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COVID update – we’re fully open again

I’m happy to say we’re now providing a (nearly) comprehensive veterinary service; as well as medical problems we are seeing all vaccinations, neuterings and dentals, as well as providing all medication and parasite control needs. We still have to operate a closed door policy though. Many thanks to everyone for being so patient – our pets keep getting ill despite …

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COVID-19 Update 10 May – we’re now doing all vaccinations (including boosters)

Following the announcement in the change in lockdown advice by the Government, we are now in a position to offer all vaccinations for all animals in order to protect animal health. If your pet simply needs their annual vaccination booster please follow the guidelines below. If your pet has more complex needs (e.g. health issues, first vaccination for young animals) …

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COVID-19 Update 14 April

The post updates our practice policies (vaccinations, neutering, medical issues) following the advice given by the British Veterinary Association and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons at the weekend. If you have a case where you are unsure if animal welfare may be compromised by following these guidelines please get in touch for an individual risk assessment. Vaccinations We appreciate that …

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Getting the Most out of a Video Consultation

Have you told us how you want to be contacted? We can use WhatsApp, Skype, Facetime, Facebook Messenger or we can arrange a web conference on your PC/ laptop. WhatsApp – we need the mobile number of the phone you’ll be using Skype – we need your Skype username, and you may need to accept our contact request depending on …

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Lockdown Measures

Following the Prime Minister’s instructions to minimise all non essential travel and contact, we have put the following measures in place. These measures will be reviewed on 13th April. We are amending our procedures to ensure we continue to fulfill our ethical obligation to our patients and their owners while complying with the government’s instructions. We will be minimising our …

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COVID 19 – What you can do to stay healthy when visiting the vets

To prevent overloading the NHS we need to slow the spread of coronavirus. We do this by avoiding unnecessary contact, but pets still get ill and will need treatment. The principles here are all designed to help you get in and out of the surgery with minimal contact with other people Unless an emergency all consultations will be via our …

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Getting your pet to the vet safely

More and more people have to self-isolate due to the recent coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak, but our pets still need vet attention occasionally. We have arranged a special discount with Mel’s Pet Taxi- for only £10 Mel will pick up your pet, bring them to us, wait and bring them back afterwards. I set up this taxi service as so …

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Video Consults

Your pet’s welfare is our absolute highest priority and during the current coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak we recognise that you may be advised to avoid other people. This may make getting them veterinary attention difficult. We are now offering video consultations with me (John Taylor MRCVS) so you can get the best advice for your pet from the comfort of …

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Laparoscopic (keyhole) spay – why you should consider it

At Mansion Hill we offer the option of a laparoscopic spay when you are getting your female dog neutered. This involves a keyhole surgery procedure – instead of opening the abdomen as in the “traditional” procedure we instead make two small holes (5-10mm) in the middle of her belly through which we can pass a camera and instruments. What are …