ALERT: 
  The Pet Blood Bank are coming on Thursday 17th January

Cat Friendly Clinic


 
We are one of only four practices in Derbyshire recognised by the ISFM (International Society of Feline Medicine) as being a Cat Friendly Practice.

This is a scheme to make veterinary practices more ‘cat friendly’, reducing the stress of visits for both cats and owners. Vet Babs Ingram is our Cat Advocate.



We are committed to making your visit to our practice easier eg by having separate cat waiting areas. For our hospitalised felines friends, we have a separate cattery away from dogs, roomy, heated, glass fronted kennels to reduce the spread of air borne infections like cat flu, and perching boxes for them to sit on or hide under. We also have a separate isolation ward to nurse infectious kitties.


We also have ensured our equipment is suitable for cats - e.g. for measuring blood pressure, scanning cat hearts and tummies, doing cat dental work, an incubator for warming hypothermic cats, anaesthetic equipment and much more besides.

The Cat Friendly Scheme has many requirements besides these, for more information see here

ISFM (who were formerly know as the Feline Advisory Bureau) have produced a number of information leaflets, which can be viewed/downloaded here


For advice on giving tablets click here


For advice on applying spot-on preparations, ear drops and eye drops, click here

Pet Blood Bank

Pet Blood Bank

The Pet Blood Bank will be here on Thursday 17th January. If you would like your dog to donate, please contact them on 01509 232 222. They especially need blood group negative donors: Dobermanns, Greyhounds, Boxers, German Shepherds, Flat-Coated Retrievers, Airedale Terriers, Weimaraners, Lurchers, American Bulldogs, Pointer (English) and English Bull Terriers. Dogs must be over 25kg and between 1-8 years old.

Time for a Treat?

Time for a Treat?

Do you give treats to your pet? 86% of use do - check our handy guide to see which treats to avoid, and which you can give with a clear conscience!

Reverse Sneezing

Reverse Sneezing

Does your dog make a weird snorting choking sound sometimes? It could be Reverse Sneezing. Click on the photo for more information

Pet Plan Awards

Pet Plan Awards

Pet Plan Award nominations are now open! Have our vets, nurses or receptionists gone above and beyond to help you or your pet? If so, you can nominate them for a Pet Plan Award. Click on the image above for more details. The closing date is 25th January