Anesthesia and Surgery
Modern surgical and anesthetic facility & equipment
At Veterinary Clinic the Wetering we have the most advanced anesthetic equipment available for your pet. For all procedures we use a fitting anesthesia, this may be a general anesthesia or a local anesthesia, and it may also vary if your pet is a healthy young animal or if we are dealing with an elderly patient with underlying medical history.
Depending on the type of anesthesia we will use different medications. If your pets needs general anesthesia we will always give extra oxygen, depending on the length of the procedure we can add anesthetic gas (Isoflurane) to the oxygen. In all cases we monitor your pet carefully to ensure their safety and provide the most comfortable experience. There is always a veterinary technician who closely monitors the anesthesia during procedures, regardless if it is a routine or more advanced surgery.
In house laboratory
In house Laboratory
In our in house laboratory we can do most routine bloodwork. With these tests we can look at the function of several organs like the kidneys and liver. The tests that we cannot run in house are sent to an external lab, the blood is sent overnight and the results come in by e-mail in short order. Below you will find an overview of our in house laboratory possibilities.
Measures the amount of red and white bloodcells and the different types of cells, this can show us if your pet is anemic or suffering from an infection.
Doppler blood pressure monitors are available to monitor your pets blood pressure, this is especially relevant for elderly cats. A blood pressure measurement can be done during consultations.
To see if your animal may be pregnant it is possible to do an obstetric ultrasound with our own equipment. This type of ultrasound can be made from day 28 of the pregnancy, it is not possible to see the exact number of kittens or pups on an
ultrasound. If you do want to know the number of kittens or pups we can take an x-ray after day 47-52 of the pregnancy ( in large breed dogs it may be easier to take the x-ray a few days earlier).
An ECG (electrocardiogram) is made when monitoring surgical patients. It is also used for diagnosing heart problems in dogs and cats. An ECG measures the rate and electrical conduction of the heart without any discomfort to your pet. The ECG’s that are made in case of heart problems are sent to a cardiology specialist for interpretation.
At our clinic we are able to provide intensive care for your pet. We have an oxygen chambre which allows us to administrate oxygen without stress to the patient. We have a full selection of products for fluid resuscitation of critical patients, and have infusion pumps to administer fluids accurately.
In our hospitalization room there is space for 1 dog and 3-5 cats. In all the cages soft bedding, different types of feeding bowls, a cat litterbox and different resting areas are provided. It is possible to place extra heating mats in the cages or heating lamps.
There may be different reasons for admitting your pet to our clinic, some examples are:
- In case of anorexia
- If you are not able to give certain medications at home
- If your pet needs i.v. rehydration
During hospitalisation your pet is monitored closely by our dedicated veterinary nurses, when needed the veterinarians can be allerted immediatley to give your pet any extra medical attention.
If your pet has to be hospitalised with us for some time you are welcome to come and visit. Our nurses will be able to advise on suitable visiting times each day.
Our X-ray machines provide excellent quality images, they are used to detect a variety of problems including arthritis, tumors, lung abnormalities, fractures and bladder and kidney stones.
One of the most common and valuable medical diagnostic tools is radiography or x-rays. X-rays are highly useful for screening areas of the body that have contrasting tissue densities or when evaluating solid tissues. Our hospital is equipped to perform routine radiology services to identify many types of illness or injury when pets are sick or suffer a trauma. The x-rays are developed in a full automatic machine that makes sure they are always of good quality and can be developed immediately, giving us the results in a matter of minutes after taking the x-ray.
Digital Dental X-ray
For dental procedures we now have a digital dental x-ray unit. During dental procedures it may be necessary to take x-rays of teeth or molars. Problems regarding the roots and non-surface tooth disease can be detected this way, as well as any problems regarding retained roots.
Normal x-ray equipment does not give de details necessary to identify these problems. With the digital system now available to us we are able to diagnose all these problems.