Paragon Veterinary Referrals provide outstanding clinical care within a range of different disciplines.
It is not unusual for us to discover that pets referred for a particular problem in fact have another condition (or conditions) which may require the input of clinicians in departments other than the one to which the patient was initially referred. Our clinicians within the different disciplines work closely with one another, and with owners, to ensure that all the clinical needs of our patients are met.
Anaesthesia and Analgesia (Pain Relief)
During the treatment of your pet, they may require sedation, general pain relief or even full general anaesthetics in order for us to complete any surgery or procedure and/or diagnostics through our imaging suite. At Paragon we have a dedicated anaesthetist to supervise and manage your pet throughout their experience, supporting both the treating vet and qualified nurses in providing a personalised plan specific to your pet’s needs.
Heart problems in pets can be a great cause of worry for pet owners, as conditions range from the extremely serious to the easily treated. We’re here to ensure your pet receives the highest standard of diagnosis and care and our veterinary cardiology team members are highly qualified and experienced. Cardiology patients are seen by Antonio Moneva-Jordan and Adam Bell, who both hold the RCVS Certificate in Cardiology.
Our diagnostic imaging suite is a full turnkey provision including MRI, CT and Digital X-Ray. They assist us in the diagnosis of medical and surgical conditions and specifically the MRI scanning is used by vets to diagnose disease or ailments in pets, and to plan the appropriate treatment using the detailed data provided by the scan. MRI scanning may be a useful diagnostic aid in many cases.
We can offer scanning for congenital conditions as well, including; syringohydromyelia in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and incomplete ossification of the humeral condyle in Springer Spaniels. Any scan can be arranged depending on the patient’s needs.
Dermatology is the discipline concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the skin and ears. Common conditions we treat include itchy skin (allergies, parasitic disease, bacterial & yeast infections), recurrent ear problems (otitis) and hair loss (alopecia).
You will experience the full dermatology service including work up, diagnosis and treatment of recurrent skin diseases, allergy investigation including intradermal skin testing, investigation & treatment of otitis externa/media via video otoscopy and CT, investigation & treatment of endocrine disorders, neoplastic, autoimmune, parasitic, fungal & other miscellaneous skin diseases.
Internal medicine involves investigating, treating and preventing disease and we can use both medical and surgical treatments to help with pets suffering from internal diseases.
Whether they’re suffering from an ongoing condition like diabetes, or a short term ailment like acute diarrhoea, we can help. The internal medicine team work very closely with the soft tissue surgeons to provide a holistic service for your pet. Some common conditions referred to our internal medicine department include diabetic patients, nasal conditions, chronic diarrhoea, weight loss, blood problems.
Paragon is proud of our purpose-built facility, fitted with the latest technologies and equipment to provide the highest level of care for our patients.
Our team of clinicians can treat many patients with neurological problems, including diseases of the brain, nervous system, spinal cord and muscles.
As part of a multi-disciplinary centre, patients benefit from the input of team members from other disciplines including anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, oncology and medicine to provide the best of care.
Oncology is a truly multi-discipline speciality where the best outcomes are achieved with access to clinicians in many disciplines.
Oncology at Paragon Veterinary Referrals benefits from access to veterinary surgeons with extensive experience of oncology, as well as our diagnostic imaging and anaesthesia teams, who offer high levels of experience and expertise.
Ophthalmology involves the diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the eyes.
Our highly qualified team is passionate about the care of your pet so you can rest assured that they’ll be receiving the highest quality of treatment at all times. Typical ophthalmic referrals include eye ulcers, cataract removal, glaucoma (increased eye pressure), cherry eye and dry eye.
We treat a wide range of pet eye conditions including slit-lamp biomicroscopy, direct/indirect ophthalmoscopy, applanation tonometry (Tonopen XL), gonioscopy, orbital/ocular ultrasonography (10mHz), blood pressure assessment (Doppler), operating microscopy, phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation, electroretinography (ERG) and BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Examination Certificates
Our orthopaedic veterinary surgeons focus on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a vast range of orthopaedic conditions in both cats and dogs, and have extensive experience in small animal surgery.
Typical injuries and disorders seen by our orthopaedic team include cruciate ligament ruptures, hip and elbow dysplasia, lameness investigations, fractures (broken legs), growth deformities and arthritis.
Soft Tissue Surgery
Our soft tissue surgery team provide a comprehensive referral service for all surgical conditions, including thoracic surgery, head and neck operations, gastro-intestinal surgery, urogenital surgery, abdominal procedures and the management of complicated wounds.
Our experienced clinicians offer the highest standards of care, along with the support of our anaesthesia team and our dedicated interns and nursing staff who provide intensive care to all our surgical patients, 24 hours a day.