We aim to create as clean but comfortable and soothing an atmosphere as possible for both pets and their owners at our practice. We all keep pets ourselves so we will treat your pets as if they were our own. You can be certain that we will do everything to help your pet and as well as guaranteeing the best possible treatment we aim to make their stay as comfortable and stress free as possible. This is something to which our whole team is committed.
Veterinary Surgeon Martin Atkinson qualified from Liverpool University in 1975 and spent the first four years gaining experience in general practice in various parts of the country. He settled at his present surgery in West Drayton and worked for the previous owner before taking over on his own in 1981. The surgery was extensively enlarged and modernised in 1986 and renamed St Martins Veterinary Clinic after the local parish - an image of a church appears in the practice logo to signify this link. A policy of continual re-investment and upgrading of the premises and practice equipment has been followed since then. We continue to maintain links with, and support, the local community. Mr Atkinson has remained the sole veterinary surgeon and believes that this gives an important personal service to you and means that your pet will nearly always see the same vet, ensuring continuity of care.
Mr Atkinson is happy to see all pet species but has gained a special reputation for the treatment of cats and has pioneered several novel treatment protocols in feline medicine. Most recently Mr Atkinson has been at the forefront of using a blood test which surprisingly is still rarely used in other practices (NTproBNP) for predicting and diagnosing heart disease in dogs and cats and has probably more experience of the use of this test in cats than any other vet in the UK. Mr Atkinson has also pioneered the use of Interferons in the treatment of viral disease in cats in the UK and is a leading authority on this subject.
Mr Atkinson has spoken at veterinary conferences and had numerous scientific papers and articles of general interest published in veterinary journals. He is a regular contributor to local and national publications so that pets elsewhere are also able to benefit from his expertise. Mr Atkinson has now written a book which takes a light hearted and somewhat irreverant look at his long career.
All our staff undertake continuing professional development to ensure that your pets receive the best possible care. You can be assured that we are using the very latest investigative procedures and innovative treatment which keeps the clinic at the cutting edge of veterinary science.
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St Martins Veterinary Clinic
126 Station Road
Tel.: 01895 444400
Fax: 01895 431520
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