Monday to Friday : 8.30am - 6.30pm
Saturday : 9.00am - 12.00pm
Sunday : Closed
All our consultations are by appointment and are available at the following times:
Monday 9 - 1pm and 2 - 6pm
Tuesday 9 - 1pm and 2 - 6pm
Wednesday 9 - 1pm and 2 - 6pm
Thursday 9 - 1pm and 2 - 6pm
Friday 9 - 1pm and 2 - 6pm
Saturday 9 - 11.30am
If you require an appointment outside of these hours please contact the surgery for advice.
At Bridget Vet Ltd we offer a huge variety of quality pet care services. Our highly-skilled team handles everything from vaccinations and worming to pet passports, micro-chipping, and much more.
It’s never been easier to ensure that your animals are properly vaccinated. We actively encourage regular vaccination for dogs, cats and rabbits to suit their lifestyles.
We recommend that puppies are vaccinated from 6- 8 weeks of age with a 4 week gap between first and second vaccinations and annually thereafter. This has recently changed due to the development of a new leptospirosis vaccination.
Our basic vaccination course covers:
Bridget Vet Ltd also provide additional vaccinations for bordetella bronchiseptica (kennel cough): contrary to popular belief, this isn't just a threat to kenneled dogs.
Kittens should be vaccinated at 9 and 12 weeks, and annually thereafter. We provide vaccines that cover cat flu viruses and enteritis, as well as an option for feline leukemia virus. We highly advise the full vaccination for most kittens, but depending on your pet’s lifestyle, less coverage is occasionally suitable.
Our puppy and kitten packages offer not only the vaccination course and health check, we also include the first dose of flea and worming treatment, a Hills food pack, 4 weeks free pet insurance with Petplan and information leaflets.
A new annual vaccination has recently been launched for rabbits, offering an extremely cost-efficient way to protect your pet against myxomatosis and viral hemorrhagic disease, both of which rapidly lead to fatalities.
Our Veterinary surgeon, Ann Parry is a qualified OV, which enables her to issue pet passports. Please note that animals must acquire a rabies vaccination and microchip prior to travel. Call or visit us today for full details.
Our practice policy is to worm adult cats and dogs on a three-monthly basis. Puppies and kittens should be wormed monthly from the time of vaccination until they reach six months of age. We have a convenient text reminder system available, all we need is your mobile phone number.
We stock a range of prescription-level flea treatments. We are always happy to offer advice on suitable products, so drop by the surgery today to see what options we carry for your pet.
We strongly advise micro-chipping for dogs and cats as it provides a permanent means of identification that quickly reunites you with your animal in the event of loss or injury. From 2016 all dogs in England must be microchipped by law. Speak to us today about our microchipping offers.
Let us take the stress out of neutering your pet. The timescale for neutering dogs is a matter of personal preference. We neuter from six months of age and prior to a bitch's first season. Call us today to discuss the pros and cons of neutering, depending on the breed and temperament of your animal.
We actively encourage the neutering of cats starting from four months of age to prevent unwanted kittens that often become stray. Neutering male cats also reduces wandering and fighting, which can often lead to adverse health issues.
Rabbits can also be neutered from four months of age. Neutering your rabbit prevents unexpected babies and decreases aggression, as well as urine spraying. Moreover, it is important to spay female rabbits to prevent the development of uterine cancer, which is common in rabbits aged four years and older.
We know that good nutrition is extremely important, especially in growing animals. To give your pets the best, we stock the Hills Vet Essentials range: premium nourishment that provides your dogs and cats with a balanced, highly-nutritious diet.
Good nutrition is equally important for fibrevores to maintain healthy gut functions. This is why we also stock Burgess Excel for rabbits and guinea pigs.
People tend to think it's only older pets that get ill and therefore younger pets don't need pet insurance, but we know from the patients we see each day that that is not the case. In fact, the younger your pet is when you insure them the better as it means you are less likely to have any existing conditions, which may not be covered by the policy and you can then receive more help covering the cost of any future treatment your pet needs.
It is important to note that not all pet insurance is the same. There are many different types of policy available and the level of cover provided can vary considerably. The four main types of policy are as follows:
Accident: provides cover for accidents only and no cover for illness
Time-Limited: provides cover for a set amount of time (usually 12 months) and after this period the condition is excluded
Maximum Benefit: provides cover up to a maximum amount of money per condition and once this limit is reached the condition is excluded
Lifetime: provides a set amount of money each year which is refreshed each time you renew your policy allowing you to continue to claim for ongoing conditions
As you can see from the information above, the type of policy you choose can have implications for the veterinary care of your pet and the costs you will face so it's important to choose the right cover. Sometimes, the cheapest insurance can cost you more in the long run. When shopping around for a policy, we suggest that you ask the following questions to allow you to compare the overall value you are getting, not just the price:
Does this policy cover congenital, hereditary, hip-related, dental and behavioral conditions?
Is there a time or monetary limit on how long this policy will cover ongoing conditions for?
If I claim, will my premium increase?
Unlike other forms of insurance it is not easy to switch pet insurance in the future as any pre-existing conditions your pet has are likely to be excluded so it's important to do your research and choose the right cover from the start.
Contact Bridge Veterinary Surgery on 08000 257 654 to find out more about the wide variety of premium pet care options we provide. Alternatively we are available at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a non urgent appointment.