Due to the reduced staffing numbers our opening hours have changed and we are open MONDAY to FRIDAY 8am to 5pm and SATURDAYS 10am to 1pm. We continue to provide 24/7 emergency care as well as some essential care. Please be aware it may take us longer than usual to respond to queries that you send us.
Please DO NOT turn up at the practice unannounced, you MUST phone first and DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY IF YOU ARE DEMONSTRATING CLINICAL SIGNS OF COVID-19!
Further advice can be found here. We thank you for your patience.
Each month we introduce you a pet of the month which we think you’ll find interesting. Maybe for its condition, its bravery or perhaps just for its character.
Do you think your pet deserves to be recognised as Orchard Vets pet of the month?
To be considered please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why you think he or she is deserving, a recent photo (max 5mb in .jpg or .png format), a short biography and your pet’s favourite activity or place. Sadly, we won’t be able to publish all requests and there aren’t any prizes, only bragging rights should your pet be chosen!
Oberon is definitely a staff favourite here at Orchard, he loves a cuddle and a bit of attention from anybody passing! He has been a frequent flier here recently due to a recurrent blocked urethra (the tube which passes urine out of the body).
This is something that occurs most commonly in male cats and signs can include straining to urinate, frequent urination of small volumes, blood in the urine, painful urination, and inappropriate urination (urinating outside of a litter box). Severe cases can be life threatening if the urethra becomes fully blocked.
We love having Oberon here to fuss over but hopefully he won’t be back as often in 2020!