Our mission is to work with referring vets to provide accessible, state-of-the-art, compassionate specialist care for patients.
We have a large multi-disciplinary team of recognised veterinary specialists. This is especially valuable in more complex cases where several body systems may be involved, requiring input from more than one specialist discipline. All disciplines are overseen by recognised specialists in their fields who have trained in a variety of locations around the world, bringing together a wealth of knowledge and experience.
We have separate, air-conditioned dog and cat wards. These are staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by qualified veterinary nurses and interns. Our interns, who usually have one or two years' experience in private practice before joining us, are on-site 24 hours a day to support the nursing and specialist teams. Our phones are answered around the clock and priority is always given to emergency cases.
We cannot guarantee that surgery will be free of complications, however we are so confident of our low complication rate that, for certain procedures, we can guarantee that we will treat all complications relating directly to the procedure free of charge. TPLOs are guaranteed in this way for 12 months and total hip replacements are guaranteed for life if the client returns to us annually for re-examination and radiographs.
Advanced diagnostic imaging
SCVS has some of the most advanced diagnostic facilities in the UK, including;
- 1.5 Tesla Hallmarq MR scanner
- Siemens Somatom Perspective CT scanner, including cardiac gating software
- Two ultrasound suites with a Samsung RS80 Evo and Samsung RS-80 with prestige
- Two radiography units: Direct digital radiography suite (Philips Digital Diagnostic ceiling mounted X-ray tube working with Canon CXDI) and a portable Fuji FDR NanoX-ray machine
- Two fluoroscopy units Philips BV Pulsera 9” mobile C-arm predominantly used for interventional radiology (in conjunction with our Medicine and Cardiology departments), and a Hologic Insight 2 Mini C-arm, used by the Orthopaedic surgery team
More importantly, interpretation is performed by our on-site diagnostic imaging specialists who work closely with all our referral services.