Practice News

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Independent vets – An honest and appreciative post

17 May 2024
What does it mean to be an independent vets? To you, our clients and patients, but also to the team who work here? We delve deep into the world of being an independent vet practice.  From the highs and lows, to the good and bad. It is a hard-working and fast paced environment but the team that makes up your
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Practice Standards Scheme – PSS vets

12 January 2024
RCVS Practice Standards Scheme The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS – our governing body) Practice Standards Scheme is a voluntary initiative to accredit veterinary practices in the UK.  Through setting standards and carrying out regular assessments, the PSS aims to promote and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care.  The RCVS says it ‘offers peace of mind to clients
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Orchard House Veterinary Centre

New under care regulations for vets

1 December 2023
New ‘under care’ regulations for vets We are writing to our clients because of changes made to prescribing rules by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), the regulatory body for Veterinary surgeons in the UK. The RCVS has recently altered the ‘under care’ regulations for vets prescribing parasite treatment (i.e. treatment for worms, fleas and ticks) for patients. They
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Cat friendly vets

29 November 2023
Our Stocksfield surgery is a silver accredited ‘cat friendly vets’. We are very excited to let you know that our Stocksfield vet practice has recently been awarded ‘Cat Friendly vet’ Silver accreditation from ‘The International Society of Feline Medicine’ (ISFM).  This means that our team consider your cat’s well being and comfort during their visit as one of our main
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Stocksfield surgery updates

14 August 2023
We are open as normal at our Stocksfield veterinary surgery and you can once again access the building by the front entrance. We still have a few “snags” to be completed, so we will keep our big media launch until everything is completed. In the meantime, Tim has been chatting to Bdaily about the project and you can read the
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Job vacancy – Receptionist

26 July 2023
*Please note that applications for this position are now closed* Orchard House Veterinary Centres is an award-winning, independent companion animal practice with three branches in and around the Tyne Valley. We are looking for a friendly, professional and organised receptionist/ administrator to join our team. The job: Part time – 19 hours per week across 2 days with additional holiday
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A greener future

21 July 2023
Veterinary practices around the country are doing their part for climate change, and here at Orchard House Vets in Hexham, Stocksfield and Bellingham, we too are trying to implement changes for a greener future. So, where to begin. Well, let’s have a look at what we already have in place to be a greener practice. Bio-degradable, re-useable bags Our carrier
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Georgia’s Gap Africa trip

21 July 2023
This is a once in a lifetime experience that allows veterinary nurses to learn hands on skills in the wildlife veterinary field. Georgia worked  with endangered species and whilst we aren’t fortunate to see such animals in the UK, the anatomy is surprising similar to our domestic pets and wildlife. The 2-week training placement, which is for Vet Students, Vet
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Veterinary Nurse Auxiliary / VCA

4 July 2023
Are you looking to join a busy independent small animal practice in the Tynedale area? Orchard House Veterinary Centres is an award-winning, independent companion animal practice with three branches in and around the Tyne Valley. We are looking for a Veterinary Nurse auxiliary or VCA with the genuine desire to nurture a compassionate and caring environment. We are a friendly,
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Registered Veterinary Nurse – Job vacancy

4 July 2023
Are you looking to join a busy independent small animal practice in the Tynedale area? Orchard House Veterinary Centres is an award-winning, independent companion animal practice with three branches in and around the Tyne Valley. We are looking for a confident RVN with the genuine desire to nurture a compassionate and caring environment. We are a friendly, local practice who
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