Our Practice

Here at The Ardmore Vet, we base all treatments on ‘what should be done’ rather than ‘what can be done’ and we employ a simple standard of ‘what would I do if this was my pet and my family’.

We pride ourselves on treating your pet as a member of your family and, whilst we are primarily an advocate for your pet and the prevention of suffering, we will endeavour to guide you through, sometimes, difficult decisions.

 

THE BASICS
  • The Ardmore Vet is small animal veterinary clinic.

  • Opening times 8.00am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday. 9.00am – 12noon Saturday.

  • Consultations are by appointment.

  • Referral to specialists in medicine/surgery will be made when appropriate and after full discussion of options and possible outcome.

  • Wildlife will be given first aid and referred to the specialist rescue group.

  • April Jones is registered with MAF for export certification.

 

IT'S ABOUT PROMOTING HEALTH

  • A ‘wellness clinic – routine health checks are encouraged rather than waiting for disease to become obvious.

  • Combining ‘In House’ blood testing and outside laboratories will keep the costs down but maintain accuracy of results and access to specialist pathologists.

  • By testing and making appropriate changes your pet’s life can be extended, enhanced and actually SAVE you money in veterinary fees!

E.G. A cat may be detected as diabetic up to 3 years before clinical signs are obvious. A simple change in diet may totally prevent the full blown disease and difficult and expensive treatment with insulin injections and daily urine collection totally avoided.

 

IT'S ABOUT PROMOTING INNOVATION

  • Employing the latest radiographic technology with a new high frequency multistep X-ray machine.

  • The quality of radiography will be further enhanced by the use of ‘state of the art’ digital imaging.

  • The cost of obtaining images will far less.

  • Radiographs may be taken at the time of the consultation removing the need for a further visit and reducing the time between the onset of the problem and treatment.

  • Improved technology will revolutionise the treatment of critical and emergency cases.



IT'S ABOUT PROMOTING CARE

  • Separate surgical areas for sterile work (e.g spays, neuters etc ) and non-sterile work (e.g. teeth cleaning, grooming etc ).

  • Surgical and kennel areas have been designed to allow constant observation during and after surgery.



IT'S ABOUT PROMOTING EFFICIENCY

  • Fully computerised with the ‘Jupiter – Voyager’ system imported from the UK.

  • Staff to spend less time on office matters and more time with you and your pet.

  • The system can generate reminders for you on any matter – vaccinations, repeat injections for allergies, or even that ‘Fluffy’s or ‘Fido’s birthday is next week!

  • Mobile texting --- to remind you of appointments/surgeries you have booked. Sent the day before, this will also serve to remind you not feed Fluffy/Fido breakfast on the morning of the operation!

Whilst the best equipment and facilities all aid the veterinarian to provide quality care I believe it is the approach to you and your pet that dictates the real quality of the clinic.

I will always take the time to discuss treatment options. Making decisions at a stressful time when your pet may be very unwell can feel overwhelming. Recent advances in medicine and surgery can make decision-making even more difficult. There are so many factors involved including cost, time commitment and sometimes conflict of wishes between family members.

I very much look forward to serving as your veterinarian for years to come.