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Pet care

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

Parasite Prevention

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.

External parasites:

  • 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. From the 10th June 2024 it will also be a legal requirement for all cats to be microchipped before the age of 20 weeks.

Microchips are £27.50 and we offer discounts for registered clients who have litters of puppies.

Download FAQs about Microchipping.pdf

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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 £23.50 is charged per item.

When requesting repeat medication or written prescriptions, please allow 24 hours. Long term meds require 3 monthly medication reviews.


Pet Travel

Want to take your pet on holiday with you? There are various things you need to investigate and it can be a bit of a minefield! Don’t worry – we are here to help you. Below you will find all the information you need to know.

Please note – Brexit has changed the way pet travel. For comprehensive details please download our leaflet Pet Travel to the EU

If your pet is eligible for travel then we will ask you to complete an Animal Health Certificate Information sheet. Please only complete this form if you have been requested to by one of our veterinary surgeons.

If you have any queries or would like to discuss pet travel with one of our Veterinary Surgeons then please contact us.

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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!

Click here to find out more information and how to join our Well Pet Club.