Welcome to the Canine Sports Medicine Clinic, independently owned and ran by vet of 20yrs Richard Torr, who has specialised experience in racing greyhounds, whippets, gun dogs, agility dogs and other sporting dogs.
Richard performs a detailed hands on examination to check soundness before competition or to diagnose source of lameness or poor performance.
At the clinic we have high frequency x-ray, revolutionising the diagnosis of sporting injuries, allowing us to see small fractures and foreign bodies.
Our anaesthetic facilities and dental equipment are also of the standard you would expect in a "high street" vets. We are aware of the special risks to sighthound patients. We perform routine operations on dogs such as neutering, dentals, stitch ups, lump removals and more complex surgeries, including minor orthopaedic procedures such as hock repairs.
Rachel is the clinics qualified Veterinary Assistant who is responsible for nursing, anaesthetics and administration.
Our aim is to provide effective treatment at a realistic cost. If we can, we will perform treatment while you wait, saving many trips. Please see services for ideas on what can be done on the day, please let us know when you book so we can allow time. PLEASE also see: getting the most from your visit
Veterinary only medical treatments are available for muscle and joint injuries including steroid, anti arthritic and platelet rich plasma, again with documented success.
The clinic also offers advice on other veterinary matters that affect canine performance, and offers a full range of blood and urine testing as well as advice on aspects of preventative health care. This includes vaccination, wormers, flea, mange and supplement products. Please see our shop for our full range of products.
Richard also sees retired dogs, and non sporting breeds for lameness and general problems. Currently we are one of the few "Dog Only" practices which helps keep our canine friends under control.