Nurse Clinics

At Martin and  Carr, we have 7 fully qualified veterinary nurses and 2 SVN’s (nurses in training), and we are very proud of the high standards they have all  achieved. We are now proud to introduce Nurse Clinics, which will allow our  patients to make full use of the skilled nursing staff at the clinc whilst reducing waiting times.

The idea of these clinics is to provide our clients with a familiar and friendly face, with whom they feel they can discuss any issues involving their animals. Nurses are happy  to spend as much or a little time as necessary with pets and owners, are available for such things as:

  • Pet Health  Checks-for all ages and species.
  • New puppy or  kitten checks and advice, pre-puppy party.
  • To discuss  control of fleas and other parasites.
  • To discuss  diets of all types, including prescription food.
  • Routine dental  checks, and dental care advice. Includes rabbits and guinea pigs.
  • Geriatric/Older  pet Clinics- a basic health check with optional blood test, blood pressure  check.
  • Diabetic  Support Clinics. We are happy to discuss any issues surrounding diabetic pets, and can  help with blood glucose monitoring.
  • Small animal  husbandry advice for rabbits, guinea pigs and other small furries.
  • Basic training,  and behavioural advice for young or old. Our Puppy Party Team  have a special interest in the area.
  • Nail clipping  for cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs.
  • ECG’s which  have been recommended by a Veterinary Surgeon
  • Blood pressure  checks/ routine monitoring.
  • Administration  of routine wormers or flea treatments.
  • Suture removal  and post-op checks
  • Dressing  changes
  • Weight  management consultations for over or under weight pets
  • Tick removal
  • Ear cleaning
  • Routine blood  sampling
  • Heska  injections
  • Breeding advice
  • Administration  of medicines which have been prescribed by a Vet- all nurses are happy to do  this and it is useful for example, for people with difficult cats.
  • To discuss  euthanasia- A sympathetic ear, a shoulder to cry on, or just someone to explain  the procedure and options available.

Nurse clinics  usually by appointment only between 11am and 3pm Monday to Friday. This allows  us to make nervous pets an appointment at a quiet time where necessary. For  people who find these times difficult, we will do our best to accommodate.

For further  information, please contact the surgery.