Nurse Clinics

Free advice on looking after your pet

We have a small team of qualified and Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVN’s), with many years’ experience between them. They have all undertaken the 3-year training course, taken and passed many examinations and practical tests, and are registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

As such, we are delighted to be able to offer Nurse Clinics to our clients. Our nurses are able to give you advise on a wide range of preventative health care measures and carry out some minor procedures.

All nurse clinics are by appointment and available Monday-Friday 11:00am – 4:30pm. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer appointments with a nurse outside of these times at the moment.

We offer the following free services

  • Puppy and Kitten clinics
  • Rabbit clinics
  • Senior Pet clinics
  • Post-operative checks
  • Dressing changes and suture removal
  • Dental healthcare advice and oral care
  • Parasite advice
  • Nutritional advice and weight clinics

We are also able to offer these services but there will be a charge for them but no consultation fee:

  • Administration of flea and worm products
  • Nail clipping
  • Microchip implanting
  • Diabetes monitoring
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Urine testing
  • Blood tests for routine health checks
  • Anal gland emptying
  • Routine injections, such as allergy vaccines or second vaccinations

Our nurses will be able to discuss your pet’s general health and advise on ways to prevent them becoming unwell. Please be aware that the nurse CANNOT do the following:

  • Diagnose your pet if they have a medical condition or illness
  • Prescribe your pet medications
  • Administer parasite treatments if we have not seen your pet before or it has been over 12 months since the vet last saw them.

In the event of your pet being unwell, or if you are concerned they may have an underlying condition or illness, please make an appointment to see the vet.

In the event of an emergency all our nurses are trained to be able to administer first aid until the vet is available.

Dental Health Checks – If you think your pet may have some dental disease or you can see tartar build-up on their teeth, please arrange for a complimentary appointment with one of the nursing team. If your pet allows they can have a look in their mouths and advise you on the best course of action, from oral care products to dental treatments.

Weight Clinics – Rapidly expanding waistlines are affecting our pets as well as humans. If you have concerns regarding your pet’s weight, please call us to make an appointment with one of our RVN’s and they can weigh your pet, discuss their ideal weight and design a weight-loss plan for you.

6 Month Puppy or Kitten Development Check – Kittens and puppies grow fast, getting bigger, developing their own personalities and reaching adult status far too quickly, despite maybe not looking or acting like it! At 6 months of age it is time to consider neutering, dietary changes, flea & worm prevention plans and a whole host of other things that you may like to know. Please speak to one of our team and we can arrange for a free consultation with an RVN and they can discuss all things ‘growing up’ with you.

Diabetes Clinics – Another problem facing our pets that also affects humans is Diabetes. Fortunately, we know a lot more about this condition than ever before and your pet can continue leading a normal life with a few minor adjustments. After the veterinary surgeon has made the initial diagnosis and confirmed your pet is diabetic, they may refer you to one of the nursing team who can discuss how to administer insulin, any dietary changes needed and other tools available to help you manage the condition. They can also advise you on what to do if your pet has a ‘hypo’ and what signs to look for if their insulin needs adjusting.

If you have any questions regarding treatments, products and services that we offer, please contact us and we will be happy to provide you with further information as needed.

*All pets on long-term medications MUST have a 3 or 6-month health check (depending on condition and type of medication) with a veterinary surgeon.  This is for a number of reasons such as: 

  • Weighing your pet to ensure they are on the correct dose still
  • Checking your pet for signs that the medication needs altering or adjusting
  • Ensuring that the medication is doing what it is supposed to be doing
  • Ensuring your pet is still in good health for the medication
  • A legal requirement as stated in the RCVS Code of Conduct

If your pet is overdue a check-up appointment with the vet and you have run out of medications, they may be able to prescribe you a couple of days’ worth of the medications but you MUST make an appointment as soon as possible before anymore can be dispensed. 

**We are happy to ultrasound your pet and will confirm whether she is/is not pregnant.  We are unable to give you exact littler sizes, but will be able to say whether it is a large or small litter.

*** This priced is based on a fit healthy animal not requiring any additional treatments, such as fluid therapy, antibiotics or other medications, pre-anaesthetic blood tests etc.
The neutering price for both cats and dogs includes the admission check-up, the operation, post-operation pain meds and post-op check-ups.  It does not include ‘Buster Collars’. 

****This price is based on a healthy pet having had a dental check prior to the procedure and not requiring additional treatments such as fluid therapy, antibiotics, pre-anaesthetic blood tests etc.

*****All referrals MUST be requested by your veterinary surgeon, please do come to us directly.  We need to have full medical notes and any diagnostic results PRIOR to arranging the referral appointment

For any further information or advice, please do not hesitate to contact us and speak to one of our friendly staff.