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

Veterinary Poisons Information Service

We regularly get phone calls from worried owners whose pets have eaten something they shouldn't. If we need advice about the case, we contact the Veterinary Poisons Information Service, a call centre run by a team of veterinary poisons specialists who give detailed advice tailored to your pets weight and the amount of poison ingested.

The VPIS have also now set up a public helpline where owners can get advice about what their pet has eaten and whether urgent treatment is needed.

Please be aware that this number is for genuine emergencies, only not general advice. As your call is put through to a highly trained poisons specialist there is a charge for calls (approx £20-£30 depending on time of day).

Click here for the VPIS public helpline.

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