When further investigation is needed…
Here at Brentknoll we feel pets should have access to the incredible diagnostic tools accessible to humans, so we’ve invested in a range of the latest advanced equipment and facilities to help us pinpoint exactly what’s wrong with your pet – and recommend the very best treatment as quickly as possible.
Our on site facilities include:
X-Rays – taken in-house using our digital X-ray machine, images are instant and attached to your pet’s records. Our up-to-date x-ray suite is clean, modern and available 24 hours a day.
Doppler Scanner – our state of the art Doppler scanner analyses precisely what’s going on with blood flow through the heart, it is used extensively in our cardiology referral clinics.
CT Scanner – our powerful 64 slice Toshiba Aquillon CT (computerised tomography) scanner, is the only scanner in Worcestershire and one of only a few high spec machines in the UK. More conclusive than an X-ray or Ultrasound, it offers revolutionary advantages in our level of care.
Blood tests – our very own in-house lab means obtaining results is quick and easy, and when more detailed analysis is needed, our external lab is on call with further extensive testing facilities.
Ultrasound – not just used for pregnant pets, it’s often used for investigation into many difficult cases including unexplained weight loss, chronic vomiting and diarrhoea, suspected pancreatitis, tumour staging and porto systemic shunts
ECG – An electrocardiogram (ECG) measures the electrical activity of your pet’s heart, and shows whether or not it’s working normally.
Endoscopy – this nonsurgical procedure is used to examine an animals digestive tract. Using an endoscope, a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it, the vet can view pictures of the digestive tract on a monitor.
More options, more treatments – more success stories
The latest facilities have transformed veterinary medicine, investigation and treatments – and the options available today are far more sophisticated than only a short while ago.
It’s all wonderful news for you and your beloved pets. Now, it’s so much easier for us to find out what the real problem is – and treat it effectively.
We’ll always recommend what we believe is the very best treatment for your pet, taking into account his or her medical history, general fitness, age and sometimes even personality.
Every pet and every client is individual – we just don’t believe that “one size fits all” – and we’ll always suggest what we think is best for you and your pet.
We’ll talk you through the options – for investigation and tests, as well as treatments – and the pros and cons of any alternatives.