Entries by Graham

Essential medication and food delivery to high risk clients

IMPORTANT INFORMATION   FOOD AND MEDICATION DELIVERY   We will be utilising our ambulance to provide a weekly delivery of essential pet medication and food to the most vulnerable clients in our community. We will be providing this service completely free of charge   Who does this service apply to?  We are ONLY offering this […]

Covid-19 important statement

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Due to the latest government advice, we will now only be able to offer acute emergency care and telephone appointments at our Hexham surgery. Our Stocksfield and Bellingham surgeries will be closed effective immediately. This is a heart breaking decision for us to make but a necessary decision. Medication can be collected until […]

Coronavirus in dogs

Don’t panic Captain Mainwaring!   This is just a brief message to reassure you that the alarmist headlines in some of the newspapers this weekend are just that, alarmist. There is no evidence that dogs transmit the Covid-19 virus. A dog in Hong Kong belonging to an owner with the infection had the virus in […]

Vomiting bug

There have been reports of a vicious vomiting bug in the UK and our Senior Veterinary Surgeon, Jill Crawford, discusses everything you need to know. What is this vomiting bug? You may read in the press about a particularly severe vomiting bug which is being seen in the UK currently. Vets at Liverpool University are […]

Alabama Rot

Whilst very rare, cases of Alabama Rot have appeared in the UK. 12 cases have been confirmed so far this year and it is worth knowing the symptoms Our vets have lots of advice on how to spot the early signs of the illness and the steps you can take to protect your dog if […]

Rabbits and Fireworks

Keep your Rabbit happy on Bonfire Night and beyond with our top tips… Give your rabbit lots of extra bedding so they can burrow down in it and get cosy. You could put a cardboard box full of hay, with holes cut in for easy access and exit, in their hutch to give them an […]

Tim Pearson, MRCVS end of year message

Dear clients Thank you so much for being a part of our Orchard House Vets family in 2019. We have such wonderful clients and a particular thanks to those who brought us gifts and Christmas cards over the last few weeks! During the busy holidays we always reflect on the year gone by. For us, […]

RCVS Practice Standards Scheme

We are delighted to announce that each of our three branches have been awarded PSS accreditation by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeries. We ask our senior vet Jill Crawford the importance of this award. How does a veterinary practice become PSS accredited? The RCVS have a set of standards which we have to meet. […]

2019 Star Of The Year

Orchard House Vets Star Of The Year 2019 Every pet under our care is a star in our eyes, however this year we wanted to award a “star of the year” for 2019, and Wilbur instantly came to mind. Gentle giant, Wilbur, came to see Tim Pearson, MRCVS in 2018 with a slight limp. Tim […]