Advice and help for keeping animals healthy in Nottinghamshire
Our qualified veterinary nurses provide a range of clinics designed to help promote good health and wellbeing for pets at reduced costs to seeing the vet. Many of the nurse led clinics are provided free of charge and run alongside our post – operative care appointments.
Weight clinics at Minster Veterinary Centre
Our qualified veterinary nurses provide weight clinics for clients with pets which have been struggling with weight issues, providing help with weight loss, diet changes and weight gain as required.
The clinics are provided free of charge from all 3 of our companion animal practices, with no fees for initial consultation or follow up. Clinics can be referred from our vets or booked directly by our clients if they feel weight is becoming an issue.
Our nurse led clinics will provide as much support and information as the client feels they require, ranging from simple weight checks and advice on treats and exercise all the way through to calorie intake calculations, diet planning and body measurement checks. Initial consultations with the nurse for weight clinics generally take between 30-60 minutes with follow up checks and consultations determined on a case by case situation. To book an appointment or for any more information, please call your nearest branch.
Puppy parties are a great way for puppies to begin their socialisation. As a species, dogs have a very narrow window for learning social skills, so early exposure to various shapes and sizes of other dogs of similar ages can be a big help prior to puppy training.
Our puppy parties are currently only held at our Calverton branch and are run over 2 evenings a week apart. They get booked up very quickly so please call to enquire as soon as you get your new bundle of energy!
There is a small fee for the course of 2 parties to try to reduce the number of people who book and don’t arrive. There are refreshments provided and your puppy will receive a certificate of attendance, a rosette and a party bag. The party bag contents do vary, but will include vouchers for free worming, free tick and flea control, free food and a selection of goodies and information. For more information please call our Calverton branch.
Puppy/kitten checks/adolescent health checks
There is so much to learn when having a new puppy or kitten. Book a free appointment with one of our qualified veterinary nurses and they can help answer any questions that you may have and advise you on the best possible care for your new addition! Advice will include worming, flea control, nutrition and neutering.
We recommend weighing your animal regularly throughout its life, but 'this is most important during adolescence due to faster growth rate. Accurate bodyweights are required for routine medication.
Parasite Control Decision Making
We understand that choosing the best anti-parasite cover for your pet can be very difficult with the huge range of parasites and treatments available. Our nurses are running a free clinic to discuss the various options for your pets parasite control. They will discuss the risk factors your pet is exposed to a tailor a strategy for each individual pet. Please call to book a free RVN consultation, you will be asked to fill in a short questionnaire on arrival or can collect it prior to your visit.
Although recommendations will be made for anti-parasite treatments, there is no commitment to buy treatments at the time of consultation.
Administration of anti-parasitic and other medications
It is recommended that you regularly treat your pet to prevent parasite infestations. Our qualified nurses can assist you by weighing your pet and administering flea or worming treatment for you. If you are struggling to medicate your pet, contact your local branch and we can assist you with this.
As our pets get older their requirements change and you may have worries or concerns. Why not book a free consultation with one of our qualified veterinary nurses to discuss your pet’s needs and for advice on the best care for your elderly pet?
If your pet has recently been diagnosed with diabetes, our qualified veterinary nurses are available to support you and your pet. Advice will include injection technique, diet and exercise. For further information contact your nearest branch.
Gum disease is very common amongst dogs and cats, with 4 out of 5 dogs over the age of 3 showing signs. Book a free appointment with one of our qualified veterinary nurses to get your pet’s teeth and gums checked, and for advice on how to keep your pet’s teeth clean.
Keeping your rabbit fit and healthy is vital to ensure a long, happy and fulfilling life. Rabbits can be prone to some health issues which can prove challenging to treat, but can often be easily prevented if you know how. Contact your local branch to book a free appointment with one of our qualified veterinary nurses.
Anal gland expression (a fee will apply)
Repeat anal gland expressions can be booked with our qualified nurses at a lesser fee than a veterinary consultation.
Nail clipping (a fee will apply)
Simple nail clips can be booked with our qualified nurses at a lesser fee than a veterinary consultation.
Micro-chipping (a fee will apply)
Our qualified veterinary nurses can microchip your pet for a small fee. Simple management, care advice and information can be given at the same time. Since April 6th 2016 all dogs must have a registered microchip by 8 weeks of age.
Tick removal (a fee will apply)
You can book an appointment with our qualified veterinary nurses for tick removal at a reduced fee compared to veterinary consultation.
Ear cleaning (a fee will apply)
Appointments for ear cleaning can be booked with our qualified nurses for reduced fee compared to veterinary consultation.
Contact Minster Veterinary Centre today to book an appointment with our nurse led clinics in Nottinghamshire on 01636 812 133