Radioiodine (I-131) is the treatment of choice in veterinary and human medicine but its use has been hampered by the limited number of centres that can offer the service. We are delighted that Forest Veterinary Centre can now offer the treatment at our Radioiodine Unit based at our new surgery in Harlow, Essex. The radioiodine unit is led by one of the partners in the practice (Paul Hill) who is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Medicine.
The unit has been purpose built with natural daylight, air-conditioning and 24hr CCTV monitoring. We can accept three cats a week with a two week total stay.
The radioiodine therapy will add to the referral facilities at the practice, which already includes on site MRI, video-endoscopy and orthopaedics, with onsite CT due later this year.