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Nurse Clinics

Our fully-qualified Veterinary Nurses offer a variety of nurse clinics to provide advice

Nurse Clinics

Our fully-qualified Veterinary Nurses offer a variety of nurse clinics to provide advice on a range of common issues for pet owners.

In addition to those listed below the nurses will also carry out post-operative checks, micro-chipping and routine procedures for your pet i.e. nail clipping/tick removal and anal gland discharging.

Nurse clinics are offered daily during the week with appointments from 8.30am – 6.00pm.

Puppy & Kitten Checks

It is an inevitability that the new addition to your family will be visiting the vets regularly during their lifetime, if only for routine booster vaccinations (which will start at eight weeks of age).  In order to create good associations with the practice right from the start it is beneficial to bring your puppy/kitten in to see the nurse without any treatment being done. 

You can book them in for a general health check with the nurse and also have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have on the following:

  • Housetraining
  • Behaviour
  • Teething
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Worm/Flea treatment
  • Neutering
  • Micro-chipping
  • Insurance

This clinic will also provide an ideal opportunity for the nurse to explain the benefits of our various Pet Club Packages.

Dental Care

More than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats over three years old have some form of gum disease. 

Some of the symptoms to look out for are:

  • Bad breath
  • Discoloured teeth
  • Excessive drooling
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Reluctance to chew or eat at all

During this clinic the nurse will check your pet’s teeth for dental and gum disease.  With such a common condition preventative care is really important in order to avoid unnecessary pain and suffering for your pet.  The nurse will demonstrate how best to clean your pet’s teeth and discuss other methods of treatment.  The use of certain treats/chews and bones can aid in the removal of plaque via physical rubbing and the spread of protective saliva.  We are able to recommend the preventative measures that are best for your pet and further stages of treatment for those that need to see a Veterinary Surgeon.

Weight Watchers

Obesity is a very common problem in many household pets, not just cats and dogs, both rabbits and guinea pigs can also suffer from weight-related health issues.

These nurse clinics are designed to give the best advice on how to reduce or increase your pet’s weight, depending on the individual circumstances.  During this clinic the nurse will weigh your pet and assess their overall appearance in order to give them a ‘Body Condition Score’.  Carrying even a small amount of extra fat can have an adverse effect on your pet’s health and mobility.

Overweight pets are more likely to suffer from:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Respiratory distress
  • Heart disease
  • Joint problems

Likewise, some animals are underweight due to underlying medical conditions.  We like to monitor these patients regularly to make sure they continue to maintain a healthy weight.  The nurse will be able to give advice on a diet and exercise regime best suited to your pet and set healthy goals for either weight loss or gain.

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