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woodlands vets are RCVS accreditedmember of the british veterinary hospitals association

 
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Vaccinations
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Vaccines can be given from 9 weeks old in kittens, from 6 weeks old in puppies and 12 weeks old in rabbits.
A booster vaccination is required every year.

Please ask our staff for details of specific vaccinations required in different pets.

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Help to keep your pet healthy...
Fleas
Here in the South West our climate allows fleas to breed all year round, so we recommend regular flea treatment to prevent infestation in both dogs and cats. Our staff will be happy to help you select the treatment most suitable for your pet.

Worming
Worms come in all shapes and sizes but the main groups we see in our pets are usually one of two types:
Tapeworms; very long segmented worms. We normally only see the segments passed by our pets. The segments are the size of rice grains and are mobile, wriggling sacks of worm eggs! Animals are most commonly affected by swallowing fleas when grooming or eating prey such as mice.
Roundworm; very long thin worms which have the appearance of strands of string. They are very numerous in puppies and kittens, which can be infected in the womb and from their mother's milk. Infested animals only shed microscopic worm eggs which are not visible to the naked eye, so don't expect to see worms in your pet's stools.
All pets carry worms, some of which are potentially harmful to children which is why we recommend worming dogs and cats every 3-4 months.

Microchipping
Microchipping is a very simple procedure which brings great piece of mind. An injection over the shoulder blades implants a small chip, which can be read by a scanner. This permanently identifies your pet even if its collar is lost thereby offering protection against straying and deliberate theft of your animal. Scanners are used by most veterinary surgeries, animal charities and police stations, and so the chance of recovering a lost pet is much improved by microchipping.

Feeding
We stock a large range of pet foods to suit all animals from rabbits and guinea pigs to puppies and geriatric cats. Our regular diets are designed to suit your pet's needs depending on breed, size, weight and age. All pets are individuals and often have varied dietary requirements, and we also have a range of prescription diets to cater for specific medical conditions. You are always welcome to visit the practice during opening hours to have your pet weighed and discuss diet and nutrition with our nurses.

Neutering
In most cases we recommend neutering both male and female dogs and cats. There are significant social and medical advantages to the procedure and minimal disadvantages. It is a complex subject and we recommend that you discuss your individual pet with one of our veterinary surgeons.

lnsurance
We strongly recommend insurance for all pets. Veterinary cover gives peace of mind to you and allows us to give the very best veterinary care in the case of an emergency or complicated medical condition. Advances in veterinary medicine enable us to perform more advanced treatments, but these tend to be expensive! We recommend policies which offer lifelong protection for your animal, rather than those that only cover each claim for the period of a year. Advice on insurance is available at both our centres, where we keep leaflets supplied by various companies.

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For out of hours veterinary attention or advice please ring

01752 700600


We provide a dedicated 24 hour emergency service and have nursing staff on duty in the hospital all night. We will try to see you in the surgery of your choice, but the vet on call may wish to see you in Plymouth where our nurses are also on call to assist you.

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