At Portland Vets in Edenbridge, we invest a lot of time and care in creating and maintaining comfortable and calm hospital wards for all our patients. We also do our very best to keep your pets comfy and stress-free if they need to stay with us.
We have a separate cat ward to ensure a calm recovery space for your pet. In here, cats are all kept off the ground with perspex doors and cat towers for those who like their privacy. We also have a dedicated Cat Clinic at Edenbridge, separate from our main practice building. Learn more about this here:
Our dog wards have kennels of varying sizes so we can accommodate your pet in an environment that will make them most comfortable.
Your pet will be assigned dedicated staff for the duration of their stay. In addition to these carers, our wards are staffed by Veterinary Nursing Assistants (VNA) who regularly monitor each patient. We encourage owners to bring familiar items when they drop pets off for a procedure that will involve a stay. Things like bedding, clothing and/or toys that smell of home can all ease your pet’s stay.
We encourage owners to visit their pets where possible. When we’re planning your pet’s treatment and recovery, we’ll organise a mutually convenient time for you to visit and where required, we’ll make sure that your nurse and/or vet is available to discuss how your pet’s procedure went and how their recovery is progressing.
At our Edenbridge clinic, patients who have undergone surgical procedures will be monitored until they are ready to be discharged. Pets who need ongoing intensive care are transported to the East Grinstead surgery where we can provide intensive care in our fully equipped wards there. 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 at our East Grinstead hospital on weekdays.