We have recently added to the services we are able to offer our clients and patients:
For some conditions - particularly those requiring more complex surgery it is helpful to have the input of a specialist surgeon. In the past this has meant referral and its associated travel to an outside centre, for example the Vet School in Glasgow, or Broadleys vet hospital in Stirling.
We are therefore delighted to announce that we are now able to call on Richard Coe of Surgeon on Site, one of a very few European Specialists in surgery in Scotland, to visit our Dalblair Road premises and perform surgery in our operating theatre with the help of our team of nurses.
This means that patients (and clients) are spared the journey to an external centre and can often be sent home the same night (or early the next day).
At what may otherwise be a stressful time for both patients and owners this can be a great advantage - the operations can be carried out and aftercare given in familiar surroundings with familiar faces looking after your pet, and without having to travel any further than Ayr.
One common condition that Richard has successfully treated for us is Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) rupture, this is a ligament in the knee joint. In some cases the gold standard treatment for this condition can be what is termed a TPLO (Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy). This involves remodelling the shape of the tibia (shin bone) using an air driven saw and an orthopaedic plate.
Although we still need to refer some complex cases the addition of Richard to our team of visiting specialists is a welcome one and helps us to offer the most complete service to our patients and clients.