Surgery at Larkmead

April 14, 2023

The Larkmead team is pretty unique in that we have a lot of skills in-house that other vets may need to refer patients to specialist vets for. This usually means better prices and of course the familiarity and care from the Team at Larkmead, particularly for post-op follow up care.

Several of our vets have undergone post-graduate training in specific disciplines and we are fortunate to have clinicians who are RCVS Advanced Practitioners in both surgery and medicine. This means we can offer treatment for more complicated cases than many other practices.

Comprehensive investigations and treatment are possible for a range of conditions including cardiology, dentistry, internal medicine, emergency and critical care, neurology, oncology, soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery.

In order to provide this service, we continuously re-invest in modern diagnostic aids such as ultrasound scanners, endoscopes, X-ray machines and laboratory equipment to give you accurate rapid results. At Didcot we also have a purpose-built Orthopaedic suite.

Should patients need to stay with us for any period, we have separate dog and cat hospitalisation facilities at both our Didcot Park Road and Cholsey branches. Our own vets and nurses provide 24-hour care for any patient admitted to the practice.

Booking your pet in for surgery can feel worrying but we are happy to answer any questions you may have and will explain what you will need to do before and after their procedure.

Should the vet recommend any procedure for your pet, please feel free to ask any questions (including an estimate of costs) – we want you to feel comfortable with what is going to happen and know that we are going to take good care of them whilst they are an in-patient with us.

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