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
An ultrasound scanner
Electrocardiography (ECG) equipment
An electronic stethoscope
Blood pressure monitoring equipment
In-house laboratory equipment
At Penrose Veterinary Group, we have the latest in house laboratory equipment and can run a multitude of different tests.
As pet owners ourselves, we understand that waiting for test results can be an anxious time, and in emergencies we need to have rapid access to accurate results. That’s why we have invested in the latest analytical equipment – in most cases we are able to discuss your pet’s results, and their implications, with you the same day.
Of course, due to the specialist nature of some tests, on occasion we may need to send samples to an external laboratory. Depending on the tests required, these results can take between 24 hours and two weeks to come back, but rest assured that we’ll always share them with you as soon as we can.
We’re pleased to say that we can now add progesterone testing to this list, an in house test which we aim to have results to you within an hour.*
If you are planning on breeding from your bitch, then measuring progesterone levels is an easy and reliable way of gauging the optimum time to mate.
The cost of the test is only £70 and includes an appointment with a nurse to take the blood, the test itself and interpretation of the results by a veterinary surgeon to advise you on the next steps required.
If you would like to book an appointment for a progesterone blood test, please do call us and make an appointment before 12 midday.
*while we will always endeavour to produce results within one hour, during extremely busy periods this may not always be possible, however, same day results are guaranteed.