Hunters Bar and Dronfield Veterinary Surgery both have fully equipped preparation and operating theatres with modern and up to date anaesthetic systems and monitoring equipment. Dronfield has been kitted out and routine operations and dentals can be performed there. Our Hunters Bar surgery is available for both routine and more complex surgeries.
Facilities at Hunters Bar
- Digital X-ray facilities.
- In-house laboratory for blood and urine tests.
- Dental machine with an ultrasonic scaler and polisher.
- Separate dog and cat wards.
- Pulse oximeter.
- Infusion pumps.
- X-ray processor.
- Blood pressure monitor.
Nursing clinics are run from Monday through to Saturday. The nurses are here to help and advise you on your pet’s general healthcare and well-being. They can give very beneficial advice on a variety of healthcare issues.
We provide comprehensive services to the wide range of pets we see on a daily basis. After your initial consultation your pet may be admitted to hospital for one or more of the following diagnostic or therapeutic procedures:
Serious medical conditions such as severe vomiting and diarrhoea, kidney failure, diabetes, pancreatitis and liver failure will frequently require blood tests, urine examination and possible X-ray or ultrasound exam for diagnosis. In-hospital treatment including intravenous fluids and other medications are usually required to support the function of vital organs whilst the underlying condition is treated. We have an in-house laboratory analyser which we can use to evaluate a wide variety of organ functions as well as routine blood profiles. For more complex tests we use an external laboratory where results are usually returned within 24 hours.
We perform routine neutering procedures on many domestic pets. We also carry out soft tissue surgical procedures from the removal of small lumps and warts to the removal of invasive cancers. Abdominal surgery such as the removal of foreign bodies like stones, balls and some other surprising objects from the stomach and intestines is not uncommon. We also carry out orthopaedic procedures like repairing ruptured crucial ligaments and fixing many uncomplicated bone fractures.
Our X-ray suite is on hand to take radiographs for the early diagnosis of a variety of problems. These may include fractured bones, osteoarthritis, intestinal obstructions or masses and heart or lung problems. Sedation or anaesthesia is normally required to perform these procedures. We also have experience in taking X-rays to submit to the BVA for hip and elbow scoring for dog breeders.
High quality ultrasound
Our ultrasound machine aids in the diagnosis of various diseases such as abdominal masses or heart and chest problems. We can also scan your cat or dog to see if she is pregnant.