The Vet Centre is here for you and your animals 24/7/365 during the Covid-Crisis

 

 

 

URGENT  & ESSENTIAL CONSULTATIONS

We remain open at Maids Moreton  24/7/365 for  essential / urgent “normal” appointments and emergencies – we are happy to advise as appropriate  on a case-by-case basis.

Consultation appointments are available 7 days a week (including Saturday & Sunday!). See below for details.

 

EMERGENCY AND OUT-OF HOURS

We continue to provide our own 24 hours out-of-hours care for our registered clients and their pets. In the rare instance that a client from another practice is unable to receive assistance  from  their own practice we will be happy to help if we can.

 

HELP AND ADVICE

We are happy to provide help and  advice by telephone, e-mail, WhatsApp and text. See below for contact details.

 

CHERRY LANE SURGERY

We regret that our Cherry Lane surgery is currently closed due to Covid19 restrictions and we are only operating from our Maids Moreton site.

 

CONSULTATION TIMES AT MAIDS MORETON MK18 1RE

Consultations will be “spaced” to minimise contact

Please let reception know when you have arrived and then wait in the carpark (hoping that the fine weather continues!) if not stay in your car.

 

MONDAY – FRIDAY

09.00 am - 11.00 am

02.00 pm – 03.00pm

04.00 pm – 06.00 pm

 

SATURDAY & SUNDAY  

09.00 am – 12.00 noon

 

Repeat Prescriptions, Wormers & Flea Control Products

REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS  will be dispensed  as normal  - but see below. In cases of doubt  one of our vets  will  call you to discuss treatment before prescribing. Routine examinations and assessments  for on-going medication will be deferred if possible.

 

FLEA & WORM PRODUCTSUnfortunately worms and fleas are not self-isolating and your pets are at still at risk; so we recommend continuing with your pet’s parasite control as normal.

PLEASE:

  • Phone the surgery to order a prescription – we ask you not to just turn up at the practice.
  • When your prescription is ready to collect, we will call you and take payment over the phone if required.
  • Be aware that it may take longer than usual to have your prescription ready.
  • Do not enter the building. When you arrive to pick up your prescription call reception and a practice member will bring it out to you
  • If you are from a household that is self-isolating, ask someone else to pick up your prescription

 

Vaccinations

Adult Dogs

At the moment we advise deferring annual vaccination boosters.  We will be contacting those with vaccinations that are due with the latest advice as soon as restrictions area relaxed.

Dogs will retain immunity for Distemper, Parvovirus & Hepatitis for at least 3 years (which is why we routinely vaccinate for these diseases at 3 yearly intervals after the first annual booster at 15 months of age).

Dogs require annual vaccination against Leptospirosis to maintain their immunity. Solid immunity probably only lasts for about 15 months so adult dogs overdue for Leptospirosis vaccination are most at risk of catching this disease. Unfortunately, we see cases of fatal leptospirosis in unvaccinated dogs every year so please take the following measures if your dog’s vaccination is overdue: -         

  • avoid still/slow moving water or areas of flooding
  • avoid farmyards and stables
  • avoid other places where there are likely to be high rodent populations

 

Restarting delayed vaccination. Most adult dogs will only need a single dose of each vaccine to re-start their vaccinations as long as they have not been delayed by more than 6 months. The vet will discuss this on a case by case basis when routine vaccinations are allowed.

 

Puppies & Kittens

All puppy & kitten vaccinations will be referred to one of our vets for a telephone call to discuss this on a case by case basis. 01280 812057

 

Adult Cats

At the moment we advise deferring annual vaccination boosters.  We will be contacting those with vaccinations that are due with the latest advice as soon as restrictions area relaxed.

Adult cats are most at risk of developing cat flu if they are overdue their vaccination

  • If your cat is overdue their vaccination, especially in multi cat households we advise good hygiene controls - regular disinfection or bowls, litter trays, surfaces and washing of bedding.
  • Keeping cats indoors when possible or restricting their time outdoors will help keep them away from other potentially infectious cats.
  • In the rare instance that a cat has to go into a cattery or other similar circumstances please phone to discuss

 

Restarting delayed vaccination Most adult cats will only need a single dose of each vaccine to re-start their vaccinations as long as they have not been delayed by more than 6 months. The vet will discuss this on a case by case basis when routine vaccinations are allowed.

 

Rabbits

At the moment we advise deferring annual vaccination boosters.

Unless vaccinated, all outdoor rabbits are at high risk of myxomatosis and rabbit haemorrhagic disease.

  • Both Myxomatosis and RHD can be transmitted by biting insects such as fleas, mites and mosquitos. It is therefore very important to regularly treat your rabbits with external parasite control, especially if their vaccination is overdue
  • If your rabbit is overdue their vaccination, then placing nets over enclosures to reduce contact with flies and minimising contact with wild animals will help reduce the chances of them contracting these diseases.

 

 Restarting delayed vaccination Rabbits overdue their vaccination will only require a single dose of vaccine to restart their course.

 

CONTACT DETAILS:

PHONE LINE:          01280 812057  or  01908 542155 (This will give the mobile number of the duty vet out-of-hours)

E- MAILS:     

paddy@thevetcentre.ltd.uk           Paddy Marshall MRCVS

anna@thevetcentre.ltd.uk             Anna James MRCVS                                           

claire@thevetcentre.ltd.uk             Claire Robinson Practice Manager

info@thevetcentre.ltd.uk                General

IF ALL ELSE FAILS:

Paddy Marshall MRCVS  Mobile:  07772043789