Shipston Veterinary Centre

Shipston Veterinary Centre Welcome to Shipston Vets - the rural practice where we don't mind if you turn up in your wellies! We

THANK YOU to every single person who donated and shared our collection!These will all go to South Warwickshire RSPCA and...
04/12/2023

THANK YOU to every single person who donated and shared our collection!

These will all go to South Warwickshire RSPCA and be shared out amongst the pets in their care over the festive period.

Thank you again for your kind donations, especially during an already expensive time of the year!

Buying a pet toy this Christmas? Think sustainable ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ‘‡Check out our DIY ideas for creating the perfect Christmas pressie...
03/12/2023

Buying a pet toy this Christmas? Think sustainable ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ‘‡

Check out our DIY ideas for creating the perfect Christmas pressie for your pet AND doing your bit for the environment.

โ™ป๏ธ Stuff an old sock with treats and knot it up.

โ™ป๏ธ Pet toy swap! Speak with friends and family with pets and do a cheeky switch-a- roo.

โ™ป๏ธ Scatter food in between pages of a newspaper or towel.

โ™ป๏ธ Look for second-hand pet toys in charity shops.

โ™ป๏ธ Have a few durable toys that will LAST, so they wonโ€™t chew through em.

Weโ€™d love to hear your suggestions on other DIY pet toys youโ€™ve made for your pets. Bonus points for photos! ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ’“

Look who came to see our nursing team! ๐ŸพThe gorgeous Bella and Rory came in for the nurse to check their weights and app...
02/12/2023

Look who came to see our nursing team! ๐Ÿพ

The gorgeous Bella and Rory came in for the nurse to check their weights and apply their parasite treatments as part of their pet health plan.

The nurse noticed a slight change in Bella's weight at the appointment, so to be on the safe side and give Bella a full MOT her owner has booked her in for a senior pet check to ensure Bella stays happy and healthy during her senior years.

Our senior health checks look at blood pressure, urine values and blood testing along with some helpful information on motility and mobility! to book in for senior pet check talk to reception or any member of the team.

Today is the last day to get your donations in to us. We are here until 6:30pm!
01/12/2023

Today is the last day to get your donations in to us. We are here until 6:30pm!

How do you enrich your birdโ€™s environment? Weโ€™ve put some great tips below to help you get started: ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ” Some birds such ...
30/11/2023

How do you enrich your birdโ€™s environment? Weโ€™ve put some great tips below to help you get started: ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ‘‡

๐Ÿ” Some birds such as chickens or pigeons can be
trained! You can buy swings for your chickens and play games with them to teach them basic colour and shape recognition!

๐Ÿฆœ Most birds live in large flocks especially common budgy (up to a million in a flock) they need friends, to groom with, snuggle with and chatter to, ideally a group in an aviary.

๐Ÿฆ Birds such as cockatoos, macaws and pigeons require large spaces and larger cages, speak with your vets about providing adequate space for your pets to thrive, not all cages for sale are safe or appropriate for use!

๐Ÿ” Give herb and vegetables daily to forage through, suspend greens in slings or scatter widely on the floor.

๐Ÿฆœ Give birds a variety of toys. Toys such as rope, swings and ladders are good for providing height in their enclosure which would mimic their natural habitats.

๐Ÿฆ Vary perch size and height, use fruit wood branches, avoid plastic or narrow or covered in sandpaper they damage tiny feet and put pressure on joints, provide a clean shallow bath (cat litter tray).

Get in touch if you have any questions about enriching your birdโ€™s life. โค๏ธ

๐ŸŽ… RSPCA CHRISTMAS COLLECTION ๐ŸŽ…It's the last week to get your donations into us!
28/11/2023

๐ŸŽ… RSPCA CHRISTMAS COLLECTION ๐ŸŽ…

It's the last week to get your donations into us!

In the wild, rabbits spend 80% of their time foraging.Check out our top enrichment tips below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฐ Rabbits love to snuffle...
23/11/2023

In the wild, rabbits spend 80% of their time foraging.
Check out our top enrichment tips below ๐Ÿ‘‡

๐Ÿฐ Rabbits love to snuffle around for titbits so rather than put their food in a bowl, put it around the enclosure, in their tunnels or under some hay, this will encourage their natural urge to go foraging.

๐Ÿฐ Use a treat ball to feed them, they will nose it around to get the pellets.

๐Ÿฐ Willow tunnels stuffed with hay and fresh herbs mixed in their hay are super popular.

๐Ÿฐ Willow, hazel, apple and blackthorn branches are always a hit, and are a healthy treat as well as a great addition to the diet.

๐Ÿฐ Stuff cardboard tubes from toilet rolls with hay and hide some of their pellets.

๐Ÿฐ Put fresh forage in small piles around the enclosure.

๐Ÿฐ Make a few turf trays from potting or litter trays to give fresh grass daily, swap around to allow new growth.

Get in touch if you have any questions about enriching your rabbitโ€™s life. โค๏ธ

๐Ÿฆ“๐Ÿฆ“ PET SHIRTS! ๐Ÿฆ“๐Ÿฆ“Did you know post operatively your pets could go home in a recovery shirt rather than a buster collar? ...
23/11/2023

๐Ÿฆ“๐Ÿฆ“ PET SHIRTS! ๐Ÿฆ“๐Ÿฆ“

Did you know post operatively your pets could go home in a recovery shirt rather than a buster collar? Here we have the extra small, large and extra large modelled for your reference. Please speak to one of the team if you'd like your very own zebra post operatively ๐Ÿ˜ (shirts also come in black if your pet isn't ready to tackle the cat walk just yet)

Meet Nova!Nova came in for her final puppy vaccine recently and had lots of socialisation with all the team!
18/11/2023

Meet Nova!

Nova came in for her final puppy vaccine recently and had lots of socialisation with all the team!

Cats enrich our lives every single day; letโ€™s make sure we repay the favour ๐ŸฑAlongside the benefits of enrichment, pleas...
16/11/2023

Cats enrich our lives every single day; letโ€™s make sure we repay the favour ๐Ÿฑ

Alongside the benefits of enrichment, please also be wary of laser toys, as these can cause frustration and lead to behaviour changes due to the frustration they create.

Get in touch if you have any questions about enriching your catโ€™s life. โค๏ธ

FIVE critical tips for housing rabbits and guinea pigs safely during winter ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฐ Housing should ideally have some shelter ...
14/11/2023

FIVE critical tips for housing rabbits and guinea pigs safely during winter ๐Ÿ‘‡

๐Ÿฐ Housing should ideally have some shelter from the weather, such as run covers that can be used to keep the rain off your petโ€™s home. This may mean moving their hutch to a more sheltered part of your garden.

๐Ÿฐ During the colder months, make sure drinking water doesnโ€™t freeze, and provide lots of bedding and fibrous food.

๐Ÿฐ It is important to cover any housing with a blanket or quilt and waterproof materials when temperatures drop โ€“ while also leaving space for ventilation.

๐Ÿฐ Where possible, you should also consider between- wall insulation for rabbit and guinea pig housing to prevent extreme fluctuations in temperature.

๐Ÿฐ In extreme weather conditions, you should also consider bringing pets indoors.

Any questions? Please to learn more about caring for pets in cold weather.

The purple poppy pays tribute to animals lost in service, and to those who serve us today ๐Ÿ’œAnimals like horses, dogs and...
11/11/2023

The purple poppy pays tribute to animals lost in service, and to those who serve us today ๐Ÿ’œ

Animals like horses, dogs and pigeons were often drafted into the war effort, and purple
poppies can be worn to remember the service of these animals and the lives that were
lost.

Letโ€™s all improve our dog's overall quality of life with these dog enrichment top tips. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿถ
09/11/2023

Letโ€™s all improve our dog's overall quality of life with these dog enrichment top tips. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿถ

Our beautiful patient Bailey is doing some special walkies this month in aid of Bone Cancer Research Trust ๐Ÿงก If you are ...
07/11/2023

Our beautiful patient Bailey is doing some special walkies this month in aid of Bone Cancer Research Trust ๐Ÿงก

If you are able to make a donation at all, please use the link below alternatively if you see this girl out on her walkies in he orange bandana, we are sure a fuss and bit of attention will also help her reach her target! ๐Ÿงก

https://www.justgiving.com/page/simona-bailey-100km?utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=page%2Fsimona-bailey-100km&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=pfp-share

Elvis has entered the building! ๐ŸพMeet Elvis who came in recently as a new patient, he was weighed and checked by a vet s...
06/11/2023

Elvis has entered the building! ๐Ÿพ

Meet Elvis who came in recently as a new patient, he was weighed and checked by a vet so that we could continue to prescribe his worming treatments.

๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ†Remember, if you're still worried about how your dog will cope with fireworks, then please speak to us in plenty of ...
04/11/2023

๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ†

Remember, if you're still worried about how your dog will cope with fireworks, then please speak to us in plenty of time before the firework season.

๐ŸŽƒ Happy Halloween ๐ŸŽƒNot all pets enjoy Halloween, so whilst they are barking at the doorbell or hiding from the strange l...
31/10/2023

๐ŸŽƒ Happy Halloween ๐ŸŽƒ

Not all pets enjoy Halloween, so whilst they are barking at the doorbell or hiding from the strange looking characters on their door step we thought we would have some fun!

Share your pet's Halloween name below in the comments ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿถ

๐Ÿฑ It's National Cat Day ๐ŸฑDid you know we are a silver cat friendly practice? Some of the things we implement are: ๐Ÿฑ We r...
29/10/2023

๐Ÿฑ It's National Cat Day ๐Ÿฑ

Did you know we are a silver cat friendly practice? Some of the things we implement are:

๐Ÿฑ We run cat only appointments on Monday and Tuesday between 12noon and 1pm.
๐Ÿฑ We have a cornered off area for cat only waiting in reception with stands for carriers.
๐Ÿฑ Day patients will be in our cat only ward pre and post operation/procedure.

For further information go to https://catfriendlyclinic.org/

๐Ÿˆโ€โฌ›  National Black Cat Day ๐Ÿˆโ€โฌ›Did you know? Whilst black cats are most known for bringing bad luck, there are many cult...
27/10/2023

๐Ÿˆโ€โฌ› National Black Cat Day ๐Ÿˆโ€โฌ›

Did you know? Whilst black cats are most known for bringing bad luck, there are many cultures that believe they bring good luck! In Welsh mythology, they are believed to bring prosperity to all. Share with us your favourite snaps of your black cat. ๐Ÿˆโ€โฌ›๐Ÿˆโ€โฌ›๐Ÿˆโ€โฌ›

๐Ÿ“ธ Cotswold Dog Photography

๐ŸŽ„This year we are collecting donations for the animals being looked after by the South Warwickshire RSPCA. From 8am on M...
25/10/2023

๐ŸŽ„This year we are collecting donations for the animals being looked after by the South Warwickshire RSPCA.

From 8am on Monday 13th November to 6.30pm on Friday 1st December there will be a collection box in reception.

Donations do not need to be purchased from us and food and treat donations need to be unopened and in date.

If you have any questions, please speak with any member of the team.

๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿซ Choccy Dog Alert ๐Ÿซ๐ŸšจThereโ€™s no โ€œa little is fineโ€ here, when it comes to chocolate.Thatโ€™s because chocolate contains t...
23/10/2023

๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿซ Choccy Dog Alert ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿšจ

Thereโ€™s no โ€œa little is fineโ€ here, when it comes to chocolate.

Thatโ€™s because chocolate contains theobromine, which can cause serious harm to dogs.
If you think your dog has ingested chocolate, give us a call straight away on 01608 661232.

๐Ÿ“ธ Cotswold Dog Photography

โฐ Whilst our pets won't know the clocks are going to be changing next weekend and certainly won't allow us that extra ho...
21/10/2023

โฐ Whilst our pets won't know the clocks are going to be changing next weekend and certainly won't allow us that extra hour in bed, the hour shift does change their routines.

By making them wait an extra hour for breakfast or walking them an hour earlier than normal we can upset their rhythm potentially causing stress and anxiety. Try adjusting your pets routine gradually over a number of days.

๐Ÿถ By introducing your dog to our clinic in a positive, fun way, we can help make future veterinary visits less scary or ...
19/10/2023

๐Ÿถ By introducing your dog to our clinic in a positive, fun way, we can help make future veterinary visits less scary or stressful occasions. This not only helps your dog, but can reduce worries for you, and helps us examine your dog in the best way possible ๐Ÿถ

โš ๏ธโš ๏ธ Christmas Post Warning โš ๏ธโš ๏ธWith all the cats and dogs on the nice list this year, we have stocked up our toy displa...
17/10/2023

โš ๏ธโš ๏ธ Christmas Post Warning โš ๏ธโš ๏ธ

With all the cats and dogs on the nice list this year, we have stocked up our toy display ready for their Christmas!

World Arthritis DayArthritis is progressive, and it is not curable, but there are several ways to improve comfort and he...
12/10/2023

World Arthritis Day

Arthritis is progressive, and it is not curable, but there are several ways to improve comfort and help your dog or cat to lead a full and active life. Symptoms can indicate underlying osteoarthritis โ€“ a painful condition caused by degeneration and inflammation of the joints. We are on hand to help, with our Senior Pet Clinics. Speak to a member of the team today for more information or to book in.

๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿ‰  Not one of their five a day, but a nice little treat ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿ‰If your dog is on a balanced diet, they get all the nutri...
10/10/2023

๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿ‰ Not one of their five a day, but a nice little treat ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿ‰

If your dog is on a balanced diet, they get all the nutrients they will need. However, it is
good to know what fruit and veg you can give as a cheeky treat.

Keep in mind that what might seem like a small amount to us can mean a lot to our dogs, so opt for smaller treat sizes. Find out more about fruit and veg treats in this helpful PDSA blog tinyurl.com/5n7tds86

Have you ever wondered what happens in a Senior Pet Consult? Here is Oscar to show you: ๐Ÿฉบ First the nurse looked through...
08/10/2023

Have you ever wondered what happens in a Senior Pet Consult?

Here is Oscar to show you:

๐Ÿฉบ First the nurse looked through the answered pet questionnaire completed by his human
๐Ÿฉบ Next the nurse discussed Oscar's weight, body condition, diet and mobility, then gave him a general check over
๐Ÿฉบ The Nurse then took several blood pressure readings to get an average
๐Ÿฉบ Oscar then had his blood taken whilst being cuddled by a second nurse
๐Ÿฉบ The Nurse then checked his urine sample from earlier that morning
๐Ÿฉบ Finally the vet phoned to follow up and discuss the test results

Oscar passed with a clean bill of health this year, but the team now have a baseline for any changes he may develop in the future.

If you would like to discuss booking your cat or dog in for a Senior Pet Clinic please speak to reception.

๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฑ  More double trouble ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฑ These sisters came in for their spay procedures recently. We recommend spaying your cats for ...
06/10/2023

๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฑ More double trouble ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฑ These sisters came in for their spay procedures recently.

We recommend spaying your cats for many reasons including:
โค๏ธ Population control
โค๏ธ Reduces the risks of certain cancers such as mammary and ovarian
โค๏ธ Helps with certain hormonal behaviours
โค๏ธ Reduces roaming looking for a mate

If you would like to discuss getting your cat neutered please speak to any member of the team.

05/10/2023

Sadly we have had a deceased cat brought in to us following a RTA on West Street. She has very distinct markings and is a mix of calico and tabby. Please contact the practice on 01608 661232 if you believe she could be yours.

Winter is coming ๐Ÿ˜ฒโ€ฆ As our nights get longer here are some potential threats to your pets to beware of this autumn!!!โญ D...
04/10/2023

Winter is coming ๐Ÿ˜ฒโ€ฆ As our nights get longer here are some potential threats to your pets to beware of this autumn!!!

โญ Darker evenings โญ- as the sun sets earlier your pets are less visible. Combat this with LED or reflective collars on cats and dogs and keeping your dogs on the lead unless in safe enclosed environments.

๐Ÿ‚ Conkers and acorns ๐Ÿ‚- whilst these nuts may be the perfect snack for some smaller wild rodents, they do not agree with your dogโ€™s tummy. When eaten, they can cause blockages in their stomach and contain some toxins leading to vomiting,
diarrhoea and sometimes organ failure. If you are concerned or your dog is showing signs of illness please phone us as soon as possible.

๐Ÿ„ Fallen leaves and fungi ๐Ÿ„ - fungi is certainly not a fun guy! Differentiating between the edible and the deadly is a job best left to the experts! Keep your animals from any fungi. If eaten, seek immediate advice from your vet and if possible bring the fungi with you so we can make the best action plan! Some fallen leaves, such as oak can be toxic, so keep an eye on your dog whilst out and about in nature.

Doris would like to remind you to take extra care when you are planting your spring bulbs, as many of these are toxic if...
02/10/2023

Doris would like to remind you to take extra care when you are planting your spring bulbs, as many of these are toxic if ingested by your dog. If you suspect your gardening help to have ingested a bulb, please phone us as soon as possible on 01608 661232.

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๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฑ This brother and sister duo came in for neutering this week ๐Ÿฑ๐ŸฑWe couldn't choose just one photo of this photogenic pa...
30/09/2023

๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฑ This brother and sister duo came in for neutering this week ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฑ

We couldn't choose just one photo of this photogenic pair โค

LOST - PLEASE SHARE Purdy went missing Monday 25th last seen in Aston Magna, Gloucestershire. Please share her post and/...
29/09/2023

LOST - PLEASE SHARE

Purdy went missing Monday 25th last seen in Aston Magna, Gloucestershire.

Please share her post and/or print and put up in your area.

When itโ€™s your birthday so you get to choose a new toy at your vet appointment ๐Ÿงธ Happy First Birthday Sully!
28/09/2023

When itโ€™s your birthday so you get to choose a new toy at your vet appointment ๐Ÿงธ

Happy First Birthday Sully!

Luna came in to be spayed the other day. Her owner opted to have her spayed laparoscopically (keyhole). This means she c...
27/09/2023

Luna came in to be spayed the other day. Her owner opted to have her spayed laparoscopically (keyhole). This means she can go back to her normal routine after 2 days. Here snuggled up in blankets straight after her operation and having post op cuddles with one of our nurses.

26/09/2023

LOST - PLEASE SHARE

UPDATE, 5pm Friday 29 September: Still no sighting of red fox Labrador puppy Purdy; her owners are desperate to have her home and are willing to offer a substantial reward for her return. Please keep lookingโ€ฆ

If anyone has seen or picked her up please can you call this number 07831676922
Thank you so much.

โค๏ธ  World Gratitude Day โค๏ธWhat about your pet makes you grateful? Whether it is teaching children to care for and respec...
21/09/2023

โค๏ธ World Gratitude Day โค๏ธ

What about your pet makes you grateful? Whether it is teaching children to care for and respect animals, hoovering the crumbs up or warming the bed!

** UPDATE ** The dogs have been collected by Stratford Dog Warden.We have had two terriers handed in to us with no micro...
18/09/2023

** UPDATE **
The dogs have been collected by Stratford Dog Warden.

We have had two terriers handed in to us with no microchips, found near Whatcote. Please call us on 01608 661232 if they are yours.

Frida came in for a laparoscopic spay, once her surgery was completed and she had finally been given her missed breakfas...
13/09/2023

Frida came in for a laparoscopic spay, once her surgery was completed and she had finally been given her missed breakfast, she settled down for a post op snooze ๐Ÿ’ค

Address

24 West Street
Shipston On Stour
CV364HD

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 6:30pm
Thursday 8am - 6:30pm
Friday 8am - 6:30pm
Saturday 8:30am - 12:30pm

Telephone

+441608661232

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