We have a sterile operating theatre at Bridge Street vets. We are able to offer a range of surgery to include routine Neutering, Lump Removals, to the more advanced surgery such as laparotomy surgery.
These procedures normally take place Monday- Friday with an admission appointment in the morning of the procedure. We are normally able return patients home the same day.
All of our staff are very passionate about using the most up-to date anaesthetic protocols and medication. Which ensures that we are able to adapt and use the most suitable medication for your pet. All patients are monitored though out the operation and rececovery period.
In most routine surgerys sutures are within the skin allowing them to disolve when the tissues have healed, this also minimises the risk of patients chewing out there sutures during the post operative phase. Patients depending on the procedure can also be sent home with medication, and are checked over with a vet or nurse 3-5 days after an operation.
We are very lucky to have a large dog ward to include a walk in kennel for very large patients, and also a separate cattery.
We have a large grass area outside to enable us to exercise and toliet any canine patients we have in with us.
We also have an isolation unit to hospitalise short term any potentally infectious patients.
We are able to hospitalise patients on a week night if needed although we do not have a member of staff on site over night but we preform regular checks as frequently as we feel the patient needs.
Within our digital imaging suite we have the ability to preform both digital radiographs which give us the ability to image both bones and soft tissue.
We also have a ultrasound machine which allows us to image soft tissues, and also preform pregnancy scans on pregnant patients.
Some patients require long term medication, we are able to re-prescribe medications provided we have performed a medication check within the last 3 months.
This is to ensure that the patient is still deemed suitable for the medication and also allows the vets to assess the effectiveness of the medication for the case and change medication or dose if needed.
If your pet has an emergency during surgery hours, please telephone the practice immediately and we will ensure that you're offered an appointment on a priority basis. Please make it clear that the matter is not routine, and we will do our utmost to attend to you at the earliest opportunity.
Outside of normal hours we run 24-hour service 365 days a year from our neighbouring practice Priory Vets in Bridlington. However, occasionally this may be a clinic in Scarborough, or Hull (whichever is more convenient for you). Telephone as normal and you will hear a message giving the contact details of the vet on duty. The on-call vet can discuss urgent and emergency conditions and arrange to see the patient where needed.
Bad breath is not normal and can not only be due to tartar build up, but this can also cause damage to other organs too.
We as a practice encourage good dental hygiene, were intervention is needed we can induce anaesthesia and clean any tartar from teeth and remove teeth should root exposure be present.
With our feline patients it is a little harder to examine teeth at home however if your pet is dropping food from their mouth, their breath has a pungent odour or they are struggling to eat their food and look painful this is definitely the time for us to check their teeth!
Cat Friendly Clinic
We are excited to announce that as of June 2021, Bridge Street Vets have been accredited as a Silver ISFM Cat Friendly Clinic!
At our clinic, we aim to make your cat’s visit as stress-free as possible and create an experience for them that feels calm and safe.
We have a separate waiting area for cats, with a raised area for their basket. Not being placed on the floor helps them feel less anxious. We also have diffusers releasing feline friendly essential oils in our ‘cat corner’ to help settle them, especially after a potentially stressful journey here.
Our consultations times are a minimum of 15 minutes, allowing time for gentle handling with a thorough examination.
We have a separate cat ward, well distanced from our dog kennels, where cats are unable to see each which helps them feel less threatened. Cats in our care have special hides in their kennel so they have the option to perch and hide!
All our vets and nurses are well educated in the safe handling of cats and we actively seek to decrease their stress and promote cat welfare.