Rugby Veterinary Service, PC
In 2011 we completed an expansion project at Rugby Veterinary Service. We added two more small animal examination rooms, expanded our hospitalization capabilities and our retail area and created a space where we can help our clients and patients more effectively.
This is the hub of our practice. The ladies who work here are your first and last point of contact at every visit. They will also be the ones who help you on the phone. Often it is a receptionist who is the first to arrive in the morning and the last to leave in the evening. They work hard to help us help you and our patients.
While we work very hard to keep our appointments running on time, there are situations when we need to ask clients to wait for a doctor or exam room to open up. We ask all our clients to control their pets on a short leash or in a carry kennel to keep them safe and help to reduce the stress they are under.
Small Animal Examination Rooms
With our expansion project we went from one small animal examination room to three. The one pictured is usually reserved for our largest "small animal" patients. The table in this room can be moved from floor level up to an ideal height for any of our veterinarians to examine your pet comfortably.
Small Animal Treatment
Our Small Animal Treatment area is another wonderful part of our addition project. This is an ideal place for preparing animals for surgery and performing treatments on hospitalized patients. From this space our staff has visual access to the Small Animal Surgery, Small Animal Isolation, Small Animal Laboratory, Pharmacy, and the recovery kennels. Looks like we are all ready to prepare a patient for surgery in this shot!
Wet Prep Table
This is another view of our Small Animal Treatment Area featuring the "wet prep table". This tub is used to give baths and perform dental cleanings. Our technologists sure prefer this to the old days when they just got wet while cleaning teeth!
Cat Kennel Room
Another wonderful thing that happened when we did the expansion project is that we were able to add a cat ward to our hospital. This keeps the cats and dogs separated which means much happier cats!
We were also able to add some large runs in the dog kennel area for those big guys who feel claustrophobic in a smaller kennel.
An outdoor fenced-in exercise area is also a great improvement. Now we can let our patients spend a little more time outside when it's nice out. A little fresh air is a great help to healing!
This is the room where we are able to take x-rays and develop them for immediate use. It's very handy to have access to this procedure to help diagnose fractures, dislocations and to help find the object Fido might have swallowed.
Small Animal Laboratory
Our small animal laboratory is quite well used. We are able to run blood chemistry panels as well as microscopic studies on pretty much anything you can put on a slide! The other side of the hallway is where we prepare and sterilize surgical instruments and supplies. There is even a special cabinet in the wall with doors between the pack / prep area and the surgery room.
Small Animal Surgery
Our Small Animal Surgery room is equipped with a cutting laser, which reduces swelling and pain in surgical procedures and special monitoring equipment that helps our technologist and veterinarian to know what a patients vital signs are at any given moment. Add to that our great staff of caring technologists and skilled veterinarians and you have a room where amazing things happen every day.
Bovine Treatment Area
Our bovine treatment area has also seen some changes in the expansion project. This is the area of the hospital we worked on first. The chute and holding system allows us to handle several cattle at one time.
Large Animal Drive Through
The large animal drive through loading and unloading area greatly increases the ease of animal handling. Not needing to back a trailer up to the door makes hauling animals to the clinic a lot more driver friendly.
Even with our large animal handling facility, there are times when we need to head out to the farm for consultations, animals that can't be loaded and appointments that involve whole herds of cattle (or horses or cats). Our vet truck is stocked with most of the common medications and equipment that our doctors need to treat your animals right.