Obesity is becoming an ever increasing problem in our pets, adding a further complication to problems such as bronchitis and arthritis. All of our Qualified, Registered Veterinary Nurses run free of charge weight clinics, to help encourage weight loss through simple changes to both diet and exercise. These one-to-one nursing consultations with you and your pet include analysis of your pet’s diet, exercise regime and general day-to-day life, before implementation of any recommended changes. These are then followed up with regular free checks on your pet’s weight and general wellbeing, providing support and encouragement during the weight loss period. Once your pet has achieved their target weight, free of charge appointments are offered at regular intervals to help you continue to keep their weight in check.
Our Veterinary Surgeons and Qualified Veterinary Nurses are always happy to offer advice on routine dental care. We offer free Nurse Consultations where you can discuss dental care, ranging from tooth brushing techniques through to specialised prescription diets, designed to reduce the build up of tartar on your pet’s teeth. Please be aware that whilst the consultations are free, in some cases you may need to be referred to a Veterinary Surgeon to discuss more advanced dental treatment, for which there would be a charge.
6 MONTH PUPPY CHECKS
We offer a free-of-charge check with a Veterinary Nurse when your puppy reaches 6 months of age. This free service allows you to touch base with the practice in the interim period between your puppy’s initial vaccinations and their annual booster when they reach one year of age, providing an opportunity to discuss worming and flea treatment, behaviour, diet, neutering and any other queries you may have. It also allows us to check your puppy whilst they are still growing, in case there are any underlying issues that may require the attention of a Veterinary Surgeon.
6 MONTH KITTEN CHECKS
Alongside our free puppy checks, we also offer a free-of-charge check with a Nurse when your kitten reaches 6 months of age. Like the puppy checks, this service provides an opportunity to discuss any queries you may have, prior to seeing your kitten back for their annual booster when they reach one year of age.
We offer mid to late afternoon, routine appointments with our Veterinary Nurses to clip your pet’s nails. These competitively priced appointments aim to provide an easy and stress-free way of having your pet’s nails clipped, reducing any worries for both you and your pet. Appointments are available for dogs, cats, rabbits and other small rodents.
After your puppy’s first vaccination, we offer you the opportunity to bring your puppy along to one of our “puppy parties” to encourage early socialisation.
These parties are run by our Veterinary Nurses, and allow your puppy to get used to being around a wide range of other dogs and strangers in a safe and controlled environment. It also provides the opportunity for your pet to become accustomed to coming to the vets, and helps encourage them to view the vets as a fun and exciting place to be, helping to reduce any fear and anxiety when visiting in future. In addition to encouraging socialisation, the parties also provide an opportunity for you to discuss any queries that you may have with one of our Veterinary Nurses, ranging from basic training through to diet and flea/worming treatment.
The parties are run on a Monday evening at 18:45, in the Small Animal Reception area, and last for approximately one hour. Parties are limited to 8 puppies; ensuring puppies do not become overwhelmed, with newcomers gently introduced to the group to help reduce any anxieties, rather than being swarmed by a boisterous group of more experienced pups! Each puppy is welcome to attend a maximum of 3 parties, ensuring they have a good opportunity to socialise whilst also ensuring all puppies have the opportunity to attend, up to a maximum age of 14 weeks.