At our award-winning Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital in the southside of Glasgow, we can offer advanced surgical procedures, advanced imaging and diagnostics, and emergency and critical care as standard. Read on to learn more about our fantastic facilities.
In addition to in-house digital x-ray and ultrasound, our well-respected and experienced team can provide out-patient CT and MRI advanced imaging.
Our CT images are acquired quickly, meaning shorter sedation or anaesthetic times.
Typical applications for CT include:
- Contrast studies – CT contrast urography, portosystemic shunt
- ENT: middle ear disease, nasal disease
- Orthopaedic – bone pathology, neoplasia, elbow dysplasia, 3D reconstructions for angular limb deformity
- Oncology – staging of thoracic and abdominal neoplasia
We also provide access to MRI scans, with typical applications including:
- Intracranial disease: seizures, masses
- Spinal disease: assessing for disc or neoplastic disease
- Musculoskeletal: soft tissue injuries e.g., ligaments and tendons
- Surgical Oncology: planning removal of complex tumours
Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome is an inherited condition affecting dogs and cats which results in the abnormal development of the skull.
Whilst the skull is a normal width, its length is significantly reduced. The soft tissues within the skull (e.g., the tongue and soft palate) are not reduced in size to compensate for this development, and so they end up taking up vital breathing space within the upper airways. The most common abnormalities associated with
BOAS include, narrowed nostrils, narrowed windpipe, elongated soft palate, and everted laryngeal saccules.
Without the right care and attention, these abnormalities can lead to severe breathing difficulties, overheating and exercise intolerance in pets.
Our Advanced Surgical team can offer consultation and surgical intervention for BOAS pets where appropriate. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for more information!
Our surgeons are highly experienced in fracture and cruciate ligament repairs, including TPLO and extracapsular suture repairs, plates, external fixators, and pins, and Patellar Luxation.
Before deciding which surgery is best suited to your pet, our surgeons will consider your pet’s individual needs and perform high quality, orthopaedic x-rays to ensure they make the best choice for them. With advanced imaging options such as CT and MRI available, we can explore every option.
Emergency & Critical Care
Our team provides exceptional care to the most critically ill pets 365 days a year. As well as state-of-the-art facilities and extensive in-house lab facilities, our critical care pets benefit from several on-site advanced procedures and therapies.
Did you know that our practice offers a laparoscopic option for spaying female dogs as well as the standard spaying option?
Laparoscopic surgery uses a camera and specialised instruments and is becoming increasingly popular due to the benefits listed below. Laparoscopic spaying is performed via keyhole surgery which means the procedure is done by using three small ‘keyhole’ incisions to remove the ovaries. In traditional surgery a large incision is made on the tummy and the uterus and ovaries are removed.
When can my dog be neutered?
Females can be neutered from six months of age; for most breeds, we suggest spaying females before they have had their first season. However, in some breeds we will advise waiting longer.
If your dog has already started having seasons, we would need to wait three months after a season before she can safely be spayed. We would also consider your dog's breed, size, overall behaviour and other risk factors so we can provide the most suitable recommendation.
The advantages of keyhole spaying vs standard spaying:
- dogs have less pain after the procedure
- dogs recover faster and have fewer post-operative complications
- dogs tend to interfere less with their wounds.
- it can be combined with a gastropexy in large dogs to prevent gastric dilation and twisting.
The procedure is carried out under general anaesthesia and pets can usually go home the same day.
Laparoscopic spaying requires specialist equipment and maintenance, as well as extensive training for veterinary surgeons. Therefore, the cost of this procedure is slightly more expensive than a standard spaying procedure.
Pets'n'Vets Pet Health for Life members can claim a 10% discount off any neutering procedure. Our Pet health for Life plan offers preventative health, and you could be saving each year on what you spend on your pet treatment wise.
We are always at the end of the telephone for you and your pet, so please contact us if you have any further questions.