Consultations are at specified times (see below) throughout the day Monday to Saturday.
Consultations are by appointment, but there is always a vet available at Abervet to see your pet if they are unwell. Please phone us if you are at all concerned for either phone advice or to see a vet as soon as possible. Our highly skilled team can diagnose conditions and if required, carry out any medical tests. Following diagnosis our vet team will administer and prescribe medication and treatment. If your pet requires more extensive diagnostic testing or specialist veterinary treatments, our vets can schedule the appropriate tests and appointments for you.
Pet health checks
Your pet could benefit from attending regular health check ups. These health checks are helpful for us at Abervet to detect any early or subtle signs of health conditions that may be developing. This helps us treat the problem before it establishes to create a health issue. The Abervet pet health check consists of a thorough evaluation of your pet’s health and wellbeing. We may ask you about your pet’s eating habits and exercise routine. This is a perfect opportunity to discuss any routine test that could help benefit your pet and their lifestyle.
Any vaccinations that are due will be recommended, along with flea, tick and worm prevention treatments. We will also advise on dental care and nutrition. Pets approaching their senior years may require routine regular blood tests to keep a check on their major organ functions. The Abervet pet health check is also an opportunity for you to ask us any questions about your pet. Our aim is to help you keep your pet in the best of health.
To arrange your pet health check simply call us on 01224 872024 and speak to one of our team.
The first stage is to book an appointment with Sarah, who holds a certificate in chronic pain management, for a full pain assessment of your pet. This takes about an hour. She provides a written report with recommendations for treatment options which may include medication and/or acupuncture. Acupuncture appointments are half-hour appointments made with Sarah or Liz who are fully qualified acupuncture practitioners. Ideal for animals with chronic pain such as osteoarthritis or animals recovering from orthopaedic surgery, these clinics allow an in-depth assessment of your dog or cat’s pain. Therapeutic options include acupuncture and advanced pain medication. House visits for acupuncture can also be arranged. This therapy can also have benefits for neurological and skin problems in pets.
A half-hour appointment with Anne-marie will allow a complete examination of your pet’s eyes, including tear production, nasolacrimal drainage, slit lamp biomicroscopy, intra-ocular pressure check and ultrasonography as needed. Eyelid and corneal surgeries can be performed to correct conformational problems and chronic ulcers. Diamond burr debridement of persistent corneal ulcers can generally be performed conscious with local anaesthetic only. This is a referral service but a general assessment of your pet’s eyes can also be performed on a first opinion basis.
House Visit Clinic
These are available on a first-come, first-served basis, please contact our Nigg branch to enquire as to availability. Scott is the lead vet in this service and is keen to make pet care more accessible to those who struggle to get their pet to the vet. In addition, this is an excellent way to get your puppy or kitten’s first vaccination in the the home environment. Until October, these will be charged at standard consultation price instead of a full house visit fee.
We like to see our patients at Abervet for regular free weight and diet checks. Clinic appointments are always available. Our veterinary nurses will advise you about the optimum weight for your pet. They will also advise on what type of food your pet should be eating, provide guidance regarding their nutritional needs, as well as dietary requirements. Being overweight increases the risk of other health conditions developing such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and breathing problems. We can help prevent these and our veterinary nurses are here to help.
Abervet also sell a wide range of foods suitable for weight control in pets.
List of food suppliers:
• Royal Canin
We can order most brands of foods from our wholesaler
As pets enter their senior years it is not uncommon for conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney and thyroid problems to develop. These diseases can progress unnoticed in their early stages so early detection and preventative health care is vital to help your older pet enjoy a full quality of life. Abervet will keep an eye on your senior pets’ health and let you know if your pet needs to see the vet for tests. We look forward to supporting your senior pet at the clinic.