Equipment and facilities

  • Orthopaedics – we perform a wide range of specialist orthopaedic procedures at both of our sites. We welcome referrals of patients from other practices and regularly see patients for treatment of a wide range of conditions including cruciate ligament disease, elbow dysplasia, growth abnormalities and fractures. Our facilities mean that we are able to offer world-class treatments that are usually only available at more distant specialist centres. See here for x-rays and photos of a few case examples.
    • Advanced diagnostic facilities including CT scans and video arthroscopy
    • The latest technology and implants from manufacturers such Kyon, Evolox and Securos to maximise outcomes and reduce complications
    • A combination of surgical, regenerative and rehabilitative approaches to increase long-term success rates
    • Innovation and research to explore new treatment methods and push the boundaries of veterinary medicine
  • Regenerative medicine  – Natterjacks are proud to be at the forefront of regenerative medicine utilising the body’s own powers to assist healing and cure a number of diseases without drugs. These include:

Laser treatment – therapeutic K-laser therapy to speed healing after surgery, aid recovery from various injuries and manage pain by a process known as ‘photobiostimulation’ – read here about this exciting new technology that is now available at Natterjacks

Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC) therapy – exciting new advance in the treatment of many diseases which involves culturing omnipotent stem cells derived from your patient and then implanting them in damaged tissues . Read more about the procedure with our owner information leaflet –  procedure

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) – another exciting new regenerative technique to help speed healing from injury and manage chronic diseases like arthritis.  PRP concentrates growth factors from the blood and stimulates stem cells.  See here for more about this technique.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Gel injections – Hyaluronate is a natural component of cartilage and joint fluid which is deficient in arthritic joints.  Injecting it directly into affected joints into reduces pain and improves joint function by increasing lubrication (viscosupplementation) and providing nutrition to damaged areas of cartilage. See here for more.

Cartilage repair injections (Pentosan polysulphate) – administered painlessly subcutaneously to stimulate repair of damaged cartilage and improve the quality of joint fluid, this natural product derived from tree bark is finding a whole new range of exciting applications including management of arthritis, spinal disease, joint injuries and bladder problems.  We have lots of patients who receive these injections regularly with great success and zero side effects.  Visit this website for more information and read this summary of the main points.

Immunotherapy – advanced treatment for a wide range of allergies which works by injecting small amounts of whatever your pet is allergic to and ‘desensitise’ the immune system – see here.

  • CT scanner – See our dedicated page about this ground breaking facility at our Poole surgery
  • Dermatology/skin disease – the most advanced allergy testing and immunotherapy protocols currently available in conjunction with specialist diagnostic facilities and treatments
  • X-Rays – the latest digital technology to enable speedy, accurate diagnoses
  • Dentistry – advanced diagnostic and surgical facilities to deal with all dental problems, a major cause of pain and illness.
  • Endoscopy – cameras to look deep inside your pet without surgery
  • Blood testing – we have the most advanced in-house biochemistry and haematology machines available meaning that potentially life-saving results can be obtained within minutes – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Allergy testing – sophisticated blood testing to  accurately diagnose all types of allergies ranging from foodstuffs to environmental factors such as pollen and even people!
  • Vaccine titre testing  – in house testing to check effectiveness of puppy vaccinations and assess need for booster vaccination.
  • Cardiology – specialised equipment to help diagnose and manage heart disease
  • Electrosurgery – highly sophisticated surgery to improve recovery times
  • Cryosurgery – targeted liquid nitrogen therapy to remove small growths and lesions
  • Chemotherapy – a variety of modern low risk treatments available to deal with a range of animal cancers
  • Exotics –  experience and hospital facilities to deal with many exotic species including reptiles, birds and small mammals

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