Natterjacks Vets will now be able to treat pets with more complicated medical and surgical cases thanks to the investment in a new endoscopy suite.
The endoscopy suite is part of an ongoing investment programme at the vets in Christchurch Road, following on from the recent creation of an extra consulting room and dedicated dental theatre.
With the Bournemouth practice’s growing client base and need to accommodate a larger veterinary team there are plans to create a first floor extension to the building including a new dedicated feline treatment suite.
Natterjacks also has a branch in Poole where work has started on a state-of-the-art CT scanner facility which will be offered to all local practices for use on an outpatient basis.
Natterjacks clinical director Andy Matthew said: “Endoscopic procedures are a rapidly growing area of veterinary practice due to the advantages over conventional surgery. The £30,000 installation of the endoscopy suite at our Bournemouth practice is taking Natterjacks to the next level in terms of our expertise.
“It now means we have the most advanced endoscopic capabilities of any first opinion veterinary practice in the area and don’t have to refer to a specialist centre.”
Matthew added: “We have an excellent team of vet surgeons at Natterjacks trained to perform endoscopy procedures. The types of surgery we will be carrying out include intestinal biopsies, laparoscopic procedures, bronchial washes and arthroscopic surgery of diseased joints.
“We will also be offering referral endoscopy including arthroscopy for orthopaedic cases so invite practices to get in touch with us.”