From March 2019, we are offering Wellness Clinics with nursing staff at the Shipston Surgery. These are for dogs and cats over 8.
Finding problems early is the key to health in old age.
The first part of the wellness appointment is blood pressure measurement. High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) is the "Hidden Killer" and can cause strokes, heart disease, kidney failure and blindness. It is common in dogs and cats over 8 years of age and should be checked regularly. It is checked in the same way as for humans using a simple cuff. We like to allow at least ten minutes for your pet to calm down so we get reliable measurements.
If hypertension is found, it can be easily and successfully treated with tablets or liquids to prevent the potentially serious or fatal effects.
The second part of the wellness appointment is a blood screen for Diabetes, Liver and Kidney Disease. These are all common in the older pet and the key to successful management is to diagnose the problem early.
Please bring your dog or cat starved for the blood test if possible as it makes results clearer to interpret.
Please bring a urine sample to your wellness clinic. We can supply sterile collecting pots free of charge. This allows us to look for many conditions including Diabetes, Renal problems, Bladder problems among others.
Wellness appointments usually last half an hour and take place at our Shipston Surgery only every weekday morning and afternoon. You can book appointments online or telephone 01608 661232 to make an appointment or discuss the appointment with one of the nursing staff.
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 2020
We are pleased to welcome back from maternity leave Lou, one of our valued nursing assistants.
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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