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A trip to the vet

As an essential service, we’re still here for you and your pet. (Local practice opening hours may vary.)

We’re committed to keeping you and our colleagues protected

As an essential service, we’re still here for you and your pet. We’re committed to keeping you and our colleagues protected and we have also adapted our services, making it easier to care for your pet.

Please contact your local practice team to discuss your pet care needs during this time and we will explain what to expect at your visit. In response to government guidance, a face covering must be worn when visiting us.

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Let's help keep each other safe

We’re committed to keeping you and our colleagues protected which is why we’ve made several important changes in our practices.

  • Ideally only one person per pet when visiting
  • Safe distance markers
  • Face coverings to be worn and sanitiser available

  • PPE worn by clinical teams
  • We continue to clean to medical grade standard multiple times daily
  • Perspex screens around our reception desks

We have also adapted our services to make it easier to care for your pet

  • Video and telephone consultations
  • Safe delivery of medication to your car or home

A guide to help you plan your visit

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Useful articles

Helpful advice to help you care for your pets at home at this time

How to get dogs used to people wearing face coverings

Face coverings can worry dogs because they take in a lot of information from reading people’s facial expressions and it can be disconcerting if they aren’t sure about a person’s feelings and intentions.

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How to help puppies who have missed out on socialisation in lockdown

You might now have a puppy of four or five months old who knows all about the tumble dryer and is used to loud noises coming from the TV, but who has never met a child, or someone riding a bike or carrying a walking stick.

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How a change in routine can affect cats

Lots of pets find predictability keeps their stress levels low. So, for pets who have had to adapt to big changes within their home and family, this can be a time of increased anxiety.

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Expressing dog's anal glands

Dog’s anal glands are typically the size of a small grape and sit just inside the bottom. We would always recommend speaking to your vet if you believe your dog’s anal glands need expressing.

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Training your dog at home

There’s nothing in the world quite like living with a pet. They bring us joy, fun and companionship. And you can get even more enjoyment from your furry friend by helping them to learn.

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Walks with your dog

Whether you’re just popping around the block before you settle down for the evening, or you’re heading out to explore new countryside, time spent walking with your dog is a great way to bond, while enjoying fresh air and exercise.

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