WE ARE NOW OPEN FULL HOURS FOR ALL PATIENTS AND ARE INVITING PEOPLE INTO THE PRACTICE ONCE AGAIN. As of the 24th July 2020, we have been welcoming a limited number of clients into the practice. Video consults are still available for those who wish to reduce their contact with others or who are self isolating. For the safety of all people who enter the practice, we have installed perspex screens in certain areas. We are only allowing a maximum of 2 households (2 people per household max.) into the premises at any one time. Please be aware that only one person may be able to accompany a pet into the consultation room itself (the other person may need to wait in reception). We are also asking that all visitors and clients wear a mask at all times when in the practice. There are exceptions for those who may struggle with these measures and please do call if you have any concerns. Please see here for the information emails sent to our clients about this situation.
'Orphan Season' is usually from March until August each year. This is when there are a high number of wildlife young born such as baby hedgehogs, fox cubs, badger cubs, fawn and lots of baby birds. Each animal has a variety of ways they help their babies grow up and leave their home, venturing into the big wide world. Baby animals may seem as if they have been abandoned, even though their parents are often very close by. Although it is tempting to assist these babies in acts of kindness, we recommend leaving them where they are and contacting your local wildlife rescue centre for advice. (Our nearest one is RSPCA Southridge - 0300 123 0704.)
Oli, Jodie, Esther, Charlotte, Flo and Adriana x
What to do if you find a baby bird
Please, please, please do not pick up baby birds, many will fall from the nest at this time of year and some will continue to be fed by their mother UNLESS they have the scent of another animal or person. If you see a baby bird on the floor, please leave it alone. Find out more
Tips on improving a dog's recall, lead walking and more...
We asked Joe at Green Dog Walking for some advice on improving a dog's recall, lead walking, and on how to quickly clean dogs after a muddy walk! Some fab answers here
Ralph & his cut paw
Ralph came in to see us a little while ago after he suffered a nasty cut to the pad on his back foot. Ralph was so well behaved he allowed Dr Oli to examine the cut well enough to realise that unfortunately it needed to be stitched up. We are not sure exactly what Ralph cut his pad on, but the cut itself was about 1 and ½ cm long and had gone right through his pad. Read his story
A recent review "Absolutely awesome vet! very knowledgeable. impressed with his knowledge about exotics/rats. very gentle with your pets. very clean place and a lovely receptionist. really...i can only recommend this vet!!!"
Are you happy with our service? Please leave a review. It means a lot to us.