Your pet can enjoy a long, healthy, and happy life with regular veterinary appointments. Annual or biannual exams are crucial for the welfare of your pet, and catching any developing health issues early on. Your veterinary staff can treat a disease in its early stages thanks to early detection and intervention, then proceed to control the illness with medicine or small lifestyle adaptations. Your veterinarian may offer helpful advice on keeping your pet healthy and preventing future medical issues. If you’re looking for vets in Hitchin, why not bring your pet down the road to our modern, friendly facility in Lower Stondon?

Why are tests important?

Younger pets should have routine testing to establish a benchmark for their normal results and look for concealed diseases. Like people regularly undergo screening tests based on genetic conditions, ageing pets benefit from regular examinations for breed-specific ailments.

During specialist checkups, the following tests can be conducted to understand the pet’s health condition in more detail. Albeit, they’re not so regular

Blood tests

During regular checkups, vets may suggest the animals undergo blood tests. A blood test can detect a wide range of potential early signs of disease, such as anaemia, infection, bone marrow problems, diabetes, and organ malfunction.

Urine tests

Your veterinary staff can detect symptoms of infection, inflammation, kidney failure, formation of crystals, and diabetes with the help of urine tests.

Faecal tests

Your pet’s digestive system may be home to intestinal parasites that rob it of nutrition. Common intestinal worms can be found during a normal stool check. Rapid deworming therapy can be enacted, albeit most vets will recommend regular worming tablets.

To receive the best care for your pets, approach professional vets in Hitchin down the road at Henlow Veterinary Centre. Our team of qualified vets offers high-quality traditional care and advanced pet treatments through our modern emergency vet centre.

Dr Andre Costa Pereira

Orthopaedic & Soft Tissue Expert

Andre graduated in 2011 and has been working
in the UK since 2013.

Since moving to the UK he has been working in busy hospitals, while training for his certificate in order to ensure high surgical caseload. For the past 3 years he has been the lead surgeon for a large group taking surgical referrals from the other clinics within the group.

He has attended many international congresses and courses to be up to speed with the most recent techniques and has trained with some of the best surgeons in the field.

He enjoys all aspects of soft tissue and orthopedics, but has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, BOAS (brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome) and traumatology.

He has a certificate in Advanced Veterinary Surgery and is an Advanced Practitioner in small animal surgery.

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