Other Services 


Cryosurgery is a procedure involving the freezing of tissues, thereby killing the tissue and allowing it to fall away. We do this using a liquid nitrogen spray jet dispenser.

It is a procedure that is very useful for the removal of superficial growths as it is a less painful process than surgery and can often be carried out without a general anaesthetic. Cryosurgery is also one of the main techniques employed in the treatment of furunculosis, this is a deep infection commonly found in the perianal area of German Shepherd Dogs.

If you would like any further information regarding cryosurgery please ring and speak to Stephen Barstow, who will be happy to advise you.


Endoscopes are long flexible fibre optic tubes that can be used to look inside the upper digestive and respiratory tract of your pet. They enable us to visualise the throat, larynx, bronchi and oesophagus (food pipe), stomach and upper intestine and can also be used to take fluid samples and even small biopsies. They can be helpful when investigating conditions in your pet such as vomiting, suspected stomach ulcers, abnormal tissue masses and possible foreign bodies, for example socks, bones, toys that may have got stuck. In addition endoscopy can aid the investigation of upper airway problems.

Ultra Sound Scanning

Both surgeries have the use of a modern ultrasound machine allowing us to produce clear, detailed images of internal structures in a non invasive way. We routinely use this to allow us to investigate problems affecting abdominal organs and to confirm pregnancy. Bitches can be scanned from 5 weeks post-mating. We are generally able to carry out all these examinations without the need for sedation or anaesthesia and often during a routine appointment. For more information please contact the surgery.


Radiography, or X-ray, is available at both surgeries enabling diagnosis of conditions as varied as fractured limbs to obstructing foreign bodies and internal cancers.

The facilities at our Droitwich surgery include the most up to date digital x-ray system, which allows us to process images quickly and helping to reduce the anaesthetic or sedation time for your pet.

There are also no chemicals involved in developing digital images which also helps for a better environment. As well as storing the images on your pets computer records.


We have a qualified ophthalmologist who consults at the Droitwich surgery every Thursday. We see animals with eye problems all the time, very often these conditions can be treated by our small animal team, however on occasion they do need the knowledge and equipment used by an ophthalmologist.
Jeremy qualified from the University of Bristol in 1997. He has always found Ophthalmology to be a fascinating discipline and in his early years in general practice, he found himself being drawn to the subject more and more.

In 2005 he was awarded the Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.  He has been Seeing Eye cases referred by other Vets since 2005.

In February 2007, he set up Veterinary Eye Referrals in order to deliver a high quality medical and surgical eye care service for pets. 

Facilities include slit lamp biomicroscopy, indirect ophthalmology, applanation tonometry, gonioscopy, ocular ultrasonography, microsurgery, ophthalmic photography (including fundus photography) as well as the usual diagnostic stains and tear tests.


At MacArthur Barstow & Gibbs several of our veterinary surgeons undertake routine orthopaedic procedures on a regular basis, employing the most up to date anaesthesia and radiographic techniques. These include such procedures as fracture repair by intramedullary pinning, plating or external fixators, joint surgery, arthrodesis or ligament repair.

In addition to this John Davies who has a certificate in small animal orthopaedics, holds regular clinics at our Droitwich Surgery.

John has considerable experience in all aspects of orthopaedics including spinal surgery and TPLO’s thereby enabling us to offer our clients a fully comprehensive orthopaedic service.


The practice recognises the increasing popularity of back yard flocks. We are always happy to see chickens to discuss any health problems. Our client information sheet has some helpful information regarding husbandry and common complaints. For further information please contact the surgery and we will be happy to advise you more.


With changing lifestyles exotic pets are becoming much more popular, often replacing the traditional dog or cat. The management and treating of exotic pets and wildlife has become one of the main interests of Stephen Barstow’s veterinary career.

We can provide advise on general husbandry as well as treatment for most of the more unusual species encountered based on many years of personal experience.

Steve’s main areas of interest are reptiles and wildlife in particular waterfowl and reptiles.

The more unusual your pet the more interested we are to see it.


The Droitwich Veterinary Surgery
36 Hanbury Road

Tel: 01905 773 262
Fax: 01905 796 179
Email: droitwich@mbgvet.com

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Opening Times

Mon - Fri: 8.30am until 6.30pm
Saturday: 8.30am until 4.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am until 12 noon

All consultations are by appointment
The Claines Veterinary Clinic
238 Ombersley Road

Tel: 01905 453 007
Fax: 01905 755 985
Email: claines@mbgvet.com

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Opening Times

Mon - Fri: 8.30am until 6.30pm
Saturday: 8.30am until 12 noon

All consultations are by appointment
The Webbs Veterinary Clinic
Worcester Road

Tel: 01527 861771
Email: webbs@mbgvet.com

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Opening Times

Mon - Fri: 9.00am until 7.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am until 5.00pm
Sunday: 10.30am until 4.300pm

All consultations are by appointment