Taverham Vets offer an extensive range of animal treatment and diagnostic services. Our highly trained an qualified team of vets and nursing staff are able to diagnose and treat your pet in house. This page contains detailed information on some of the specific services we offer, it is by no means exhaustive and should you have any questions that are not addressed here then please give us a call and we will be happy to help.
The practice is purpose built and winner of the BVHA 2007 “best design” award.The further academic qualifications achieved by our vets are backed up by constant investment in new facilities and equipment at Taverham Vets. Taverham Vets are also proud to be the first veterinary practice in the area to offer laparoscopic procedures for routine operations such as spays.
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Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery- Click here to learn more
Laparascopic or keyhole surgery and endoscopy at Taverham Vets
CRYPTORCHID DOG CASTRATE (retained testicles)
Male dogs commonly have a testicle that does not descend into the scrotum. It is recommended that these testicles are removed to prevent the chance of testicular cancer. Previously this could involve extensive surgery but with the advent on veterinary key-hole surgery we are now able to locate the retained testicles through a tiny incision and remove them resulting in much less trauma to the patient and a quicker recovery time.
Laparoscopic liver biopsy has become the technique of choice to obtain a good quality liver biopsy with minimal risk. This is a relatively minor surgical procedure which is performed under general anaesthesia. Small incisions are made in the abdomen to introduce a laparoscopic camera and biopsy forceps to remove tissue samples to be taken away for diagnosis.
Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure orthopedic surgeons use to visualise, diagnose and treat problems inside a joint. By using keyhole surgery, the surgeon can determine the amount or type of injury, and then repair or correct the problem, if it is necessary.
Endoscopic examination is used to evaluate dogs and cats that have had nasal problems, such as sneezing, discharge or bleeding. It allows the surgeon to see the nasal cavity and the back of the throat.
Bronchoscopy is used to visually inspect the airway. It can be used to diagnose abnormalities in the trachea or bronchi such as tracheal collapse and feline asthma. It can also be used to retrieve any foreign bodies that have been inhaled.
Cystoscopy is used for looking at the urethra and bladder and is performed under general anaesthesia. It requires specialised equipment, including a variety of sizes and types of endoscopes to accommodate the size and sex of the patient
Laparoscopic Bitch Spay - Click here to learn more
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Soft tissue and Orthopaedic Surgery - Click here to learn more
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Here at the Taverham Veterinary Practice we have an excellent dedicated team of Veterinary Nurses.
Appointments can be booked with a nurse for the following: Clipping claws, Stitch removal, Program flea Injection, Identichipping, Weight clinics, Diabetic clinics, Worming / Tablet administration, Sexing of small animals and Dental advice.
Find us at the Taverham Veterinary Practice, Fir Covert Road, Taverham, Norwich NR8 6HT Tel: 01603 867330 www.taverhamvets.co.uk Guidance notes Download
Norwich Night-Vet is the only dedicated Emergency Service for pets in the Norwich area providing 24hour emergency care with a veterinary nurse and surgeon staying on site. We are available for referrals from member practices throughout the night, weekends and Bank Holidays.
Our aim is to provide a genuine A&E service for pet owners in the Norwich area
Our staff answer in-coming calls directly and straight away will arrange for the animal to be examined at the surgery. This ensures delays are kept to an absolute minimum.
Norwich Night-Vet operates from the “Taverham Vets” surgery which is prominently located opposite the entrance to Taverham Garden Centre, on Fir Covert Road in Taverham
The surgery is modern and spacious with easy and safe car-parking. The building won a British Hospitals Association Design award in 2007
Effective management of medical emergencies can be demanding and complex, requiring the specialised equipment based at the surgery. Where a person suffers a heart attack or is run over they are automatically sent to hospital A&E for their specialist facilities and care. Likewise appropriate care of animal emergencies by the Norwich Night-Vet staff necessitates animals to be at the surgery. This is why attending emergencies away from the surgery is not usually in the animal’s best interests.
A vet and a Veterinary Nurse work together. By staying on-site they are readily available. They are also able to monitor in-patients effectively and provide care tailored to the individual. Since we aim to be able to deal with any emergency situation, we have an extensive range of specialist equipment. This includes two operating theatres, x-ray, ultrasound scanner and endoscopes (cameras for looking inside the body).
We have a fully equipped in-house laboratory. This enables us to perform a wide range of blood tests and obtain results within minutes, which is extremely useful in investigating acute illness.
Emergency cover is costly to provide and so examinations carry a surcharge.
We do require settlement for all services at the time of treatment. We accept cash, cheque and credit/debit cards.
In times of emergency, pet insurance comes into its own. There is no NHS for pets, so we strongly recommend good quality pet insurance (we are however unable to accept direct payment from insurance companies).
Where your pet requires further procedures or hospitalisation, you will be provided with a full estimate
Guidance notes on the Norwich-Night Vet Emergency Service – Guidance notes Download
- Norwich Night Vet has been successfully running since 2008 and is the only service of its kind in Norfolk. We provide a dedicated veterinary emergency service covering much of the area in and around Norwich.
- A vet and veterinary nurse experienced in emergency medicine are on-site and available 24/7 365 days a year providing “through the night” care for hospitalised inpatients as well as being available to see any new emergency cases.
- The surgery has an extensive array of specialist equipment to facilitate emergency treatments, some of which may not be available at general practices.
- We manage hundreds of emergencies every year and this familiarity enables us to manage cases as effectively as possible.
- We can call on the expertise of vets with post-graduate qualifications in several disciplines
SOME COMMON QUESTIONS:
Why has my vet delegated emergency care to Norwich-Night Vet?
Over the last 20 years the scope and sophistication of treatments available for pets have increased greatly. The nature of vets’ daily work has changed too such that the old scenario of a vet working an intensive 11-12 hour day followed by a night “on call” followed by a further long day is no longer practical for the vet nor in the best interests of their patients.
- What care can I expect for my pet?The role of the emergency service is to provide sufficient care to get animals safely and comfortably though the emergency period until such a time that your own vet can take over. NNV effectively finishes at 8.30am Monday-Friday so we cannot provide continuity of care after this time unless the patient is unfit to travel back to your own vet.
- Is someone watching my pet at all times? A Veterinary Surgeon and Veterinary Nurse are on-site all the time and the Norwich Night Vet staff decide upon the level of supervision needed on a case by case basis. They will balance the needs of an individual with that of a number of other patients and the need to see further emergencies and even perform operations during the emergency period.
- Do you keep me and my practice informed? Yes of course. We aim to provide regular updates regarding your pet’s condition, the plan for the hours ahead and costs. Notes are sent to your practice and we often will telephone them about complex cases
- Is it possible for you to tell me exactly what treatment will cost? The very nature of emergency conditions are that they can be unpredictable. We can only estimate approximate costs but these have to be revised on a frequent basis.
- Do we accept direct insurance claims? No. Unfortunately due to the NNV work being done out of normal working hours administrative problems prevent us from doing this.
- Do you bill my own practice? No. You need to pay us by the completion of our treatment.
- If my pet is hospitalised, what happens to my pet when NNV finishes at 8.30am? Pets either go home to their owners or are transferred back to their own practice if medically fit to travel. Exceptionally animals will stay here but are then managed by a different team of vets and nurses to NNV.
- My vet has yet to diagnose what is wrong – are you going to? We limit our diagnostic investigations to what is appropriate for the severity and stability of the medical condition of the animal during the emergency period. Where possible we try to leave investigations to your own veterinary surgeon.
- Is the Norwich Night-Vet service a specialist ‘referral centre’? No. Specialists are experts in just one discipline and do not tend to work in general practice. However we are confident that NNV would compare very favourably with any general practice emergency service in the country. If we feel a specialist opinion is needed in the emergency period then we would discuss referral from us with you.
- After treatment by NNV, can I register with Taverham Vets? The Emergency Service relies on co-operation between us and the practices using NNV. We have an agreement whereby animals cannot be seen by Taverham Vets for a period of 6 months from the time of the NNV treatment. This agreement is strictly enforced.
At the Norwich Cat Clinic, we are committed to providing excellent healthcare for your catThe clinic is for ALL cats starting from the day you bring them home, right through to their twilight years.We love cats of all shapes, sizes and temperaments and our aim is to create something really special for them.
We offer all the usual services provided by a vet PLUS that extra special bit more.
We can advise on aspects of preventive healthcare to keep your cat as HEALTHY as possible. Worm and flea control can be tailored to suit your individual cat. One size does not always fit all! Your cat’s behavioural needs are closely linked to their overall health. We have lots of helpful advice to give on how to keep your cat as HAPPY as possible.
Through our Well Cat Programme, we aim to detect early signs of disease as your cat ages. This can help to extend your cat’s healthy years and improve their quality of life.
We are offering cat-only appointment times, to create a calm waiting environment for your cat without the sights and sounds of other species. Even cats who live happily alongside dogs, may not feel comfortable with the presence of dogs not known to them (or to being examined by someone who is covered in the scent of the last dog to come in!)
We understand how much your cat means to you and how upsetting and stressful it can be when they are ill. We will LISTEN to you and support you through the process of trying to solve their problem. Cats do seem to know when they are being handled by cat people. We will handle your cat sympathetically and treat them with the dignity and humanity they deserve.
Ask about our Well Cat Programme and help us to achieve the best for your cat.
The Norwich Cat Clinic is backed up by the one of the most impressive veterinary facilities in Norfolk at the main surgery in Taverham. Radiography, Ultrasonography, in-house Laboratory, Endoscopy, Laparoscopy (“key-hole” surgery”) are all available on site. Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Dermatology and Cardiology cases are all seen on a 1st opinion and referral basis. The constant investment in equipment is complemented by 8 RCVS Certificate holders ensuring excellent clinical standards. The Norwich Night Vet clinic works from the Taverham Vets building meaning that there is always a Veterinary Surgeon and Qualified Veterinary Nurse on site 24hours a day. Taverham Vets is also a Veterinary Nurse training practice. Outside of the Norwich Cat Clinic hours, appointments are available 7 days a week at the main surgery at normal fees for registered Taverham Clients.