Preventative Healthcare and Routine Examinations
We recommend that all dogs, cats, and rabbits are inoculated regularly against common and dangerous diseases.
Dogs are vaccinated against Distemper, Parvovirus, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis and Parainfluenza. The latter two are administered annually at the time of the Annual Health Check. The first three very serious diseases are administered every third year because the immunity provided by these vaccines lasts longer. Please remember to bring your pet's vaccination certificates, so that we can make sure he/she is fully protected.
Some kennels also require dogs to be given protection against Kennel Cough. Please talk to us about your pet's needs.
Cats are vaccinated against Feline Influenza and Panleukopaenia annually at the time of the Annual Health Check. Feline leukaemia vaccination is also given annually to all but the very aged and indoor cats.
Rabbits are vaccinated annually against myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease.
Ensuring your pets remain healthy throughout their lives: Our preventative examinations can help to diagnose and treat illnesses at an early stage.
Preventative examinations we offer:
- General Health check-up
- Routine Blood Screens
- Routine Blood Pressure Measurement
- Cardiac and circulatory system examination including DCM.
- Tonometry - measurement of eye pressure for Glaucoma.
- Thyroid gland Blood Screens
- Metabolic and digestive examination
- Urine Analysis (Diabetes and Renal Disease)
- Fitness check-up
The frequency of these tests is dependent on the age of the patient and the current therapy and disease situations.
In general, dogs over 10 years of age are recommended to have annual blood and urine checks, cats over 12 years of age are recommended to have annual blood checks.
Patient's receiving ongoing medication may have more frequent blood checks every 3 to 6 months depending on the condition and the medication.
Please ask about routine checks for your older pet - it could be a life-saver!
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.
From February 2019, we are offering morning appointments between 9.30 and 10.30 a.m. for a trial period (weekdays except Tuesday)
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 January 2020
We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Please check our opening hours during the festive period. We will continue to provide emergency on call cover whenever we are closed.
Katie has joined the practice in October 2019. We are so pleased to have Katie on the team. She likes cooking and skiing
We are delighted to welcome Julie back to Shipston Veterinary Centre. Julie worked with us for three years before moving to Bristol. She is moving back into the Cotswolds in October.
Julie likes bell-ringing and her Guinea-pigs!
From March 2019, we are starting to run Wellness Clinics with nursing staff at our Shipston site for Cats and Dogs over 8. These are to check for hidden problems in older patients. Finding problems early is the key to health in old age.
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