Our highest priority at Wilton House Veterinary Clinic is the welfare of the patients under our care, particularly our in-patients.
The Veterinary Clinic is staffed by experience Veterinary Surgeons and qualified Veterinary Nurses, supported by a team of Veterinary Nurse Assistants. We provide inpatient care, 6 days per week; Monday – Friday 8.30 am – 7.00 pm and Saturday 8.30 am – 1.30 pm. In addition, we have emergency appointments available on a Sunday 10.00 am - 12.00 noon.
Patients stay whilst having clinical treatment or post-operative surgery to ensure they receive the best possible care and recovery. Please note we do not admit animals the night before elective procedures.
The inpatient unit is designed to high veterinary standards. We have 21 kennels in varying sizes, including 8 spacious kennels to accommodate large breed dogs which have been designed for warmth, quiet and comfort.
Patients are checked regularly by members of staff throughout the day and after recovery are taken outside for toileting as applicable. All staff have been trained in animal handling.
We have a separate cattery area to accommodate 10 cats.
All cages are cleaned regularly, contain blankets and food and water are available unless nil by mouth.
We also have an Isolation Room to minimise the risk of spread of contagious diseases to other in-patients.
Please ask a member of our team to show you the inpatient facilities if you would like to view them prior to making a treatment decision.
Following clinical assessment if an animal requires supervision overnight the Veterinary Surgeon will discuss with the owner and advise that the pet is taken directly to; VetsNow, Sopwith Cl, Preston Farm Industrial Estate, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3TT (tel: 01642 269398) who are open from 7.00 pm – 8.30 am weekdays as we do not provide Out of Hours services and we do not have staff on site overnight. The Clinical team will ensure that a full clinical history is provided to VetsNow.
In the event that an animal requires overnight care without supervision (i.e. there may be occasions when an animal needs to be segregated from other pets at home or needs to be in a confined space to restrict movement) this will be discussed and following the owner’s consent will remain on the premises overnight. When necessary we arrange for nominated staff to attend the Clinic outside of normal working hours to monitor animals.