The equipment installed at Cherrydown Vets is used to track at-risk animals to provide a more in-depth analysis of their condition.
The monitors, which are normally only seen in animal hospitals, provide real-time blood pressure readings and electrocardiogram (ECG) tests, to check patients’ hearts are working correctly.
In addition, Cherrydown is also spending £5,000 on a new dental suite and imaging equipment, as part of an ongoing campaign to promote good oral health in dogs and cats.
The suite will include the facility to carry out x-ray imaging of animals’ teeth, to provide a clearer picture of their overall oral health.
Kevin Wood, clinical director at Cherrydown Vets, said: “This is an exciting investment in two very important areas of care.
“The imaging equipment is particularly useful in vulnerable cases and means we will pick up any problems much more quickly, as you can watch things as they unfold on a screen.
“It’s an advanced piece of equipment for a first opinion vets and is all part of our continuing commitment to providing the best care possible to our clients.
“In addition, our recent dental campaign has proved to be a success and this investment is an extension of that. It can be easy to overlook your pet’s oral health and this new equipment will go a long way towards ensuring it’s a priority for our clients.”