Poorly pets are set to gain from vets' £10,000 investment in new technology

A Hartlepool vets has undergone a £10,000 investment in state-of-the-art technology to treat poorly pets.

Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 5:59 pm
Updated Friday, 29th September 2017, 4:23 pm
Clinical Director Angela Holroyd and veterinary nurse Louise Craggs with multi-parameter ECG monitor.
Clinical Director Angela Holroyd and veterinary nurse Louise Craggs with multi-parameter ECG monitor.

Clifton Lodge Veterinary Group will now be able to treat animals using an upgraded ultrasound machine and the latest operating theatre equipment thanks to the investment.

The ultrasound scanner will enable vets to better diagnose cancer, monitor tumours and also detect pregnancy.

Clinical Director Angela Holroyd with the ultrasound scanner.

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The practice in Stockton Road has also invested in a new multi-parameter ECG monitor for its operating theatre, making procedures under general anaesthetic safer as the machine monitors blood pressure, heart rate, carbon dioxide and oxygen levels.

Clifton Lodge Veterinary Group has surgeries in Sedgefield, Billingham and Horden, where routine procedures are carried out, but the majority of operations take place at its large, modern Hartlepool site, where patients can also be hospitalised.

Clinical Director Angela Holroyd said: “We have made significant changes at our Hartlepool practice over the years and really modernised it to provide the best in pet healthcare and treatment.

“The latest investment in the equipment brings a new dimension to the service we can offer.

Clinical Director Angela Holroyd with the ultrasound scanner.

“Clients are going to see a better range of diagnostics and treatments for their pets, while pets will have the benefit of being closely monitored by the latest technology as they undergo treatment.

“The improved facilities will hopefully empower staff and give them confidence as they are able to use state-of-the-art equipment to do their job.

“All the changes have created a great environment to work in.”

The investment in new technology comes after Clifton Lodge joined the VetPartners group.