We have a dedicated operating theatre for performing surgery.  It is a room with no passing traffic keeping persons in the room to a minimum. All staff working in the Operating theatre have to change into the correct theatre attire before entering it, this consists of a theatre suit (scrubs) a cap, a mask and shoe covers, this is to maintain asepsis of the theatre environment. The Veterinary Surgeons and scrubbed personnel use disposal gloves, gowns and drapes to ensure the highest standards of sterility throughout surgical procedures.  All areas of the hospital are regularly tested to ensure that we remain MRSA free.  The operating theatre and equipment within it are thoroughly cleaned from top to bottom at the end of each day as well as a thorough clean of all surfaces between each procedure to prevent cross contamination.

Our operating table is electrically heated to keep our patients warm and minimise heat-loss during surgery. We also have underfloor heating and air-conditioning in this room to maintain an ambient room temperature which is crucial in this environment.

As well as “routine” neutering, we perform a wide range of soft tissue and orthopaedic operations including tumour removal and fracture repairs.