Facilities

Reception

We have a large, friendly patient-orientated reception area. Our reception staff consists of our dedicated reception team and our trained veterinary nurses so any medical queries or emergencies can be dealt with in a prompt and appropriate manner. Our reception team are happy to make appointments for you and your pet, arrange admission for procedures, order medications, provide advice and sell non-prescription medications and foods.

Consultation rooms

We have 4 dedicated consultation rooms and 1 nursing consultation room. All these rooms are fully equipped and have easy access to our pharmacy for efficient and comprehensive service. We also have easy external access to one of these rooms to assist with those more difficult consultations for the comfort of pet and owner alike.

Dog and Cat Wards

Kippax Veterinary Hospital has a dedicated ward for dogs with cages of various sizes and a large run. The dedicated cat ward has a feliway diffuser to reduce feline stress whilst in hospital. All cages have thick and comfortable bedding or igloos and the rooms are air-conditioned/heated for optimum patient comfort. We also have a special humidicrib to allow us to provide good recovery or care of critical patients.

Isolation ward

The hospital has a dedicated isolation ward to allow us to provide high level care to infectious patients. When this room is not in use we often utilize it for the comfort of wildlife awaiting transport to the RSPCA.

Preparation room

The hospital has a large, fully equipped preparation room where your pets are prepared for procedures and monitored post-operatively. We also utilize the space for dental treatments.

Surgery

The clinic has a large sterile surgery unit, fully equipped with a gaseous anaesthetic machine and comprehensive monitoring systems. This allows us to perform surgery on all animals, whether it be for routine desexings or more complex soft tissue or orthopaedic conditions. We also have an autoclave to maintain our surgical equipment at a high level of sterility.

Diagnostic Imaging

We have a dedicated diagnostic imaging room containing x-ray machine, ultrasound, endoscopy, ECG and blood pressure facilities.

Chemotherapy/Stem cell room

The hospital has converted a room to provide chemotherapy and stem cell therapy in a safe and caring environment. This room is maintained in the same manner as our surgical suite.

Laboratory

Kippax Veterinary Hospital has an extensive laboratory equipped with haematology and biochemistry blood machines, refractometer, urine dipsticks, and a microscope. External laboratories are also utilised by the hospital to offer special laboratory tests.

Radioactive Iodine suite

Kippax Veterinary Hospital is proud to offer the most up to date treatment for feline hyperthyroidism, radioactive iodine therapy. Cats undergoing this treatment are hospitalised in a special secure suite made comfortable for their individual care.

Pharmacy

We have a comprehensive pharmacy on-site allowing medications (both prescription and non-prescription) to be dispensed at the time of consultation. Repeat prescriptions can be arranged by contacting our reception team and will be available for collection in 24 hours. In some cases you will be required to bring your pet in for a health check to determine that ongoing treatment (of the same or differing type) is still appropriate.

We are also able to order specially compounded or unusual medications on an individual basis through one of our compounding pharmacy associates. Such orders may take 3-5 days after ordering.