Our experienced veterinary nurses work with you to keep your pets fit and healthy so they can live fuller, longer lives. At our dedicated nurse clinics, we run regular check-ups and preventative treatments that also make good financial sense for pet owners – prevention is always cheaper than cure!
And while our nurses are highly qualified, they will always refer you to a vet if necessary.
Below is a list of our clinics, but call us to find out how our nurses can help you with other issues including:
- Microchipping information and implantation
- Clean ears
- General wellness checks
- Administering medications
- Clipping claws
- Weight checks and weight management clinics
Nurse clinics are available on an appointment basis at Exeter and Exminster:
Exeter: Monday to Friday between 11am – 12pm and 2.30pm – 4pm
Exminster: Monday to Friday between 3pm – 4pm
Please call the appropriate surgery to make an appointment. Many of our nurse clinics are free of charge!
Dental care clinic
Keep your pet’s teeth and gums in top condition and you won’t face the bother of dental operations or the costs of veterinary cleaning or removal of damaged teeth. Research has shown that by the age of two, around 80% of dogs and 70% of cats will have some signs of dental disease – don’t let your pet be one of them!
Learn how to brush teeth, the best products to use and the best diet for your pet’s teeth at their life stage at our dental care clinic.
Weight management clinics
These specialist weight clinics give advice on the best way to tackle any issues, whether your pet is underweight or overweight. Obesity is an increasing problem in our pets and can lead to, or worsen, many health problems such as arthritis, diabetes and heart conditions.
We know managing our pets’ weight can be challenging, so we provide regular weight checks and discuss different ways to help reduce or maintain your pet’s weight, such as exercise.
Post-operative care clinic
Following veterinary procedures involving a general anaesthetic or sedation, your pet will need a post-operative nurse clinic to ensure that:
- Wounds are healing correctly
- There is no discomfort
- Dressings are checked or changed
- Your pet has recovered well from the procedure
Post-op checks are included in the cost of all operations, however if medication or dressings are required, there will be a charge for this.
Rabbits are increasingly popular pets in the UK and we love them, too. Did you know that with the correct daily care, they can live up to 10 years? With the incorrect diet, many rabbits will soon succumb to illness, so it is vital you seek the correct advice on nutrition. Our nurses can advise you on the perfect diet and can also advise on housing, caring for indoor rabbits and litter training. We can also show you or your children how to correctly handle your bunny, and check their teeth and nails. We love rabbiting on! You can ask us about:
If you’re learning to live with a pet who’s diabetic, you’ll appreciate our professional help and support. At our diabetic clinics, we will tell you all you need to know about diet and exercise and show you how to give insulin injections.
We’ll also teach you how to monitor your pet and manage their condition, as well as how to recognise the warning signs when something is wrong.
Managing diabetic patients can be time consuming and difficult but you are not alone. We are here to help.
Fleas, ticks and worming treatments
Prevention is definitely cheaper than cure when it comes to flea, tick and worm treatments. But there are so many different brands that do different things and often need to be administered differently. Which one is right for your pet and how often do you need to use them?
In our clinics, we’ll talk you through all the options and demonstrate the correct way to remove ticks should your pet ever get one.
At these clinics, a nurse will go through everything you need to know about preventative health care and diet advice. You’ll also get some invaluable advice about getting through those first, nerve-wracking weeks! These clinics are also an opportunity to have a chat about the kind or breed of animal you are thinking of getting, and to get advice on what may suit you and your family best, as well as tips on how to purchase a healthy pet.
We’ve found these sessions are incredibly beneficial for our more nervous patients. Visiting the vet can be very stressful for some pets and their owners. These sessions aim to get your pet to relax and enjoy coming to see us. The nurse will assess each individual and plan the sessions to suit each pet.
Fireworks can become your pet’s worst nightmare. Becoming desensitised to these loud noises will help your pet dramatically and improve their quality of life. Our nurse clinics can help set you up with all the tips and tricks to minimise firework stress.
We understand that bringing your pet in for neutering can be quite worrying. All our nurses can provide advice on neutering and discuss the benefits with you. We can also go through with you what the procedure involves and help discuss aftercare.
During adolescence and after neutering, our pets often require a change in diet to maintain their body condition; we’ll talk to you about that too.
Nail clipping and grooming
Our nurses can keep your pets’ paws in good shape with nail clipping. Minor grooming procedures can also be performed.
Blood pressure checks
Many older pets, or those with long term illness, can suffer from high blood pressure and require medication and monitoring. Our qualified nurses can provide a regular monitoring service for older pets and those on medication.