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*IMPORTANT* CHANGES TO OUR EMERGENCY OUT OF HOURS SERVICE


As of 30th January our emergency service outside of normal opening hours will be moving to a brand new purpose built emergency centre. We hope the move will mean we can offer your poorly pets a standard of care above and beyond what we are currently offering. More information can be found here

 

EMERGING RABBIT DISEASE


You may be aware of recent media interest in an emerging disease affecting rabbits - a new strain of viral haemorrhagic disease (VHD-2). For more information please click here

 

 

MICROCHIPPING LAW


From 6th April 2016 all dogs must be microchipped by law. Puppies must be microchipped and registered to an approved database by the time they are 8 weeks old.

If your dog strays or gets lost and gets handed in to a vets, animal welfare group, the police or local authority, they have special hand held scanners that can read the information on the microchips. Once your dog's unique number has been found and verified against the national database, you will be reunited with your pet. The cost of the microchip is £9.99.

If you do not microchip your dog, a notice may be served giving 21 days complete chipping. If this is still not completed, you will be liable to pay a fine of £500. If your dog is already microchipped make sure your details are up to date as failure to do so is also liable for a fine. Every dog owner is also legally obliged to ensure that their dog is wearing a collar and identification disc in public areas even if they have a microchip. The disc should have the owners surname and address on it.

 

 

 

NEW OPENING TIMES


We appreciate finding time for an appointment can be difficult with your busy schedules, so we're opening longer
 

 Bromsgrove Surgery

Monday                                8.00am-7.00pm

Tuesday                               8.00am-7.00pm

Wednesday                         8.00am-7.00pm

Thursday                             8.00am-7.00pm

Friday                                  8.00am-7.00pm

Saturday                              8.30am-5.00pm

Sunday                                 Closed

 

 Droitwich Branch

Monday - Friday        8.30am-7.00pm

Saturday -                  8.30am-1.00pm                     

Sunday -                     Closed                                    

 

 Rubery Branch

Monday – Friday       8.30am-11.00am and 4.00pm-6.30pm

Saturday / Sunday     Closed

We are still available out of these hours for emergency appointments with one of our own vets, if you require advice or need to be seen please telephone 01527 831616                                          

 

HEALTHY PET CLUB


Our new Healthy Pet Club offers you a convenient way to spread the cost of routine health care for your pet. Members can enjoy a wide range of benefits and savings in excess of £200 per year, all for as little as £10.99 a month. We have packages designed to suit all needs and life stages: Puppy, Kitten, Cat, Dog and Rabbit.

For more information check out the website www.thehealthypetclub.co.uk

 

 

WE'RE OFFICIALLY CAT FRIENDLY


We've been awarded SILVER accreditation for the ISFM Cat Friendly Clinic Scheme. This means that we have met the standards set out by the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) to demonstrate a higher level of care specific to the needs of our feline friends. Our aim is to make your cats visit as pleasant as possible, minimising stress as much as possible. We have a new cat-only section to our reception area where cats can wait for their appointment safe from the prying eyes of our canine patients. Head Nurse Kate and Vet Jo have been appointed as Cat Advocates, the first point of call for feline related issues.

More information on the ISFM Cat Friendly Clinic Scheme  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            

 

 

AUTUMN / WINTER NEWS LETTER


Download your copy of the our latest News Letter HERE

 

WELLBEING OPEN EVENINGS


We recently held two client education evenings about pet wellbeing. Cat owners attended the "Cats, Cupcakes & Cocktails", dog owners attended the "Dogs, Doughnuts and Drinks" evening. We enjoyed some great talks from our Purina, Merial and Lintbells reps, covering topics such as the flea life cycle, our brand new combined flea & worm treatments, behaviour and nutrition. The cupcakes, doughnuts and cocktails went down a treat too!

We're hoping to hold a rabbit themed open evening in the near future, any suggestions for topics you would like covered are welcomed on our facebook page  

  

 

 

FELINE TB


You may have seen recent news stories about TB affecting cats. TB is a rare disease in cats, but is thought to be on the increase. For more information please click HERE

 

"ALABAMA ROT" KIDNEY FAILURE


There has been significant recent media interest in an emerging disease affecting dogs. “Alabama rot” (idiopathic cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy) is a disease causing kidney failure. It has so far only affected a very small number of dogs, but two cases have been seen in Worcestershire, so we are asking owners just to be alert to the potential risk. For more information please click HERE

 

 

In other news....


- Download your copy of the our previous News Letter HERE

 

 

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