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May is Vet Nurse Awareness month! So, what does this mean? We appreciate our fantastic team of Nurses year-round but this month we aim to spread awareness of how these highly trained and dedicated team members contribute to your pets’ care.

Have you ever heard of the term ‘holistic care’? To many, this conjures up images of alternative treatments but, in fact, holistic care is the practice of viewing and caring for the body as a whole, rather than only treating a specific set of symptoms. From a Veterinary Nursing point of view, this means that our Nurses not only assist our Veterinary Surgeons with medication and during surgical procedures, but they consider every factor that may cause your pet distress or discomfort (even when unrelated to their illness or injury) and ensure every effort is made to avoid or alleviate this.

Our Nurses give our patients a voice and what’s more, they encourage you to use yours. Our highly skilled and knowledgeable Nurses are always here to help, whether you have a question about your pets’ treatment, need advice about your new puppy or when saying goodbye to a beloved old friend.

Our Nurses are an invaluable source of information and run their own Nurse Clinics designed to help you with your day-to-day needs as a pet owner as well as support you through the more challenging and often confusing side of pet ownership.

 

My pet is healthy, how can your Nurses help me?

Our Veterinary Nurses are trained in many routine procedures including microchipping, emptying anal glands and clipping nails. In addition to this, our Nurses are also qualified to give advice on a range of topics including new puppy and kitten care, nutrition for all life stages and suitable pet housing.

Our Nurses understand that new puppy ownership is often a whirlwind of potty training and trying to teach your puppy right from wrong. We want to help you on this journey with your new friend and offer advice on training as well as socialisation opportunities for your puppy through our Puppy Socialisation classes. A well socialised puppy is much more likely to grow into a confident and well-mannered dog which is a win for him and for you!

Are you thinking of changing your pet’s food but not sure whether the food you have chosen is suitable? Or maybe you’re considering getting a new pet such as a rabbit or lizard and aren’t sure what kind of housing they need? Our Nurses can help you with all of this and much more!

 

My pet isn’t sick, but I could use some advice on keeping them healthy. How can your Nurses help me?

Our Veterinary Nurses can advise you on routine preventative flea and worming treatments in order to make sure your chosen treatment suits your pet’s age and lifestyle and keeps them covered from any parasites lurking in their environment.

Our Veterinary Nurses are also available to give advice about preventative dental care for your pet. With over 87% of dogs and 70% of cats over three years of age affected by periodontal disease, preventative care is more important than ever. Our Nursing team can give you advice on reversing the early stages of this disease, as well as continuing to prevent gingivitis, by demonstrating appropriate tooth brushing techniques.

If your pet is not ill, but maybe heavier than they should be, our Nurses can support you and your pet through a healthy weight loss plan designed with their needs (and your lifestyle!) in mind. Our Nurses are there every step of the way to celebrate your pet’s success and keep your pet’s weight loss on track in a sustainable way through our Weight Management Clinics. Keeping your pet at their ideal weight highly increases their life expectancy and decreases the risk of several weight-related illnesses such as joint issues.

 

My pet is already under treatment from the Vet, how can your Nurses help me?

If your pet has recently received a new diagnosis or requires ongoing treatments, our Nurses may be able to help your pet in between Vet visits.

We know there can often be a lot of information to take in during the early stages of treatment for your pet or you may have questions or concerns that didn’t come to light until after you left our practice. Our Nurses are here to ensure that not only does your pet stay on track through regular monitoring and progress checks, but that you are fully informed and feel well equipped to manage your pet’s ongoing issues.

Some of the interim checks our Nurses can perform include:

  • Diabetic monitoring to ensure your pet stays within the expected range
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Wound checks and bandage changes
  • Ear cleanings
  • Post-operative checks and suture removal

 

Our team of friendly and experienced Veterinary Nurses would love to meet you and your pet. Call us today to see how we could help you!



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