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Services

Extensive range of veterinary services

Below is a list of some of the services that are available to help your pet. However, we have access, through colleagues and acquaintances to most treatments. Please ring and ask if something that you are interested in or think would help is not shown here and we will always try to arrange it for you.

  • Health checks
  • Vaccinations
  • Neutering
  • Microchipping
  • Flea and worm treatment
  • Dental clinic
  • Weight management
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacy and prescription services
  • 24 hours emergency services
  • Repeat Prescriptions
  • Nurse Clinics
  • Pet Foods
  • Health Related Products

Repeat Prescriptions

Please call to order your repeat prescriptions for both food and medicines, giving 48 hours notice. In accordance with The Royal Veterinary College recommendations, there is a legal requirement to re-examine all pets receiving prescription medicines on a regular basis to assess progress. This is at least 6 monthly, but can be 3 monthly dependant on the medicine involved.

You are welcome to obtain relevant veterinary medicinal products either form ourselves OR ask for a written prescription and obtain these medicines from another veterinary surgeon or a pharmacy, the provision of which is chargeable. The vet may prescribe relevant veterinary medicinal products only following a clinical assessment of an animal under his or her care.

A prescription may not be appropriate if your animal is an in-patient or immediate treatment is necessary. But you will be informed, on request, of the price of any medicine that may be prescribed.

The general policy of this practice is to re-assess an animal, requiring repeat prescriptions, for the supply of relevant veterinary medicinal products every 6 months, but this may vary with individual circumstances. The charge for a medication check for repeat prescriptions are available upon request.

If required, larger print on medication labels is available on request. Also, if you would like it in a different format, please ask your Vet or another member of staff.

If ordering prescriptions via our automated phone service you will be asked for:
your surname, pets name, the first line of your address and the name and dose of the medication you wish to order and the practice you wish to collect from. 

We aim to dispense all medication within  3 working days. You will be contacted on the number we hold for you unless you leave an alternative. 

If your pet has not been seen for over 6 month’s we may contact you to book in a prescription review. When you have finished, please hang up.

Nurse Clinics

Our experienced nurses offer advice on topics such as diets, obesity, older pets and puppy training. They are also available to assist with flea and worm control and nail clipping.

If you are thinking of getting a new pet our nurses are able to advise on suitable pets and breeds for you and your family with our "pet planning" service.

Pet Foods

As well as prescription foods from all the major suppliers, we keep a wide range of Hills canine and feline pet foods in stock. Please feel free to visit either surgery for feeding advice.

Members of our vip scheme are able to obtain cost price prescription and maintenance food from Hills and Royal Canin.