Nurse clinics

Dermatology clinic

If your pet has a skin complaint, be it ongoing, seasonal or acute, you may be referred to Kirstin Phippard, who has particular interest in dermatology.

How we gather samples:

  • An impression smear is taken by pressing a microscope slide directly onto a skin lesion.1
  • Some skin and hair samples are taken by using a strip of sticky tape.
  • Some hair is plucked from any effected areas.
  • A skin scrape is done to look deeper than the skin surface.
  • All the samples are collected on to microscope slide to be looked at through a microscope.

Weight clinic

It is important that your pet is the correct weight for their size and breed. Animals may be overweight or underweight due to an underlying medical condition or due to incorrect feeding. Other factors that can also affect your pet’s weight include breed, age, whether they are neutered, and the amount of exercise they get.

Obesity is one of the most common problems we see in pets today. With the vast array of pet foods and treats on offer, it can be difficult to choose the best food for your pet.

Overweight animals are more susceptible to heart disease, diabetes and joint problems and extra bodyweight will increase the discomfort experienced by animals suffering from arthritis.

Whether your pets is overweight or underweight, our nursing team can advise you on which diets are best suited to your pet and how to achieve the optimum weight for your pet.

Diabetic clinic

Managing diabetic patients can be time consuming and difficult.

If your pet has been diagnosed with diabetes, the vet will begin treatment to stabilise the condition.

You will then be referred to a diabetic clinic where a qualified veterinary nurse will monitor the glucose levels in your pet’s blood and urine, and help maintain a routine of feeding and medicating.

It will then be necessary to attend our diabetic clinics on a regular basis to monitor and manage your pet’s condition.