Our qualified veterinary nurses provide a range of clinics designed to help promote good health and wellbeing for pets at a reduced cost (compared to seeing the vet). Many of the nurse-led clinics are provided free of charge and run alongside our post-operative care appointments.
Advice and help for keeping animals healthy in Nottinghamshire
Weight clinics at Minster Veterinary Centre
Our qualified veterinary nurses provide weight clinics for clients with pets 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 the 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/kitten checks/adolescent health checks
There is so much to learn when you have 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. Regular weight check and adolescent health checks are included in our puppy and kitten primary care packages.
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.
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 run a free clinic to discuss the various options for your pet’s parasite control. They will discuss the risk factors your pet is exposed to, and 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 you 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. We do now have annual parasite packages available to allow you to provide the best protection for your pet at an affordable cost.
Administration of anti-parasitic and other medications
It is recommended that you regularly treat your pet to prevent parasite infestations. We understand that some pets are more difficult to treat with medication than others and depending on circumstance you may need assistance for administration. 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? Our nurses can assist in dietary requirements, joint care, symptom monitoring and screening tests to pick up any early warning signs for disease.
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. We understand how concerning and confusing diabetes treatment can be and aim to offer guidance and support, we can also help provide guides and aides to help track treatments and clinical signs. 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.
Ear cleaning (a fee will apply)
Appointments for ear cleaning can be booked with our qualified nurses for a reduced fee compared to veterinary consultation.