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Changes to Pet Healthcare Plan

First, may I reassure you that if you have a Pet Healthcare Plan with Hungerford Vets,  it will continue to operate going forward with the same benefits and on the same basis. The only change that affects you is that as we are moving the administration in-house we need to take payment for your plan through […]

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Experienced Vet Wanted to Join our Friendly Team

An opportunity has arisen for a vet to join our friendly team at a well-respected, SA practice with Hospital status. We are looking for an enthusiastic and confident vet who can contribute to our continuing success. Experience in surgery preferred. Purpose built, well equipped hospital; recent winner of BVHA design award Located at the centre […]

The Veterinary Hospital – Spring Newsletter 2018

Cats normally appear quite relaxed creatures, but our feline friends can suffer from hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure. This can occur in those who have an underlying problem such as diabetes, over-active thyroid gland, heart or kidney disease. Older cats may also develop hypertension, and this can unfortunately cause suddenblindness , because the retina […]

CLOSURE OF THE TIDWORTH PRACTICE

It is with great sadness that we are writing to inform you that we will be closing the Tidworth practice after surgery (6pm) on Friday 22 nd December. We would be delighted to welcome you at other branch surgery at Pewsey or the main practice at Hungerford where, due to a link computer system, all […]

The Veterinary Hospital – Winter Newsletter 2017

When your pet is young they are agile and ready to run a marathon on their daily walk, but as age creeps in, so do the aches and pains. You may notice as your cat or dog rises from their cosy bed, a slight stiffness as they walk, maybe limping a little. Has there been […]

Fireworks – the dos and don’ts of animal safety

While we all love nothing more than gawping up at the beautiful colours that fireworks create, there’s little that frightens pets more than the confusing loud noises that surround them on Guy Fawkes Night or New Year’s Eve. When November 5th comes round again next year, or when the inevitable barrage of fireworks goes off […]

Alert to dog owners

There has been a confirmed case of Parvovirus in the Hungerford area. Parvovirus disease is characterised by weakness and severe bloody vomiting and diarrhoea. Dogs – especially puppies – dehydrate quickly once they contract this condition. It can even be fatal in some cases due to the dehydration and – occasionally – severe blood loss. […]

New tick-borne disease discovered in the UK – keep your dog safe!

Scientists at University of Bristol conducting the Big Tick Project have said that recently confirmed cases of Babesia canis in four dogs Essex based dogs, have increased the need for surveillance of tick-borne disease in the UK. Launched last year, the Big Tick Project has become the largest-ever veterinary study of ticks and tick-borne disease in the […]

If you ever walk your dog through wooded areas, keep a close eye on them for any cuts or lesions

In 2012 a nasty disease called Alabama Rot was discovered in the New Forest, Hampshire. The condition causes dogs to fall ill – and in extreme cases, die – and has claimed 60 dog lives across Britain over the past 4 years. The condition (also known as cutaneous and renal vasculopathy) causes kidney damage and […]

You’ve seen ‘missing pet’ posters. Microchipping makes sure your pet isn’t the subject of the next one

Animals are naturally both curious and adventurous. Sometimes new smells or sounds can be enough to make your pet run away to explore. Thankfully, microchips have made it much more likely for you to be reunited with your pet if they stray a bit too far from home. If you have a dog that isn’t […]