Travelling abroad in the New Year

We've been advised by DEFRA that the rules around pet passports and travelling to the EU with your pet may change after March 29th 2019, when the UK is scheduled to leave the EU.
If you're planning to go abroad after this date, and would like to take your pet with you, it's likely you'll need to have had a rabies blood test to check their immunity at least 3 months before travel and at least 30 days after the rabies vaccine. This means if you inted to travel on the 30th March, or during April, you'll need to start the process before the end of November.

If you already have a passport, it should remain valid but we always recommend contactnig DEFRA directly well in advance of travel to confirm arrangements.

Please contact the practice for more details, or to book in a rabies vaccine.



Christmas and New Year Opening Times

As usual, our opening times will vary from normal over the festive period. For details, please click here.


Blasted Fireworks!

With fireworks now a year-round issue, but especially in the darker winter months, this article could make all the difference in keeping your pets calm and more relaxed. It was written by Mr Hess and designed to help your pets deal with any sources of loud noise, with a focus on fireworks. His advice can be found here



GDPR, May 2018

As you're no doubt well aware from the influx of emails in your inbox, the rules around data protection are changing. General Data Protection Regulations ('GDPR') come into effect.

Your personal information held by the Practice includes only your name, address, and phone numbers (and in a few cases, email address). If you have not received a GDPR request from us please contact the Practice to confirm that you are happy for us to hold that information.



Summer Newsletter added!

Our Summer 2018 Newsletter has been added to the Newsletters page - take a look for information and advice on worming, taking your pet abroad, canine eye health and a little bit about rabbits and upset stomachs.



Looking for a new dog groomer?

In recent times, Mr Hess has visited Scrufts Grooming on Vesta Avenue in St Albans, and found them to be very good. He has checked out their qualifications and facilities, and is happy to recommend them to our clients.



Karen completes Inca Trail

One of our nurses, Karen, has successfully completed the Inca Trail, raising over £500 for Cancer Research UK in the process. Karen is very grateful for all the support and donations received.