Our experienced veterinary nurses work with you to keep your pets fit and healthy so they can live fuller, longer lives. At our dedicated nurse clinics, we run regular check-ups and preventative treatments that also make good financial sense for pet owners – prevention is always cheaper than cure!
And while our nurses are highly qualified, they will always refer you to a vet if necessary.
Below is a list of our clinics, but call us to find out how our nurses can help you with other issues including:
- Microchipping information and implantation.
- Clean ears.
- Administer immunotherapy vaccines.
- Administer second and third vaccines.
- General wellness checks.
- Administering medications.
Nurse clinics are run Monday to Friday on an appointment basis.
Please ring the surgery to check the most up to date prices and to book your pet in for an appointment.
Weight management clinics
These specialist weight clinics give advice on the best way to tackle any issues, whether your pet is underweight or overweight. Obesity is an increasing problem in our pets and can lead to, or worsen, many health problems such as arthritis, diabetes and heart conditions.
We know managing our pets’ weight can be challenging, so we provide regular weight checks and discuss different ways to help reduce or maintain your pet’s weight, such as exercise.
Adolescent (pre-neutering) checks clinic – youth club
When your dog or cat is six months old, we like to bring them in for a fun session that helps them get used to being at the vet and also checks their growth and general wellbeing.
When they come along, we’ll get them used to having their paws and ears played with and have a look at:
- Flea and worm control.
Post-operative care clinic
Following veterinary procedures involving a general anaesthetic or sedation, your pet will need a post-operative nurse clinic with lots of TLC. These clinics are your reassurance that:
- Wounds are healing correctly.
- Stitches have been removed safely and dressings changed correctly.
- Any dental work, especially extractions, are looking good.
- In overall terms, your pet has recovered well from the procedure.
We’ll also talk to you about any aftercare you can do, such as preventative care following veterinary dental work.
Post-op checks are included in the cost of all routine operations excluding any additional medicines.
Fleas, ticks and worming treatments
Prevention is definitely cheaper than cure when it comes to flea, tick and worm treatments. But there are so many different brands that do different things and often need to be administered differently. Which one is right for your pet and how often do you need to use them?
In our specialist clinics, we’ll talk you through all the options and demonstrate the cheap, easy way to remove ticks should your pet ever get one.
Giving your pet regular flea and worm treatment is important for you, your pet and the environment. Get some expert advice today.
At these clinics, a dedicated nurse will go through everything you need to know about preventative health care and diet advice. You’ll also get some invaluable advice about getting through those first, nerve-wracking weeks!
Kitten and puppies club
Getting a new puppy or kitten can be a very exciting time and we are here to help. To give them the best start and help keep them happy and healthy, we keep an eye on their weight, discuss neutering, talk about and administer flea and worm treatment, get them socialised by coming into the vet practice, demonstrate dental care and discuss behaviour.
Anxiety therapy clinic
We’ve found these sessions are incredibly beneficial for our more nervous patients. Visiting the vet can be incredibly stressful for some pets and their owners. These sessions aim to get your pet to relax and sometimes actually enjoy coming to see us. These are reassuring consults – we don’t do anything worrying. All your pet will receive is a lot of fuss and treats.
We understand that bringing your pet in for neutering can be quite worrying. All our nurses can provide advice on neutering and discuss the benefits with you. We can also go through with you what the procedure involves and help discuss aftercare, so you be can sure it is absolutely the best option for your pet.
During adolescence and after neutering, our pets often require a change in diet to maintain their body condition, we’ll talk to you about that, too.
Some pets may need their nails trimmed if they are not wearing down normally. This can be done by our nurses.
Anal sac expression
Our nurses will help your pet feel more comfortable by emptying anal sacs. Any infections or unusual bottoms are referred to the vet for further treatment.
Blood pressure checks
Many older pets, or those with long term illness, can suffer from high blood pressure and require medication and monitoring. Our qualified nurses can provide a regular monitoring service for older pets and those on medication. This can be offered upon request from your veterinary surgeon.
Qualified nurses may take blood samples if recommended by a vet. We recommend regular blood samples for all older animals and those on certain medications.
Kirsty Hensby RVN MBVNA ISDVMA has undertaken a course to become a bereavement practitioner. She is able to provide bereavement consultations during the difficult and emotional time of losing your pet. If you would like to use this service please contact the practice and ask to speak to Kirsty. Also available is the Blue Cross Bereavement Service on 0800 096 6606.