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Here are our practice opening hours for the festive period. As ever our vets are on call for our registered clients 24/7 - call us on 01435 864422 if you have an emergency. Christmas Eve 8.30 am - 4 pm Christmas Day Closed Boxing … Read more about Christmas Opening Hours
Even when the snow and cold winds hit, it's important that your dog gets enough exercise! Here are a few tips for winter dog walking: Be sensible! Going out in a blizzard or icy conditions won't be good for you or your dog! Shorten walks … Read more about Walking Dogs in Winter
As winter draws in it's important to think about how the cold weather can affect our animals. Here are a few tips for keeping your cat safe in the colder months: > The most effective way of keeping cats safe and warm is of course to keep … Read more about Winter Cat Care
Halloween is a fun time for us and especially the children, but can be a stressful time for our pets. Here are a few tips to keep your pets safe and calm on the spookiest of nights, to avoid a real nightmare! Walk dogs earlier in the day … Read more about Keep Pets Safe At Halloween
Our Tips To Keep Your Pet Calm On Bonfire Night It's not long now to Bonfire Night on 5th November - and plenty of people will be celebrating with bonfires and fireworks this weekend as well. Lots of pets get anxious about fireworks - and … Read more about Bonfire Night Tips
Veterinary nursing is a varied, challenging and rewarding career; veterinary nurses are a world away from being merely ‘vet assistants’. They are highly trained to deal with patient care, as vet nurses who have registered with the Royal College of … Read more about Vet Nursing at Heathfield Vets
Travel sickness is a common occurrence, affecting 1 in 6 dogs of all ages. It is more common in puppies, but for some dogs it may persist as they grow into adults. Your pup may come to associate car trips with nausea after a bad experience, with … Read more about Car Sickness in Dogs
What is conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis is an itchy, uncomfortable inflammation of the 'conjunctiva', which is the membrane which covers the eyeballs and lines the eyelids. It can be just as common in pets as it is in humans, so it's always best … Read more about Conjunctivitis in Pets
The importance of microchipping We often have stray and lost dogs or cats brought into us to the surgery in the hopes we can reunite them with their family. It can happen to the most vigilant owner - cats and dogs (or rabbits and ferrets!) can make … Read more about Microchipping – Not Just For Dogs
Fleas! Just the though of them can make people itch! These nasty critters can cause a host of problems for man and beast in summer (and winter thanks to central heating), but why are they so hard to get rid of? Fleas are blood sucking parasites … Read more about Getting Rid Of Fleas