Managing Fireworks Season

Fireworks advice   Bonfire night and fireworks season can be a frightening time for pets. Use the following tips to help manage their anxiety:   A week or so before fireworks season begins:   Create a den for your dog – a comfy hiding place such as a crate covered with blankets – provide treats…

Veterinary Receptionist Appreciation Day 2019

This month, we would like to share our appreciation of the unsung heroes of veterinary practice – our wonderful reception team! This year, the British Veterinary Reception Association (BVRA) is launching an annual Veterinary Receptionist Appreciation Day on October 1st 2019. It will celebrate the valuable contribution of veterinary receptionists who are at the forefront…

Neutering Advice Month

This month, we would like to raise awareness of the importance of neutering pets. Although no surgery is without potential complication, we believe that the benefits to animal welfare outweigh the risks. The decision to have your pet neutered is a very personal one, and we are here to offer guidance only.   Cats: For…

Cat Behaviour Evening 22nd July

We would like to invite all of our clients to attend an evening presentation on feline behaviour. This event will be held at our Uppingham practice at 7pm-8pm on Monday 22nd July. The evening’s talk is sponsored by CEVA. We will be hearing from Phil Plume on this fascinating topic including some insights into cat…

Rabbit Awareness Week 1st-9th June

We’re happy to be taking part in RAW 2019 because we need to spread awareness that rabbits need to be vaccinated. This year’s Rabbit Awareness Week theme is ‘Protect and Prevent’ and will be raising awareness around Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease 2 (RVHD2). Rabbits are normally vaccinated against two diseases: myxomatosis and rabbit viral haemorrhagic…

Save 20% on all Flea & Tick Prevention – 1st June to 31st July 2019

Keep your pets skin parasite free all Summer long with our fantastic offer! From 1st of June to 31st July: buy any flea or tick product and receive 20% off. To take advantage of this offer please speak to any of our team.

Open Day Sunday 16th June

12-4pm Come and meet the team at Uppingham! On Uppingham feast day we are opening our doors for a chance to look behind the scenes. There will be lots of fun for all the family, so bring everyone along. This is a chance for you to chat to team members and learn a little more…

Rutland Vets Supporting Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month

Who is caring for your pet?   Veterinary nurses primary duty is the care of your pet. They also carry out technical work and are skilled in undertaking a range of medical treatments, minor surgical procedures, health clinics and diagnostic tests.   The nursing team: Our veterinary nurses are a vital part of the veterinary…

Meet our Nursing Team

We at Rutland Veterinary Centre have a fantastic team of dedicated, experienced Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) who run their own clinics each day to help keep your pets fit and healthy, with regular check-ups and preventative treatments. Our nurses are able to advise you on many different topics and give practical help with many aspects…

National Pet Dental Month

February is National Pet Dental Month Does your pet suffer from bad breath? Bad breath can often be the first sign of dental disease. Sulphurous gases produced by plaque bacteria can be responsible for the foul odour you have detected. Periodontal (dental) disease is extremely common; with 70% of dogs and 80% of cats over…

Be Worm Wise this January

This January we are inviting you to learn more about canine and feline endoparasites and how you can protect your pet. The risk of your pet picking up worms can depend upon risk factors such as age, diet and lifestyle. Puppies and kittens often need to be treated more regularly, and pets that travel overseas…

Christmas Opening Hours

The team at Rutland Veterinary Centre would like to wish you and your pets a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year We are always here for you, with one of our own vets on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Please note our opening times over the Christmas Period: Christmas…

The Twelve Toxins of Christmas

This December we are posting a series about common seasonal toxins on our facebook page to highlight the number of accidental poisonings that we see at this time of year. From chocolates, artificial sweeteners and Christmas pudding, to anti-freeze; please remember to put dangerous items out of reach of pets as well as children.  …

Arthritis Awareness Evening

Monday 12th November at 7pm we are holding an Arthritis Awareness talk for clients. An invited speaker will attend and there will be an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have. This talk is open to all of our clients – please telephone 01572 822399 to book your place. We look forward to…

Introduction to Diabetes month

Over November we will be focussing on raising awareness and educating pet owners on Diabetes. Look out for a series of informative posts about the disease on our facebook page discussing signs and symptoms of the disease and how you can detect the signs of Diabetes earlier to give your pet a longer, happier and…

Hyperthyroidism month

Over October we will be focussing on raising awareness and educating our cat owners on Hyperthyroidism. Look out for a series of informative posts on our facebook page throughout October detailing how you can detect early signs of the disease to give your pet a longer, happier and healthier life.     To download the…

Launch of our Feline Hyperthyroidism e-survey

As our Cushing’s disease month nears the end, we are looking ahead to October when our focus will be to raise awareness of feline hyperthyroidism.

Autumn Newsletter 2018

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Cushing’s Month

Over September we will be focussing on raising awareness and educating dog owners on Cushing’s syndrome. Look out for a series of informative posts on our facebook page about Cushing’s and how we can uncover the signs.

July is Ear Health Awareness Month

    This month we are targeting ear health in our pets. As the weather warms up we often see flare-ups of symptoms such as redness, itchiness, swelling, excessive wax build up, as well as ear mite infestation and even foreign bodies such as grass seeds lodged in the ear canal. Inflammation of the outer…

Welcome to our new nurse Louisa

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new nurse Louisa Gethin who will be working full time at our Uppingham branch. Louisa qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2016 and has worked in mixed practice in Gloucestershire and small animal practice in Lincolnshire. She looks forward to meeting you all.

5 weeks free insurance for all pets under 18 months!

We are excited to be entering into partnership with Agria insurance. As an Agria practice we are able to offer all of our clients with uninsured pets under the age of 18 months 5 weeks free insurance.   Agria is one of the world’s leading animal insurers, specialising in small animal and equine insurance. Founded in Sweden…

Exciting changes to our waiting room…

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new diet range – SPECIFIC™, from Dechra. SPECIFIC™ offers premium quality nutrition encompassing life-stage and prescription diets for dogs and cats and offers excellent value for money. SPECIFIC™ has a high nutritional content sourced from fish which, as well as being one of the most sustainable…

June is Vaccination Amnesty Month

June is vaccination amnesty month. If your pet has not been given a booster in the last 15 months we would normally advise restarting vaccinations. However, this month you can receive a full restart of vaccinations for the same price as an annual booster. Great news for you and your pet if their protection has…

Bug Month is coming to an end…

Please take advantage of the final week of ‘Bug Month‘ to get 20% off all flea and worming treatments. As the weather warms up we are seeing an increase in ticks and fleas on pets. Make sure your pet is protected! 

Latest Newsletter Spring 2018

Having fun down on the farm while learning at a young age

“Catch them while they are young and with a bit of luck they will remember,” – this was hopefully the outcome of a recent farm visit made by Henry and Steph with 26 reception children.