New Priory Vets Brighton has an extensive range of cutting edge equipment to help provide your pets the very best care.
Our 16-slice CT scanner is valuable in diagnosing problems in the chest, abdomen, head and joints where it offers many advantages over traditional x-rays. CT is a very sophisticated x-ray scanner that allows picture "slices" through the body that can be reassembled into three-dimensional images with incredible levels of detail. Here at New Priory Vets Brighton, we are the only vets in Sussex to have this cutting edge human medicine technology.
We have a full in house laboratory, allowing us to run a wide variety of blood tests immediately, any time of the day or night. These tests range from routine pre operative health assessments, to more specialist assessment of oxygen levels, heart damage and blood clotting tests.
Laparoscopy or "keyhole surgery" involves using a tiny camera to look inside the body and perform surgical procedures. We are one of a few vets able to perform this procedure for spaying dogs, removing abdominal testicles and other exploratory procedures without the need for a large incision. Surgery is quicker less painful with less trauma, smaller wounds and quicker recovery for your pet.
We are able to use endoscopy to examine an animals gastrointestinal tract, oesophagus, stomach and small and large intestine. Endoscopy is useful for taking diagnostic samples from the gut without surgery, particularly in cases of chronic vomiting or diarrhoea.
Bronchoscopy and rhinoscopy.
We use these techniques to examine the airway with tiny flexible cameras to help clarify the causes of coughing, sneezing and nasal discharge or bleeding. We often take samples to clarify airway disease being able to see improves the diagnostic accuracy of biopsy samples. We can sometimes remove objects trapped within the airway.
ECG and Holter ECG
ECG allows interpretation of heart rhythm abnormalities. We have a number of ways of assessing this including Holter ECG which allows patients to return home and be monitored in the home environment and monitoring of critically unwell patients "at the bed side".
Both sites have access to the equipment required to measure blood pressure, important to monitor in older animals and those with heart and kidney disease
We have separate isolation facilities at the Brighton Hospital for patients who may be infectious particularly those with cough and diarrhoea.
Separate dog and cat wards