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Neston Vets is now an RCVS Small Animal GP accredited practice

Posted 17 April 2018 at 17:30


We have great news!

Due to our fantastic team and premises we have just passed our voluntary Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon's inspection and Neston Veterinary Surgery is now an RCVS Small Animal GP accredited practice.

In addition, our other branch, Irby Veterinary Surgery, has retained its RCVS Small Animal GP accredited practice level.

The GP level is the top standard for a first opinion practice! Only a veterinary hospital can achieve higher.

Only around 57% of practices in the UK have passed this inspection and to become accredited, practices volunteer for rigorous assessment every four years and will have met a range of minimum standards including hygiene, staff training, certain types of equipment and cost estimation procedures.

Most clients don't fully understand what accreditation means, but rest assured it means we are better!

If you aren't a client is your practice fully accredited to the GP level?

For more information, take a look at the YouTube video from the RCVS:

Visiting the vet? Look for the logo!


Christmas

Posted 16 December 2017 at 09:00

Merry Christmas from Irby Vets!

Irby Veterinary Surgery would like to wish you and your pets a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Our opening hours will vary over the Christmas period.

Our Out of Hours emergency cover remains in place throughout the festive period.

Please call 0151 648 9933 and our recorded message will give you the relevant number to contact our Out of Hours veterinary team.


Neston Vets Opening Soon!

Posted 11 December 2017 at 09:00

Our new practice will be opening on Wednesday 3 January 2018.

Neston Veterinary Surgery can be found at 43-45 West Vale, Neston, CH64 9SE.

The practice is located on West Vale, off the main Burton Road between Neston and Little Neston. We can be found in the parade of local shops, between the Nisa convenience store and the takeaway shop.

Free parking is available in front of the practice.

In the meantime you can register with us via our registration page and we will contact you once we are open.

Please note the telephone number for Neston Vets won't be operational until we open on 3 January.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new branch!


Suffering in silence?

Posted 29 November 2016 at 20:35

Should I check my pet's teeth?

Clients are often surprised at how bad their cat's or dog's teeth are when they are examined during routine checkups. We often assume all is well because they don't always give us any sign that they are in dental pain.

The majority of cats and dogs will suffer from some form of dental disease during their lifetime. If action is taken early it can often be easily treated, or even prevented.


How to examine my pet's teeth

With most cats and dogs it is quite simple to gently open the mouth or lift their lips for a quick look at their teeth. Just be careful not to stick your fingers too far in as they may accidentally bite you! Of course if you have a feisty pet it may be best to ask for assistance or leave it to the professionals.

When lifting the lips look at the gums for redness or bleeding. Take a look at the teeth which ideally should be white, but often have yellow or brown deposits building up, called tartar. If your pet is very good, look closely for wobbly teeth, cracks, chips or even small holes.

Other things to watch out for are lumps on the gums, swellings or other growths.


Prevention

Brushing - Just like with humans, regular, daily if possible, brushing can reduce the build up of plaque and therefore tartar, reducing the risk of peridontal disease. There are many toothpastes available including some containing enzymes that help to break down the tartar on the teeth.

Diet - This plays a big part in keeping our pets' teeth clean. Feeding just wet food means there is less abrasive material to help keep the teeth clean and therefore brushing is much more important. Dogs and cats that are fed biscuits tend to have healthier teeth as the biscuits help scrape the teeth when they are eating.

Dental chews - There are plenty of dental chews that are also available for your pets but it is important to remember these are food! Their main food should be reduced accordingly to save their waistline.


Further advice and Free Dental Checks

If you have any questions or concerns about the dental hygiene of your dog or cat, feel free to call the practice on 0151 648 9933 to book a free dental examination with our Registered Veterinary Nurse.


Introducing Kirstie

Posted 28 February 2014 at 14:30


We would like to introduce Kirstie, our new Veterinary Care Assistant Apprentice.

Kirstie lives in Irby and started here just over 2 weeks ago. She has 2 guinea pigs called Bella and Daisy and a cat called Mylo.

We are very pleased to have her join our team!


Our First Birthday!

Posted 4 February 2014 at 12:00

Today is our one year anniversary since we opened! What a great year!

Thank you to all our lovely clients and everyone for all your support.


Open Day on Saturday 6 April

Posted 19 March 2013 at 19:30

We will be holding an OPEN DAY on Saturday 6th April! Come along and see what makes us the best!

Visit us between 12pm-4pm for a chance to meet the team and have a look "behind the scenes" at the most modern vet practice on the Wirral.

In addition, if you register with us at our open day, you'll receive £5 OFF your first consultation!

We look forward to seeing you!


Opening Soon!

Posted 20 January 2013 at 11:30


Our practice will be opening in early February.

In the meantime you can register with us via our registration page and we will contact you once we are open.

In addition, we will be holding an open day shortly after opening, where we invite you to pop in to say "hello", meet the team and get an opportunity to look behind the scenes in our brand new premises.