We have an In-house laboratory at our Ludlow and Tenbury surgeries providing us with almost instant results. An advanced digital radiography suite is also available in Ludlow and Tenbury wells. Upgrading to the use of digital imaging makes this process much quicker making it safer for your pet. In addition like photography we can zoom in on different aspects of the image which can assist with diagnosis. We also have Ultrasound technology in Ludlow and Tenbury wells. We use this non-invasive technology predominantly for pregnancy scanning and investigation into abdominal or heart disease.
We have comfortable hospital wards to provide full day patient facilities in Ludlow and Tenbury. Our nurses look after the patients during the day providing them with everything required to help speed up recovery: medicating, washing, exercising or providing physiotherapy and plenty of TLC Patients requiring longer and more extensive hospital stays are centralised in Ludlow, with your permission we will generally transfer them for you. While we appreciate that the hospital environment is not the same as being at home we only recommend it in the interest of your pet, we keep them stress free, comfortable and play music if it helps. We have specific cat kennels off the ground ensuring they are draught free; we have dog kennels of varying sizes and walk in kennels for the larger patient.
Pet Health Plans
These are designed to help you budget for your pets preventative health care but are not instead of insurance. For more information on our Pet Health Plans and to sign up please click here.
Teme Veterinary Practice is now offering an exciting new service: physiotherapy and rehabilitation for your pets.
What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy or physical therapy is an evidence-based profession with scientifically proven methods, which aims to restore, maintain and promote normal function of musculoskeletal structures, and thereby contributing to a good quality of life.
In the rehabilitation of patients with musculoskeletal diseases, soft tissue injuries or after orthopaedic surgical procedures, the focus is on relieving pain, enhancing recovery, preventing compensatory issues and minimizing subsequent functional disabilities. Rehabilitation is recommended after ligament reconstruction, fracture stabilisation, and joint or spinal surgeries.
As a maintenance treatment, the therapy contributes to weight management and to keeping the patients fit and healthy. In this case, the aims are to improve posture and stability, to maintain normal muscle mass, flexibility and good range of motion in the joints and to prevent injuries and the further progression of existing impairments. It is mainly employed in young or geriatric patients and in patients with chronic or degenerative conditions where surgical solutions cannot be considered. It is of particular benefit to the many older arthritic patients we see and is an important adjunctive therapy alongside anti-inflammatory drugs and joint supplements.
Physiotherapy can also assist by improving fitness and performance and reducing the risk of injury in competing and working dogs with specific exercise plans, tailored to the individual. Within the treatment plan, the goals are to build power, strength, endurance and speed.
Nurse clinics are available throughout the day and some of our nurses have special areas of interest. Find out more about nurse clinics here
Travelling with your pet is becoming more and more popular. We can provide you with everything you need. Please speak to us if you are thinking of travelling with your pet.
In an emergency, it is always better to bring your pet to the surgery where we have full facilities and the staff at our disposal to care for your pet. Valuable time can be wasted in us coming to your home only to then transfer your pet to the hospital. We do appreciate that sometimes it is not easy or possible for some owners to get some pets to us. In such cases, we will do home visits whenever possible. Please call the surgery as soon as you think this may be required and we will make an appointment.
Home visits for end of life are understandably the most commonly requested house calls and we will always try and organise this service for our clients to be at a convenient time and with as much dignity and comfort for your pet as possible.
End of Life
This decision is never an easy one and we will support you in every way we can, for us it is the final treatment we can provide and one of the kindest decisions that you as an owner can make.
Whilst you are coming to terms with the decision we are here to help you in every way we can; you may find a quality of life scale useful to help you with your decision making. Please ask us to send one to you.
This can be a very stressful and difficult time and we want to help you in every way we can, where possible it can help to discuss your options and make decisions ahead of the appointment. Please call the surgery if this is something you would like to do. If there is no-one available to speak with you immediately, then we will ring you back at a mutually agreeable time.