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Radiography and Ultrasound

X-rays and Ultrasound are routinely used in the diagnoses of many conditions.

At Briar House Veterinary Clinic we have invested in providing the finest possible imaging equipment. The surgery also have an x-ray generator that produces high quality and reliable x-rays for the tiniest baby rabbit to the largest of dogs alike. This complements our state-of-the-art digital x-ray machine which enables us to take fabulous quality x-rays in the shortest time possible. This is particularly helpful as it requires minimal sedation and restraint for the animal.

We also have an ultrasound machine that is capable of scanning and imaging all abdominal organs as well as the heart, including measuring the speed of heart blood flow.

In-house Laboratory

Blood samples, urine tests and microscopic examination of blood, skin and urine help with diagnosis and treatment. The surgery has an in-house laboratory service providing results in a matter of minutes even on weekends. The laboratory is also able to check electrolytes and thyroid levels which can be very valuable in reaching a diagnosis. We also have a daily courier for tests that need to be performed at a more extensive laboratory. Our laboratory services help us to provide timely and optimal information of your pet's condition and potential need for further investigation and treatment.


We have one fully equipped operation theatre, which means that we perform all routine surgeries on-site, including some non-routine procedures such as orthopaedic surgery. All of our vets are experienced surgeons and we aim to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our priorities are to ensure that the anaesthetic is safe and that the pet experiences minimal pain during any intervention. We have cutting-edge anaesthetic monitoring equipment and only use the safest available anaesthetics. Pain relief is very important and we give many post-operative patients an additional strong painkiller before they are discharged in the afternoon.

We understand how worrying surgery can be for owners, so your pet will be admitted by one of our nurses at reception for any questions you may or may not have.

Animals are typically admitted between 9am and 10am and stay with us until between 4-5pm. We normally ask that owners call us around 2-4 pm to get an update on the procedure and to discuss a time for discharge. A post-operative information sheet is always provided, but if there are ever any questions then call us at the surgery and we will be delighted to assist.


We have modern clean kennels to provide comfortable hospitalisation for our in-patients. We also have an isolation ward to protect our patients against any infectious diseases. In-patients are monitored several times a day including weekends and bank holidays. 

Dental care

Pets have the same problems with plaque, tartar, gingivitis and periodontal disease as humans, but unlike us they do not have regular dental check-ups. If your pet has bad breath, difficulty in eating, pawing at the mouth or bleeding from the mouth, he/she is likely to need dental treatment. We have an excellent dental machine to provide optimal treatment with the facility to take dental x-rays if required.


  • Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 6.30pm
  • Saturdays: 8.30am - 12 noon
  • Sundays: 10.00am - 12 noon

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24 hour emergency service is provided by Vets Now Canterbury

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