Hello! Welcome to the Letchworth Vetrinary Centre Blog. We're here to keep you up-to-date with all the latest happenings...
Hug the one you love this Valentine's Day
We've moved back in to our fabulous refurbished reception. The discussion is now all about what colour to paint the walls!
...and we have new flooring
...and we have a new reception desk! How exciting is that?
and it's starting to take shape. ...refurb for our Letchworth Veterinary Centre reception
...refurb for our Letchworth Veterinary Centre reception
Work starts Monday on our new improved reception area ... watch this space for updates as the work progresses through the week
Still on the subject of New Year's resolutions for our pets ... how about making new friends? We don’t necessarily recommend taking your cat to meet the neighbours, but setting up some playtime between your dog and another sociable pooch of similar size can be a really enjoyable way of improving their social skills and getting in some extra exercise. Calling in to the surgery when you're not coming for a consultation with the Vet is another good way of socialising dogs. The more they associate coming to see us with a positive experience, the happier they'll be when then come for their booster - and we're always happy to stop working for a cuddle!
...that an adult rabbit has a total of 28 teeth! Rabbit's teeth never stop growing and they need plenty of fresh hay and grass to help wear their teeth down
We're looking forward to the New Year with a refurb for our reception. From next Monday 15th January the contractors will be in giving us a face lift. We'll still be consulting and operating on the Hospital side of the Practice whilst the works are carried out.
If you've given up on your own new year's resolutions, how about making some new ones for your pet? Do you need to update the details on their microchip? If you’ve moved house or changed phone number, it’s easy to forget to update the details on your pet’s chip. But, this could be the difference between being reunited if they’re lost or staying separated – it's also worth checking with us to make sure we've got your latest contact details too.
Whilst it’s cold outside, we keep cosy with our central heating and fires. Flea eggs lying dormant in our carpets, laminate floors and cracks in floorboards start to stir, hatch and infest our pets even in winter! Cats can be tricky to treat for fleas and are often under-treated compared to dogs. They can also access areas that dogs can't. Are you experiencing flea problems at the moment? Contact us for advice on keeping flea free throughout the winter! (apologies if this post has made you itchy!)
Remember, remember, it's not just on the fifth of November. If your pet is anxious around fireworks, they might need extra comfort at midnight on New Year's Eve.
Please think before buying any animal as a Christmas present this year!
Does anyone recognise this female black and white cat? If you have any information please call us on 01462 685882
This is Bibi recovering from surgery she recently had with us. Currently resting up after her op.
This is Nicki Appleby, she is our new receptionist and great addition to the team
...she came into us for a dental, she loved cuddles and attention from all staff.
We would like to welcome our new Practice Manager, Jacqui Tyler, she is a great addition to our team.
This is Princess who has gone missing in the Letchworth area- Boscombe court. She is not from this area so please call us on 01462 685882 if you see her about! She is white, wearing a red collar and has distinctive eyes- one blue and one green.
Three baby orphaned squirrels bought into us by a caring client; waiting to go to the wildlife rescue centre!
Trainee Nurse Jess practising her scrubbing up technique with her clinical coach Nurse Amy!
This duo is Lola and Flash. They sat happily for the camera, after the vet had finished examining their eyes.
This cute cat is called Jaz. Here she is showcasing her new red cast.
If so please contact us at Letchworth vets on 01462 685882
...all ready to go home in her new comfy outfit, after enjoying the attention she received all day!
Last week, Rodney and Milo came in to be neutered and microchipped. Strike a pose boys...
Meet Dashi. She came in yesterday for X-rays. She enjoyed her time here, especially being cuddled by all the nurses.
This adorable little rabbit is called Cas. He recently came in to be neutered. Here he is cuddling up to his teddy bear whilst recovering from his anaesthetic.
We do recommend to worm your poultry (chickens, ducks, geese etc) 3-4 times yearly. We keep a supply in stock. The wormer is mixed in food and fed as a "complete ration" during a 7 day period. Please call if you need any advise.
We have got hold of multi-vial vaccinations for myxomatosis and are running rabbit clinics on Tuesday 20th of June and again on Saturday 1st July. Don't miss out and call us on 01462 685882.
...both coming in with their treats mummy gave them for being good x
This lovely adult male cat "called Nina" (name was obtained via his microchip) was brought to us this morning following a road traffic accident. He was found in Arlsey. Shock treatment/pain relief/radiographs have been carried out. We have been unable to contact the owners. Please call us - during office hours - on 01462625882.
Neve and Charlie came to puppy class yesterday. We were training sits, downs and recall and both puppies worked very hard. Neve done so well that she fell asleep at the end of the class.
Here is Neve and Charlie at puppy party making friends and playing with the food toys.
We are fortunate at Letchworth Veterinary Centre to have an amazing team of committed, talented and enthusiastic staff
At Letchworth Veterinary Centre we combine the highest standard of care for your pets with a friendly and personal service.