Our x-ray suite comprises of a fully adjustable floating xray table, this allows us to move the table in any horizontal position, around the beam of the x-ray tube head which is positioned above the table. ECG: An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a simple, safe, pain free, non-invasive test that is used to check the heart’s rhythm and electrical activity. Clips/sensors are attached to the patient’s skin, usually on the limbs, this then allows a recording of the heart’s electrical activity to be printed onto paper for interpretation by the veterinary surgeon.
An endoscope is a long, flexible tube with a camera and light source at the tip. At Lawrence Veterinary Centre we have two endoscopes – a longer apparatus which can be inserted into the mouth and oesophagus so that the stomach can be examined and a smaller rigid endoscope which allows us to visualise smaller areas such as the nasal cavity.
Dentals are performed daily under general anaesthetic and we have a specific dental area set up for this procedure. We use a piezoelectrical scaler which safely and quickly removes tartar from the patient’s teeth, a high speed drill which allows teeth to be split prior to extraction and a slow speed polisher to make the teeth shine. We also have specific equipment available for treating the teeth of animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs.
Intensive Care Incubators:
At Lawrence Veterinary Centre, we have two incubators. The larger, neonatal incubator allows us to supply oxygen and heat in a controlled environment. It is frequently used for small dogs, cats and other small animals that require intensive/critical care and those needing extra heat and/or oxygen following anaesthetics. We also have a smaller incubator ideal for smaller pets.