Infectious cases are hospitalised in our Isolation Ward
It is important to be able to treat infectious cases in the hospital as many need intensive treatment and round the clock nursing. Our Isolation Ward can sit empty for long periods of time but can be full during local outbreaks of viruses such as Canine Parvovirus. We seen outbreaks of such cases every year. Strict barrier nursing is essential when treating dogs with Parvovirus. Suits are worn in the isolation ward where they are disposed of after one use. Despite the safety measures this ward is just a comfortable as our other wards and animals certainly don't miss out on comfort, facilities and most definitely do not miss out on TLC.
While we have unusually large kennels for the comfort our larger or more active patients, we also have a range of other sizes of kennels. Some dogs need to feel snug and secure in a smaller kennel or they may need to be restricted either for treatment or rested after injury or surgery. Our range of sizes and equipment used within our kennels enables us to take each patients individual requirements into account. A yellow stretcher can be seen in this photograph which is used to help move larger patients who are unable to walk.
Our kennels are designed for the comfort of our patients. Ease of access is important so that nurses can clean, treat and administer the all important TLC to patients. Dogs and cats are kept in separate wards. Each kennel will be adapted to suit a patients individual needs. Bedding, temperature regulation, stress relief, fluid maintenance and other specialist treatment requirements are all taken into account and catered for.
It is very useful to know the weight of your pet. It is however not always easy to do. We have built in walk on scales in our waiting room so that you can find the weight of your pet without the hassle of struggling with scales at home. You are welcome to visit the surgery to weigh your pets without an appointment. It is of course free of charge.
We have a large well stocked pharmacy where drugs are stored. Our specially designed shelving ensures strict stock rotation. There are refrigerators for those drugs needing to be stored below room temperature. Some regularly used drugs and vaccines are stored in the consult ion rooms but each consultation room backs on the the pharmacy so that vets have access to a wider range of drugs and can fill prescriptions quickly and easily. The computer can access or centralised patient records and enables repeat prescriptions to be filled. Staff can also monitor stock and order in specialist drugs for individual cases.
The waiting room is well stocked with toys, pet care products, food and pet essentials. Medications that carry medicines restrictions such as wormers and flea treatments are kept behind reception and our Client Care team will access these for you.
Our waiting room designed so that dogs and cats are not stressed by having to wait next to each other. Our Edison Park Clinic & Hospital also has a Quiet Room where clients or very stressed pets can wait alone.
We have unusually large kennels for dogs that visit us for surgery or have to be admitted for treatment or nursing. Dogs are kept separate from cats and each have a secure comforable kennel with specialist veterinary bedding. Where appropriate, patients are taken out regularly to our secure exercise area for toileting. Nurses have easy access to each kennel for cleaning,treatment, nursing and TLC.
Our cat ward is quiet and can house a number of cats comfortably and securely in a stress free environment. Plug in diffusers are used that diffuse into the atmosphere helping to prevent anxiety. The ward is away from the dog ward and cages are large enough to move around comfortably and use a litter tray. Some cats may be kept in slightly smaller cages to ensure rest where necesssary.
We use high tech equipment in both our cat and dog wards. The equipment on the front of these cages is used to regulate the rate at which intravenous fluids (drips) are given. Most of our equipment is portable so that it can be switched between wards - with the exception of our Isolation Ward.
Edison Park is the our main Veterinary Clinic & Hospital
Here we see routine consultations and also perform all surgery and inpatient procedures. Parking is plentiful and free.Nursing is carried out in large comfortable kennels by qualified, experience and caring staff that will provide on site 24 hour care.Edison Park Hospital excellent diagnostic equipment including a CT scanner, ultrasound and x-ray suites all aiding quick and accurate diagnoses. There are also extensive operating theatres and a well equipped laboratory.
The only Swindon Vets to have ever won the award and the only UK vets to have ever won the award twice. In addition, vets, nurses and staff have been nominated for awards every year since the awards have been running.
The Petplan Veterinary Awards, often referred to as the ‘Oscars’ of the veterinary world, recognise and celebrate staff and practices throughout the country that have delivered an exceptional level of care to the nation’s pets and their owners. Eastcott's involvement with the community really impressed the judges, which includes charity fund raising. The veterinary hospital recently organised a Team Adventure Challenge raising £10,000 for guide dogs”.
We are members of International Cat Care (Formerly the Cat Advisory Bureau) International Cat Care is a charity passionate about improving the care of all cats. With ICC we strive to ensure that all cats are treated with compassion, care and understanding.
The Cat Friendly Clinic is an accreditation scheme run by the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) and several other partners worldwide. It lays out numerous requirements regarding the ethos, design, equipment and facilities within the clinic. Importantly, it also covers the quality of care provided to cats, the level of staff understanding of cats and their needs in the clinic to successfully achieve accreditation standards.
We have had a total of 6 staff members nominated for Pet Plan Awards this year and Eastcott Vets has again been nominated for Best Vet Practice (still the only vets to win the award twice). Congratulations and good luck to Richard, Tim, Duncan, Cat for their nominations for Best Vets and Sharon and Sam for Practice Support Staff.