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Update to our Vaccination Policy during Lockdown

Yesterday, vets (except those directly associated with food production) were removed from the Critical Worker category. The Government regulations require that we reduce unnecessary journeys to the practice during this critical period. Vaccinations are crucial to animal health. Best practice is to give a booster every 12 months, however we have some leeway in when they should be given. Your …

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TRAVEL TO THE EU AFTER BREXIT

There have now been updates about how you can go about taking your pet to the EU after 1st January 2021. Where does the UK stand now as far as Pet Travel to EU goes? As of Jan 1st 2021, UK Pet Passports are no longer going to be accepted for animals travelling from the UK to EU countries.  You …

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What does the November lockdown mean for our pets’ vet care?

Summary: we’re still open as usual! Last Saturday’s announcement means that all non-essential services have to close; the Government recognises that vets are an essential service so we are able to carry on as usual. We are happy that we have robust social distancing and biosecurity measures in place to keep clients and our team safe, including: mobile phone and …

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Brexit and the Pet Travel Scheme (Pet Passport)

When Britain leaves the EU on 31st December 2020 there are three potential outcomes for the UK to be ‘listed’ with regard to pets travelling abroad. The UK government has applied to the European Commission to be a “listed country“. If we are successful in becoming listed the following outcomes will most likely apply, although full details have not yet …

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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 …