Western Australian Veterinary Emergency & Specialty
24 hour/365 days
P: 9412 5700
640 Beeliar Drive
Outpatient blood pressure clinic
The medicine service is able to offer a blood pressure monitoring clinic for veterinary practitioners’ own clients.
This is a daytime nurse-led clinic
It is suitable for cats and dogs with renal failure, cardiac diseases, primary hypertension and endocrine diseases.
Practices that do not currently measure blood pressure will find this a particularly useful resource as it will assist the therapy of common diseases which develop hypertension.
Blood pressure readings will be obtained by a nurse in a quiet consultation room after a 15 minute rest period in the room, usually with the owner still present.
The results will be given to the owner and communicated by phone to the practice.
There is no consultation charge but the case does still need to be referred for this service (a short letter/ email will suffice).
Results will then be sent directly to the practice in a written report.
Frequency and monitoring
The frequency of monitoring and any adjustments to the medication will remain the responsibility of the referring practice.
Although single visits may be arranged, monitoring every 3 months or one week after altering medication, is more likely to be useful.
It is not suitable for aggressive animals or those that are stressed as the readings obtained are unlikely to be representative.
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