The Dales Veterinary Centre in Otley provide a complete healthcare service for your pet and you can see all the services we offer below.
We offer appointments throughout the day, Monday to Friday, so you can plan your day. We have recently extended our appointment times from 10 to 15 minutes so we can fully discuss any problems your pet may have and allow any questions about treatment to be addressed. Due to COVID-19, we can no longer offer an open surgery on Saturday mornings so have changed to appointments-only between 9.00am and 10.30am. As Saturday is always a popular day, we ask you to make an appointment during the week if at all possible. Whilst we endeavour to keep to appointment times, there may be occasions when we run late: usually due to emergencies which are always seen as a priority.
We offer full surgical facilities and can perform all but the most complicated types of surgery. We have two operating theatres, each designed for different types of procedure. We use heated pads and warm air blankets during surgery to keep your pet as comfortable as possible and to reduce heat loss during surgery. Pain relief is given as standard during the pre-med and - if needed - your pet will be sent home with appropriate pain medication.
Our aim is to make sure any anaesthetic is as safe as possible. Unlike some vets, we do not reserve the newest and safest drugs for old or seriously ill pets. We were one of the first veterinary centres in the UK to use Sevoflorane (the newest and safest inhalation anaesthetic) and to use Alfaxan (the newest and safest injectable anaesthetic) and these are used on a routine basis for all suitable patients. We use the most appropriate anaesthetic for your pet to provide the safest anaesthetic we can. Whilst anaesthetised, your pet will be continually monitored by a vet or one of our nursing staff. We also have artificial ventilation facilities (IPPV) for animals with breathing difficulties and who need an anaesthetic.
At The Dales Veterinary Centre, we recommend that all pets are microchipped. The government mandated that all dogs in England must be microchipped, by law, from 6 April 2016. The cost for a microchip and lifetime registration is currently £15.00.
We have similar facilities to your own dentist and can perform many of the same procedures. We offer advice on dental care, including brushing, specialist diets and other products designed to reduce plaque build-up in your pet. We can perform descaling and polishing of your pet’s teeth. We have digital dental x-ray facilities and can also perform root canal fillings as well as treat cavities and remove severely affected teeth.
Although we recommend that all ill animals attend the surgery where possible due to the facilities we have available, we do understand that sometimes a home visit is needed. We do offer home visits during the day but cannot guarantee we will be able to visit that day due to our other commitments. Most home visits are for euthanasia appointments that have been arranged in advance.
Such a professional and friendly veterinary centre. They truly care for the pets they treat. Nothing is too much trouble - and they never make you feel silly for fretting over your fur-baby!
Elizabeth Archer, Facebook review
To book an appointment for your pet or enquire about any of the services mentioned, please call 01943 463447
You can also email us or complete the form below, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible