We offer a full range of operations for pets, from routine neutering and lump removals to advanced soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures, including fracture fixation and cruciate surgery. We recommend the neutering of all young cats, dogs, rabbits and ferrets, for health and welfare reasons - see our owner information sheet here.
At Broad Lane Vets, we do not operate on a conveyer-belt type system. Whether undergoing a routine or more complex procedure, we will treat your pet as an individual during their stay with us. Our fully-qualified, experienced Vets and Nurses will take the time to properly care for your pet, from admittance to the time they go home with you.
All operations are carried out to the highest standards at our main Broad Lane Site. If you live nearer one of our other sites and are unable to travel to Broad Lane, we can arrange to transfer your pet in our Animal Ambulance at no extra cost.
Your pet will be admitted by the operating Veterinary Surgeon on the morning of their procedure. They will check your pet, explain the procedure to be carried out, and address any queries or concerns you may have at this time. To ensure your pet’s health, pre-anaesthetic blood tests may be advised, especially for older patients. These can be processed in our on-site laboratory, giving rapid results.
We use safe, modern anaesthetic agents and techniques, similar to those you would receive yourself in a human hospital. We operate strict standards of cleanliness and sterilisation in our theatres. Fully-qualified Veterinary Nurses assist our Vets in monitoring your pet's anaesthetic, and electronic monitoring devices are used as standard to improve your pet's safety. Pain relief is routinely given to every patient, and our kennels provide a comfortable recovery for your pet. Full post-operative care instructions will be given both verbally and in writing when you collect your pet. Routine post-operative consultations are included in the cost of your pet’s procedure. Suture removal is also provided free of charge.
See our "What happens when my pet has an operation/procedure?" leaflet here.