Consulting rooms

There are five consulting rooms in total;

  • 3 general purpose
  • 1 for nursing functions
  • 1 for special examinations (eye, ear and ultrasound)
Reception
Our large and comfortable reception area with client information boards.
Cat reception
We have a dedicated cat (and small furries) only waiting room in a separate building and away from dogs.
Pharmacy

Our comprehensive pharmacy allows us to make available to you most veterinary medicine within around 24 hours. We also provide written prescriptions upon request.

Prep
Purpose built hygienic and work friendly environment with air conditioning and filtration, under floor heating and dedicated ‘tub table’ for the ultimate in cleanliness.
Theatre

Purpose built hygienic and work friendly environment with air conditioning, filtration and theatre lighting.

Kennels

Stainless steel kennels with sound deadening insulation and interkennel heating. Even very large patients can enjoy fresh air in the exercise yard with the use of our motorised patient hoist. While cats are allowed to recover in peace in our dedicated cat only ward.

Isolation ward
Our isolation ward is a dedicated unit for those patients that need to be segregated from others. It has its own examination table, water supply and nursing care supplies so that we are able to 'barrier nurse' as necessary.
X-ray

Buckley House was one of the first practices in the country to adopt digital x-ray and it continues to be a massive time-saving investment today with extremely short processing times and images being emailed to referral colleagues at the touch of a button.

Ultrasound

The use of ultrasonography is invaluable in diagnosing and assessing the severity of many diseases including heart murmurs, cancers, bladder stones and many more conditions. Pregnancy scans are also offered on a routine basis.

Endoscopy

From assessing growth blockages to gaining access to the stomach and lungs to remove foreign bodies our endoscopy equipment has long been a useful tool allowing swift diagnosis and recovery in many cases.

Laboratory

Our in-house lab allows same day turn around for many blood, urinary and faecal tests whilst we also use an external lab for more specialist in depth testing.

Bespoke dog toilet
For the comfort of your dog we have a Victorian style lamp post in the exercise yard specifically to make male dogs feel at home when spending a penny!
Oxygen generation
Buckley House was the first hospital type small animal practice to adopt oxygen generators on a large scale to provide a constant economic, environmentally friendly source of this important medical gas.
MRI
We have had the privilege to enjoy access to MRI since 2007, one of less than twenty such dedicated units nationally. Apart from its tremendous benefit to the spinal patient, it has a broad range of valuable applications, including, amongst others; tumour imaging, soft tissue defects and diagnostics for brain and spinal cord issues.
CT Scanner
This is a new addition to the diagnostic suite, the first machine of its kind into the UK. It provides 30-50 times the spatial resolution of high quality human CT machines, using one tenth of the radiation dose. This provides incredible anatomical detail in a very short examination, it is excellent for bone detail but also produces stunning 3D images of soft tissue structures. It is complementary to MRI.
ECSWT
This relatively recent treatment option (derived from lithotripsy), initially used more in equine sports medicine, involves very high energy mechanical shock waves delivered to the area of pathology. This initiates similar biochemical responses to laser which cause neovascularisation and promotion of healing, particularly valuable in ligament and tendon but also bone healing and remarkably in lumbo sacral pain. This is non-invasive but requires general anaesthesia in pets (people can be persuaded to take the pain!) and is often repeated 3 times at 3 weekly intervals.
We have used this increasingly over the last 3 years with some excellent results.
LLLT
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has gained foothold as a valuable tool for chronic pain, musculoskeletal-skeletal injuries and wounds (contaminated and otherwise). There is a growing bank of data in the human field showing proof of benefit in many applications (most recently in healing of indolent ulcers but established in rotator cuff injuries, for example). Like ECSWT it promotes neovascularisation but also has an immediate analgesic effect and also biochemically increases tissue oxygen and energy availability.