Our nurse clinics cover various aspects of pet health such as routine care, dental care, weight management and nutrition. These clinics are by appointment at our Sturminster, Blandford and Shaftesbury branches and run by our qualified veterinary nurses.
These clinics offer you a chance to talk to one of our members of the veterinary team. It can also help in spotting early symptoms and signs of illness that can be referred to, and treated by a veterinary surgeon before developing further.
Routine Pet care
Our Qualified nurses are able to offer advice over the telephone or by appointment at nurse clinics. Here are some of the routine services provided:
- Administering medication
- Discuss flea and worm control
- Nail clipping
- Anal gland expression
- Bandage changes
- Post operative checks
Our qualified nurses can help you by demonstrating preventative dental care such as tooth brushing, dental diets, supplements, chews and toys.
If our nurses believe dental treatment would be in the best interest of your pet they can refer them to one of our veterinary surgeons for further checks and book them in for a dental if needed.
Weigh and worms
Once your new puppy or kitten has completed its first vaccination course, our qualified nurses offer weigh and worm clinics every month until your pet reaches 6 months. This is a fantastic opportunity to get your new pet used to coming to the vets, monitor their weight closely and keep their parasite treatment up to date. It’s also a good chance for you to ask any questions you may have about your puppy or kitten.
Adolescent health checks
When your new puppy or kitten reaches 6 months of age they begin their transition into adulthood. Our nurses offer a free health check, advice on diets, vaccinations, neutering and anything you may want to know as your puppy or kitten grows up.
Weight and nutrition
It’s important your pet is receiving the correct nutrition to help them live long healthy lives. Our qualified nurses are able to discuss both routine and prescription diets to find the most suitable depending upon the needs and life stage of your pet.
An overweight pet will have an increased chance of developing certain health conditions such as arthritis, heart disease and diabetes.
If you think your pet would benefit from weight loss our veterinary nurses will regularly weigh your pet, advise on the best diets and support you through your pets weight loss journey.
Our nurses can also support you through the sad and difficult time if you have to make the decision to have your pet euthanased.
Nurse clinics are available at Blandford and Sturminster Newton. Advice can also be given over the telephone. Please contact us for more information.