All client information and patient information is strictly confidential and will not be passed to any third parties without express permission from the client themselves.
Information on the database is password protected and back-ups of data are kept only on the premises in a fire-proof safe and online at a secure commercial back-up location. It is a legal requirement that data is kept for accounting purposes for seven years.
Staff have regular training to ensure that client confidentiality is maintained at all costs.
We will not use your contact information for marketing or for “spamming”
We will use your contact details to send reminders (as per our terms and conditions) both by letter or card, by e-mail and by text. These recalls are specifically for reminding you about important healthcare issues for your pet and they are a free service that we offer. You can opt out of these; however, we will then not be able to contact you to remind you about these healthcare issues and cannot be held responsible for the consequences. These contacts will not contain data other than your name and address and your pet’s name.
We will not discuss your pet’s clinical case with any third parties without your express consent. This includes members of your non-immediate family, other veterinary surgeons, physiotherapists, hydrotherapists etc.
If you do not pay your outstanding bills, we may send your details to debt-collection agencies for the purposes of debt-collection. We will not do this without making a number of attempts to contact you and allow you to pay the outstanding account.
How to contact us
Shipston Veterinary Centre Ltd
24 West Street
Shipston-on-Stour CV36 4HD
Our consultation times:
8.40 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. Monday to Friday
4.30 p.m. - 5.45 p.m. Monday to Friday
Times are variable.
All consultations at both surgeries are by appointment only
Please note that in emergency out of hours, the same number should be dialled. Listen to the message, then dial 7 to be put through to the Emergency Vet.
News August 2018
Martin decided in 2017 that he wanted to reduce to working a two day week as a prelude to leaving SVC after more than three decades. As of August 2018 he has now left the practice to pursue his other interests of music-making, canoeing and music festival attendance! We wish him very well for the future.
We are delighted to welcome Alex to SVC. Alex qualified in 2017 and has been working in Devon.
Please don't panic about this! Social media has gone a bit wild about it. If you have genuine concerns and would like reassurance, do contact the surgery!
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