Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

14/04/20

At present we are only dealing with urgent cases in order to minimise interpersonal contacts and the risk of coronavirus transmission, while maintaining our strong commitment to animal welfare. We hope that you support our approach to the serious problem we are facing.

From April 14th the British Veterinary Association have relaxed their restriction on the range of work we are able to perform, while continuing protocols to minimise the risk of coronavirus transmission.

Where possible and appropriate, treatment may be provided following a telephone consultation. Relevant photographs and videos may be emailed to the practice. Where not appropriate we are happy to undertake clinical examinations at the practice while maintaining safety measures to minimise the possibility of virus transmission. Please phone the practice to determine which of these options serves your pet's needs best.

We ask that on arrival at our clinic clients remain in their vehicles. After discussing your pet's condition over the phone or in person maintaining a safe distance of 2 metres, your pet will be taken into the clinic for examination.

Vaccinations

New guidelines now allow us to carry out vaccination of puppies and kittens and provide first booster vaccinations for one year old pets. In more mature animals protection will be maintained for three months after their due vaccination date and you will be able to arrange vaccination at this time.

Neutering

Under special circumstances neutering can be carried out. Contact us for details.

Flea and worm checks

BOAS testing and preventative healthcare appointments, for example flea and worm checks, are currently suspended. Flea and worm treatments will be dispensed without a veterinary examination.

These measures are in place to protect our most vulnerable and to try to keep us all healthy.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Avoiding Pandemonium with Puppies during the Pandemic

Click here for some helpful advice on handling and caring for your puppy while under coronavirus restrictions.

Advice for Self-Isolating Pet Owners

Vet Q & A from PDSA (The People's Dispensary for Sick Animals)