Our East Grinstead veterinary practice has dedicated, comfortable and calm hospital wards for dogs and cats, as well as an isolation area for patients with infectious conditions or those who need privacy. All our wards are run to be as stress-free as possible. You can expect as an absolute minimum that your pet will be cared for in an environment that is:
Our dog wards have kennels of varying sizes, as well as walk-in kennels for large patients. We even have shower facilities to ensure that your companion is cleaned quickly and comfortably in case of any ‘accidents’.
Our cat kennels are all off the ground with a sunny window outlook, with cat towers for those who like to hide or be slightly elevated. Cats can relax away from our canine patients, which is just one of the benefits of choosing an accredited Cat Friendly Clinic.
We provide comfortable vet bedding, and extra blankets when needed, to keep your pet as comfy as possible. If your pet is being admitted for a procedure or investigations, we recommend to owners that they bring one of their pet’s blankets or a favourite stuffed toy in with them, as this familiarity can help to keep their pet calm and relaxed.
Our wards are constantly monitored by dedicated Veterinary Nursing Assistants (VNAs), and each patient is assigned a dedicated vet and nurse for their daily care. Our VNA’s provide the love and care that you would want for your pet while they are away from home and feeling poorly. This includes walks (when appropriate), bathing, cuddling, playtime, and more. Our nurses will happily discuss administering anxiety-calming medication with you if you feel that would ease your pet’s stay with us.
We encourage all owners to visit their pets while in our hospital. Visits are usually in the afternoon or evening to keep the ward as quiet as possible in the morning, as this is when our patients are generally recovering from anaesthetics. We’ll normally make sure that a nurse or your vet is available when you visit, to discuss your pet’s progress and treatment with you.
We can provide intensive care to patients in our fully equipped wards at our East Grinstead practice. These have been designed to care for our ill and injured patients, alongside those recovering from anaesthetics. Facilities include climate control, intravenous fluid pumps and warmers, oxygen tents, and blood pressure, oxygen, and ECG monitors. The wards are staffed by qualified veterinary nurses, student nurses and veterinary nursing assistants, with a dedicated night nurse for patients who require overnight care (Mon – Fri).