Our experienced veterinary nurses work with you to keep your pets fit and healthy so they can live fuller, longer lives. At our dedicated nurse clinics, we run regular check-ups and preventative treatments that also make good financial sense for pet owners – prevention is always cheaper than cure!
And while our nurses are highly qualified, they will always refer you to a vet if necessary.
Below is a list of our clinics, but call us to find out how our nurses can help you with other issues including:
- Microchipping information and implantation
- Administer second and third vaccines.
- General wellness checks.
- Administering medications.
Nurse clinics are available on an appointment basis:
Bideford Hospital: Monday to Friday between 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 6pm
Torrington Surgery: Monday between 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm and Thursday between 9am – 12pm
South Molton Surgery: Monday to Friday between 9.30am – 10.30am and 3pm – 4pm
Please contact us to book your pet in for an appointment.
Weight management clinics
These specialist weight clinics give advice on the best way to tackle any issues, whether your pet is underweight or overweight. Obesity is an increasing problem in our pets and can lead to, or worsen, many health problems such as arthritis, diabetes and heart conditions.
We know managing our pets’ weight can be challenging, so we provide regular weight checks and discuss different ways to help reduce or maintain your pet’s weight, such as exercise.
Senior pet clinic
It’s natural that pets face more health risks as they age, just like us. So, as our animal clients get older, we like them to have regular health checks.
Cats from age 11 and dogs from five years (large breeds) and eight years (smaller breeds) are our “senior citizens”.
We’ll give your pet a proper “top to tail” exam, where we look for early signs of kidney/liver disease, arthritis, dental disease and tumours, blood pressure, and others. Your pet’s long-term wellbeing is our first priority, so, if we are concerned with any of our findings, we will refer you onto a vet.
Just like us, the sooner we detect any problems, the more we can do to help.
Post-operative care clinic
Following veterinary procedures involving a general anaesthetic or sedation, your pet will need a post-operative nurse clinic with lots of TLC. These clinics are your reassurance that:
- Wounds are healing correctly
- Stitches have been removed safely and dressings changed correctly
- Any dental work, especially extractions, are looking good
- In overall terms, your pet has recovered well from the procedure.
We’ll also talk to you about any aftercare you can do, such as preventative care following veterinary dental work.
Fleas, ticks and worming treatments
Prevention is definitely cheaper than cure when it comes to flea, tick and worm treatments. But there are so many different brands that do different things and often need to be administered differently. Which one is right for your pet and how often do you need to use them?
In our specialist clinics, we’ll talk you through all the options and demonstrate the cheap, easy way to remove ticks should your pet ever get one.
Giving your pet regular flea and worm treatment is important for you, your pet and the environment. Get some expert advice today.
Kitten and puppies club
Getting a new puppy or kittens can be a very exciting time and we are here to help. To give them the best start and help keep them happy and healthy, we keep an eye on their weight, discuss neutering, talk about and administer flea and worm treatment, get them socialised by coming into the vet practice, demonstrate dental care and discuss behaviour.
Puppy socialising parties
Essential to your puppy’s successful integration into the larger pack outside your home. He or she can meet other pups and get used to strangers. There are also talks on behaviour, diet, neutering and basic first aid, among other topics.
- Find out more about these essential parties, available after your pup’s first vaccination.
We are able to offer laser therapy at our practice. Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment that can help reduce the amount of pain, swelling or stiffness in pets. For more information on this service, see our laser therapy page.
Some pets may need their nails trimmed if they are not wearing down normally. This can be done by our nurses.