Did you know, we provide ROUTINE care at ALL of our branches SEVEN DAYS A WEEK?
Each of our three branches is equipped with multiple consultation rooms, kennel rooms, surgical suites, laboratories and dispensaries which enable us to provide good quality health care for your pets!
Routine care can include vaccinations, parasite control, health checks, microchipping, nurse consultations, neutering, inpatient care and overnight hospitalisation – all of which can be accessed through your local branch SEVEN DAYS A WEEK Mon - Fri 8.30am-9pm, Sat & Sun 8.30am - 6.30pm! ***AS OF MONDAY 12th MARCH 2018, WE CAN OFFER ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS UNTIL 9PM MONDAY - FRIDAY***
We provide vaccinations, routine health checks and neutering procedures as standard at WEEKENDS in addition to weekdays as we know that the weekends may be the most convenient time for you!
To us, even weekends are just a normal day.
To arrange an appointment, please contact your local branch
Microchipping your pet is quick and straight forward and it can be done as early as the first vaccination – by law, all puppies must now be microchipped by the age of 8 weeks!
Microchipping is like giving an injection and implants a small chip, the size of a grain of rice under the skin. Sometimes the injection can be a little painful, but only for a few seconds!!
The microchip contains a unique barcode which is registered to you. If your pets were to become lost or stolen, the microchip can be scanned and your animal can then be brought home. Just remember to change your contact details with the microchip company if you ever move!
As of April 2016, microchipping your dog is compulsory by law!
Did you know we also microchip rabbits? We do get lost bunnies brought into the practice and unfortunately they are seldom microchipped, making it almost impossible to trace their owners. It is just as important to microchip rabbits as with cats and dogs! If your bunny were to become lost or stolen, the microchip can be scanned and they can be reunited with you. Please contact the surgery to book your bunny in to be microchipped.
We have also microchipped a few tortoises too…
Neutering is usually carried out at 5-6 months of age.
Castrating male dogs involves surgical removal of the testicles.
The advantages of castration include;
- No unwanted matings or litters of puppies
- Decreased wandering
- Decreased fighting
- Can reduce aggressive behaviour
Spaying a female dog involves surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus (ovariohysterectomy).
Advantages of spaying include;
- No unwanted litters of puppies
- No seasons
- Prevention of nasty infections of the uterus known as a pyometra which can be fatal if not caught early.
- Decreases the chance of mammary tumours
If you are considering breeding from your dog, please take your time and thoroughly research it. Although it can be rewarding and exciting, breeding is also expensive and time consuming. Complications may pose a risk to your dog as well as the puppies.
Neutering is a day procedure. The vet will admit your dog in the morning and you can collect them in the afternoon!
Please contact the surgery for more information or to book an appointment for your dog to be neutered.
Cats can be neutered from 16 weeks of age and we recommend not letting them outside until they are neutered and fully vaccinated.
Spaying your female cat involves surgically removing her ovaries and uterus. It will prevent your cat coming into season, and having unwanted kittens. Cats come into season at a young age and can have numerous litters a year so it is best to have your cat spayed as early as possible. Spaying also prevents infections and tumours in the womb.
Castration in cats is a minor procedure which requires no stitches. Castrating your tom cat will prevent roaming, decrease spraying, and mean he's less likely to get into fights with other cats, which increase his risk of infectious diseases such as FIV.
Neutering is a day procedure. The vet will admit your cat in the morning and you can collect them in the afternoon!
Please contact the surgery to book your cat in to be neutered.
Having your rabbit neutered helps to improve behaviour as well as preventing unwanted pregnancies. In female rabbits, spaying also helps to prevent cancer of the womb, which is common in rabbits as they get older. Castration of male rabbits prevents testicular disease.
Rabbits can be neutered from 4 months of age.
Neutering is a day procedure. The vet will admit your rabbit in the morning and you can collect them in the afternoon!
Please contact the surgery to book your rabbit in to be neutered.