Our Services


 

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 airways
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. See check-a-chip.

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/take-pet-abroad

Insurance

We are an Approved Agent for Pet Plan https://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.

Home Visits

If your pet is too ill to bring to the surgery, you are unable to travel, or you would simply prefer a home visit, you can arrange for us to visit you at home, by appointment.

Contact Us


The Veterinary Centre

41 Peartree Lane
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL7 3UA

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