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Admissions and Inpatients

E.C. Straiton & Partners' complete health care for all types of companion animal

It is important that our advice is followed to help ensure surgical procedures go ahead whilst minimizing any risks or concerns. If you have any questions at all regarding your pet’s care please do contact the surgery.

Prior to surgery:

  • Cats, dogs and ferrets should be starved from 8pm the night before the procedure. Water can be left down and taken up the morning of the operation.
     
  • Rabbits and ‘small furries’ should have food and water left down at all times.
     
  • On the day of the surgery please make sure your pet is at the clinic between 7.30am and 8.00am for admission by a nurse.
     
  • If your pet is on medication please ensure you follow the instructions provided by the vet at the pre-anaesthetic check.
     
  • Please make sure your pet has been to the toilet prior to admission.
     
  • Please do not leave your own lead and make sure any pet carriers are clearly named to avoid any property being misplaced.
     

Following the operation:

  • We ask owners to phone at lunchtime to enquire what time their pet can go home but usually any time after 2pm is common.
     
  • You will be given full discharge instructions by a nurse on collection, but expect your pet to drowsy following the anaesthetic.
     
  • Pets are required to return 10-14 days later for the stitches to be removed with a nurse.
     

Inpatients

Whilst under our care a qualified veterinary nurse will be supervising your pet 24/7, with assistance from student veterinary nurses and veterinary care assistants. This team of caring professionals provide round the clock monitoring, care and attention fro all of our inpatients. 

Ward rounds are between 8:30 and 9:00am when your pet will be checked and a treatment plan for the day will be decided. A nurse or your treating vet will call with an update following this.
 

Visiting your pet

If you would like to visit your pet in the hospital please call in advance and speak to one of the staff, visiting hours are generally:

  • Mon-Fri: 10:00 – 11:00, 14:00- 16:00, 17:00 – 18:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 – 11:00, 14:00 – 16:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 – 11:00

News

16th December 2019
Christmas and New Year Opening Hours Please find below our opening hours over the festive period:   Saturday 21st Dec                           Walk-in Clinic 12pm - 2pm Saturday 22nd Dec                          Closed – Emergency Cover Only Monday 23rd Dec                             8:30am – 7pm Tuesday 24th Dec                            8:20am – 4pm Wednesday 25th Dec                     Closed – Emergency cover only (additional charge) Thursday 26th Dec                          Boxing Day 11am-1pm (additional charge) Friday 27th Dec                                8:30am – 7pm Saturday 28th Dec                           Walk-in clinic 12pm - 2pm Sunday 29th Dec                             Closed – Emergency Cover only Monday 20th Dec                             8:30am – 7pm Tuesday 21st Dec                            8:30am – 4pm Wednesday 1st Jan                        11am – 1pm Thursday 2nd Jan                            8:30am – 7pm   As always, we are open 24 hours for emergency calls... Read more >
15th August 2019
Miracle inpatients HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY TIZER! Tizer is one of our miracle inpatients and yesterday he came for his annual booster and check up on his 6th birthday! This handsome pup first came to see Harris on the 1st Feb, and after 19 days of hospitalisation, very intensive nursing care and treatment, he made it out the other side and is looking absolutely fabulous! He has treatment for his skin condition and hypothyroidism and is doing really well clinically... Read more >
14th August 2019
Congratulations Kim! The BIGGEST congratulations to our student nurse Kim! Kim received the results of her final exams last week and is officially a Qualified Veterinary Nurse and we could not be prouder! Kim has worked really hard to achieve her qualification and will continue at the practice as an RVN! You will see her rocking her greens in style... Read more >
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