Clifton Rd Croydon 0208 6533355 l Gipsy Rd Dulwich 0208 6701772

Our Vet team are constantly learning new skills, and this week had a training session at both Gipsy Road and Clifton Road clinics with Rachel Perry, an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Dentistry.

She ran a practical session to update them on new techniques, nerve blocks and dental X-rays so that they can offer an even better service to our patients.

Helen and Adam learning new techniques with our dental X-ray machine at Paxton Vet Clinics Ltd.

Lara lining up the dental X-ray machine on a cat’s skull to X-ray its molars.

This helps to diagnose resorptive lesions, root abscesses, or fractures of the teeth or jaw.

Dental Specialist Rachel Perry examining the X-rays

Bottom jawbone of a dog with needle and syringe showing where to insert nerve blocks

Practising nerve blocks, which numb the mouth and mean that less general anaesthetic drugs are necessary for the patient.

Their recovery is smoother and more comfortable – we want the best for your pets.

x-rays taken at Paxton vets of lower jaw of dog and cat

Examples of the X-rays taken.


dorsoventral x-ray view of dog's abdomen Paxton vetsTess was hit by a car one morning and rushed into the clinic. An X-ray showed she had fractured her pelvis, and she was in a lot of pain. She was kept in the hospital for a few days, treated for shock and given plenty of pain relief.

Luckily, she had the rare type of fracture that did not need surgical intervention, and she went on to recover over the next few weeks, with plenty of loving care from her owners at home, and is now raring to go again!

dog running in leavesThis is Tess a few weeks later on – going so fast that it was incredibly hard to get a good photo of her!


We will now be open for pre-booked appointments until 8pm on 3 nights a week!

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