Our experienced veterinary nurses work with you to keep your pets fit and healthy so they can live fuller, longer lives. At our dedicated nurse clinics, we run regular check-ups and preventative treatments that also make good financial sense for pet owners – prevention is always cheaper than cure!
And while our nurses are highly qualified, they will always refer you to a vet if necessary.
Below is a list of our clinics, but call us to find out how our nurses can help you with other issues including:
- Weight clinic
- Dental clinic
- Senior pet clinic
- Nail clipping
- Administer second and third vaccines
- Administering medications
- Post-operative checks
- Blood samples for geriatric screening blood tests
Nurse clinics run Monday to Friday on an appointment basis depending on nurse availability.
Nurse clinics are available at both our Ulverston and Barrow-in-Furness practices, although appointment times may be limited at our Barrow clinic.
Please ring the surgery to check the most up to date price and to book your pet in for an appointment.
Dental care clinic
Keep your pet’s teeth and gums in top condition and you won’t face the pain of dental operations or the costs of veterinary cleaning or removal of damaged teeth. Research has shown that by the age of two, around 80% of dogs and 70% of cats will have some signs of dental disease – don’t let your pet be one of them!
Learn how to brush teeth, the best products to use and the best diet for your pet’s teeth at their life stage at our dental care clinic.
Weight management clinics
These specialist weight clinics give advice on the best way to tackle any issues, whether your pet is underweight or overweight. Obesity is an increasing problem in our pets and can lead to, or worsen, many health problems such as arthritis, diabetes and heart conditions.
We know managing our pets’ weight can be challenging, so we provide regular weight checks and discuss different ways to help reduce or maintain your pet’s weight, such as exercise.
Senior pet clinic
It’s natural that pets face more health risks as they age, just like us. So, as our animal clients get older, we like them to have regular health checks.
Cats from age 11 and dogs from five years (large breeds) and eight years (smaller breeds) are our “senior citizens”.
We’ll give your pet a proper “top to tail” exam, where we look for early signs of kidney/liver disease, arthritis, dental disease and others. Your pet’s long-term wellbeing is our first priority, so, if we are concerned with any of our findings, we will refer you onto a vet.
Just like us, the sooner we detect any problems, the more we can do to help.
Post-operative care clinic
Following veterinary procedures involving a general anaesthetic or sedation, your pet will need a post-operative nurse clinic with lots of TLC. These clinics are your reassurance that:
- Wounds are healing correctly
- Stitches have been removed safely and dressings changed correctly
- Any dental work, especially extractions, are looking good
- In overall terms, your pet has recovered well from the procedure
We’ll also talk to you about any aftercare you can do, such as preventative care following veterinary dental work.
Post-op checks are included in the cost of all operations.
If you’re learning to live with a pet who’s diabetic, you’ll appreciate our professional help and support. At our diabetic clinics, we will tell you all you need to know about diet and exercise and show you how to give insulin.
We’ll also teach you how to monitor your pet and manage their condition, as well as how to recognise the warning signs when something is wrong.
Managing diabetic patients can be time consuming and difficult but you are not alone. We are here to help.
Fleas, ticks and worming treatments
Prevention is definitely cheaper than cure when it comes to flea, tick and worm treatments. But there are so many different brands that do different things and often need to be administered differently. Which one is right for your pet and how often do you need to use them?
In our specialist clinics, we’ll talk you through all the options and demonstrate the cheap, easy way to remove ticks should your pet ever get one.
Giving your pet regular flea and worm treatment is important for you, your pet and the environment. Get some expert advice today.
Nail clipping and grooming
Our nurses can keep your pets’ paws in good shape with nail clipping. Minor grooming procedures eg knot removing (dematting) can also be done with a nurse appointment.
Anal sac expression
Our nurses will help your pet feel more comfortable by emptying anal sacs. Any infections or unusual bottoms are referred to the vet for further treatment.
Qualified nurses may take blood samples if recommended by a vet. We recommend regular blood samples for all older animals and those on certain medications.