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When your pet is sick

The vets at the East Grinstead Veterinary Centre aim to practice the very highest standards of medicine and surgery. We undertake a wide variety of clinical procedures to both help us make a diagnosis, and then treat any problems we find.

With more than 60 years’ experience between them, the vets have a wide range of particular interests and skills, including, orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery, clinical diagnostic medicine, ultrasonography, endoscopy and clinical laboratory medicine.

  • In House Laboratory
  • Ultrasound
  • X-rays & Endoscopes

In House Laboratory

The centre has a well-equipped in-house laboratory with a high quality blood biochemistry analyser, blood electrolyte machine and haematology machine allowing us to perform a wide variety of blood tests.

We also have a Motic® binocular Microscope, which allows us to examine:

  • Urine
  • Blood cells
  • Discharges
  • Some lumps and bumps


The centre also prizes its new Imotek® Ultrasound machine which is capable of producing images of outstanding clarity, allowing us to examine internal organs in a non-invasive manner.

We were able to see some fantastic images of the beating heart belonging to a dog in congestive heart failure.

Examining the images allowed us to choose the best course of treatment for her.

X-rays & Endoscopes

In addition, the centre also has superb digital x-ray facilities and two flexible fibre-optic endoscopes (a big one for dogs and a smaller one for cats).

The endoscopes are regularly used to examine (and sometimes take samples from) the inner surface of both the gastro-intestinal tract (throat, stomach and intestines) and the respiratory tract (nose, airway and lungs).

X-rays are frequently used as an aid to diagnosis, sometimes even using dyes, such as barium meals.

They are invaluable in the diagnosis and evaluation of:

  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Lung and heart disease
  • Intestinal and bladder problems 
  • Some cancers

We are also happy to take hip and elbow x-rays as part of the BVA scheme.

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