Medium Dog Pet Health Care Plan

Medium Dog Pet Health Care Plan

We have a range of Pet Health Care Plans available for your pet. The Standard medium dog plan (10.1-20.0kg) includes routine annual vaccinations against Distemper, Infectious Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis and Kennel Cough (including the primary course if required), a full six month health check and flea, tick, roundworm and tapeworm parasite treatment for twelve months (does not include lungworm treatment). You also get discounts on a range of services including blood tests, neutering, microchip and dental treatment. The Platinum plan also covers the cost of unlimited in-house veterinary and nurse consultations (consultation fee only). Click on the above link for specific details.

 

Small Dog Pet Health Care Plan

Small Dog Pet Health Care Plan

We have a range of Pet Health Care Plans available for your pet. The Standard small dog plan (0-10.0kg) includes routine annual vaccinations against Distemper, Infectious Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis and Kennel Cough (including the primary course if required), a full six month health check and flea, tick, roundworm and tapeworm parasite treatment for twelve months (does not include lungworm treatment). You also get discounts on a range of services including blood tests, neutering, microchip and dental treatment. The Platinum plan also covers the cost of unlimited in-house veterinary and nurse consultations (consultation fee only). Click on the above link for specific details.

Rabbit Pet Health Care Plan

Rabbit Pet Health Care Plan

We have a range of Pet Health Care Plans available for your pet. The Standard rabbit plan includes routine annual vaccinations against myxomatosis and viral haemorrhagic disease (including the primary course if required), a full six month health check and endoparasite treatment for twelve months. You also get discounts on a range of services including blood tests, neutering, microchip and dental treatment. The Platinum plan also covers the cost of unlimited in-house veterinary and nurse consultations (consultation fee only). Click on the above link for specific details.

Cat Pet Health Care Plan

Cat Pet Health Care Plan

We have a range of Pet Health Care Plans available for your pet. The Standard cat plan includes routine annual vaccinations against flu, enteritis and leukaemia (including the primary course if required), a full six month health check and parasite treatment for twelve months. You also get discounts on a range of services including blood tests, neutering, microchip and dental treatment. The Platinum plan also covers the cost of unlimited in-house veterinary and nurse consultations (consultation fee only). Click on the above link for specific details.

Orthopaedic day!

We’ve had another busy day in surgery. The main operation today was a tibial tuberosity advancement which is used to treat dogs that have damaged their cruciate ligaments in the knee joint. Cruciate disease is very common in many breeds of dogs (and we do occassionally see cats with it too!). Some of the breeds that are most prone include Labradors, Rottweilers, West Highland White Terriers although almost any dog can be affected. Often there is an injury that seems to cause a sudden onset lameness, however we know through research that there is often a period of ‘wear and tear’ to this structure before final failure. If the ligament breaks the joint becomes inflammed and painful, and because it is suddenly unstable most dogs are unable to bear weight properly on the leg. We will administer pain relief and book x-rays to confirm that this is the injury. Some cases can be managed medically, but most often surgery is required. The two main ways to correct the injury are either to replace the ligament with an artificial device such as a lateral suture or to perform a procedure that biomechanically changes the joint so that it becomes more stable. Each case is assessed and a decision made as to the most appropriate treatment. With these cases we generally expect the animals to be back to normal exercise within 3-4 months! If your pet has had any injury or you are looking for advice then feel free to contact the clinic.

End of the week!

So it’s the end of the week and again, it’s been another busy one for us. We have had a lot of fantastic patients in this week, luckily mostly routine operations so not too many ill animals. Don’t forget we are open at the weekends if you do need to be seen! The opening times on Saturday are 9.00am to 1.00pm and then on Sunday we are open 10.00am to 12.00pm. Looks like its snowing outside so keep safe over the weekend and wrap up warm!

Good morning! Welcome to the first post from our blog! We are excited to have our new website up and running and will be getting lots of new material on here over the next few months. Please see our Facebook page for information from the practice which we keep up to date every day and Like the page if you are happy with your visit! We are open today from 8.00am to 8.00pm, give us a call on 01706 656559 if you need any advice or to book an appointment.

Rosalind Ashworth

Rosalind joined Valley Vetcare in 2016 and is currently re-training to be a qualified veterinary nurse after a period out of practice. She lives on a small holding and with the help of her husband Kedric and two children Carl and Ian, they look after their 2 goats, a collection of hens and ducks and a little rescue cat called Pearl! In her free time she is learning to play the cornet when she is not running the boys to band practice!!

Lydia Sagar

Lydia is our Head Registered Veterinary Nurse and Clinical Manager. She qualified in 1987 having trained at Staffordshire College of Agriculture. Since then she has worked in several practices including large and small animal, and is an exceptionally experienced nurse. Her main interests are behaviour and nutrition, although she really enjoys all aspects of nursing and aims at the highest level of animal care and empathic treatment. As a clinical coach she oversees the training of the students and is responsible for all aspects of hospital clinical management. She has previously lectured and worked in varying charity and emergency clinics. In her spare time she looks after her Irish Sport horse Jaffa, a small flock of Lonk sheep, some chickens, Cap the border collie and a terrier called Tammy.