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It’s been a busy few months at Summerhill Vets and so we’re a bit late in ‘officially’ welcoming Megan, who joined the practice in October 2015. Previously Megan was at Easton college undertaking an Animal Management Course.  She is currently gaining practical skills under the guidance of our qualified nurses, and will return to Easton in September to embark on her 3-year veterinary nurse course. In true vet-nurse-style Megan hand reared a litter of abandoned kittens in her first few weeks with us, and at home she has two dogs and two cats.

Sam returns from maternity leave in Feburary, with Steph due back at the start of the summer.

Toggle’s Christmas weight gain!


Toggle says “Oops, I seem to be a bit chunkier than I should be. My humans must have fed me too much turkey over Christmas and now they say I am 25% overweight! So, I have joined Summerhill Vet Centres’ ‘weight watcher’ group to help me shed those pounds with a specific diet plan and exercise program to get me feeling healthy for summer. Watch this space”.

If you think that your pet has become a bit more ‘portly’ recently and you would like to take advantage of our free nurse clinics to weigh them and discuss a tailored weight and exercise plan to get them fitter and healthier, please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment. (Just as a little incentive, we are running a competition, the most successful patient will win a prize!) We look forward to seeing you.

New qualification for Lucy.


Congratulations to Lucy, who has just been awarded the General Practitioner Certificate in Ophthalmology (the study of eyes), from the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies. Lucy attended theory and practical modules over a two year period, and then had to complete a range of written reports along with a final examination to achieve the qualification. Over the last few years Summerhill has invested in lots of specialised equipment to help the veterinary team with the diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions. As a practice we are keen for all our vets to achieve further qualifications in order that we can offer the best ‘all round’ care. Lucy also has a certificate in diagnostic imaging, and particulary enjoys ultrasound scanning. Jane has additional qualifications in surgery and emergency care. Michelle is very close to completing an advanced veterinary practice medicine certificate and Lizzie has recently enrolled for a medicine qualification too.

Christmas opening times 2015

dog and  cat and kitens  wearing a santa hat

Christmas opening times:

Thursday 24th (Christmas Eve): 8.15am -4.30pm.

Friday 25th (Christmas Day): Closed.

Saturday 26th (Boxing Day): Closed.

Sunday 27th: Closed.

Monday 28th (Bank Holiday): Closed.

Tuesday 29th: 8.15am-6pm.

Wednesday 30th: 8.15am-6pm.

Thursday 31st (New Year ’s Eve): 8.15am-4.30pm.

Friday 1st  (New Year ’s Day): Closed.

Saturday 2nd: 8.30am-11am.

Sunday 3rd:  Closed.

When the practice is closed the ‘on-call’ vet can be reached on mobile number 07979 536688.