A veterinary practice founded on the concept of providing exceptional pet care
We strive to be the best we can be. Whether through embracing the latest lifesaving medical techniques or investing in tomorrow’s leading technology, we are committed to maximizing your pet’s quality of life and wellbeing. You can be sure that you’ve found the best care available for your pets – your family members!
Protect your pet against many life-threatening diseases by vaccinating annually. We embrace modern vaccination protocols to ensure that your pet has the protection they need, whilst ensuring we do not vaccinate more often than is necessary.
Vaccinating your pet is one of the easiest ways to help him or her live a long, healthy life. Vaccines works by stimulating the immune system with an antigen, which looks like the disease-causing organism but doesn’t actually cause disease.
This prepares the body to fight invasion by the real disease, so that if your pet is ever exposed to it, the immune system can fight it off completely or reduce the severity of the illness.
Speak to our team for all the benefits of vaccination and the range of vaccinations we offer at an affordable price. We also run monthly offers in case vaccination slipped your mind.
We offer 15-minute appointments as a standard for all consultations, giving you plenty of time to discuss your pet’s healthcare and ask any questions you may have. We are able to provide a range of services during the consultation and are always on hand to see your pet in an emergency if necessary.
In-House Laboratory Tests
Our facility is equipped with an on-site laboratory, allowing us to quickly evaluate and diagnose your pet’s health using tests such as routine faecal screenings, urinalysis, heartworm tests, complete blood counts, pre-surgical screenings, and blood chemistry profiles. Whereas other veterinarians send samples to independent laboratories for analysis, we can perform a variety of tests on-site, with precise results. The earlier you receive your pet’s results, the earlier he or she can get started on your pet’s treatment, increasing the chance of a full and speedy recovery. In a critical situation, our vet can immediately diagnose the problem and work to save your pet’s life within minutes. In addition to testing for the disease in an unwell patient, we also offer screening tests before your pet undergoes an anaesthetic to ensure that we identify any previously unknown problems, helping us to ensure the anaesthetic is as safe as possible.
Radiography & Ultrasound
Radiography (x-ray) and ultrasound are important diagnostic tools in veterinary medicine.
Our hospital uses the advanced technology of digital radiology to examine your furry friend internal organs along with their cardiopulmonary, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and urinary systems. The benefits of digital radiology compared to traditional film x-rays include a higher image quality, making it easier for our veterinarians to interpret. These digital images are available instantly, allowing for a faster and highly accurate diagnosis.
We use digital x-rays to:
- Find foreign objects or materials within the body that may have been ingested
- Diagnose fractures, bone and/or joint abnormalities, and various injuries
- Screen for abnormalities within the heart, lungs, urinary, and digestive organs
- Screen for some types of cancer
We have invested in a state of art Ultrasound machine so that we can offer you the best service. Ultrasound provides an even more detailed image of the internal organs, allowing our vet to assess the health of the heart, bladder, kidneys, spleen, lymph nodes, liver and can help us to identify and locate conditions such as tumours, cysts, stones, and inflammation. Ultrasound is also used to monitor pregnancies. Our vets use a combination of radiography and ultrasound in order to diagnose medical conditions with the greatest accuracy.
Dental care is one of the most important aspects of your pet’s overall health. Just as we take good care of our teeth, our pets need proper dental care to maintain a healthy mouth. When dental care is neglected, pets develop gum disease, also called periodontal disease. Gum disease can be very painful and even cause teeth to fall out. We will design a dental treatment plan that will include teeth cleaning, scaling and polishing, tooth extractions and minor oral surgeries.
At Stokewood Vets we understand that the thought of your pet undergoing surgery can be stressful or even scary. That’s why we take every precaution to maximize your pet’s safety.
Before performing any procedure, we complete a comprehensive physical exam and pre-anaesthetic blood work to confirm the anaesthesia will be safe for your pet. During surgery, we use complete, advanced surgical monitoring to ensure that your pet is safe throughout the entire procedure.
A Registered Veterinary nurse will be assigned to continuously monitor your pet’s vitals, including heart rate, respiratory rate, and body temperature. Following surgery, we will manage postoperative pain through continued examinations and the appropriate pain medication.
All of our theatres are fully-equipped to allow our veterinary surgeons to perform your pet’s operation, each with suitable monitoring equipment to ensure your pet’s anaesthetic is as safe as possible. We invest regularly in continuing education for our veterinary surgeons to ensure they are familiar with the latest techniques.
We perform a wide range of surgeries including:
- Spay & Neuter
- Fracture Repair
- Cruciate Ligament Repair
- Soft Tissue Surgery
- Foreign Body Removal
- Organ Biopsy
- Tumor Removal & Histopathology
Please contact us if you have questions about our surgical offerings or would like to schedule a consultation with a veterinarian.
We are pet owners ourselves, we know that the thought of losing a beloved pet is enough to make one anxious. We hope to minimize the risk of pet loss by recommending microchip identification for all our patients.
Microchipping is a simple, painless procedure that protects against permanent pet loss. The microchip, about the size of a grain of rice, is encoded with your contact information and implanted underneath the pet’s skin in the same way a vaccine is administered.
Should your pet ever be lost, veterinary clinics and animal shelters across the country are equipped with special scanners that can read the information stored in a microchip and make sure your pet is returned safely to you. We highly recommend microchipping as a safe, simple, and effective way to prevent pet loss.
Should your new arrival be too young to start their vaccinations, feel free to book a free kitten or puppy check with one of our veterinary surgeons.
Our nursing team play a central role in the care that we provide you and your pet. In addition to assisting our veterinary surgeons in providing care for your pet, they are also able to answer questions for you directly and provide a range of nurse-led services such as puppy classes, weight management clinics and senior pet care consultations.
Speak to our receptionists for details of classes and clinics available.
People tend to think it’s only older pets that get ill and therefore younger pets don’t need pet insurance but we know from the patients we see each day that that is not the case. In fact, the younger your pet is when you insure them the better as it means you are less likely to have any existing conditions, which may not be covered by the policy and you can then receive more help covering the cost of any future treatment your pet needs.
We offer a pet passport service at all of our practices to enable you to travel to many countries around the world with your pet. There are a number of requirements that must be met before travel, so we recommend getting in touch with us as early as possible if you might need your pet to travel abroad.
We prioritize preventative health care. Wellness care is important for every animal, from dogs and cats, to birds and exotic pets. We recommend annual wellness visits for all pets, and biannual visits for our senior companions because they are more prone to illness.
Through preventative measures such as vaccines, parasite control, and routine wellness visits, we are able to minimize the risk of many pet diseases. The foundation to your pet’s wellness visit is a thorough physical examination. We will inspect your pet from nose-to-tail, looking for anything out of the ordinary. He or she will listen to heart and lungs, inspect inside the ears, examine the eyes, feel the body for lumps and bumps, check your pet’s vital signs, and record your pet’s weight.
For healthy pets, physical exams help establish a baseline for your pet’s health. If signs of illness or injury are ever detected, your veterinarian will suggest the appropriate tests to run to diagnose the condition. The earlier a medical condition is discovered and diagnosed, the earlier our doctors can get started on its treatment, greatly increasing your pet’s chance of recovery and reducing medical costs
In the event that anything about your pet’s condition seems atypical, it’s usually best to bring him or her in for a visit with one of our vets. The challenge in diagnosing pets is that they cannot tell us how they are feeling. It takes special medical tools to reach an accurate diagnosis so that your pet can be treated safely and effectively.
We use modern diagnostic technology to pinpoint the source of your pet’s symptoms quickly and accurately. Once we have diagnosed a condition, we can get started on the proper treatment right away, so that your pet will be feeling his or her best as soon as possible.
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Our friendly, helpful staff are available throughout the day, ready to offer advice and information on all manner of topics related to your pet. We have a strong ethos of going above and beyond for the welfare of people’s animals.