Welcome to Springwell Vets!

Springwell Vets

Springwell Veterinary Surgery was established in 1985.

It has been developed since then into a fully equipped premises capable of meeting all the needs of small animals throughout Tring and District.

Please take some time to enjoy learning about our practice here at SpringwellVets.com

About us

Springwell Veterinary Surgery is family owned and does not subscibe to the "corporate" model of doing business. I am proud of what we have achieved since I started in Tring on 23rd May 1988, and consider that we treat animals with the love and respect with which I would most like my dog to be treated. This is what we try to accomplish:

  • Fifteen minute appointments, so that we have time.
  • Diagnosis with blood tests while you wait if required.
  • Same day assessment and treatment, including surgery, where appropriate.
  • Twenty five percent of our procedures are performed endosurgically (keyhole) or endoscopically.
  • One Veterinary surgeon per case for continuity.
  • Veterinary surgeons collaborating on complicated cases.
  • A multidisciplinary team to manage most cases in house, we also accept referrals.
  • GENUINE kennel side emergency care with critical care vets at "Vets Now" locally.
  • End of life care including home medical visits and euthanasia out of hours in collaboration with Selix Vets  
  • All of our equipment purchased new and meticulously maintained.
  • RCVS accredited practice.

Your animals first, always.

Patrick Dale

Meet October pet of the month - Vito

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When this two year old Birman presented with vomiting he had been off his food for a couple of days and it would of been easy to assume that he'd simply developed a hairball.  He was a Birman after all! But the signs were more worrying than this because he had been sick repeatedly, vomited blood and displayed pain when we examined his abdomen.  This made it fairly easy to spot the need for further investigation.

We admitted him and took some radiographs which showed his stomach to be empty but with a very thickened wall that concered us even more.  Based on this appearance we progressed to gastroduodenoscopy.

Our video-gastroscope yielded the attached images, which show a necrotising gastric ulcer of the gastric body surrounded by haemorrhagic mucosa.  The dark center of the ulcer is at the point where it is at risk of rupture.  These changes represent severe pathology and would be completely unexpected in a cat especially of this age.  We were able to investigate the underlying cause by taking biopsies using flexible cup forceps via the endoscope.  The detailed pathology report ruled out cancer and infection but listed possible traumatic and toxic causes that we worked through by discussion with the owner.  In all likeihood this ulcer actually was the result of simply developing a hairball which had passed! Which makes you think!!!!

Vito recovered and the ulcer healed very quickly with medication.  He is now fed on a special hairball control diet and free to groom as often as he pleases.



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RCVS Accredited PracticeSpringwell Veterinary Surgery is Accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. The Practice Standards Scheme is a voluntary initiative - not all practices are part of it yet. As a client of the Springwell Veterinary Surgery, an RCVS accredited practice, you can rest assured of a high quality of care throughout the practice. Click HERE to read how this benefits you.

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