Facilities

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points on the body which have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions in order to achieve a healing effect. It is not a cure-all, but it works well where indicated and can be used either alone or in conjunction with traditional veterinary medicine.

At Parkside, we provide acupuncture services by fully trained veterinary acupuncturists.

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Barnhill | Arbroath

Could acupuncture help your pet?

For advice on how acupuncture may help your pet, please call 01382 810777 where you will be directed to Claire Mitchelson or Catherine Davidson, our vets who specialise in animal acupuncture.

Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive technique for viewing the internal structure of the joints. An arthroscope (camera) inserted through a small incision in the joint magnifies images on a TV monitor allowing examination with minimal post-operative discomfort. Additional small incisions are made to facilitate the use of surgical instruments allowing treatment of bone or cartilage defects which may otherwise require more extensive surgery.

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Dundee

CT

Parkside are the only veterinary practice in Tayside to offer a CT scanning service, both for our own clients and on a referral basis.

CT scans are a safe and effective method of obtaining high quality images of the body and are a valuable diagnostic tool in the investigation of a wide range of disease processes.

If a CT scan has been recommended for your pet, you can be safe in the knowledge that the procedure is completely harmless and there are no side effects.

What is involved?

After arrival at the surgery, your pet will receive a full clinical examination, as well as any necessary blood tests prior to the scan. As it is very important that your pet remains still for the duration of the scan, which is typically between 30-60 minutes, a sedative or general anaesthetic will be required.

Once this has taken effect, your pet will be positioned on the scanning table by a highly experienced radiographer, who will then carry out the necessary scans.

In most cases, your pet will be ready to go home after a few hours, provided no further treatment or investigations are required on the same day.

Download our leaflet for further information

Available at...

Dundee

Dental X-ray

Dental disease is the most common health problem diagnosed in cats and dogs. However, it can be easy to miss due to the “suffer in silence” approach which tends to be adopted by our pets. These problems are frequently painful but with appropriate dental care your pet can be readily made better again.

At Parkside, we have invested in high quality dental x-ray equipment which allows us to quickly identify any problems of the crown or root, which may otherwise be hidden below the gum line.

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Dundee | Barnhill | Arbroath

ECG

An electrocardiograph (ECG) measures the electrical activity of the heart and is commonly used in conjunction with other tests when investigating cardiac conditions. Electrocardiography is a pain free process and in most cases sedative medication is not required.

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Dundee | Barnhill | Arbroath

In-House Laboratory

At Parkside, we have invested in state of the art equipment from IDEXX laboratories, allowing an extensive range of tests to be carried out on-site. This ensures reliable results are obtained in the shortest period of time possible.

In the past, it would have been necessary to send many samples to external labs for processing. However, with our modern equipment, we are able to process biochemistry and haematology panels, measure electrolytes and blood gasses in addition to evaluating coagulation times and monitoring patients on treatment for thyroid conditions, diabetes, epilepsy and more.

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Dundee | Barnhill | Arbroath

Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive technique for viewing the internal structures of the abdomen. A laparoscope (camera) inserted through a small incision in the body wall magnifies images on a TV monitor allowing for a more thorough examination. Additional small incisions are made to facilitate the use of surgical instruments. The most common application of laparoscopy is biopsy, however in recent years, laparoscopy has been adopted as a less traumatic and less painful alternative to traditional spays.

Further information on laparoscopic spays is available here

Available at...

Dundee

Practice Standards

At Parkside, we have chosen to enrol in the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Practice Standards Scheme. This is a voluntary initiative which promotes a high standard of veterinary care in the UK, assessed through regular, rigorous inspections. As Parkside have achieved RCVS accreditation, you can rest assured that the you and your pet will receive the highest standard of veterinary care.

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Dundee | Barnhill

Radiology

Our high quality digital x-ray equipment is an important tool in the investigation of conditions affecting the skeleton or internal organs.

The x-ray machine sends a beam of x-rays through the body onto a photographic plate which, when developed, provides a picture of the inside of the animal.

Having an x-ray taken is a pain free process, however it is very important to remain still during the procedure. In most cases it is necessary to use a sedation or general anaesthetic to limit any movement, which may otherwise interfere with the quality of the image.

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Dundee | Barnhill | Arbroath

Ultrasound

Our High Definition ultrasound scanning equipment is a vital tool in the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions. Our machines are equipped with multiple probes for a variety of applications as well as a doppler facility for visualising blood flow within the heart and organs.

At Parkside, many of our vets have undertaken additional training in ultrasonography, to allow us to investigate problems with heart function or explore the abdomen for abnormalities. Ultrasound is a pain free process, however it may be necessary to use a light sedation in some cases to limit any movement, which may otherwise interfere with the quality of the image.

Available at...

Dundee | Barnhill | Arbroath

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Video Endoscopy

Video endoscopy is a useful tool to examine areas that would otherwise only be reached through surgery. With our high definition equipment, it is possible to investigate and treat conditions of the lungs, throat, stomach or colon. With a variety of instruments at our disposal, endoscopy can be used to take images of suspect areas, retrieve foreign bodies or obtain biopsy samples.

As animals are unlikely to remain still during endoscopy, a general anaesthetic is required to allow us to perform the procedure in a safe and pain free manner.

Available at...

Dundee

Why our clients love Parkside Vets...

always a lovely experience being at parkside vet they make my puppy feel at ease and are always great with her. Really kind and helpful staff.
Fiona-Mei McBain
Fiona-Mei M.
09:23 22 Feb 20
Very clean spacious and organised practice, staff are polite and helpful, I know my cat would be in safe hands.
Donna Wolecki
Donna W.
15:55 07 Mar 20
Fantastic Vets where nothing is too much trouble for them. Recently had to take our new cat there and saw Cathrine the vet. She has gone out of her way to help us and our fur baby with his rare condition. Am delighted that he is now on the mend and cant thank them enough for what they have done. The girls at reception are so nice too.
Mandy Miller
Mandy M.
13:35 20 Dec 19
My sister who is a labradoodle like me, (her name is Coco) was hit by a car at Camperdown by a speeding car heading toward Muirhead, she was struck so badly that she had been knocked across the road and 10 feet into the hedge opposite. Dad took her to Parkside Vetenary Practice, she was in a very bad way, broken femur, her lungs were collapsed, she had been hit with such force that her bladder had been emptied and she suffered nerve damage to her front leg, We were all convinced that we were going to lose her that night!!! The night staff were brilliant and treated as if she was one of there own pets. She was operated on by the Stewart (a really nice man) who was the vetenary surgeon that took on the task of putting her on the road to recovery. Eleven weeks on and she has made a complete recovery, we cannot thank Parkside enough for their dedication and skills in saving my sister and best buddy, she is now a vey happy and contented girl and all thanks to Parkside Vets. I would recommend this practice to anyone that requires help with their best pals health in the Dundee and beyond areas. Again, Stewart and your team, thank you very much for all your care and knowledge. Love Pepsi.
John Robb
John R.
20:34 06 Mar 20
Lovely people and place. Vet was really nice with my nervous dog and noticed something wrong immediately that other vets had never seen before. Highly recommended from us👍
Marie Homes
Marie H.
15:43 20 Sep 19
Absolutely delighted at the care our dog Buddy has received at Parkside vets Dundee. Initially with vet Amy then Stuart regarding a cruciate ligament problem. Very professional. Excellent care, support and guidance. We are still in the early weeks of recovery but the post op care has been amazing. Would of loved to attend your open day tomorrow.... unfortunately Buddy doesn’t share my option! 🤣🙈🐶 have a great day .
Lesley Murphy
Lesley M.
20:14 06 Mar 20
Yep, this Vets is good. Seem to no what they’re talking about and dead friendly. Even the big dog thought it was ok and thats a first😂👍
Craig Vardy
Craig V.
22:36 06 Jun 19
Park side Barnhill look after my cockapoo .Always pleasant and never have to wait to long for appointments. Kings Cross were also brilliant when a small op was required . All round good guys 🐶🤗
Isabel Rattray
Isabel R.
21:41 23 Feb 20
Excellent treatment, caring and reasonable cost
Christina Cochrane
Christina C.
16:59 24 May 19
Great staff. Our dogs have no problems as the staff are great.
Tracy Hunter
Tracy H.
13:16 05 Feb 20
Moved here after not a good experience else where. The vet was amazing with my dog and the premises were really nice.
Steph Williams
Steph W.
07:43 18 May 19
Had years of dealing with the equine team through work, family’s horse and my own. They are a very dedicated team who are easy to approach and happy to give advice about anything. They are very passionate about what they do and ensure the best for your horse.
Louise Hamilton
Louise H.
19:39 30 Jan 20
Ï ve always taken my dogs here cant fault them
dougie clark
dougie C.
12:52 15 Sep 20
The new cat waiting area is such a good idea. My cat is very timid and it really helped our visit to be a bit less stressful.
Jenni Brady
Jenni B.
16:34 24 Jan 20
Great vets with reasonable prices and free weight clinic for fat furries.
Jackie Silburn
Jackie S.
12:27 17 Dec 19
Brilliant service knowledge and really calming and good with my cat who can be very nervy thank you so much xx
Claire Rice
Claire R.
22:32 07 Jan 20
Great Staff - so friendly and always happy to help.
Claire Rooney
Claire R.
06:43 20 Sep 19
We had to say goodbye to Louis our frenchie yesterday. The staff were so good. As they always have been when caring for both Louis and us. Thank you so much.
Elizabeth Mckelvie
Elizabeth M.
12:04 05 Jan 20
Have always treated our cats with skill and compassion
Joan Chalmers
Joan C.
09:05 22 Aug 19
My cat was run over in October and unfortunately suffered a broken jaw, broken teeth & nerve damage in his leg. Arbroath & Dundee branch couldn’t have been better with helping smudge recover. Unfortunately he still has a paralysed leg but he still runs about like a dafty as he used to!! All the vets who have dealt with smudge have been unbelievable, especially Cathrine. Thank you all so so much! We are so so grateful ❤️
Chloe Middleton
Chloe M.
20:51 06 Dec 19