Practice News

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Dark skies and your pet

20 October 2022
Hexham and the Tyne Valley boast some of the darkest skies in Europe. Whilst this is a wonderful feat it does pose some dangers for us locals with pets. As winter quickly approaches and the dark nights draw in, it is important that we make changes to our daily routines to ensure your dog is safe and seen and if
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Petplan awards 2023

17 October 2022
It is that time of year again where we ask our clients to help us achieve recognition at the “veterinary oscars”. The Petplan awards are a national award in our industry which receives over 30,000 nominations every year across the hundreds of veterinary practices around the UK. If you would like to nominate us, or a member of our team,
Orchard House Veterinary Centre

Progesterone testing

29 September 2022
At Orchard House Vets, we have the latest in-house laboratory equipment and can run a multitude of different tests on blood and urine. Progesterone assays is one of these – we see many owners and breeders (and even our own team) perform it and are experienced in interpreting the results to advise on the best time to breed your bitch.
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Keeping cats safe on our roads

29 September 2022
Outdoor cats can have a wonderful life of freedom, patrolling their area and behaving like wild cats. Sadly, cats are also at risk of being injured or killed in accidents on busy roads. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to reduce your cat’s risk of being involved in a road traffic accident. Cats at risk of traffic accidents Any
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Illuminated sheep art trail

22 September 2022
This September, a brand new visual arts trail will light up Northumberland to celebrate the arrival of the Lindisfarne Gospels in the North East inspired by the Gospels’ themes of light, sheep and pilgrimage. A full flock of 30 life-sized illuminated sheep, created by artist Deepa Mann-Kler, will appear at a handful of key Northumberland locations. From Berwick to Hexham
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Georgia’s fundraiser for the gap africa training trip

15 September 2022
We are pleased to share the exciting news that our Student Veterinary Nurse, Georgia, has the wonderful opportunity to travel to Africa next year for an academic trip. Georgia is a wonderful student vet nurse, and will shortly become a wonderful registered veterinary nurse, and this is a once in a lifetime experience allows veterinary nurses to learn hands on
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Home delivery service

23 August 2022
Pet2Post – Your pet’s parasite treatments delivered to your door Join our Pet2Post Well Pet Club monthly subscription service for an easier way to protect your pet, family and home against fleas, ticks and worms. We know that getting to our veterinary practices to collect parasite protection treatments can sometimes be tricky, so we’ve made it easier. Notepad reminders, calendar
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Job vacancy – Veterinary Surgeon

20 July 2022
Orchard House Veterinary Centres are an award-winning, independent companion animal practice with three branches in and around the Tyne Valley.  We are a friendly, local practice committed to caring for our patients, their owners and our staff. We pride ourselves on our exceptional, high quality, modern medicine and surgery. We have ultrasound, dental and x-ray facilities, laboratory, pharmacy and offer
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Models required

7 July 2022
Pet models required We are updating our website and need models for stock images and to shine on our website! Please read the information below and if it sounds like something you might be able to help us with then please fill in the contact form. When is the photoshoot? Surgery Stocksfield Date 16th September Time 11.00am – 11.30am Surgery
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Renters reforms and your pets

29 June 2022
Government plans to stop landlords imposing blanket bans on keeping pets in private rented accommodation in England have been welcomed. Proposals contained ‘A Fairer Private Rented Sector’ outline a legislative commitment “to ensure landlords do not unreasonably withhold consent when a tenant requests to have a pet in their home, with the tenant able to challenge a decision”. Move welcomed