For a small village practice we have most of the usual practice instrumentation but most of the more dedicated equipment and specialised care is located at the Sutterton Hospital.
As well as all the basic equipment needed for a branch, Holbeach has:
BLOOD ANALYSERS: In house haematology, biochemistry and electrolyte analysers so we can run bloods on your sick pet without having to wait for a laboratory to be open. Thus allows us to get results from blood analysis on site within 20 minutes rather than having to wait for over night or main hospital analysis.
ULTRASOUND: We have state of the art new ultrasound machine at Sutterton which allows us to investigate all sorts of things from pregnancy, internal masses etc to heart scans. This can be a very useful tool in our work ups of sick animals where we can detect changes in the structure of the internal organs and potentially biopsy the changed area without having to perform open surgery on your pet. In addition we can perform pregnancy scans on your pets confirming pregnancy and looking at embryo numbers. Holbeach has a smaller less powerful machine but any more serious cases can always be investigated at Sutterton.
BLOOD CLOTTING: We have an in-house blood clotting analyser so we can be sure that your pets blood clots normally before doing any surgery and we can look for the reason for any prolonged bleeding issues or rodenticide poisonings.