Keeping your dog safe at the beach- Bing’s cautionary ‘tail’

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Bings back to full health

Who doesn’t love walks on the beach? Down in Devon we’re lucky to have some stunning coastline right on our doorstep. However, there are a few common hazards you should be aware of when you and your furry companion hit the sand, as poor Bing found out! Little Bing came to see us feeling rather… Read more »

Puppy Parties!

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puppy in a dog bowl

Come and join the fun! Local dog trainer Caroline Gale will be working along side our Registered Veterinary Nurses to help give your puppy the best possible start! What? Three weeks FREE puppy training and socialisation course. Where? Here at the practice! (TQ12 5GH) When? Mondays 7pm – 8pm How do I  sign up? Just ask… Read more »

Onsite CT Scanner – amazing new diagnostic service for pets!

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South Devon Referrals now have an onsite CT scanner and is able to provide a service for both referred cases and outpatients. We are therefore able to offer the first, and currently only, on-site veterinary CT service in Devon or Cornwall using a medical standard fan beam CT scanner. CT scanning uses X-rays to produce… Read more »

Microchipping update

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The Law is Changing! Each year over 100,000 dogs are found as strays yet only 16% are microchipped! From the 6th April 2016 all dogs in the UK must have a microchip by law. Microchipping is quick, simple and is the single most effective method of making sure that if the worst ever happens, your… Read more »

Dentals with a Difference

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Here at Abbotskerswell Veterinary Centre we pride ourselves on providing the highest standard of care, and our dental treatment is no exception. We have a dedicated dental suite fully equipped with anaesthetic monitoring equipment and a state of the art digital x-ray system. Why is dental x-ray so important? Although dental x-ray has long been… Read more »

British Veterinary Association (BVA) Eye Testing

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dog wearing glasses

Eye Scheme For over 30 years BVA has operated a hereditary eye disease screening programme in conjunction with the Kennel Club (KC) and the International Sheep Dog Society (ISDS). The scheme now covers 11 hereditary eye conditions in over 50 breeds of dog.   The main purpose of the scheme is to ensure that there… Read more »

Weight Clinics

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Weight Clinic Dog

What does a nurse weight clinic provide? FREE assessment and follow up consultations A tailor made diet and exercise regime suited to your pet How can I tell if my pet is overweight? You cannot feel their ribs without applying a fair amount of pressure There is no obvious waistline A wobbling belly when moving!… Read more »

Tick Removal

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Tick Removal

My pet has been given treatment for ticks, why do they still get them? Some tick products require the parasite to bite the animal before they take effect. It is also important to buy a veterinary licensed product to treat your animal with, as many over the counter treatments prove ineffective at repelling parasites. Our… Read more »

Senior Clinics

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Senior Clinic Dog

What is a senior clinic? A senior clinic is a FREE nurse clinic for dogs and cats over the age of 8 years. This service includes: Blood pressure measurement Basic urine sample testing Our nurses will also give you advice on what to look out for as your pet is getting older that may need… Read more »