Mansion Hill Vets in Banbury, Middleton Cheney and Brackley specialises in treating dogs, cats, rabbits and wildlife.
Get the very best of vet care for your pet delivered with exceptional service by a traditional independent practice.
We cover the villages of Chacombe, Thorpe Mandeville, Cropredy, Mollington, Farthinghoe, Syresham, Sulgrave, Charlton, Kings Sutton and Chipping Warden, as well as surrounding areas.
Get ready for fireworks! - Say goodbye to summer as Autumn is officially here! I love this time of year with the leaves changing colour, cosy jumpers, tasty coffees and frosty mornings. October and November can be a particularly stressful time for pets with the ever-more ongoing bonfire and Halloween parties - the loud sudden bangs and pops produced by fireworks can reduce many animals to nervous wrecks. The good news is there's lots we can do to prepare them and reduce that anxiety in advance. Signs of stress in cats: Hiding away behind or on top of furniture Trying to run away Soiling or urinating in the house Refusing meals Signs of stress in dogs: Tension in body, tail clamped/between legs Trembling and shaking Whining and/or barking Clinginess Hiding away under or behind furniture Trying to run away Messing in the house Restlessness, unable to settle Panting Refusing meals Signs of an anxious rabbit: Thumping back feet Frozen in fear - motionless Trying to frantically dig / escape What can I do to prepare? Many dogs and cats will try to hide when they hear fireworks - help them by creating a special hiding place where they can feel safe and cope with their ... Canine Arthritis Management - We're delighted to say that we've teamed up with Hannah and Gwen over at Canine Arthritis Management to try to improve the lives of dogs who suffer from this debilitating disease. Rather than focusing on pain killers, we're aiming to offer a more holistic service including advice on nutritional supplements, physiotherapy, weight loss, and easily achievable alterations within the home. Our canine arthritis scheme will run as a fixed monthly fee- this will entitle you to as many consults as you like around arthritis, free follow up blood tests and xrays as well as cost price painkillers and free prescriptions and prescription checks. If your dog suffers from arthritis why not become one of our trailblazers? Drop me a line here on the website and I'll give you a call when we start our clinics. The first 45 minute consult is completely free and places will be limited, so put your name down now! Badly managed arthritis is a leading cause of dogs losing their lives earlier than they should- we owe them something better. Macmillan Coffee Morning - You're invited to join us on Friday 29th September for the world's biggest coffee morning in aid of Macmillan. There will be loads of cakes, snacks and biscuits for you to munch on with coffee or tea if preferred between 11am and 2pm. All funds raised are for Macmillan Cancer Support. We will also be running a raffle with a selection of fantastic prizes to be won. Tickets are available to purchase now and on the day at £1 a strip. Please feel free to share with your friends and family - we look forward to seeing you! Look who’s back on board! - We're thrilled to welcome David Moore back on board here at Mansion Hill Vets. David officially started back in June and is very quickly getting up-to-speed with everything here and is looking forward to meeting you in the coming months if you haven't already been in to see him. David qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2004. After qualifying, he volunteered for the SPCA in Fiji- helping with neutering campaigns and educating people about animal welfare. He moved back to slightly less sunny Shropshire where he worked in a mixed practice dealing with everything from one-tonne bulls to tiny hamsters! He decided to focus on small animal work and has developed interests in a broad range of areas including soft tissue surgery, heart scans and medical cases. In his spare time he likes playing the piano, dabbling in woodwork, exploring the countryside and spending time with his wife and 10 month old son. Laparoscopic (keyhole) spay - At Mansion Hill we offer the option of a laparoscopic spay when you are getting your bitch neutered. This involves a keyhole surgery procedure - instead of opening the abdomen as in the “traditional” procedure we will instead make two small holes (5-10mm) in the midline of the abdomen through which we can pass a camera and a variety of instruments. The ovary is lifted and fixed temporarily to the body wall before being removed via one of the small incisions. This allows us to find the ovary in a minimally invasive way and remove it very precisely. The two small incisions will usually be closed with stitches under the skin or with glue. Occasionally, more commonly in an older bitch, the uterus will also need to be removed because of some abnormality. In this case we will revert to the traditional spay approach of opening the abdomen. Dogs still need a period of lead only exercise until their wounds are healed. What are the benefits? Compared to a traditional bitch spay the laparoscopic procedure is minimally invasive and so usually means less postoperative discomfort and a quicker return to normal activity. The surgeon has a better view and access during ...