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  We are seeing lots of pets with fleas, see below for how to best get rid of them

Pet Blood Bank

At Alfreton Park Veterinary Hospital, we support the work of Pet Blood Bank UK by regularly holding blood donor sessions throughout the year.

Pet Blood Bank UK was launched in 2007 and is the only charity that provides a canine blood bank service for all veterinary practitioners across the UK.

Similar to the human blood service, dog owners kindly bring along their much loved canine companions to give blood at these sessions, which are held all over the country.

Please contact the surgery to find out when our next session is, we would love to see you and your pet, it's such a worthwhile thing to do!

To find out if your dog is suitable to be a blood donor, please click here

Click on this link for more information about the Pet Blood Bank: http://www.petbloodbankuk.org
 
 

They are especially keen to hear from owners with the following breeds: Dobermanns, Greyhounds, Boxers, German Shepherds, Flat-Coated Retrievers, Airedale Terriers, Weimaraners, Lurchers, American Bulldogs, Pointer (English) and English Bull Terriers

- as these are likely to be negative blood group donors, which are always in short supply.

Vet Carole Hopkinson brings her dog Mo along to blood doning sessions, although she has now retired at the age of 9, having given blood 8 times and potentially saved up to 32 lives! Mo was very pleased to get her retirement gift of a jar of doggy treats!
 
 


Having Trouble with Fleas?

Having Trouble with Fleas?

We are seeing high numbers of pets with fleas, some having been treated with well known flea products. Please click the photo for more information about fleas, and the newer flea control products now available.

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 12th January

Cat Friendly Clinic

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. Click on the image for more information

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