Preventative Healthcare and Routine Examinations
We recommend that all dogs, cats, horses 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. 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 March 2019
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.
We are delighted to welcome Corina to join our practice as Veterinary Assistant. Corina has moved from Romania and already speaks english very well. She is a caring and conscientious vet who is enjoying working with our friendly team!
Jill, our practice manager, was involved in a nasty car accident in October 2018 and is convalescing steadily. We have received many good wishes for her recovery and pass these on to her with our own good wishes. We hope it will not be too many months before she can get back to the job that she loves!
Steph has decided she wants a change of scenery and hopes to advance her career into referral practice, finishing at SVC before Christmas 2018. We wish her very well for the future.
We are delighted to welcome Alex to SVC from August 2018. Alex qualified in 2017 and has been working in Devon. He relishes the opportunities that working in a small and caring surgery offers.
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.
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