Pets

New puppies and kittens

We are always excited to see new furry faces at our surgeries, and to give your puppy or kitten the healthiest start in life we recommend signing up to our Pet Health Care Plan – our premium health package covering vaccination, flea and worming treatment, discounted neutering and much more. Please ask in branch for more details.

Supporting senior pets

One of the most rewarding aspects in veterinary practice is helping pets enjoy a long, happy and healthy life. As your pet ages, you may notice some changes in behaviour or activity and sleep patterns. The vast majority of age-related conditions are treatable, and the sooner we see your pet the more effective the treatment options.

Even if you haven’t noticed any specific changes in your older pet we still advise a full check-up every six months so that any problems can be picked up at an early stage. For more information ask about our senior health clinics.

Nurse Appointments

Our qualified nurses enjoy meeting clients and pets, and they run a nurse clinics by appointment in our Newtown & Llanidloes branches. They can offer you free professional advice on various aspects of your pet’s health.

The services offered include:

  • Monthly puppy & kitten clinics
  • Weight clinics
  • Rabbit health checks
  • Dental health checks
  • Palliative care clinics
  • Nail Clipping
  • Pre-op checks
  • Stitch removal & post-operative wound management
  • Microchipping
  • 2nd Vaccines
Vaccinations for cats, dogs and rabbits

Vaccines are available for many of the major infections that your animals may face and form an important part of disease control. We recommend annual vaccinations for dogs, cats and rabbits in order to prevent potentially life-threatening disease. By enrolling onto our Dog and Cat Health Care Plan these annual vaccinations will be included. Please ask a member of our team for more information.

Microchipping

Microchipping involves implanting a tiny computer chip under your pet’s skin. The chip has a unique number which will be stored with your details on a central database, helping to identify your pet throughout their life.

Microchipping can be done at any time of your pet’s life and is now a legal requirement for dogs. It is a simple procedure that can be performed during a routine consultation, in a nurse clinic or even at the time of neutering whilst your pet is asleep.

Pet Insurance

Our practice strongly supports the principal of pet insurance, and it is a very good way of covering your pet for the cost of treating an unexpected accident or illness. There are lots of things you should consider before taking out an insurance policy for your pet, not least of which is the reputation of the company. An internet search will show what other customers are saying about an insurance company, and this is a useful indication of the level of service you can expect from them.

We advise all pets are insured as soon as possible. This provides you with peace of mind that your pet will receive the very best veterinary treatment as needed, whatever the cost. Not all insurance companies are the same. Always take out a policy that covers your pet for life for any particular condition. You do not want cover for a condition to stop when the policy comes up for renewal.

Once you have insured your pet, we advise that you do not change insurance company because any related condition the pet has previously had will not be covered.

Second Opinions & Referals

We welcome second opinions and referrals from other veterinary practices but can arrange for referral to specialist veterinary centres for any procedures we are unable to offer on site. We work closely with veterinary experts to offer an internal referral service for cardiology and imaging, assisting our clients to access the best treatment from our premises.