High quality veterinary services for Welwyn Garden City and surrounding areas in Hertfordshire.

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Health Promotion


· We encourage preventative health care from birth to old age. Our fully qualified Veterinary Nurses are available to offer advice on all aspects of pet healthcare.
· Nutritional advice and high specification regular and prescription diets are available. Prescription diets are for animals that have special medical problems -e.g. kidney and liver problems.
· Weight control programs (Weight Watchers for pets).
· Behaviour counselling.
· Full, investigative health checks.

Vaccinations


· We recommend that all pets have their initial vaccination programme completed by 12 weeks of age.
· Annual vaccination boosters, with a full examination, are essential for continued protection and health monitoring for the rest of your pet's life.
Dogs: Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza and Kennel cough.
Cats: Infectious Enteritis, “Cat ‘flu”, Feline Leukaemia.
Rabbits: Myxomatosis and Haemorrhagic Viral disease.

Diet


A complete range of Hills Science and Prescription Diets are available for each stage of your pet's life cycle - i.e. growth, adult and old age.

These diets represent the best nutritional value for money. They allow you to feed your cats from as little as 18p per day (4kg body weight) and dogs from 37p per day (10kg body weight).

We can deliver your pet's diet to you. Deliveries are on Wednesday afternoons and are free for orders over £10.00 within the Welwyn Garden City area.

A small charge is made for orders under this value and/or outside the Welwyn Garden City limits.

Worming


A suitable, broad spectrum worming course will be recommended when your animal has its first examination. This will need to be repeated at regular intervals for the protection of your animal and also that of your own, and other peoples' children.

Insurance


We strongly recommend that all pets are insured. A range of literature is available from reception. Our staff are Petplan Pet Insurance Advisors and the Petplan insurance leaflet will also be found in each puppy/kitten pack.

Identification


With Identichip identification and registration, your pet receives a unique 15 digit identification number recorded on a small microchip. This is painlessly injected under your pet's skin. Your pet's details are recorded for life on PetLog, which is administered by the Kennel Club and is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

Microchipping provides permanent identification for your pet that will allow fast identification when your pet is found after straying.

The National Pet Register operates a scheme whereby payment for emergency kennelling and treatment is guaranteed. This means that when the presence of the chip is detected, the Veterinary Surgeon concerned can begin whatever treatment is necessary, even if they cannot immediately contact you.

Neutering


We advise that all pets not required for breeding are neutered. This involves an ovariohysterectomy for females and castration for males.

Should Things Go Wrong


If you feel dissatisfied with any aspect of our service, please feel free to contact the Practice Principal, Brian Turner, who will endeavour to resolve the situation to your satisfaction.

Companion Animal Health Care News


Other Publications available:
· Quarterly Veterinary Centre Newsletters
· Rabbit Vaccines
· Caring for Your Pet's Teeth
· Welcome New Puppy
· Welcome New Kitten
· Welcome New Rabbit
· Are You Leader Of The Pack?
· Fleas and Your Pets
· Flea Allergic Pets

Information is correct at the time of publication, April 2008.
We reserve the right to make alterations without prior notification.

The Veterinary Centre (Veterinary Referrals Ltd) - 41 Peartree Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 3UA - 01707 336919
Registered Office - York House, 4 Wigmores South, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL8 6PL - Company No. 05735969
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