Pet Health Plans
Happy, healthy pets at Midsomer Vets
Join one of our Pet Health Plans today and give your pet life-long preventative care whilst saving money too!
As a member of our Practice Health Plan you can be assured your pets will have access to the most effective preventative health care including vaccinations, flea, tick and worming treatments and a range of discounts on other services.
If you have a puppy or kitten, you might be interested in our Puppy & Kitten Starter Package
Give your pet life-long preventative care whilst saving money too!
Pet dental care with a difference
80% of cats and dogs develop some form of dental disease by the age of just three. In the past the significance of may not have been realised and pets can live with dental pain without it being noticed.
Early prevention by good dental hygiene, such as brushing teeth, can help to avoid disease but tartar accumulation inevitably leads to issues in later life so regular checks and descaling, polishing and full assessment under anaesthesia helps us to keep your pet’s mouths happy and pain free.
Painful conditions such as feline resorptive lesions and broken roots may not be obvious but dental X-rays reveal hidden disease allowing the best treatment for your pets.
We are experienced at both standard and surgical extraction techniques including nerve blocks and have invested in the newest instruments to get your pet comfortable as soon as possible.
Advanced treatments, such as orthodontics, can be provided by visiting clinicians or referral to specialist hospitals.
Our in-house laboratory allows us to rapidly process blood samples, assessing organ function and blood cells within minutes.
Microscope examinations are used for urine, skin and ear examinations and we can perform cultures to check for bacterial infections and select the most appropriate antibiotics.
Some sample do need to be sent to outside laboratories and we have courier collections overnight so that samples can arrive at the laboratory the next morning.
Pet Health Plan members receive annual urine screening
Ultrasound, X-ray and endoscopy
We use a variety of methods to investigate your pet’s health.
Ultrasound and digital X-rays allow us to look inside your pet’s body to assess organ size and structure, heart function, examine bones and monitor the response to treatment.
Endoscopy allows us to look inside the intestinal tract without the need for exploratory surgery to identify problem areas, take samples or remove foreign bodies.
We use a variety of methods to investigate your pet’s health.
Ultrasound allows you to look inside your pet’s organs to assess organ size, structure, and heart function. We have recently upgraded our ultrasound to give us fantastic image quality and assess your pet better than ever before.
Digital X-rays, including dental radiography, help us assess organ size, bone structure and monitor the response to treatment.
Endoscopy allows us to look inside the intestinal tract without the need for exploratory surgery to identify the problem area, take a sample or remove foreign bodies.
Anaesthesia and Surgery
Should your pet require procedures or surgery under anaesthetic our experienced team are ready to help. We use multi-parameter monitors that enable us to continually monitor blood pressure, oxygen, carbon dioxide levels and more.
Our experienced vets can handle procedures from routine neutering to emergency abdominal surgery. We also have visiting advanced practitioners and specialists to help us with complex procedures such as orthopaedic surgery.
We are always happy to help with any of your pet’s needs and our nurses work alongside our vets to support you at all times.
From nail clipping and tick removal to behaviour therapy you can call on our nurses for advice and practical help. Many services are covered by our Practice Health Plan at no extra cost although some are chargeable so so please contact us for details.
Just some of the ways we can help include:
- Weight clinics.
- Giving pills, injections, applying flea and worm treatments.
- Nail clipping and grooming.
- Dental checks.
- Advice on flea, tick and worm prevention, including lungworm for dogs.
- Puppy parties (temporarily suspended due to Covid)
- Adolescent health checks
Join the Pet Health Plan for unlimited access to select nurse clinics
We are pleased to be able to offer a wider range of services by having advanced practitioners and specialists visit the practice.
Orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeons can perform procedures that would often require referral to specialist centres and our visiting imaging specialist provides referral standard ultrasound investigations without the need for long journeys.
As our pets get older they may need a little help to get the best enjoyment out of life.
As well as monitoring their health through examinations, checking blood pressure and blood and urine samples we can advise on mobility, weight issues and lumps and bumps.
It is not just their physical health that matters to us. Brain games and controlled exercise can help to keep their brains healthy too and should the need arise we can discuss medications to give both you and your pets the best quality of life.
Come to our puppy parties, to learn top tips on looking after your new bundle of joy and let your puppies have a play.
Puppies can attend our puppy party after they have had their second vaccination. This is a great way to start socialisation in a safe and controlled environment.
Plus, they also love a trip to see us, as they associate us with fun, treats and cuddles!
We can give advice on the best worming regime, flea treatment, nutrition and basic health care.
Give your puppy the best start in life
Sarah Blackbourn RVN Dip CABT (COAPE) is our qualified behaviourist who is happy to help with problems in both cats and dogs.
A Veterinary Nurse for 20 years, Sarah gained her qualification in behaviour therapy in 2012 and has helped numerous pets with issues such as fear, aggression, soclialisation, recall and toileting issues.
For more information or a preliminary chat about whether we can help, Sarah can be contacted at the surgery