We were referred to this vet for specialist Ophthalmic treatment after our young dog was found suffering from a severe eye ulcer as a result of dry eye syndrome and a scratch to the eye from his dew claw. By the time we were referred he had been suffering with the condition for 3 months. Our previous vets were prescribing various different treatments up to 14 eye drops per day plus pain killers and this was just not working. After having to take so much time from work and spending nights without sleep for a dog that was in pain we were at our wits end.
On our referral to Seadown was smooth and an appointment made within 24 hours. The vet and all staff were excellent, kind, friendly and professional. The vet soon saw the distress that we were all (including our little boy) under and immediately recommend hospitalisation for him, this was wonderful at last someone was listening to us and wanted to monitor our dog to see whether the medication was adequate. Rather than operate they wanted to provide a chance for the Ulcer to heal with the correct medication. He wasn't eating so they cooked him some fresh chicken. They soon stopped the pain and started treatments including overnight care, unfortunately after 4 days the ulcer was persistent and we gave them the go ahead to operate. Within days of the operation we had our boy back to his old obstinate self. After treatment care was excellent and our boy got so excited to see the staff, a sure sign they all treatment him very well. We can't thank the team enough for their professional and caring manner and although an hours drive from home considering changing to them permanently. We would recommend them. Thank you to all at Seadown for such a valuable job.