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Hello! Welcome to the Letchworth Vetrinary Centre Blog. We're here to keep you up-to-date with all the latest happenings...

Little guest...

Little guest...

Posted 9th May 2018

This afternoon’s captivating little guest. Thankfully uninjured and later to be released back where he was found

Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month

Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month

Posted 4th May 2018

Outside of the consulting room, most of the attention and medical care your pet receives is at the hands of a veterinary nurse. This May we celebrate that care and attention, as Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month (VNAM) gives us an opportunity to talk about the role of our VNs in caring for your pets. In any given day they may find themselves taking x-rays, medicating patients, doing consults, maintaining equipment, monitoring anaesthetics, dressing wounds, answering phones, and the list goes on! We couldn't function without them.

This little cutie is Luna...

This little cutie is Luna...

Posted 4th May 2018

...a Pomeranian/Husky cross puppy who came to see Vet Dan yesterday because she had a poorly eye. Fortunately some eye drops will fix that, and in the meantime we suspect lots of cuddles are in order.

Donald Gillon

Donald Gillon

Posted 27th April 2018

Donald Gillon is retiring today as senior vet here at Letchworth Veterinary Centre...

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Good Luck!

Good Luck!

Posted 22nd April 2018

...to all the runners in this years London Marathon - you are an inspiration to us all

BBQ Tips

BBQ Tips

Posted 21st April 2018

Clean up thoroughly and make sure your pet cannot acces the grill, charcoal, matches or lighter fluid

Lily

Lily

Posted 18th April 2018

This beautiful girl is Lily...

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No shame...

No shame...

Posted 17th April 2018

Quite often referred to as "the cone of shame" here's Arnie completely rocking the look and showing there's no shame involved at all

Bun-day Lunch?

Bun-day Lunch?

Posted 15th April 2018

Though rabbits enjoy their vegetables, remember that 85% of their diet should consist of hay or grass - this helps prevent their teeth from overgrowing and makes sure they don't eat too much sugar.

Poisonous Ornamentals

Poisonous Ornamentals

Posted 7th April 2018

Spring is finally springing! Please watch out for the beautiful but toxic flowers. Easter Lilies, Tulips, Foxglove, Hyaciths and Daffodils! If your pets happen to ingest any of these toxic plants - poisonous ornamentals, please give us a call immediately 01462 685882

Meet Misty, a gorgeous Bengal

Meet Misty, a gorgeous Bengal

Posted 7th April 2018

...wearing her badge of honour for being a brave girl when the vet took a blood sample (the results of which we're very pleased to say were all normal)

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter!!

Posted 1st April 2018

...from everyone at Letchworth Vets!

Irresistible face

Irresistible face

Posted 30th March 2018

Today's irresistible face belongs to...

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Reunited

Reunited

Posted 29th March 2018

We were delighted this morning to be able to reunite Gucci with her relieved owners...

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Presenting a brace of Schnauzers

Presenting a brace of Schnauzers

Posted 26th March 2018

Marco, who is a Standard and Luca a Minature, both looking very dapper in their Medical Pet Shirts, having spent the day with us earlier this week.

'Don't forget -

'Don't forget -

Posted 24th March 2018

THE clocks go forward tonight which unfortunately means we are all going to lose an hour's sleep, but we will gain an EXTRA HOUR of DAYLIGHT in the evening…

The delightful Dave

The delightful Dave

Posted 22nd March 2018

- came to spend the day with us this week while he had a routine neutering op...

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Star of the show!

Star of the show!

Posted 21st March 2018

This week's star of the show has been Ginger the Guinea Pig. She came in so that Vet Laura could remove a lump on her neck and captivated us all with her cuteness. Ginger has appeared on children's TV, so she's well used to working the camera.

Happy Spring

Happy Spring

Posted 20th March 2018

First day of spring - Woo-hoo!!!

Help our Wildlife...

Help our Wildlife...

Posted 15th March 2018

Apparently "The Beast from the East" is not done with us quite yet, so please don't forget our feathered friends if it gets freezy again this weekend!

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Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

Posted 11th March 2018

Whether you are a Mother to a furry, feathered or scaly baby (or a human baby) we hope that you have a very special day!!

Jess in action...

Jess in action...

Posted 8th March 2018

Our Student Vet Nurse Jess in action perfecting setting up for a hock x-ray.

Over 5 kilos lost so far!

Over 5 kilos lost so far!

Posted 7th March 2018

The fuss continues for our Nurse Clinic visitor Milo, come for a cuddle and a weigh in with Amy. Over 5 kilos lost so far, we'd like to be as disciplined as Milo.

It's been a morning of cuddles...

It's been a morning of cuddles...

Posted 7th March 2018

Bodie a 2 month old Chocolate Labrador weighing in at 5kg, and Bob also 2 months old, and our first registered Poochon - weighing in at 2.7kg. Both in for their puppy checks and first vaccinations. Can't wait to see how they've grown when they come back for their second vaccinations in two weeks.

Jasper's gold star!

Jasper's gold star!

Posted 5th March 2018

Jasper has been in this morning to pick up his repeat prescription ... whilst we wouldn't normally reveal a gentleman's age, we think you'll agree he doesn't look like a 10 year old. He also gets today's helper gold star for doing the carrying.

Watch out for grit

Watch out for grit

Posted 1st March 2018

Time to break out the dog's wellies... The Beast From the East has arrived. Watch out for grit: Grit used on roads and pavements can make pets ill. Bath paws or clean with wet wipes if they come into contact with it

Happy World Book Day

Happy World Book Day

Posted 1st March 2018

What's on your pet's reading list today?

Anti-Freeze Poisoning

Anti-Freeze Poisoning

Posted 28th February 2018

Keep an eye out for neighbours topping their cars up in case they spill anti-freeze where your pet is likely to walk. If in any doubt, just call us.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Posted 14th February 2018

Hug the one you love this Valentine's Day

Today is Pancake Day

Today is Pancake Day

Posted 13th February 2018

Today is Pancake Day - enjoy this pet-friendly recipe with all the family!

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What colour?

What colour?

Posted 22nd January 2018

We've moved back in to our fabulous refurbished reception. The discussion is now all about what colour to paint the walls!

Day three!

Day three!

Posted 17th January 2018

...and we have new flooring

Day Three

Day Three

Posted 17th January 2018

...and we have a new reception desk! How exciting is that?

Day two ...

Day two ...

Posted 16th January 2018

and it's starting to take shape. ...refurb for our Letchworth Veterinary Centre reception

Work has commenced!

Work has commenced!

Posted 15th January 2018

...refurb for our Letchworth Veterinary Centre reception

watch this space

watch this space

Posted 14th January 2018

Work starts Monday on our new improved reception area ... watch this space for updates as the work progresses through the week

making new friends?

making new friends?

Posted 13th January 2018

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!

Did you know?

Did you know?

Posted 13th January 2018

...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

New Year with a refurb...

New Year with a refurb...

Posted 11th January 2018

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.

Do you need to... Update?

Do you need to... Update?

Posted 11th January 2018

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...

Whilst it’s cold outside...

Posted 8th January 2018

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

Remember, remember

Posted 27th December 2017

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.

Smile it's Wednesday!

Smile it's Wednesday!

Posted 20th December 2017

Please think...

Please think...

Posted 19th December 2017

Please think before buying any animal as a Christmas present this year!

Does anyone recognise?

Does anyone recognise?

Posted 13th December 2017

Does anyone recognise this female black and white cat? If you have any information please call us on 01462 685882

Bibi recovering

Bibi recovering

Posted 14th November 2017

This is Bibi recovering from surgery she recently had with us. Currently resting up after her op.

Nicki our new receptionist...

Nicki our new receptionist...

Posted 14th November 2017

This is Nicki Appleby, she is our new receptionist and great addition to the team

This is Mais

This is Mais

Posted 31st October 2017

...she came into us for a dental, she loved cuddles and attention from all staff.

Welcome  Jacqui

Welcome Jacqui

Posted 30th October 2017

We would like to welcome our new Practice Manager, Jacqui Tyler, she is a great addition to our team.

Missing Princess...

Missing Princess...

Posted 23rd October 2017

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.

Orphaned Squirrels

Orphaned Squirrels

Posted 11th August 2017

Three baby orphaned squirrels bought into us by a caring client; waiting to go to the wildlife rescue centre!

Trainee Nurse Jess

Trainee Nurse Jess

Posted 9th August 2017

Trainee Nurse Jess practising her scrubbing up technique with her clinical coach Nurse Amy!

This duo is Lola and Flash.

This duo is Lola and Flash.

Posted 3rd August 2017

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.

This cute cat is called Jaz.

Posted 1st August 2017

This cute cat is called Jaz. Here she is showcasing her new red cast.

Does anyone recognise this male cat?

Does anyone recognise this male cat?

Posted 1st August 2017

If so please contact us at Letchworth vets on 01462 685882

Here's Lucy

Here's Lucy

Posted 25th July 2017

...all ready to go home in her new comfy outfit, after enjoying the attention she received all day!

Rodney and Milo

Rodney and Milo

Posted 24th July 2017

Last week, Rodney and Milo came in to be neutered and microchipped. Strike a pose boys...

Meet Dashi

Meet Dashi

Posted 13th July 2017

Meet Dashi. She came in yesterday for X-rays. She enjoyed her time here, especially being cuddled by all the nurses.

Little rabbit Cas

Little rabbit Cas

Posted 7th July 2017

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.

Chickens, ducks, geese...

Chickens, ducks, geese...

Posted 27th June 2017

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.

To all our rabbit loving clients

To all our rabbit loving clients

Posted 15th June 2017

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.

Meet Jaffa and Crystal

Meet Jaffa and Crystal

Posted 15th June 2017

...both coming in with their treats mummy gave them for being good x

Rabbit Vaccination Clinic

Rabbit Vaccination Clinic

Posted 15th June 2017

We are running another rabbit vaccination clinic this Saturday...

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Nina...

Nina...

Posted 30th May 2017

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.

Puppy class

Puppy class

Posted 23rd March 2017

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.

Neve and Charlie

Neve and Charlie

Posted 17th March 2017

Here is Neve and Charlie at puppy party making friends and playing with the food toys.

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