APPROVED TRAINING PRACTICE
We are pleased to announce that we have become an approved Training Practice affiliated to Nottingham Trent University. We are looking forward to having our first new nursing recruits very soon.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE November 2020
Following the latest government announcement we want to reassure all of our clients that we remain fully open for all of your pets healthcare needs
- We are continuing to work as we have been and are open for all of your pet’s needs.
- We realise that as pet owners you may be feeling anxious at this time but please be reassured that we have strict safety measures in place which enable us to continue to deliver care and treatment to your pets.
- Our team are all fully equipped with appropriate PPE and we continue to follow strict hygiene and social distancing procedures as we are committed to the health and safety of our staff and clients as well as our furry friends.
Things you should know when visiting the practice
- PLEASE DO NOT VISIT MEADOW LANE IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE THREE PRIMARY SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS, ARE SELF ISOLATING OR ARE AWAITING A TEST RESULT.
- Face covering must be worn at all times when inside the building, unless you have a certificate of exemption – please bring this with you.
- Upon arrival in the car park you must let us know that you have arrived, either by entering the reception, without your animal, or by telephoning us.
- We ask that only one human owner (per animal household) enter the practice, other members of the family must remain in the car / car park.
- Please use the hand sanitiser situated inside the door.
- Maximum of 2 clients standing, 2m apart. If 2 clients are standing please do not enter the building but wait for a person to leave.
- Once you have informed reception that you have arrived for your appointment you will be asked to wait in your car with your pet.
- The vet or nurse will come to your car and discuss your pets needs outside.
- With your agreement, your pet will then be taken into the examination room for a full examination and treatment.
- You will then be asked to take a seat in a designated space on one of the benches. We have 3 benches, 1 client per bench, please sit on a designated pawprint space. If the spaces are all taken, or if you prefer, you can wait outside in the car park or in your vehicle.
- The vet or nurse will return your animal to you in reception where you can remain to collect your medications / book future appointments and settle your account. All forms of card / cash accepted.
And finally, if you are unsure about anything please just ask…..
We thank you for your patience and understanding during these very challenging times. Please stay safe and well from all of us at Meadow Lane x
COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS Spring 2020
At Meadow Lane Veterinary Centre, the health, safety and wellbeing of our patients, staff and community is our number-one priority.
We remain committed to delivering exceptional care to your pet, while doing our part to reduce the spread of respiratory illness (in particular, COVID-19 coronavirus). This includes careful monitoring of the health and wellbeing of our staff.
Over the past few weeks, we have taken a series of precautionary steps at our practice in response to this outbreak, including increased cleaning, disinfection and access to hand sanitiser for our clients.
In addition to the steps we’re taking as a practice to protect everyone who works in and visits our practice, we kindly ask that you take the following precautions:
- There’s provision at our practice for you to sanitise your hands in reception – please make use of this on arrival and before leaving the practice. We also have hand washing facilities available on request.
- Wherever possible, please limit the number of people bringing in your pet. This will minimise crowding in the reception area.
- If you would like to, we are happy for you to wait for your appointment in your car outside the practice. Just let us know that you have arrived, either in person, or by phone. The vet will come out and collect you for your appointment.
- If you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, had close contact with someone who has, or you’re experiencing symptoms, and your pet needs veterinary care, please call us. We will be able to advise you on how your pets can receive the care they need.
- If you need to change any appointments because you’re in isolation, please call us and we’ll rearrange these for you.
- If your pet is due routine medication (flea / wormers/ on going medication) and you are not able to come into the practice, please call us and we will explain what we can do to help.
- If you’ve been self-isolated with COVID-19 and have recently visited our practice, please let us know as soon as possible. This is so we can implement measures to protect our staff and other clients, some of whom are elderly or could be more susceptible to illness.
Please contact us if you’d like further advice about caring for your pet over the coming months.
This is a rapidly changing situation; we will keep you updated on further advice as it happens. Thank you for your patience and co operation at this uncertain time.
Exciting Job Opportunities
Following on from the expansion of our premises, including state of the art operating & imaging facilities, we are now looking to recruit enthusiastic people to join our friendly and dedicated team.
Please click below for further information and how to apply.
New Cat Friendly Clinics to start 1st July 2019
We are very aware that a visit to the vets can be very stressful for our feline friends and we have been looking at ways to reduce this. One of the changes that we have made is to offer our feline friends the option to make their appointments at a time without dogs being present. We hope that these ‘cat only’ times will be quieter and less stressful for you and your cat. Please take advantage of this where you can, however, if you can’t, we would encourage you to leave your cat in the car whilst you come into Reception and let us know you are here, and then by all means return to your cat and wait in the car.
Cat only appointments times as follows:-
Monday 10.30 – 12.00
Tuesday 13.30 – 15.00
Friday 14.30 – 15.30
Please note that whilst we will not be offering routine appointments to dogs during these times, we will of course be available to dogs and their owners for emergencies at these times.
We would welcome any feedback you may have about this service.
New Vet Holly joins us
We are pleased to announce that Holly, who qualified as a vet in 2012, has joined our team having previously worked at a veterinary hospital in Derby.
New Operating & Diagnostic Imaging Facilities Now Open
Our brand new extension is now in full use. Our new facilities include:
Dedicated Dental Theatre
X-Ray & Ultrasound Suite
Instrument Preparation Room
Animal Preparation Area.
All are kitted-out with the latest new equipment and anti-bacterial paint has been used throughout just as in human hospitals.
Work Starts On New Extension
We are very excited that work started in August on our brand new extension which will provide new operating theatres & a diagnostic imaging suite.
We aim to keep any disruption to a minimum & apologise for any inconvenience during the period of the works but we are sure it will be worth it !
IMPORTANT – MICROCHIPPING NEW LEGAL REQUIREMENT
It is now compulsory for all owners to ensure their dog is microchipped.
The new legislation not only covers the microchipping of your dog but also the contact details held by the microchip company.
Any owner found without their dog microchipped or out of date contact details could be fined up to £500 by the local authority.
New Vet Jenny joins us
Jenny has been working with us while she trained at Nottingham Vet School. She qualified this summer with First Class Honours and has now joined our Veterinary Team.
New Saturday Opening Times from 14th June 2014
For the convenience of our customers we are now extending our Saturday opening times to include Saturday afternoons between 1pm and 4pm. Appointments can be made in the usual way by telephoning the Practice on 01509 212437. Outside the surgery hours the usual Emergency Service applies.
Jenny rescues trapped hedgehog
A five-week-old hedgehog had to be saved from a drainage pipe in a rescue effort which took over eight hours.
Jenny, one of our vets, had been hand-rearing the hedgehog since it was brought in to us, but it made an escape from her home.
Firemen arrived on the scene and were able to find the hedgehog in a drainage pipe using a special camera but, despite trying for over three hours, they were unable to coax it out.
Jenny and her family persevered and “Little Hog” was finally lifted to safety later that evening.
Photo courtesy of the Loughborough Echo.
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