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Our wonderful nurses are an invaluable part of the Sandhole team. Each one is fully qualified and registered, ensuring both you and your pet the very best care at all times.

Our nursing team is always on hand to offer advice on any aspect of your pet's care and welfare through various complimentary clinics. These are very popular, and therefore attendance is by appointment only - please call us on 01634 242502 to find out more and book a place for your pet.

Healthcare and nutrition

Prevention is always better than cure, and our nursing team will offer advice on all aspects of routine care tailored specifically to your pet. Whether you are thinking of getting a new pet or simply understanding the options available for vaccinations, flea and worming treatments, dental care, neutering, or diets, we can help!

Weight clinics

Obesity is (quite literally) a growing problem with potentially serious implications for your pet's health. Our nurses will assess your cat, dog or rabbit, determine a target weight and provide dietary and lifestyle advice to help you get there. It doesn't have to be painful, and we promise that your pet will still love you!

Behavioural advice

If your pet is exhibiting any unusual behaviours, we will first make an appointment with a vet to rule out any underlying medical issues. If none are found, pets are then referred to our Behavioural Specialist for help with issues such as inappropriate toileting, nervousness, biting, accommodating new pets and family members and general socialisation or behavioural concerns.

Social clinics

Our nurses can provide social clinics for our more nervous patients that find it very stressful to visit our practice. These visits make coming to the vet’s fun with lots of positive reinforcement at your pets own pace. We can start with visits in the garden or the car and slowly build this up to visits in the waiting room, consulting rooms, and even explore the preparation room. Lots of treats and cuddles are given if your pet is comfortable and absolutely nothing scary!

Exotic and Avian care

Sometimes we hear of exotic pets being sold with incomplete or inappropriate advice, and sadly this often leads to serious illness or even death. On the other hand, owners who have cared for exotic animals for many years may simply be unaware that alternative treatments or methods are available. Our experienced exotics nurses have all the help and advice you need!

Administering medicines

We understand that it can be tricky persuading your pet to take their medication, and we're happy to help avoid the stress. If you're struggling at home to administer medicines, please do call us on 01634 242502 to book a complimentary appointment with the nurse.

Dental care

Unfortunately, dental and oral disease is very common in pets and can cause pain and infection in the mouth as well as serious problems throughout the body, especially with the kidneys and heart. The good news is that establishing a regular dental care routine at home is easy, and our nurses will be happy to show you how to take the best care of your pet's teeth and gums so that problems can be avoided.

Asthma, Kidney and Diabetic clinics

Our wonderful nurses are here to support you and your pet at every stage, from diagnosis to ongoing care. They share practical advice and tips to help you medicate your pet's condition so that you both adjust successfully to living with asthma, diabetes or kidney disease.

Essential non-medical

In these clinics, our highly skilled and experienced nursing team are trained to undertake a wide range of common procedures for your pet, such as second vaccinations, kennel cough vaccinations, immunotherapy vaccines, anal gland expressions and nail clips.

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