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Our Referral Services Explained

We offer a wide array of referral services at Vets4Pets Basildon to keep your pet happy and healthy. 

A quick guide to our Referral Services

What is laser therapy?

Laser therapy is a non-invasive method which can help to control pain by the use of a high strength far-red and infrared light beam. It can accelerate tissue regeneration and healing by increasing blood flow and drawing water, oxygen and nutrients to the affected area.This can help to reduce painful inflammation, swelling and stiffness.

When is it used?

Laser therapy can be used after surgery to speed up wound healing and can
reduce the need for pain relief medication.

Furthermore, it can help with:

• Wound healing
• Bone and cartilage repair
• Osteoarthritis
• Ligament and tendon conditions
• Nerve and spinal cord problems

What is orthopaedics surgery?

Orthopaedics is the field of medicine and surgery that treats injury and disease of the musculoskeletal system, which includes the bones, joints,
ligaments, muscles and tendons of the body.

When is it used?

Orthopaedic surgery is commonly used for fracture repairs in cats and dogs.

Furthermore it can help with:

• Ligament and tendon repairs
• Muscles and joint problems such as hip dysplasia
• Osteoarthritis

What is soft tissue surgery?
Soft tissue surgery is a varied discipline and includes the majority of surgical procedures that do not fall under the remit of orthopaedic surgery.

When is it used?
Soft Tissue surgery is surgery for pets when operating on parts of the body other than the nervous or musculoskeletal system.

Furthermore it can help with:

• Neutering
• Lump removal
• Exploratory surgery
• Laparoscopic spays
• Wound reconstruction

What is laparoscopic surgery?
Laparoscopic (or keyhole surgery) is known as ‘minimally invasive’ surgery as small incisions are made in the abdominal area rather than larger insertions used in traditional operating methods.

When is it used?

• Internal biopsies
• Retained abdominal testicles
• Removal of cysts and fibroids
• Gastropexy (preventing twisted stomachs)

What is hydrotherapy? 

Hydrotherapy is the use of water to perform controlled, therapeutic exercise. Exercise on an underwater treadmill has many benefits including increased resistance and buoyancy, this can limit pressure on joints, enhance range of movement, improve flexibility, increase muscle strength and stamina. The warm water also provides a very relaxing environment for your pet. 

When is hydrotherapy helpful for pets?
Hydrotherapy can help with many conditions, including rehabilitation following fractures, ligament damage, and nerve related injuries. It can help achieve weight loss and increase fitness. Additionally, it can help where a dog is reluctant to use a limb or there is lack of strength and movement.

Referral Service

For all referrals please complete the referral form