Our team of compassionate and highly skilled veterinary surgeons have the medical and surgical experience to perform all routine surgeries and many non-routine procedures, such as orthopaedic surgery, on site.

We believe in investing in our vets and equipment. We keep up to date with advancements in medicine so if your pet requires surgery, or has a complicated health problem you know that our team will have the skills to treat them safely.

Our team are dedicated to keeping up to date with advancements in medicine. Just like NHS doctors they undertake regular CPD training, ensuring that your pet receives the very best veterinary treatments available.

Keyhole Surgery +

What is it?
Laparoscopy is more commonly known as ‘keyhole surgery’ is carried out over at our hospital site in Streatham Hill. It has been used in human surgery for years and more recently has been developed for use in veterinary surgery. Just like in human surgery the incisions are small and using a camera along with small instruments we are able to perform some routine surgeries.

Our group was one of the first in South London to introduce keyhole surgery and we have now carried out hundreds!

When do we use Keyhole?

We are using it for abdominal surgeries such as ovariectomies (spay), cryptorchid surgery (undescended testicles) and organ biopsies.

What are the benefits?
Keyhole surgery is a highly skilled procedure and has tremendous advantages over traditional open surgery including:

  • Smaller incisions, so there is less trauma to the muscles and other tissue
  • recovery time is much reduced
  • there is less pain associated with the surgeries
  • a lower risk of infections
  • reduced surgery time and therefore time spent under anaesthesia and a happier pet!

The very gorgeous Kiki came in for her keyhole spay with our amazing and supremely talented vet Kostas.

As you will see Kiki's surgery went really well she was the perfect patient. After plenty of cuddles from our nursing team she literally bounded home! Check out the video below.

Our offer

Fortunately for us, our vets at Streatham Hill Vets are experienced in performing keyhole surgery, which is why for a limited time we are offering keyhole spays for the PRICE OF A NORMAL SPAY!

If you would like to know a bit more or to book in, please give Streatham Hill Vets a call on 0208 674 3525

Video of Kiki’s surgery

Orthopaedic & Soft Tissue Surgery +

Our sister surgeries Mayow and Streatham Hill Vets can perform more extensive surgeries including orthopaedic. Our certificate holding surgeons have the skills and equipment required to perform more intricate procedures, from delicate eye surgery to fracture repairs.

Safety and quality of care for all pets requiring surgery is paramount to us. Which is why our surgical team work within our state of the art operating theatres, using an extensive range of modern surgical equipment and x-ray facilities, using only the highest quality orthopaedic implants.

Our Lead surgeon, Gabriella has extensive experience fixing broken bones and soft tissue surgical procedures. Gabriella holds a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Certificate in Small Animal Surgery and is a RCVS recognised Advanced Practitioners in Small Animal Surgery.

Our talented surgeons and support staff, and our excellent facilities enable us to perform a variety of more complicated surgeries on site, reducing the need to refer your pet to more expensive specialist centres.

Finance plan
If you would like to spread the cost of surgery, please talk to one of our team about our Finance Plan. We offer low cost finance options to help you spread the cost of paying for treatments, because caring for your pet can't wait, but payment can.

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In-house Laboratory +

We use only cutting-edge technologies to give us unprecedented accuracy, speed and precision of laboratory tests. Occasionally, we need to use an external laboratory for more complex tests. These tests are couriered overnight ensuring we can report your pet's test results as quickly as possible.

Blood samples, urine tests and microscopic examination of blood, skin and urine are checked using our in-house laboratory service providing results in a matter of minutes even on weekends. Our laboratory is also able to check electrolytes and thyroid levels, which can be very valuable in reaching a diagnosis and formulating a treatment plan for your pet.

Radiology +

Our sister surgery Mayow Veterinary Surgery have the finest possible imaging equipment. We have access to a high resolution digital X-ray machine that enables us to take fabulous quality x-rays quickly, which means less stress for the patient and faster diagnosis!

Ultrasound +


What is an ultrasound?
An ultrasound exam is a non-invasive imaging technique that allows us to see what's going on inside your pet using ultrasonic waves. We use ultrasound imaging at our Mayow Veterinary Surgery for diagnosing and staging of many diseases. The process is not painful and our team work hard to ensure it is as stress free as possible for your pet.

We have invested in the latest imaging technology to facilitate accurate and rapid diagnosis of a wide range of conditions, which benefits the tiniest baby rabbit and the largest of dogs.

Our sonographers use our imaging equipment to provide the team with detailed information about your pet's abdominal organs and allow non-invasive measurement of heart blood flow to help shape bespoke treatment plans.

Will my pet need an anaesthetic?
Anesthesia is not usually needed for most ultrasound examinations, unless biopsies are to be taken. The technique is totally painless and most pets will lie comfortably while the scan is being performed. Occasionally, if the pet is very frightened or fractious, a sedative may be necessary.

Cardiology +

Heart disease is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions in dogs and cats. Often associated with elderly dogs and cats there are also some specific conditions that can affect younger animals.

Early detection of a potential heart problem is so important and will not only improve the quality of life but often considerably lengthen the life span of affected animals. At an early stage your pet may not show any symptoms, we often pick up a potential problem during a routine visit.

We use several instruments to monitor the health of our patients hearts. We have the equipment to perform electrocardiographs (ECG), ultrasound scanning, radiographs (X-ray) and blood pressure monitoring. These diagnostic tools form an important part of the investigation and monitoring of heart disease and certain other conditions such as:

  • Mitral valve disease
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Video of a heart ultrasound scan
Can you spot the green flashes? This shows blood flow through the chambers of the heart and the green shows a back flow of blood, indicating a leaky valve.

Tonometry (eye pressure) +

It is crucial for your pet’s vision that glaucoma and other problems with intraocular pressure (pressure within the eye) are detected and treated as quickly as possible. We can test your dog or cat’s eyes for excess pressure easily and safely. The test, performed with a device called a tonometer, is not painful and does not require sedation.

Call us immediately if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • dilated (enlarged) pupils
  • clouding of the cornea
  • red or bloodshot eyes
  • one eye protruding
  • squinting
  • weeping from the eye
Microscopy & Cytology +

Microscopes have many uses in a veterinary surgery. We use them to look for eggs of intestinal parasites. They are helpful for diagnosing ear problems such as mites, bacterial infections, and yeast infections.

Using a microscope can be quite useful for diagnosing skin infections and different forms of mites such as scabies and demodex. We can also check if a patient has a bacterial or yeast infection.

When your pet has a lump, we may perform a fine needle aspiration. We will use a needle to pull cells out of the lump to identify them. We can diagnose fatty lumps just by looking at the cells under the microscope, though we may send more complicated samples to the laboratory.

Using a microscope in-house we can diagnose quickly and begin an appropriate treatment, allowing your pet to feel better quickly.

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