We’ve invested in some of the best vet technology around
To ensure your pet always gets the excellent care they deserve
Both of our surgeries are well equipped with modern and high tech equipment to ensure your pet always gets the efficient and effective care they need.
Our Brinkley Lane practice houses our main surgical suite, as well as some of the equipment for dealing with more complex cases and investigations. If your pet ever requires more intricate surgery or observations, it is likely that they will be treated at this practice, although routine operations can be carried out at our Stratford St Mary practice too.
We understand that sometimes, bringing your pets to the vet can be stressful for you and for your pet. Here at Penrose Vet Group we do all we can to minimise the difficulties that pets and their owners might encounter when they come to see us. Our staff are trained to be aware of the needs all pets and their owners, and we have put in place not only the necessary facilities but also ways of working, in order to make your visit as stress-free as possible. For our clients we offer a spacious, quiet, off-street car park for stress-free transfer for your pet to the reception area.
We pride ourselves on being the only veterinary practice in Colchester to have Veterinary and nursing staff on wards all night, every night of the year, caring for our in-patients.
We have recently invested in a cat only waiting area and consulting room, as cats not only have a range of diseases which are different to those of their canine cousins, but they also have different temperaments and need to be handled and treated in a different way.
Our cat facilities include
A separate cat waiting area, with barriers to the rest of the waiting room, allowing your cat to relax in his or her basket, out of sight of other animals
Cat weighing scales in our cat consulting room
A fully appointed cat-friendly cat ward
* laid out to prevent sight of other cats
* igloos for privacy and to provide a higher view point
* comfortable, cosy bedding
* a variety of types of cat litter
* cat-friendly toys
* cat weighing scales
* privacy covers for kennel doors, if needed
* a team of vets with advanced, specialist knowledge of cat sedation, anaesthesia and pain management
A digital x-ray suite
A digital x-ray suite which helps with the diagnosis and treatment of broken bones or internal obstructions.
An ultrasound scanner
An ultrasound scanner which allows us to confirm pregnancies as well as diagnose problems with internal organs
Electrocardiography (ECG) equipment
Electrocardiography (ECG) equipment enables us to assess your pet’s heart function and address any abnormalities.
Flexible endoscope helps with internal investigations inside your pet’s digestive or respiratory systems.
A tonometer means that we can measure the pressure in your pet’s eyes, which indicates conditions like glaucoma.
A k-Laser allows us to administer laser therapy if your pet suffers from swelling, chronic pain or has recently had surgery.
A Pulse oximeter is used for measuring and monitoring your pet’s blood oxygen level to keep them safe during surgery.
An electronic stethoscope
An electronic stethoscope which provides clearer amplified sounds, allowing us to accurately diagnosis any internal problems your pet might have.
Blood pressure monitoring equipment
Blood pressure monitoring equipment means that we can check your pet’s blood pressure in a variety of situations, which could give an early indication of a problem.
In-house laboratory equipment
In-house laboratory equipment allows us to process the results of your pet’s samples and tests much more quickly, meaning that we can reach a diagnosis and prescribe treatment efficiently. These machines were new in April 2016, state of the art technology, quick results.
An incubator can be used for newborn animals or to help support those that are very sick or recovering from major surgery.
Separate patient wards and isolation area
Separate patient wards and isolation area minimises the stress to your pet if they have to stay with us in practice. Dogs and cats are kept separately and pets can be placed in isolation to ensure a calm and quiet environment if they are particularly fragile.
Fully equipped surgical facilities
Fully equipped surgical facilities enable us to carry out a variety of procedures efficiently and safely, from routine surgery to more complex investigations.
A separate dental surgery
A separate dental surgery provides all the equipment and facilities we need to fully examine your pet’s mouth and give them any treatment or cleaning they might need.