Just like human medicine, the veterinary industry has endless possibilities with a vast variety of different surgical and medical techniques available.
To become a Veterinarian you must complete a University degree of around 7 years! After this if you have a special interest or want to learn more, you could spend an additional 4 years of study in one field and become a specialist in that area. That requires a lot of studying, time, money and brain power!
Here at Lynbrook Vet we are lucky to work with a range of visiting veterinary specialists, with deep expertise in the fields of surgery, ultrasonography and medicine.
In the images below, Dr Ralph Webster of Better Vet Referrals can be seen preforming a Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) surgery on one of our French Bulldog patients.
This procedure involved surgically widening the nares and shortening the soft palate, to improve air flow and allow her to breath better!
In the other image you can see him working on one of our Border Collie patients, doing a Double Pelvic Osteotomy (DPO) to treat Hip Dysplasia, helping him walk and run better, reduce pain and delay arthritis. These specialist procedures are all performed within our own theater and surgical facilities!
Another specialist who assists our team is Dr Christine Baker of Sound Diagnosis.
Below you can see her performing an abdominal ultrasound to examine the liver of one of our young patients and figure out what the abnormal blood results were showing. Doing blood tests followed by ultrasounds in such cases can help to rule out congenital liver problems, cancers, liver disease or problems with the gall bladder or bile duct.