Our Pet Care Services:
At Orchard House Veterinary Centres, our care is personal, we pride ourselves on that. Our motto is to care for your pet as if they were our pet. We offer gold standard care and gold standard products. You can find out more of the things we do to care for your pet below.
There are various parasites both internal (worms) and external (mites, fleas, ticks etc) which can affect your dog, cat and rabbit in the UK and abroad. We have recommended products, but we can tailor a plan to suit your circumstances and your pet.
In general we recommend:
- Puppies – worming every 2 weeks until the age of 12 weeks, then monthly until 6 months then 3-monthly for life.
- Kittens – worming monthly from the age of 6 weeks.
- Rabbits – regular prevention is not required.
- Dogs – Regular flea and tick treatment throughout the year, the frequency of administration of these treatments varies according to the chosen product.
- Cats – Regular flea and tick treatment throughout the year, the frequency of administration of these treatments varies according to the chosen product.
- Rabbits – Annual treatment.
Products come in the form of tablets, spot-on, collar and injectable, some last 4 weeks, others longer. Please speak to a vet or veterinary Nurse for a bespoke parasite prevention plan.
Find out more about the parasites that can affect your pet, please download our parasite table
**Please note – your pet MUST have an appointment at least once every 12 months in order for a prescription to be made**
At Orchard House Vets we highly recommend microchipping your pets, it is the best and easiest way for you to be reunited of your furry friend goes for a wander.
In 2016 it became a legal requirement for dogs to be microchipped from the age of 8 weeks, this means a puppy should be microchipped when it arrives home with you. There is no legal requirement yet for cats, however we recommend they are microchipped when they are neutered as they will begin to venture our once fully recovered.
Microchips are £19.99 and we offer discounts for registered clients who have litters of puppies.
We stock a wide range of medications, so that treatment can begin immediately. We have a daily delivery from our wholesaler, so non-emergency medicines can almost always be obtained the following morning.
Written prescriptions can also be obtained for animals registered under our care. A prescription fee of £15.00 is charged per item.
When requesting repeat medication or written prescriptions, please allow 24 hours. Long term meds require 3 monthly medication reviews.
Want to take your pet on holiday with you? There are various things you need to investigate – your pet will need a passport and may need a Rabies vaccination and some additional parasite prevention.
Please note – the process of getting a passport can last a few weeks. Rabies vaccinations have to be given a minimum of 21 days before travel, the day of vaccination being day zero.
To find out more, please call us with your intended date/month of travel, your destination and length of stay so we can find out your pets’ requirements.
Pet Travel is affected by Brexit – please contact us if you are planning to take your pet abroad.
Our popular Puppy Parties are completely free! We run these parties monthly at 7pm, bookings must be made to attend. The party is ran by one of our experienced Registered Veterinary Nurses and on the evening you will receive a free goody bag, tips and even a prize in our musical sits competition!
The evening is a fantastic opportunity to socialise your puppy and to meet other new owners and to share tips, make friends and to organise walks in the park!
Please contact your registered surgery for more information!
Well Pet Club
The Well Pet Club exists to help our clients spread the cost of your pets preventative treatment, booster vaccinations and offers great discounts and exclusive member events. You could save up to £120 a year on the gold standard care your pet deserves!
Why choose Orchard House Vets?
- 15 minute appointments Mon-Fri as standard
- Saturday appointments in Hexham and Stocksfield
- 24/7 care – always our own vets, in our own surgeries
- Well Pet Club – because prevention is better than cure
- Dedicated to small animal
- Family run and community focussed