High quality veterinary services for Welwyn Garden City and surrounding areas in Hertfordshire.

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Consultations and Examinations

Choice of the same veterinary surgeon for continuity

Home visits, by prior arrangement

Telephone advice; we are happy to provide you with advice by telephone as long as it is appropriate for us to do so.

Repeat Prescriptions

           We ask for 24 hours notice so we can prepare and have your pet's prescription ready for you to collect in reception.

A repeat prescription re-examination will be required at regular pre-determined intervals so that we can monitor your pet's health and response to the medication   

 
Second opinions
           We are happy to accept requests for a second opinion about an ongoing case. We will need a full relevant case history from your veterinary surgeon to enable us to provide you and your pet with the best care and advice.
 
Preventative therapy
           Vaccinations are recommended for all dogs, cats and rabbits.
            Rabies vaccination for pet's passport programme.
            Flea and worming programmes must be applied at regular intervals to prevent re-infestation.
 
Investigations
Blood tests; Biochemistry, haematology and electrolyte analysis in house
            FeLV/FIV Cite combo screen in house
            Rabies blood test for Pet's Passport
            External specialist laboratories used for more extensive blood testing
Microscopy for examination of samples.
Electrocardiography (ECG), for heart investigation                                       
Diagnostic Imaging using radiology and ultrasound
Endoscopy, for internal examination of the gastrointestinal tract and air ways.
Blood pressure
Arthroscopy, to look inside joints
 
Treatments
            Neutering
            Medical therapies
            Surgery of soft tissues and orthopaedic procedures
            Dentistry,
Chemotherapy treatment of Lymphosarcoma          
 
Monitoring
            Blood screens
Urine screens
Medication
Thyroid levels for thyroid treatments
Phenobarbitone blood levels
Puppy Growth rate
Monitoring the growth rate of “large breed” puppies. The puppies are weighed every 2 weeks for the first year of life and dietary adjustments recommended to try to prevent manifestation of developmental skeletal disorders such as Hip and Elbow dysplasia. This service is free for clients purchasing Large Breed Growth diet from the practice.

Weight control clinic

This is a nurse clinic focused on weight reduction and maintenance to keep your pet fit for life.

Microchipping
A small identification chip is placed under the skin on the back between the shoulder blades. The microchip can be inserted during a consultation or any anaesthetic procedure. Scanning the chip reveals a unique 15 digit code that identifies your pet when cross referenced with the national Petlog data base. http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/caring/petlog.html/
 

Pet Passports

            Issued from 3 months of age at the very earliest.

            Your pet requires

1.      Microchip

2.      Rabies vaccination. Can be done at 4 weeks age earliest, and again at 3 months of age.

3.      Rabies vaccination booster as per your pet's passport

4.      Allows entry in UK 21 days after the first rabies vaccination.

5. Useful information https://www.gov.uk/pet-travel-information-for-pet-owners/

 
Insurance
           We are an Approved Agent for Pet Plan http://www.petplan.co.uk/. This enables us to discuss and process your pet's claim speedily directly with Pet Plan.
           
            We also supply leaflet information from other Pet Insurance providers.
The Veterinary Centre (Veterinary Referrals Ltd) - 41 Peartree Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 3UA - 01707 336919
Registered Office - York House, 4 Wigmores South, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL8 6PL - Company No. 05735969
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