For staff training purposes the Small Animal department is going to be closed between 2pm and 4pm on Tuesday 11th October.  During this time we will only be available to deal with emergencies.

If you have an emergency situation with your pet during this time please phone: 01572 722646 and your call will be answered.

Please avoid calling at this time with queries or to book routine appointments.

Apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.

 The British Horse Society (BHS) and The University of Nottingham have teamed up to help horse owners combat the life-threatening condition of colic.  Their REACT Now to Beat Colic campaign comes after Nottingham Uni research found that more than 90% of horse owners did not feel confident in spotting the early signs of colic.

Thank you to everyone who came along to our 'Evening with the OVH Equine nurses' last week.  The event was sold out and was the perfect opportunity for our nurses to showcase their role within the hospital.  It also created an informal setting to learn more about first aid, coping in an emergency and looking after your horse during various life stages.  The British weather was for once on our side and we were able to use some of the hospital's outside areas as well for the practical demonstrations.

We hope to do more evenings like this in the future so watch this space!

Don't miss our upcoming equine client evening on Wednesday 24th August from 6.30-8.30pm.  Our team of Equine nurses will be doing talks and demonstrations on a variety of subjects, including:

  • Coping with an emergency
  • Looking after the senior horse
  • Preventing boredom in the box-rested horse
  • Wound management/bandaging

There will also be tours of the hospital facilities and a chance to ask questions in an informal environment.  Light refreshments will be provided and everyone attending will receive a goody bag packed with freebies and information on preventative health care for your horse.

Tickets cost £10 and can be booked to your equine account - please phone our equine office on: 01572 722647 to book your place.

Thank you to everyone who attended our 'First Aid for Dogs' evening last week - the event was sold out and it was lovely to see so many clients enjyoing the practical and theoretical aspects of the evening.

We hope to hold more client evenings in the coming months so do look out for announcements of dates on our website, Facebook page, waiting room/consult room posters and flyers at Reception.

A huge thank you to everyone who came to see us on the stand at Rutland Show last Sunday.  After a slightly hazy start it was a beautiful, sunny day with lots of people enjoying all that the show has to offer.  We gave out lots of our colourful dogdanas and would love to see some photos of your dog's wearing them - please post to our Facebook page if you have any.


We are once again the official vets at Rutland Show next weekend - Sunday 5th June 2016.

William Bevin and Rafa Alzola will be providing veterinary cover throughout the event for large animal and equine entrants whilst small animal partners Catriona Laird and Chris Booth will be on hand to provide any veterinary care needed for small animals.

We have our usual stand in the covered, retail area near to the main ring so please come and see us for information on our new facilities, newly improved pet health clubs, giveaways, promotions or just a chat!

We look forward to seeing lots of our current clients and maybe some new faces as well.  Lots of fingers crossed that the Great British weather doesn't provide a repeat performance of last year.

It's official, Catriona Laird and Chris Booth are now Partners in the Small Animal practice here at Oakham Veterinary Hospital.

They have much to celebrate at the moment with the official opening of the new extension taking place at our Open Day last weekend.  Over two hundred people joined us for tours of the hospital, a chance to meet the team and join in lots of interactive competitions and activities.

On Saturday 23rd April 2016 we're throwing open the doors to both clients and the general public for a chance to see behind the scenes here at the hospital.  Please join us for the official opening of our Small Animal Hospital extension and a day of activities, competitions and demos.  Between 11am and 4pm you will have the chance to look around the facilities, including our new Small Animal extension, meet some of the vets & nurses and get involved with some of the following:

  • Tours of Small Animal and Equine hospital
  • A chance to 'Meet the Team'
  • Activities and Competitions
  • Demo by Canine Partners
  • 'Pet's Corner'

There will be hot and cold refreshments available and free parking on site.

We look forward to seeing you on the day!

Check out our winter newsletter packed with info including stud news, an exciting new piece of endoscopy equipment and a feature on winter mud fever .....

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We would like to wish all of our clients a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2016!

We look forward to launching our newly improved Small Animal department in the coming months to showcase our improved facilities and benefits for both owners and patients.

As our building work to extend the Small Animal department nears completion we want to say a huge thank you to all our clients for your ongoing patience during the construction period.

Please see the attached floorplan for the full details of the benefits that our improved facilities will offer for both you and your pets.

We will be launching the new and improved Small Animal hospital very soon so watch this space for open day/evenings and opportunities for practice tours with our vets and nurses!

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