoracic and abdominal imaging amongst many other uses. With our digital processor, we can send images to specialists for reviewing and the BVA/KC Hip and Elbow Dysplasia Scheme.
- Ultrasonography: This allows us to visualise internal structures such as the heart, bladder, liver and kidneys. Based on these images, we can use minimally invasive techniques to collect samples for further analysis. We can also provide pregnancy diagnosis.
- Endoscopy: Both rigid and flexible endoscopies are of particular use for visualising and taking samples from the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems.
- Laboratory: Our laboratory services include blood biochemistry (including pre-anaesthetic screening), haematology and urinalysis. We also work closely with certified, external laboratories (IDEXX and Pinmoore) to provide an extended range of diagnostic tests using an overnight courier service.
We are happy to offer home visits when necessary.
As we are limited to what equipment can be brought to your home, the examination may not be as thorough as we would normally like. Some pets are more difficult to handle at home as they are protecting you. We will gladly discuss this with you when we make your appointment.
In emergency cases, we would always recommend the pet is brought to the clinic, where equipment and staff are immediately available.
There is an extra charge for home visits due to the time involved and we need early notification to arrange a suitable appointment.
To book a house visit, please contact us on 020 8293 6580.
Travelling with your pet is not as difficult as it seems! We offer a step-by-step guide to achieving the criteria required.
We will also advise you on what precautions you need to taken while travelling, to protect against tropical diseases.
You can contact the surgery to discuss details of preparing your pet to travel abroad.