Routine and Preventative Procedures:
Flea and worming advice
Cat, dog and rabbit neutering
Pet Cremation - including individual cremation on request
This is the study of the heart. Our ultrasound
machine enables us to look at the heart's internal structure and function. We also have a X-ray machine to visualise the
size of the heart and surrounding structures. This means we can diagnose a range of common heart problems.
Good oral hygiene is imperitive not just in humans but in dogs and cats too. At McGettigans we have all the equipment
needed for cat and dog dental treatments from a routine scale and polish to tooth extractions. Making
sure your pet only has clean healthy teeth can make a huge difference to their welfare.
This is the study of the skin. There are many different skin diseases and we have in-house facilities
to do a range of dermatological tests. This means we can give you results almost straight away. If there is a lesion that
we are unable to identify we can perform a biopsy to send to a specialised labratory for analysis.
Endocrinology is the study of hormones. Hormones can affect different organs all over the body to produce signs such as
lethargy, weight gain or loss and excessive drinking or eating. To diagnose endrocrinological disorders blood tests are
often needed, which are sent off to specialist laboratories for analysis.
of the digestive system often cause signs such as retching, vomiting or diahorrea. Whilst many resolve with
simple treatments and a bland diet, these can be complicated diseases in which may require in house ultrasound or X-ray examination.
This is the study of the nervous system, including the brain, spine and peripheral
nerves. Some neurological conditions can be diagnosed from physical examination or radiography. However others require
magnetic resonance imaging, better known as MRI. These machines are only available in specialist practices but we will
happily arrange referral for you if needed.
Oncology is the study of cancer. Masses
may be identified manually, on ultrasound or X-ray, or through surgery. We can perform a biopsy of any mass to send away for
professional grading and staging. This will enable us to create a treatment plan individually tailored to your pet's requirements.
This is the study of the eye. The ophthalmoscopes in our consult rooms
allow us to examine the complex structures of the outer and inner eye.
Orthopaedics (including on-site
services of orthopaedic surgery certificate holder):
Orthopaedics is the study of bones and joints. It includes
fracture fixation, ligament repairs, and developmental abnormalities.
Soft Tissue Surgery:
includes lump removals, stitching-up wounds, caesarean sections, correcting twisted intestines and removing foreign bodies,
in addition to routine neuterings.
This is the study of the urinary system. This is usually
visualised at the practice using ultrasound. We will also do a urinalysis to measure the amount of glucose,
protiens and other things in your pets urine. Your pet drinking more may be an indication of urinary, hormonal or