We own one of only three Gait 4 Gait Analysis Systems in the country
Animals can be unpredictable, can’t they? You know that as much as we do. It is for that reason you want to know that your chosen vet has both the knowledge and equipment needed to deal with a whole range of problems. That is exactly what you will find at STAR Vet Clinic.
At our practice, as well as having an entire surgery dedicated to support, therapy and rehabilitation, we are also equipped to deal with routine surgical procedures, as well as bumps, scrapes and breaks.
Below is a list of some of the equipment you will find at our practice –some of which you will only find in one or two other practices in the country. Additionally, we’ve included some information about some of our services we think you may be interested in:
Gait 4 Gait Analysis System
We are one of only three premises in the country to have a Gait 4 Gait Analysis system. This specialist piece of equipment looks similar to a roll of carpet, but has over 20,000 sensors within it. This equipment is used to collect information about how a dog is walking, and enables us to diagnose lameness (in some cases) before symptoms become apparent.
Similar to ‘weight watchers’clinics for humans, our weight clinics are designed to help you manage your companion’s weight and diet. One of our veterinary professionals will assess your pet’s personal situation before creating a bespoke diet and exercise plan, and monitoring their progress regularly.
Our Head Nurse, Helen, has a DipCABT (Companion Animal Behaviour Therapist), making her the best person to help you raise an obedient, well behaved companion. Whether your pet is still a puppy, or fully grown with some unwanted traits, Helen will be able to advise you about how to train your dog. She can also identify if there is an underlying reason for their behaviour (pain is accountable for 80% of bad behaviour).
Similarly to our behavioural classes, our puppy parties are designed to help you raise your pet into a well behaved, confident and loyal companion. The ‘parties’are held in our practice where puppies can socialise with one another, as well as other owners. The sessions are run by our nurse and behaviourist Helen who is on hand to offer advice, tips and tricks to keep your canine on track to becoming a healthy and happy dog.
Just like humans, cats and dogs become exposed to the physical and mental problems associated with old age. However, they fall victim to time a little quicker than we do, with cats typically reaching their geriatric years when they turn 9 and dogs between 7 and 9, depending on their breed.
At STAR Vet Clinic we take a special interest in ‘geriatric’ animals; you wouldn’t let your grandfather sit and suffer with arthritis, so why should your pet be any different? For that reason, we hold dedicated geriatric clinics whereby a member of our team will thoroughly examine your older pet regularly, paying close attention to their kidneys, blood sugar levels and joint and muscle movement.
Support, therapy and rehabilitation facilities (S.T.A.R Clinic)
Located within our general practice, our rehabilitation facilities are dedicated to sports medicine, pain management and rehabilitating animals. Whether your companion has arthritis, is recovering from an injury or preparing for a competition, our S.T.A.R team have a range of specialist qualifications to help get your pet feeling like new.
If you would like more information about the services and facilities at our practice, or to book an appointment for your companion, please contact our friendly team by calling 01530 270170.
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Address: STAR Vet Clinic, Unit 12
Elms Business Park
Phone: 01530 270170
Monday : 8.00 am - 8.00 pm
Tuesday : 8.00 am - 7.00 pm
Wednesday : 8.00 am - 8.00 pm
Thursday : 8.00 am - 7.00 pm
Friday : 8.00 am - 7.00 pm
Saturday : 9.00 am - 1.00 pm
Sunday : Closed