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Nurse clinics

Our experienced veterinary nurses work with you to keep your pets fit and healthy so they can live fuller, longer lives. At our dedicated nurse clinics, we run regular check-ups and preventative treatments that also make good financial sense for pet owners – prevention is always cheaper than cure!

And while our nurses are highly qualified, they will always refer you to a vet if necessary.

Below is a list of our clinics, but call us to find out how our nurses can help you with other issues including:

  • Microchipping information and implantation.
  • Clean ears.
  • Administer immunotherapy vaccines.
  • Administer second and third vaccines.
  • Behaviour.
  • General wellness checks.
  • Administering medications.

Nurse clinics are run Monday to Friday on an appointment basis between 9.30am – 12pm and 2pm – 5.30pm.

We also offer additional clinics on weekends between 9.30am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm.

Nurse clinics are available at:

Peterhead from Monday to Sunday.

Fraserburgh from Monday to Saturday (9.30am – 12.30pm).

Please ring the surgery to check the most up to date prices and to book your pet in for an appointment.

Dental care clinic

Keep your pet’s teeth and gums in top condition and you won’t face the pain of dental operations or the costs of veterinary cleaning or removal of damaged teeth. Research has shown that by the age of two, around 80% of dogs and 70% of cats will have some signs of dental disease – don’t let your pet be one of them!

Learn how to brush teeth, the best products to use and the best diet for your pet’s teeth at their life stage at our dental care clinic.

Weight management clinics

These specialist weight clinics give advice on the best way to tackle any issues, whether your pet is underweight or overweight. Obesity is an increasing problem in our pets and can lead to, or worsen, many health problems such as arthritis, diabetes and heart conditions.

We know managing our pets’ weight can be challenging, so we provide regular weight checks and discuss different ways to help reduce or maintain your pet’s weight, such as exercise.

Post-operative care clinic

Following veterinary procedures involving a general anaesthetic or sedation, your pet will need a post-operative nurse clinic with lots of TLC. These clinics are your reassurance that:

  • Wounds are healing correctly.
  • Stitches have been removed safely and dressings changed correctly.
  • Any dental work, especially extractions, are looking good.
  • In overall terms, your pet has recovered well from the procedure.

We’ll also talk to you about any aftercare you can do, such as preventative care following veterinary dental work.

Post-op checks are included in the cost of all operations.

Rabbit clinics

Rabbits are increasingly popular pets in the UK and we love them, too. Did you know that with the correct daily care, they can live up to 10 years? Our nurses can advise you on housing, caring for indoor rabbits and litter training. We can also show you or your children how to correctly handle your bunny, and check their teeth and nails. We love rabbiting on! You can ask us about:

  • Dietary advice
  • Sexing
  • Vaccinations
  • Parasites
  • Neutering
  • Flystrike

Fleas, ticks and worming treatments

Prevention is definitely cheaper than cure when it comes to flea, tick and worm treatments. But there are so many different brands that do different things and often need to be administered differently. Which one is right for your pet and how often do you need to use them?

In our specialist clinics, we’ll talk you through all the options and demonstrate the cheap, easy way to remove ticks should your pet ever get one.

Giving your pet regular flea and worm treatment is important for you, your pet and the environment. Get some expert advice today.

Kitten and puppy clinics

Getting a new puppy or kitten can be a very exciting time and we are here to help. To give them the best start and help keep them happy and healthy, we keep an eye on their weight, discuss neutering, talk about and administer flea and worm treatment, get them socialised by coming into the vet practice, demonstrate dental care and discuss behaviour.

Puppy socialising parties

Essential to your puppy’s successful integration into the larger pack outside your home. He or she can meet other pups and get used to strangers. There are also talks on behaviour, diet and neutering, among other topics.

  • Find out more about these essential parties at your puppies first vaccination appointment.

Firework clinic

Fireworks can become your pet’s worst nightmare. Becoming desensitised to these loud noises will help your pet dramatically and improve their quality of life.

Pre-neutering clinic

We understand that bringing your pet in for neutering can be quite worrying. All our nurses can provide advice on neutering and discuss the benefits with you. We can also go through with you what the procedure involves and help discuss aftercare, so you be can sure it is absolutely the best option for your pet.

During adolescence and after neutering, our pets often require a change in diet to maintain their body condition, we’ll talk to you about that, too.

Nail clipping and grooming

Our nurses can keep your pets’ paws in good shape with nail clipping. Minor grooming procedures eg ear epilation or knot removing (dematting) can also be done with a nurse appointment.

Anal sac expression

Our nurses will help your pet feel more comfortable by emptying anal sacs. Any infections or unusual bottoms are referred to the vet for further treatment.

Blood sampling

Qualified nurses may take blood samples if recommended by a vet. We recommend regular blood samples for all older animals and those on certain medications.

Palliative care

Palliative care is becoming more important in our patients. As our pets live longer and we diagnose illness earlier, there are some cases where we cannot cure but we can make your pet live more comfortably for the time they have. Our nursing team understands and will help you deal with this difficult time.

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