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



01608 661232


Our consultation times:


8.40 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. Monday to Friday



Hospital Road,

GL56 0BQ

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 Foster


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.


Alex Pounder


We are delighted to welcome Alex to SVC.  Alex qualified in 2017 and has been working in Devon. 



Alabama Rot


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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