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Any owner found without their dog microchipped or out of date contact details could be fined up to £500 by the local authority.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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