The Hospital Wards:
do have separate dog and cat wards at ChesterGates as well as a
state-of-the-art ICU for those pets who are either critically ill or have just
come out of the operating theatre.
of the wards are staffed 24 hours a day by qualified nurses. In addition there
are also veterinary surgeons in the hospital 24 hours per day. The main dog ward is air-conditioned for
total comfort. The cat ward is bright and sunny. The wards and kennels are cleaned several
times a day ensuring the highest standards of hygiene for your pet. We have
invested in specially designed washers and dryers to ensure that all of our
bedding and towelling is thoroughly cleaned and free of MRSA.
try to keep your pet’s routine while in the wards as close as possible to that
of normal home life. All dogs who are well enough are taken for several short
walks in the ‘back garden’ daily so that they can eliminate in the usual way.
of the pets in our wards receive a great deal of care and individual attention
from the staff. Diets are very important and fussy eaters are given freshly
cooked food to tempt their appetites.
routines are followed as closely as possible to those which you maintain at home.
The Nursing and Animal Carer Staff:
staff in the hospital is here because they have chosen to dedicate their lives
to the care of sick or injured animals. Their primary concern while at
ChesterGates is the welfare of your pets.
They are always happy to discuss any aspect of your pet’s care with you. You
may rest assured that your pet will receive lots of love and attention during
their stay at ChesterGates.
team of veterinary surgeons along with the nurses at ChesterGates carry out
ward rounds every morning and evening to the inpatients. This affords a chance
to check each patient thoroughly and to make any necessary changes to treatment
and medication regimes etc..
Phoning for an Update on Your Pet:
you can appreciate, early morning is a busy time at the hospital. Although we would be very grateful that you
phone for a detailed update on your pet between 1:00 and 3:00 pm daily, you are
free to call outside of these times for a brief update.
member of the team will also contact you after morning ward rounds to update
your on your pet’s progress. This may be either by a phone call or a text
balances on accounts are updated daily. If you require any information on or an
update on your account please feel free to ask at the time of your call.
are always welcome to visit your hospitalised pet at ChesterGates. We have a
visitors’ area where you may sit comfortably and quietly with your pet. Many pets enjoy being fed by the owners during
such visits, so if your pet has any favourite food treats and does not have any
dietary restrictions, then do fell free to bring these along with you. We do request that you phone ahead and arrange your visit with one
of our nurses.
costs are added to your account on a daily basis. If you are worried about
costs a written estimate and/or a copy of your account can be produced at any
given time. Any concerns regarding financial matters should be raised
immediately with our accounts department.
costs exceed £1,000 we may request an interim payment or if a direct
claim has been agreed request a signed claim form.