Entries by Graham

Bellingham reopening

Our Bellingham practice will be reopening on Monday 6th July! Initially we will be open on a Monday and a Friday from 8.30am until 6pm. Our consulting times in the morning will be between 8.30am and 11.30am, and our afternoon consulting times will be between 3pm and 5.30pm. Collections are possible throughout the day, but […]

COVID-19 update

⚠️ COVID-19 UPDATE ⚠️   We have now opened our Stocksfield surgery! We will be open from 8.30am to 5pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday but do of course have strict measures in place for both your safety and that of our team. Please call ahead of your journey to the surgery and you will be […]

Pet Stress Post Lockdown

As some owners have now begun to return to work after several weeks of being at home, the likelihood of some of our pets showing separation anxiety may increase. There are no quick fixes or one specific way to conquer separation anxiety, but we recommend a combination of the below to help your pet! Training […]

Socialising your puppy during COVID-19 and helpful tips

We have seen many new puppies over the last few months and we have had the same question over and over, which has led us to make a guide on how to socialise your puppy during COVID-19. Socialisation for puppies is such an important part of their development to ensure they become happy, confident adult […]

Socialising Kittens during COVID-19

Why socialisation is so important for your cat The experiences your kitten has when they’re young play a huge part in the way they’ll behave when they’re grown up. Positive experiences will help your kitten become a friendly, well-adjusted adult cat. Sadly, kittens that don’t have these positive experiences can become nervous cats and this […]

Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month

Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month May is Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month. This campaign, led by the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA), aims to raise awareness of the importance of the role of the veterinary nursing profession to the public. Veterinary nurses are an integral part of the veterinary team at Orchard House Vets, and are vital for […]


⚠️ COVID-19 UPDATE ⚠️   In response to the UK Government extension of the Coronavirus “lock-down”, vets have had new guidance from The British Veterinary Association and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons regarding the patients we should now see as “urgent”.   We have been told that we can now start new Primary Vaccination courses […]

Easter Dangers For Your Cat

Are Lilies Poisonous to Cats? Easter lilies are extremely poisonous to cats, and just 1-2 leaves (or even the pollen) can kill a cat! Even small ingestion’s can result in severe kidney failure. Just 2-3 leaves, or even the pollen groomed off the fur, can result in poisoning in a cat. If untreated, acute kidney […]

Cats and Coronavirus

This morning the President of the British Veterinary Association has recommended that cat owners keep their cats indoors all the time. There is a tiny risk that Covid-19 could be spread on a cat’s fur if an owner had the infection. The BVA have released a statement since, which you can find here. The article […]

COVID-19 update

Hello fellow lock-downers. The Government have designated veterinary care as an essential service. The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and British Veterinary Surgeons have given us some guidance on what patients we should and should not see here. I thought that it might be useful to share this with our clients. We are not permitted […]