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Hot weather

Summer is well and truly upon us, it is the time of year we enjoy the sun with summer day walks or days out with the family. However, while it is great to enjoy the summer sun, sometimes it can be a bit too much for our pets and they can struggle in the heat. […]

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Our Bellingham and Stocksfield surgeries are cat friendly!

Our Bellingham and Stocksfield surgeries are Cat Friendly Clinics, and we are working towards accreditation for our Hexham surgery. The Cat Friendly Clinic programme is a worldwide scheme run by the cat charity ‘International Cat Care’, in conjunction with the International Society for Feline Medicine (ISFM), which is dedicated to improving the health and welfare […]

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Puppy vaccination advice

At OHVC we pride ourselves on following ‘Best Practice ‘ in all areas, and our vaccination programme for dogs reflects this. Following WSAVA  (World Small Animal Veterinary Association) guidelines we vaccinate puppies 3 times, with Nobivac DHP and L4 vaccine, at 8,10 & 16 weeks. This provides the broadest possible protection for whatever you chose […]

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GDPR

At Orchard House Veterinary Centres we feel that keeping you and your pet up to date with the best clinical information is practice offers is paramount. Current clients can review and update their preferences on the Pet Portal by clicking on the link below. Here, you can check that personal information is accurate and select […]

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Alabama Rot

Last week’s report in the Hexham Courant warning of a case of “Alabama Rot” (Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy (CGRV)) in Northumberland has caused great concern to local dog owners. I have spent some of the last week checking whether any confirmed cases have been identified in Northumberland. I have been in touch with local […]

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Petplan Awards

Has a member of our team gone the extra mile? You can nominate them for the 2018 Petplan Veterinary Awards. Its not too late, voting closes TODAY!  🐶🐾. Thank you! https://www.petplan.co.uk/about-petplan/vets/awards/

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Christmas and New Year 2017/18

We would like to wish all of our clients a very Happy Christmas and the Best Wishes for the New Year. Festive Surgery Opening Hours: Hexham Saturday 23rd December:           09:00pm – 1:00pm Monday 25th December:             Closed (emergency service only) Tuesday 26th December:          […]

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ROCK SALT AND THE DANGERS TO PETS

Rock salt is a mixture of salt and grit and is widely used to de-ice paths and roads during cold weather. Anti-freeze is commonly used by road users to de-ice vehicles before driving. Both can be deadly to animals if ingested, causing dehydration, muscle tremors, kidney and liver problems and, if not treated, death. Even […]

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Caring for your rabbits in the winter

Rabbits can struggle in extreme weather temperatures so you need to make sure their housing stays warm and comfortable and protects them from the elements. Rabbits do not hiberate, so if your rabbit looks limp or sleepy and isn’t really reacting to anything then you need to bring them to us ASAP. If you have just got […]

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What’s new at Orchard House?

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Orchard House Well Pet Club

Your pet’s health and happiness is our number one priority. We promise to ‘care for your pets as if they were our pets’.   At Orchard House we understand that you want to give your pets the best treatment. Our Well Pet Club makes routine healthcare simple and more affordable. A monthly Direct Debit covers: […]

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Yellow dog project

Have you heard of the yellow dog project? The Yellow Dog Project was created to bring awareness to dogs who need space while training, recovering from surgery, or being rehabilitated. Why might a dog need space? There are many reasons why a dog may need space.  It may… Have health issues Be a rescue dog being rehabilitated. The […]

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Puppy pictures

PUPPY BROODY! We welcomed 11, yes 11, German Shepherd puppies today for their first vaccinations. Staff were queuing up for a cuddle so much so we had to check their pockets when it was time for them to go home.

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Pet Obesity

Do you give your pet your own food as a treat? If so, you are not alone. A PDSA Paw Report last year found that 26% of dogs are fed scraps and dinner left overs. Obesity can cause your pet significant health issues, not only does the extra weight impact on their quality of life, […]

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Owners nominate vet’s practice for pet ‘Oscars’

TYNEDALE’S Orchard House veterinary centres have received a record eight nominations in the UK Veterinary “Oscars”, the Pet Plan National Veterinary Awards. The business was first set up in 1998 by clinical director and veterinary surgeon Tim Pearson, who started out in Hexham and then acquired a second branch in Stocksfield in 2004. Both branches […]

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Valentines reminder

Chocolate poisoning in dogs continues to be amongst the most common toxicities we see each year. With it being Valentine’s Day, it must be remembered that chocolate-based treats and gifts can be toxic to our pets. Chocolate is made from cocoa beans, the dried and partially fermented seeds of Theobroma cacao native to the deep […]

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PetPlan UK awards

We have been nominated for the UK Veterinary Practice of the Year and Jill has been nominated for vet of the year. Thank you to all who voted for us in the Petplan veterinary awards! It is always nice to have recognition for the care we provide. Orchard House has been a finalist 3 times […]

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DEFRA information on Avian flu

The Government Chief Vet has declared a Prevention Zone introducing enhanced biosecurity requirements for poultry and captive birds, helping protect them from a strain of avian flu circulating in mainland Europe. The zone covers England and will remain in place for 30 days.   Please refer to the government website. https://www.gov.uk/…/new-measures-to-protect-poultry-agains… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38231416

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Does your pet deserve a treat?

Why not pop into our Hexham surgery where you will find a host of toys and accessories ‘purrfect’ for your pampered pooch or feline friend. We also have a range of dental and grooming products as well as odour eliminating candles, ideal for when your dog has had a splash in the river on a summer […]

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Claiming on your Pet Insurance

Orchard House Pet Insurance Policy. Effective from 1st August 2016. Claiming on your pet insurance policy should be simple and straightforward.  The following information is intended to help make the process as smooth as possible. When claiming on your pet insurance please be aware: We have to disclose a full medical history to the insurance […]

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