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  September is Animal Pain Awareness Month - see our News section for info on recognising pain in your pet

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!
 
 


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

Microchipping

Microchipping

All dogs and cats should be microchipped, and it's compulsory for all dogs over the age of 8 weeks. It's very important to keep your contact details up to date eg if you move house. Please click the photo for more information about microchips. It costs just £12 for us to chip your pet.

Advanced Training

Advanced Training

Our vets have had advanced training in medicine, surgery, cardiology and dermatology meaning less referrals and better all-round care for your pet.

Keyhole Surgery

Keyhole Surgery

We are pleased to offer keyhole surgery here at Alfreton Park for bitch speys and other procedures. Smaller wounds, and quicker recovery times. For more info, click on the photo above