Posts By: Ian Stroud

Big Bear Award – Jake Allen

Jake’s Story This month our Big Bear award goes to Jake. Jake is a 6 and a half year old dwarf lop rabbit. This is picture of him relaxing at home. Poor Jake has a history of bad dentition (teeth) which can be a common problem in rabbits. We initially saw Jake for a second opinion… Read more »

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RVHD-2 – the new strain of fatal rabbit disease

Rabbit Viral Hemorrhagic Disease (RVHD) and Myxomatosis (Myxo) are common diseases found throughout the UK and can be fatal to non-vaccinated rabbits. Both outdoor and indoor rabbits are at risk. RVHD in particular is highly contagious. Not only can it be spread by direct rabbit to rabbit contact, it also can be spread by biting insects (as can… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Sacha

Sacha has been known by everyone at the clinic for many years as a very special girl after she tore her Achilles tendon and needed an operation. The recovery after such an injury can be very prolonged but she was extremely brave and the leg healed beautifully. Six weeks ago she came in because she… Read more »

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Rabbit disease Myxomatosis in Bushy Park

Myxomatosis is sometimes know as Myxi or Myxo which arrived in the UK in the 1950s and decimated the wild population of rabbits. It is still deadly and all rabbits, even indoor rabbits are at risk. A rabbit suffering from Myxi was recently seen in Bushy Park. Please ensure your rabbit’s vaccinations are up to date!… Read more »

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Microchipping becomes compulsory from 6 April 2016

Today is the day that it becomes a legal requirement for all dogs to be microchipped and contact details registered with a government compliant database. Plus – after today – all puppies must be microchipped by the time they are 8 weeks old. Any changes to your details for a pet with an existing microchip, such as address,… Read more »

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Lyme Disease is on rise – advice for pet owners

There is an increase of Lyme disease-carrying in ticks (Ixodes) in the UK with more cases being reported in people and pets. This information can help to raise awareness of this disease and can help you to take measures to prevent your dog catching it. What is Lyme Disease? If a tick bites your pet and… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Rolo

Rolo is a gorgeous young Labrador and is well deserving of a Big Bear award! Rolo was rushed into the clinic at Surbiton one Saturday after he’d been hit by a car.  He’d been out enjoying a walk in the park with his owner and she was getting him settled in the boot of the… Read more »

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Christmas 2015 opening hours

Please note our changed opening hours over the Christmas period: Thursday 24 December Teddington: 7.30am-6pm Shepperton: 8am-4.30pm Surbiton: 8am-4.30pm Friday 25 December Closed Saturday 26 December Closed Sunday 27 December Teddington: 10am-4pm (normal hours) Monday 28 December Closed Thursday 31 December Teddington: 7.30am-6pm Shepperton: 8am-4.30pm Surbiton: 8am-4.30pm Friday 1 January Closed If you have a veterinary emergency,… Read more »

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Vet4life Surbiton is a gold standard cat friendly clinic

We are very excited to announce that Vet4life Surbiton has been gold accredited in the ISFM cat friendly clinic scheme! Register your cat with us today. This is a worldwide programme run by the International Society of Feline Medicine to promote cat friendly veterinary practices. The gold certificate is the highest accreditation and is given to clinics that demonstrate… Read more »

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