Services

A referral partner that feels like an extension of your practice

Our hospital offers a multi-disciplinary referral service to patients in and around the West Midlands and beyond. Having all our services under one roof allows the sharing of knowledge, and easy access to advice from other teams.

  • Anaesthesia & Analgesia
  • Cardiology
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Emergency & Critical Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Surgery

Anaesthesia & Analgesia

Anaesthesia is commonly required in veterinary hospitals in order to facilitate the wide range of imaging, surgical and investigative procedures performed every day. Our specialist led anaesthesia & analgesia team provide support and guidance with every step from preparation, monitoring and recovery of patients from sedation or anaesthesia, as well as tailoring pain relief and post operative care when needed.

In order to provide the best care to each patient, the anaesthetic team utilise state of the art anaesthetic machines, multi-parameter monitors and anaesthetic-related techniques comparable with human theatres and we are continuously attending courses and scientific meetings specific to anaesthesia, to ensure we are up to date with the latest research.

Our Anaesthesia & Analgesia service is led by Jacques Ferreira.

Cardiology

Our specialist-led cardiology team offers a comprehensive range of cardiac investigations, for problems such as heart murmurs, cardiac arrhythmia, collapse/syncope/seizures, reduced exercise ability, cough and dyspnoea.

Conditions treated include:

  • Cardiomyopathies/valvular diseases
  • Acute and chronic management of congestive heart failure
  • Congenital heart diseases
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Feline arterial thromboembolism
  • Cardiac tumours/ cancer
  • Pericardial disease

And we are equipped with imaging facilities to facilitate full cardiac investigations and treatments:

  • Echocardiography (GE Vivid E95, offering the highest quality 2D, M-mode, spectral, colour and tissue Doppler)
  • Thoracic radiography (Fuji Visionary Suite)
  • Fluoroscopy & angiography (Fuji FDX Visionary C)
  • 12 channel ECG recording/monitoring (SECA CT8000P)
  • Digital ambulatory ECG monitoring (Holter) - allows ECG recording in the home environment for up to 7 days
  • ECG telemetry for remote monitoring of critical patients

Diagnostic Imaging

The effective use of a range of modalities is central to offering a comprehensive referral service. The Imaging team works alongside all clinicians to aid with clinical investigations, diagnosis, treatment and post-procedural care or our patients. All of which help us to offer the very best outcome possible.

The imaging department is equipped with a number of modern imaging equipment, including:

  • 1.5T Siemens MRI scanner
  • 64 slice Siemens CT scanner
  • Digital Radiography – both fixed and mobile.
  • Flat-panel fluoroscopy (C-arm) with vascular package
  • Multiple ultrasound machines including a dedicated cardiac machine and portable units for point-of-care ultrasound

Emergency & Critical Care

In the centre of Blaise will sit the ICU, led by a specialist team of ECC clinicians and nurses.

The ECC team and their skillset complements the other specialist teams in the hospital, often bridging the gaps between surgery, anaesthesia and internal medicine, as well as giving clinical direction and support to the dedicated out-of-hours team

The service fulfils 2 main roles for the hospital; the ‘E’ - enabling rapid referral, assessment and stabilisation of acutely ill patients, and the ‘CC’ - taking charge of those critically ill patients in the ICU that need their specialist input. These will generally include those needing blood products, vasopressors or ventilatory support, as well as complex, dynamic cases with multiple organ pathologies, such as sepsis, polytrauma or multiple organ dysfunction.

Internal Medicine

The Internal Medicine Team is led by an Internal Medicine Specialist and together they accept referrals for a range of medical conditions. These include disorders of the gastrointestinal, respiratory, endocrine, haematological and urogenital systems, as well as more complicated cases that don’t fit neatly into any single category.

Blaise is equipped with a range of modern diagnostic and treatment facilities. We have onsite:

  • Rigid and flexible endoscopy
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Ultrasonography
  • 54 slice Siemens CT scanner
  • Separate air-conditioned cat and dog wards
  • 1.5T Siemens MRI
  • ICU facilities allowing critical care for very unwell pets

Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology (IR) combines the expertise of specialists from a number of disciplines including Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Diagnostic Imaging and Soft Tissue Surgery. It uses image guidance (fluoroscopy, ultrasound, endoscopy, or CT) to access areas of the body and deliver a treatment. The team treat conditions including: vascular, urophrenology, respiratory, gastrointestinal and cardiac.

Blaise is equipped to offer a comprehensive range of interventional and minimally invasive procedures with the following equipment:

  • Dedicated interventional theatre with Fuji flat-panel C-arm (fluoroscopy) unit.
  • Comprehensive range of rigid and flexible endoscopes.
  • 4K laparoscopy/arthroscopy system.
  • Surgical diode laser
  • Extensive selection of required consumables

Neurology

Neurology covers disorders of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. Commonly encountered conditions include neoplasia, inflammation (meningitis), seizure disorders, structural disorders (syringomyelia), trauma and intervertebral disc disease.

Blaise offers a comprehensive neurology and neurosurgery service supported by the latest diagnostic equipment.

Our facilities include:

  • 1.5T High field Siemens MRI
  • 64 slice Siemens CT
  • Comprehensive electrodiagnostic testing including EMG, ERG, EEG & BAER.
  • On-site lab for immediate analysis of CSF and other fluids.
  • Extensive neurosurgical facilities

Oncology

The Oncology team accept referrals for all types of cancer patients. This includes cases where the diagnosis has already been reached by the primary vet as well as cases where cancer is highly suspected (e.g. enlarged lymph nodes or masses of the skin or tissue).

Our team has the full range of expertise and facilities to diagnose and treat cancer. We provide multidisciplinary care and multimodal treatment including surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and target therapy.

Typical conditions we see include, but are not limited to:

  • Generalised lymphadenopathy (i.e. confirmed or suspected lymphoma)
  • Bone marrow or blood cancers (e.g. leukaemia)
  • Soft issue or bone tumours (e.g. soft tissue sarcomas or osteosarcomas)
  • Skin tumours (e.g. squamous cell carcinomas, mast cell tumours)
  • Oral tumours (e.g. melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, fibrosarcoma)
  • Abdominal tumours (e.g. splenic haemangiosarcoma, hepatic carcinoma, urinary tract carcinomas)
  • Thoracic tumours (e.g. lung carcinoma, thymoma)
  • Endocrine tumours (alongside the Medicine, Surgery and ECC teams)

Orthopaedic Surgery

We’re proud to introduce our world class team of orthopaedic consultants. Our clinicians are trusted to teach best practice to orthopaedic surgeons all over the world.

Developmental orthopaedic conditions including hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia and patellar luxation are very common in dogs and cats. Our team has published book chapters and papers on every one of these conditions, and they have over 60-years combined experience treating them in specialist practice.

We offer a full range of orthopaedic surgery including:

  • Joint replacement
  • Fracture fixation
  • Arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery
  • Patellar luxation
  • Correction of developmental disorders
  • Arthrodesis

Soft Tissue Surgery

The Soft Tissue Surgery team is specialist-led, offering a range of procedures using both traditional and minimally invasive techniques. The team work alongside a number of other services to ensure the very best outcome for soft tissue surgery patients.

The service is happy to see cases that require urogenital, airway, head and neck, thoracic and abdominal surgery as well as performing oncological and reconstructive surgery.  In addition to traditional surgery, minimally invasive thoracoscopic and laparoscopic procedures will also be offered with a state of the art 4K resolution imaging tower. 

Surgeries offered include:

  • ENT surgery, including BOAS
  • Urogenital surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Trauma management
  • Skin and reconstruction surgery
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Abdominal surgery including portosystemic shunts
  • Oncological surgery and reconstruction

Our ethos is that Blaise is built on partnerships. All our clinical work is undertaken in collaboration with the primary care vet. We welcome Vets and Nurses to visit and spend time following a case through our hospital so that you can see how we work, and see the quality of care that we give to each and every one of your patients.

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Specialist care and partnerships creating brilliant outcomes.