Our clinic is open in the morning and evening for consultations with our vet. Our clinic is by appointment only. A consultation will generally take around 10-15 minutes and during this time your pet will be given a thorough health check. You can use this time to discuss any concerns and you are encouraged to ask any questions you may have about caring for pet. Clinic is held from 9.30am to 11.30am and from 4.30pm to 6.30pm Mondays to Fridays, and from 9.30am to 11.30am on Saturdays.
Vaccinations are a necessary part of responsible pet care. Make sure you protect your pets and keep them safe by keeping up to date with their vaccinations. New born puppies and kittens are protected from infections by their mother’s milk, providing she has been regularly vaccinated. However this protection only lasts a few weeks so they need regular vaccinations from an early age. Once your pet receives all primary vaccinations he/she should receive a booster 12 months later. Older pets need protection also as their immunity can decline. Our vaccinations consultation includes a complete health and weight check with dietary, flea and worm advice.
Microchipping is now recognised as the most effective and secure way of permanently identifying a pet. A unique identification number is registered to the animal and the owner's details are placed on a national database.
Sadly, the reality is that of the many thousands of dogs that go missing each year, it is estimated that less than half of them are reunited with their owners. Don't wait until it's too late. Get your dog microchipped and have the assurance that should he become lost (or be stolen), he is more likely to be returned to you safe and sound.
The new law which came into effect in 2015 means that owners who fail to microchip their dogs will face heavy penalties. Under the new law, all pups must be microchipped, and all adult dogs must be microchipped by 31st March 2016. When you microchip your dog, you will receive a certificate signed by a registered implanter. The new law states that owners must be able to produce this certificate to prove their dog has been microchipped.
Every Irish pet that is brought out of Ireland to another EU Member State or re-enters Ireland must have an EU Pet Passport. In Ireland this is issued by private vets directly to pet owners. If you would like to organise a passport for your pet, please contact us to make an appointment. In order to travel, your pet must be microchipped and must be vaccinated for rabies. They must also be treated for worms and fleas 24-48 hours prior to travelling. Your vet must document this in the passport.
If you wish to have your pet’s photograph on its passport (this is optional), you should bring a photograph with you to your appointment. The photograph should be no bigger than 6 cm wide and 4 cm long, should feature the pet only and show its colour and markings clearly.
For more information on pet passports, click here.
If you are unable to bring your pet to the surgery, we are happy to come out to your home and assist you and your pet. Home visits are usually carried out during lunch times or evening times and can be arranged by contacting our surgery. However, please remember we have more diagnostic equipment available within our surgery and it may be necessary to bring your pet into our surgery for further treatment and/or tests.