Our team of veterinary nurses offer a wide range of services that are beneficial to the well-being of your pets. From nail clipping and rabbit health checks, to post-operative care and suture removal, our nurses are here with help and advice about your pet’s routine healthcare. Guidance is given on worming, flea treatments, nutrition, weight control and exercise. For those pets that are diabetic, support is at hand whenever you should need it and elderly pets can visit for tips on special care in their senior years. Puppies and kittens can see the nurses for their second vaccinations microchipping is available and they will even show you how to clean your pet’s teeth.
So pop along to our nurse clinics, which are available on weekdays by appointment only:
At Shrewsbury the clinics are from 8.30am – 12pm and 2pm – 6pm.
Below is a list of our clinics, please call us to find out more detail and charges; some of these clinics are free.
Dental care clinic
Keep your pet’s teeth and gums in top condition and you won’t face the pain of dental operations or the costs of veterinary cleaning or removal of damaged teeth. Research has shown that by the age of two, around 80% of dogs and 70% of cats will have some signs of dental disease – don’t let your pet be one of them!
Learn how to brush teeth, the best products to use and the best diet for your pet’s teeth at their life stage at our dental care clinic.
Weight management clinics
These specialist weight clinics give advice on the best way to tackle any issues, whether your pet is underweight or overweight. Obesity is an increasing problem in our pets and can lead to, or worsen, many health problems such as arthritis, diabetes and heart conditions.
We know managing our pets’ weight can be challenging, so we provide regular weight checks and discuss different ways to help reduce or maintain your pet’s weight, such as exercise.
Post-operative care clinic
Following veterinary procedures involving a general anaesthetic or sedation, your pet will need a post-operative nurse clinic with lots of TLC. These clinics are your reassure that:
- Wounds are healing correctly
- Stiches have been removed safely and dressings changed correctly
- Any dental work, especially extractions, are looking good
- In overall terms, your pet has recovered well from the procedure.
We’ll also talk to you about any aftercare you can do, such as preventative care following veterinary dental work.
Rabbits are increasingly popular pets in the UK and we love them, too. Did you know that with the correct daily care, they can live up to 10 years? Our nurses can advise you on housing, caring for indoor rabbits and litter training. We can also show you or your children how to correctly handle your bunny, and check their teeth and nails. We love rabbiting on! You can ask us about:
- Dietary advice
If you’re learning to live with a pet who’s diabetic, you’ll appreciate our professional help and support. At our diabetic clinics, we will tell you all you need to know about diet and exercise and show you how to give insulin.
We’ll also teach you how to monitor your pet and manage their condition, as well as how to recognise the warning signs when something is wrong.
Managing diabetic patients can be time consuming and difficult but you are not alone. We are here to help.
Fleas, ticks and worming treatments
Prevention is definitely cheaper than cure when it comes to flea, tick and worm treatments. But there are so many different brands that do different things and often need to be administered differently. Which one is right for your pet and how often do you need to use them?
In our specialist clinics, we’ll talk you through all the options and demonstrate the cheap, easy way to remove ticks should your pet ever get one.
Giving your pet regular flea and worm treatment is important for you, your pet and the environment. Get some expert advice today.
Some pets may need their nails trimmed if they are not wearing down normally. This can be done by our nurses.