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Anyone can establish a pet or animal hospital but only those practices who have been assessed to the standards by the RCVS can proudly call themselves a VETERINARY HOSPITAL. The RCVS requires that a veterinary hospital not only has the necessary facilities and equipment but that the standards of care and expertise is of the highest order. We are so proud that the hospital in Morley reaches these levels and the branches their appropriate levels as well.
Our aim is simply to meet and exceed these standards and you can be confident that your pets will be very well looked after.
Between 2016 and 2018 the hospital has seen an extension and full refurbishment throughout the clinical areas. There are now:
Backed by 24 hour nursing care, there are always vets and nurses on duty in the wards every day of the year. Our commitment to patient care is taken very seriously. We have separate wards for the dogs and cats in both the medical and surgical departments. We have a separate ward for any rabbits, guinea pigs or other small animals or wildlife that have been admitted to the hospital to make sure their stay is as stress free and away from potential predators as possible. We have the Feline Advisory Board Silver award and the cat kennels meet their exacting standards. There is also cat towers for cats to hide away in. We have variety of size kennels for dogs including walk in kennels. The kennel areas have piped oxygen for patients that may have breathing difficulties and the monitoring equipment is easily accessible.
There are two isolation wards used for patients where cross contamination of infection is a concern.
Infection control is a priority for our experienced nursing team, who have exacting standards of cleaning and disinfecting protocols.
Fully kitted out with anaesthetic machines, that allow us to anaesthetise your pets from the smallest hamster to the largest Great Dane always with their safety as our priority. Our nurses are always supporting the veterinary surgeons in monitoring of the anaesthetics.
There are dedicated theatres in the referral surgical and oncology departments.
We have dedicated (rooms/suites/) for performing the following procedures.
We have a digital x-ray unit at the Morley hospital and our Kippax and Batley branches. This allows the rapid production of images of immediate diagnostic value. Any images can be sent to other branches for the opinion of veterinary surgeons with greater experience in their interpretation, veterinary surgeon Tom Clarke is an RCVS certificate holder in radiography. On occasions we can have the image examined by a specialist radiographer as far afield as the US and Australia.
We have a human grade Siemans CT scanner for the production of radiographic images as multiple slices of the patient allowing reconstruction in multiple planes as well as surface rendering to give a 3D impression of the patient. This is invaluable for the investigations of ear and nasal disease as well as assessment of cancer patients, lameness investigation and certain spinal conditions.
Ultrasonography is another essential diagnostic tool used daily by many of the vets, we have three ultrasound units two of which are for general use and a third which Angela Bodey, our cardiologist uses exclusively for the investigation of animals with heart disease. Ultrasound scanners are non-invasive, and used to look at soft tissue structures such as abdominal organs, musculoskeletal problems such as tendon injuries, the investigation of foreign bodies lodged in the bowel, limbs as well as pregnancy scans and many more.
Endoscopes come in a variety of different sizes and in total we have 10 at the Morley hospital. Flexible scopes are used to look inside hollow organs such as the lungs, stomach and intestines to aid diagnosing and treating disease. Rigid scopes are used for examination of the nose, joints, bladder and laparoscopic surgery. The two largest rigid scopes are used for looking to the oesophagus and are invaluable for the removal of foreign objects, like chopped bones.
The laboratory at the hospital is manned by two lab technicians during the weekdays and out of these hours nurses run the machines and tests resulting in fast and accurate analysis can be achieved 24/7. The branches also have access to their own lab equipment.
An incubator, piped oxygen and an oxygen cage are all available alongside the dedicated kennelling area directly next the main prep room at the Morley hospital for constant monitoring. Minray monitors allow the analysis of the levels of blood oxygenation, the amount of carbon dioxide being produced, ECG, non invasive blood pressure assessment, We also have patient side analysis with lactate and glucometer monitors and blood gas analysis machines.
A quiet and calm environment where up to five patients who need chemotherapy treatment or surgery can be hospitalised. The suite is equipped with a prep room, theatre and chemotherapy delivery room with a cytotoxic containment chamber and the latest in needle free drug administration for the maximum safety for all involved in the delivery of chemo therapy.
Our pets need dental treatment too and we have ultrasonic dental scalers, polishing heads and drills, designed for specifically for veterinary use. We have a dedicated dental x-ray unit and specific equipment is available for specialist rabbit dentistry.
Burgess Diagnostic, the UK’s only dedicated mobile veterinary MRI service visits us twice a month. MRI scanners provide high quality images without the use of radiation and are particularly useful in the diagnosis of neurological diseases but also in some orthopaedic conditions and soft tissue cancers.
Customer facilities at the Morley Hospital