Nine Mile Veterinary Hospital is the location of the Nine Mile Veterinary Group’s MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) unit. The unit has been open since 2006, having recently moved from our Farnborough clinic and we have investigated and treated a large number of varied and interesting cases.
Veterinary MRI units are extremely rare due their size and complexity and there are very few permanent units in private veterinary practice in the UK. For this reason, we offer a vet MRI service to other vets and receive many cases from this area and further afield.
MRI scans are performed for a wide range of reasons, including: seizures, middle ear disease, brain disease, spinal disease, nasal disease, joint disease and assessment of tumours and lesions prior to surgery.
Whilst we hope that your pet will not need serious treatment, it may be reassuring for you to know that we are one of the few practices who have immediate access to MRI should it be required.
For further information regarding cases requiring an MRI, or for an estimate of the costs involved, then please contact Emily Biskup BVSc CertAVP MRCVS or Joey Kapff BVetMed MCRVS on 0118 973 3466.
Syringomyelia (SM) is a heritable condition which can affect several breeds, but most notably the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The only way to diagnose affected dogs is to look for specific changes in the brain and spinal cord which can only be seen on an MRI scan.
We are part of a screening scheme for Cavalier King Charles Spaniel’s (endorsed by the Cavalier Club) where we scan dogs intended for breeding to make sure that they are clear of the changes associated with SM before they are mated.
Please contact us on 0118 973 3466 if you would like more information or to arrange a scan for your dog.