Entries by @JerseyVets

Doppler Blood Pressure Measurement

All of our surgeries are equipped with non-invasive Oscillometric Blood Pressure Monitors. These are used to diagnose and monitor canine and feline patients with hypertension (high blood pressure), and can also be used to monitor blood pressure during general anaesthesia and to assess cardiovascular function in an emergency situation.

Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft tissue surgery (other than spaying and neutering) that can be undertaken at the surgery according to your pets ailments include: Thyroidectomy The removal of an abnormal thyroid gland in cats with hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). FOREIGN BODY REMOVAL The surgical removal of foreign material like stones or toys from the stomach or intestine. TUMOUR REMOVAL […]

Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic surgery is largely undertaken by Peter Rushton-Taylor and his team at Sommet Vert. Some of the more routine orthopaedic procedures include: TPLO (TIBIAL PLATEAU LEVELLING OSTEOTOMY) This procedure addresses cruciate disease (stifle/knee joint) in dogs. Please see further information in our Procedures section. PATELLA LUXATION REPAIR(KNEE CAP) The groove the ‘knee cap’ runs through […]

Cardiac Ultrasound

Ultrasound examination of the heart is a non-invasive technique.. It allows visualisation of the internal structures of the heart (valves, muscle, and blood vessels) as well as the structures adjacent to the heart (great vessels and pericardium). Cardiac Ultrasound is currently the best method of determining causes of heart murmurs and rapid changes in the […]

Abdominal Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a non/minimally-invasive method of imaging the soft tissue organs in the abdomen and to obtain guided tissue biopsies or fluid samples. It can be used for pregnancy diagnosis or more specialised procedures, for example investigation of abdominal discomfort, gastrointestinal disease, liver disease, urinary tract disease and the diagnosis of some congenital abnormalities. Ultrasonography […]

MRI Scanning

MRI scans are performed for a wide range of reasons, including seizures, middle ear disease, brain disease, spinal disease, nasal disease, joint disease and assessment of tumours prior to surgery. The scans can be used to diagnose conditions that may be difficult to detect with conventional techniques. The MRI scan works in much the same […]

Routine Health Checks

Unlike humans, our pets aren’t able to tell us that they have a problem such as a toothache, earache, reduced vision or a pain in their tummy. It is only when such problems become very severe that they will develop outward signs of being in trouble, for example by becoming lethargic, showing evidence of being […]


Why does my pet need to be anaesthetised? Many of the procedures we need to carry out cannot be performed on a conscious or sedated patient because they will not be relaxed enough. Unlike humans we cannot ask our patients to place themselves in specific positions required for X-rays, scanning or surgery. Although we can […]

Home Visits

We know that it can sometimes be difficult for you to see us at one of our surgeries. We are happy to arrange home visits for you, but please allow some time for us to organise those visits. In an emergency it is usually advisable to come to the surgery, as all the equipment and […]


If you have ever lost a pet you will know the anguish that it causes not knowing if you will ever see him or her again. And not to mention all the effort of contacting Police, vets, animal shelters etc. whilst trying to trace the pet. Although having a name tag on a collar can […]