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  • Petplan Vet Awards

    Petplan Vet Awards

    If you think our practice or someone in the team deserves a thank you, nominate them today for a Veterinary Award. Vote here! #PetplanVetAwards   Read more
    Sheena to return to Greece in Autumn

    Sheena to return to Greece in Autumn

    In May,  Sheena visited a dog shelter mainland Greece to provide some badly-needed veterinary work for the rescues. After a tireless week of long, 12 hour days, she felt she had barely scratched the s Read more
    Outstanding in every possible way

    Outstanding in every possible way

    The RCVS Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) is a voluntary initiative run by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to accredit veterinary practices in the UK. Through setting standards and carrying ou Read more
    Sheena's Greek Dogyssey May 2018 - Part 2

    Sheena's Greek Dogyssey May 2018 - Part 2

    The main aim of trips to Greece is to perform neutering of stray dogs in order to try to reduce the number of unwanted puppies. In all, we managed to perform 28 spays and 12 castrates. Some of the dog Read more
    Sheena's Greek Dogyssey May 2018 - Part 1

    Sheena's Greek Dogyssey May 2018 - Part 1

    This year Sheena decided to visit a different shelter in Greece. It is also supported by the same charity, but has a much greater need. The shelter is in a poorer, rural area and currently houses appr Read more
    Bank Holiday Opening Times

    Bank Holiday Opening Times

    Please note that any food or medication ordered today or over the weekend will not arrive until Tuesday 8th May. Read more
    Practice Standards Scheme Award

    Practice Standards Scheme Award

    We have applied to be assessed for the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme Award in Client Service. As part of the assessment process our practice is required to survey a sample of our clients regarding t Read more
    Helping the Strays of Greece

    Helping the Strays of Greece

    On the 5th May Sheena will be returning to Greece to carry out more neutering and provide veterinary treatment for all the sick cats and dogs. Last year, thanks to the incredible generosity of Read more
    Alabama Rot

    Alabama Rot

    We have recently had an increase in enquiries from our clients seeking advice on Alabama Rot. We therefore thought it would be useful to provide information so owners know where to find the latest upd Read more
    Easter Bank Holiday Opening Hours

    Easter Bank Holiday Opening Hours

    Please remember to put all food and medication orders in by 6.30pm on Wednesday 28th March to receive your order by Tuesday 3rd April. You can do this online by clicking here or alternatively give us Read more
    Adder Bites

    Adder Bites

    As we move into  spring and summer we have started seeing adders on walks around the local commons and each year we treat a number of dogs for adder bites. Adders are the only poisonous snake native t Read more
    Winter Care for your Rabbit

    Winter Care for your Rabbit

    As the nights darken and the temperature drops, please remember your rabbit! Although wild rabbits are adapted to living outside, domestic rabbits don't have access to a warm underground burrow Read more
    Bird Flu Detected

    Bird Flu Detected

    Highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu has been detected in wild birds in Warwickshire. This is the second confirmed finding of the virus in the UK this winter, following the finding in Dorset earlier thi Read more
    Christmas Opening Hours

    Christmas Opening Hours

    ** OUR 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE WILL STILL BE RUNNING OVER CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR** If you have an emergency please contact 01483 414747  Saturday 23rd December 9:00 – 13.00 Sunday 24th Decembe Read more
    Antifreeze Poisoning

    Antifreeze Poisoning

    As we move into December and embrace the frosty mornings, people may be inclined to stock up on antifreeze for their cars and outdoor pipes. However antifreeze is a potent poison to most animals, ther Read more
    Petplan Veterinary Awards 2018

    Petplan Veterinary Awards 2018

    If you think our practice or someone in the team deserves a thank you, please nominate them today for a Petplan Veterinary Award at petplan.co.uk/vetawards.  The Veterinary Awards celebrate succes Read more
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    We are recruiting

    RVN required We are looking for an RVN to join our team of 9 nurses (7 RVNs and 2 SVNs) and 2 ANAs. We are a friendly independent small animal Veterinary Hospital with a purpose-built surgery and Read more
    Sheena and Tim's Greek Doggysey 2017 - Epilogue

    Sheena and Tim's Greek Doggysey 2017 - Epilogue

    Sheena and Tim have completed their week's work at the rescue centre in Aegina. By the end of the week they neutered: 28 female cats 20 male cats 10 female dogs 5 male dogs As eve Read more
    Sheena and Tim's Greek Doggysey 2017 Part 2

    Sheena and Tim's Greek Doggysey 2017 Part 2

    As usual, Sheena and Tim have met a lot of absolutely lovely dogs who are looking for homes. There seem to be quite a lot of puppies and kittens of about 5-6 months. This was the last vets' visit to Read more
    Sheena and Tim's Greek Doggysey 2017 Part 1

    Sheena and Tim's Greek Doggysey 2017 Part 1

    Sheena and Tim are back in Greece for another week of neutering and veterinary attention for the strays of Aegina. It has been a quieter week so far because there were vets out only four weeks ago, bu Read more
    Outstanding in four new ways

    Outstanding in four new ways

    We were recently inspected by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for the Practice Standards Awards. This is similar to an Ofsted inspection for schools. We are very proud to announce that we hav Read more
    Bird Flu update

    Bird Flu update

    For the attention of all our clients with poultry. Please see the attached article from DEFRA regarding the current bird flu outbreak on the continent and preventative measures applicable to all UK po Read more
    Autumn Poisons

    Autumn Poisons

    There are a number of common Autumn poisons that dogs and cats are prone to eating. Acorns and horse chestnuts are generally eaten by dogs and cause vomiting, diahorrea. However they can caus Read more
    Veterinary Nurse to Animal Physiotherapist

    Veterinary Nurse to Animal Physiotherapist

    We are very excited for our physiotherapist Donna Boddie who has recently had an article published in Animal Therapy Magazine. Donna has worked extremely hard to get to where she is today and we c Read more
    Dental awareness month

    Dental awareness month

    This August is dental awareness month. This is to keep us on our toes with our pet’s dental hygiene and the importance of looking after their teeth. Dental hygiene should start from a young age an Read more
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    Rabbit Vaccine update

    There have recently been an increasing number of cases of a new strain of Viral Haemorrhagic disease in rabbits that is not covered by the existing vaccine. Whilst this new strain is less fatal than t Read more
    Sheena and Tim's Greek Dogyssey II Day Six

    Sheena and Tim's Greek Dogyssey II Day Six

    Sheena and Tim are back on the Greek island of Aegina to help with the local strays. Friday After yesterday's marathon, we had an easy morning before returning home — seven cats, including Elena's t Read more
    Sheena and Tim's Greek Dogyssey II Day Five

    Sheena and Tim's Greek Dogyssey II Day Five

    Sheena and Tim are back on the Greek island of Aegina to help with the local strays. Thursday Today was a hard day. My €5-a-day bike suffered from a lack of TLC halfway up the hill so I had to be pick Read more
    Sheena and Tim's Greek Catyssey — Day Four

    Sheena and Tim's Greek Catyssey — Day Four

    Sheena is back on the island of Aegina in Greece, helping The Friends Of The Strays Of Greece at their animal shelter. Wednesday Seventeen cats graced our operating table today, only three of them b Read more
    Sheena's Greek Dogyssey II Day Three

    Sheena's Greek Dogyssey II Day Three

    Sheena is back on the island of Aegina in Greece, helping The Friends Of The Strays Of Greece at their animal shelter. Tuesday Today was a quieter day. Some of the cats and dogs that arrive turn out Read more
    Sheena's Greek Dogyssey II Day Two

    Sheena's Greek Dogyssey II Day Two

    Sheena is back on the island of Aegina in Greece, helping The Friends Of The Strays Of Greece at their animal shelter. Monday The meet-and-greet each morning is done by two friendly goats, more Read more
    Sheena's Greek Dogyssey II Day One

    Sheena's Greek Dogyssey II Day One

    Sheena is back on the island of Aegina in Greece, helping The Friends Of The Strays Of Greece at their animal shelter. Sunday We flew out yesterday with a suitcase full of drugs, equipment a Read more
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    Wildlife Care

    Last week we treated a swan who had been hit by a car. Here is the moment when he was realised back into the wild. He was a little unsteady on the steep bank, but soon recovered https://www.youtube Read more
    Raising money for the Friends of the Strays of Greece

    Raising money for the Friends of the Strays of Greece

    In June Sheena will be traveling back to Greece to carry out more neutering and provide veterinary treatment for the sick cats and dogs. Last year the money that we raised covered all the med Read more
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    Changes to Pet Insurance

    Recently the Royal Sun Alliance (RSA) have made changes to the pet health policies which they underwrite. This change includes policies provided by More Than, Marks and Spencer, John Lewis, Tesco, Arg Read more
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    Online appointment booking for registered clients

    As this is a new system we are opening it on a limited basis for the following vets Lucy Denton, Hannah Jack and Esther Lavender As well as booking appointments you  will also be able to: Read more
    Easter Toxins

    Easter Toxins

    Chocolate- The cocoa solids in chocolate contain Theobromine which can be poisonous to dogs. All chocolate-white, milk and dark-can contain Theobromine. If your dog has eaten some chocolate please Read more
    Canine Babesiosis

    Canine Babesiosis

      There have been recent reports in the media about a parasitic disease called Babesiois being found for the first time in the United Kingdom. This disease has been present in Europe for many y Read more
    March Is Microchipping Month

    March Is Microchipping Month

    This month we will be offering Microchipping for £15 (usually £21.50) From 6th April 2016 it will be Law for all dogs to be microchipped and the details kept updated. Read more
    Pet Plan Nominations

    Pet Plan Nominations

    Thank you everyone who has nominated either the practice or an individual member of staff. We are overwhelmed by the amount of nominations we have received. Nominations close January 31st if you st Read more
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    Not accepting New Clients at This Time

    We have found due to the popularity of the practice it has become increasingly difficult to provide appointments to suit our clients. So for the foreseeable future we are not accepting new clients Read more
    Fabricio Finds a New Home

    Fabricio Finds a New Home

    We are pleased to announce that Fabricio, the Greek puppy with Gastroenteritis has now found a forever home with one of our clients. He will soon be making his journey over to the UK to join his n Read more
    Pet Health Counsellor of the Year

    Pet Health Counsellor of the Year

    Congratulations to Becky who was awarded Pet Health Counsellor of the Year 2015 by Royal Canin. Along side her Nurse appointments at the practice, Becky has also been to local schools to carry out Read more
    Fond farewells in Greece

    Fond farewells in Greece

    Greece has had a big problem with stray cats and dogs, and many stories of abandonment of healthy, loving animals. Many of our clients help support the local charities, including  Friends Of The Read more
    Sheena's Greek Week Part Four

    Sheena's Greek Week Part Four

    Greece has had a big problem with stray cats and dogs, and many stories of abandonment of healthy, loving animals. Many of our clients help support the local charities, including  Friends Of The Stray Read more
    The Great Greek Cat Capture Part Three

    The Great Greek Cat Capture Part Three

    Greece has had a big problem with stray cats and dogs, and many stories of abandonment of healthy, loving animals. Many of our clients help support the local charities, including  Friends Of The Read more
    Greek Rescue Part Two

    Greek Rescue Part Two

    Greece has had a big problem with stray cats and dogs, and many stories of abandonment of healthy, loving animals. Many of our clients help support the local charities, including  Friends Of The Read more
    A Greek Dogyssey

    A Greek Dogyssey

    Greece has had a big problem with stray cats and dogs, and many stories of abandonment of healthy, loving animals. Many of our clients help support the local charities, including  Friends Of The Read more
    How to give a cat a pill

    How to give a cat a pill

    Watch Sheena show you how to give your cat's medication without getting scratched or bitten. Read more
    Receptionist - Maternity Cover

    Receptionist - Maternity Cover

    Hours of Work 37.5hrs per week with shifts between 8 am - 8 pm Monday – Friday, and 1:3 Saturdays 9 am - 1 pm in rotation with the other receptionists. Main Duties To welcome clients as Read more
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    ANIMAL HERO AWARDS 2015- Hydestile Resident Animals

    Many of you may know of Lynn and Graham Cornick who have run Hydestile Resident Animals for many years now. Lynn and Graham have tried to semi-retire but they have been as busy as ever with phone c Read more
    Well Done Becky

    Well Done Becky

    We would like to say well done to our Nurse Becky who has recently passed her certificate in canine and feline veterinary health nutrition with a distinction. If you have any nutritional  queri Read more
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    Vaccine Reminders

    Please note that although we send out reminders that your pets are due for vaccination, there are times when, due to circumstances beyond our control, they may not reach you.   It is ther Read more
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    Microchipping to become compulsory in 2016

    As from April 2016 it will compulsory for all dogs over the age of 8 weeks to have a microchip. For more information or to book an appointment please contact the practice. 01483 414747 Read more
    Rabbit Awareness

    Rabbit Awareness

    Rabbits are popular family pets, but unfortunately most people don't realise they are highly complex animals which have a range of health, dietary and behavioural problems if their management is n Read more
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    Holiday Time is approaching.

    As holiday time approaches remember to make arrangements well in advance for your pets care whilst you are away. Kennels and catteries get booked up months in advance for school holiday time. If you h Read more
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    Easter opening hours

        Wednesday 1st April     8am – 6.30pm Thursday 2nd April     8am – 7.30pm Friday 3rd April     CLOSED Saturday 4th April     9am-1pm Sunday 5th April     CLOSED Monda Read more
    Lost Dogs

    Lost Dogs

    Owner has now offered £500 Reward!! These lovely boys, Mungo and Ted have gone missing.. Please can you help this desparate owner be reunited with them? They di...sappeared from Mill Lan Read more
    Eddie Has found a forever home

    Eddie Has found a forever home

    Eddie is a Boxer cross and only a year and a half old, but he's spent most of his life in kennels. He's a really lovely and laid back dog. We are so pleased to announce we have now found Eddie a forev Read more
    Parvovirus Alert

    Parvovirus Alert

    There have been 3 confirmed cases of Parvovirus in Guildford in recent weeks. All three dogs were sadly euthanased. We have treated 2 cases of confirmed Parvovirus in recent months. Parvovirus is Read more
    The Grim Challenge

    The Grim Challenge

     A huge WELL DONE! to the team who ran the grim on Sunday. In total they raised £636.28 for international animal rescue. Thank you to everyone who sponsored them. If you would still like to donate you Read more
    Well Done Jolene

    Well Done Jolene

    A big well done to our Nurse Jolene who has passed her exams, we are all very proud of her. Read more
    The Grim challenge

    The Grim challenge

      Next month several members of the practice are taking part in the Grim Challenge in aid of International Animal Rescue.   We have chosen this charity, as we wanted to support the fund Read more
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    Halloween

    Halloween is fun for children and families but for some pets it can be a nightmare. Please be careful this weekend and especially watch out for those common dangers! Prevent your pet from tric Read more
    Fireworks

    Fireworks

    FIREWORKS It is nearing firework season, which means it is time to begin preparing anxious pets for those terrifying noises and vibrations. We are here to help and offer advice on how to make y Read more
    Watch out for the hedgehogs!

    Watch out for the hedgehogs!

      Please look out for hedgehogs when lighting bonfires this season! Unfortunately every year they suffer from severe injuries or tragically die due to bonfires.   “Piles of bonfire material loo Read more
    Noise Phobia Clinics

    Noise Phobia Clinics

    Many cats and dogs suffer anxiety during the fireworks season and stormy weather. There are many treatment options available that could help your pet, though a lot of these treatments requ Read more
    Physiotherapy Case Study

    Physiotherapy Case Study

    Buffy, Rottweiler, 11 years old Buffy’s owner was concerned about her decreased mobility. She was unable to walk that far and showed a lot of stiffness. Buffy had elbow dysplasia (poorly formed Read more
    Free microchipping for dogs

    Free microchipping for dogs

    Our next free microchips for dogs event will be on Wednesday 10th September between 3-5pm. No need for appointments, just turn up on the day. It will be compulsory for all dogs to be microchipped from Read more
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    Longer 15 minute appointments

    From 1st June, our appointments will be 15 minutes long. This allows us to give a thorough examination of your pet, and plenty of time to discuss all your health issues. Read more
    Free microchips for dogs

    Free microchips for dogs

    We will be running an afternoon of free microchips on Wednesday 4th June from 2-5pm. No need for appointments, just turn up on the day. Did you know that it will be compulsory for all dogs to be micro Read more
    Share with a friend and get a £10 voucher

    Share with a friend and get a £10 voucher

    Spread the word about our good care and you’ll get a £10 voucher to use in the surgery. Tell your friend to mention your name and address when they register, and we will credit your account with £10. Read more
    Qualified physiotherapist now available

    Qualified physiotherapist now available

    We are very pleased to be able to offer physiotherapy and laser treatment at the surgery.  Our Veterinary Nurse, Donna, has passed her Diploma in Animal Physiotherapy after 2 years of hard work. Read more
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    Are you lungworm aware?

      Summer is approaching (finally) so are the foxes, slugs, snails and frogs, all of which carry the potentially fatal lungworm/Angiostrongylus Vasorum. However Lungworm can be prevented! You c Read more
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    Pain & Mobility Clinics

        Is your pet experiencing stiffness, or having difficulty jumping up or down from the car or a high surface? Have they been resting more and less eager to exercise? Pain and Mobility cl Read more
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    GOOD NEWS! Monty has been found and reunited with his family!

      Monty, a chocolate cocker spaniel, was reported missing a whole month ago when he disappeared from his owner’s garden. The police found Monty after a house raid earlier this week. They m Read more
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    Practice Tours

        We are now offering practice tours of the surgery. The tour will take you around the surgery, including the kennel room, cattery, prep room and operating theatres with one of our vet Read more
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    Outdoor Pets - Please Take Care!

        With forecasts of floods, storms and snow, please take a moment to think about your pet rabbits, guinea pigs and any other pets you might keep outside. Please make sure you take step Read more
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    New Staff Members

      We are pleased to welcome two new members of staff to our team, Sophie Lyall, our new receptionist and Ellé Gauntlett, our new animal nursing assistant. Sophie has two dogs and a c Read more
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    Laparoscopic Spays

    We are very pleased to be able to offer you a new option with respect to this operation. As well as conventional surgery, we are now able to perform the operation by keyhole surgery. By making 3 tiny Read more
    The Petplan Veterinary Awards

    The Petplan Veterinary Awards

      The Petplan Veterinary Awards are what we like to call The Oscars of the veterinary world. These awards provide an opportunity for people to recognise the hard work and dedication of veterin Read more
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    Rock Salt Poisoning

      Please be aware this winter!   The rock salt used to help de-ice roads in winter can be a danger to pets if they lick it from their paws or fur. Ingestion can cause thirst, vomiting Read more
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    Seasonal Advice for Winter

    With December just around the corner please take a look at the advice provided by the RSPCA for the care of all animals during the winter months. Read more
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    Fireworks Advice

    Fireworks season is upon us and as much as we all enjoy this time of year, it can be an incredibly stressful time for our pets. Please take a look at the RSPCA's top tips on how to keep your animals f Read more
    Warning: Dog dies after eating white substance on Cornwall beach

    Warning: Dog dies after eating white substance on Cornwall beach

    The BBC have reported the death of a Miniature Schnauzer after eating a white substance on a beach in Cornwall this week. For the full story please refer to the BBC website below http://www.bbc.co.u Read more
    Exam Success

    Exam Success

    Congratulations to three of our staff members who have recently passed exams with flying colours. Vicky, our practice manager, has been studying with the Institute of Leadership and Management and Read more
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    Brook Fete

    On 27th May, Simon and Tracy spent a sunny bank holiday Monday judging the dog competition at the annual Brook Fete. There was a fantastic turnout of different dogs all striving for classes ranging fr Read more
    National Pet Month afternoon

    National Pet Month afternoon

    On Saturday 18th May, for National Pet Month, we held an afternoon to promote pet care for children. We had several stalls and games for children to partake in as well as a Talk on the Wildside by Gra Read more
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    RCVS Hospital Status

    The practice is very proud to announce that we have gained RCVS Hospital Status which means we give the highest possible standards of hygiene and patient care. For more information on our accreditatio Read more
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    Family Fun Open Day - Saturday 17th September

    Saturday 17th September 11am - 4pm Parking: Please Read! For reasons of safety during the open day, the car      park will be closed. We will be running a minibus service from Milfor Read more
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    We are in the top 1000 Veterinary Surgeries

    We are very excited to hear that North Downs Veterinary Group has been voted as one of the top 1000 veterinary surgeries in the UK. This is based on customer surveys across the UK in 2011. Read more
    Extension at Milford Veterinary Surgery

    Extension at Milford Veterinary Surgery

    We are all very excited about the new extension to our Milford Surgery. Building work started in January and is expected to be completed in August. The extension will allow us to provide hospital sta Read more
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    Less pain and a rapid return to normal with keyhole surgery for dogs and cats

    We are very pleased to be able to offer a very new procedure when your pet requires surgery. By performing the operation endoscopically your pet will have tiny wounds, meaning much less pain and a ver Read more
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    Oral Care Month

    Dental disease is a common problem in animals over the age of 3 years. This can lead to greater problems as infection from the gums spreads to other parts of the body and it can also make ever Read more
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    Your pet and poisons

    Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pet Alcoholic beverages Avocado Chocolate (all forms) Coffee (all forms) Fatty foods Read more
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    Loving your work

    We all enjoyed our visit from the local 'Eagle' radio station   Read more
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    Waking your tortoise from hibernation

    As the average daily temperature begins to approach the critical 10C or 50 F point, a tortoise's metabolism will begin to reactivate in readiness for waking.   At this point unfortunately, Read more
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    How to prepare your tortoise for hibernation

    Is Your Tortoise Ready to Hibernate?   Did you know that at least 6 million Tortoises have died in Britain, mainly in hibernation, since they were first imported for the pet trade in Read more
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    Ben - finalist in PAT dog of the year

    P.A.T. Dog of the Year 2008 - finalist - Ben.pdf (242.41 kb) Read more
    Pet Smile Month

    Pet Smile Month

    Every year September is PET SMILE MONTH and we will always be one of the practices registered to take part in prophylactic oral health. More information can be found at www.petsmile.org or by vi Read more