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New Year’s Resolution?


Over a third of UK dogs are overweight. Is yours? Have you be meaning to do something about it, but keep putting it off? The start of the new year is a great time to take action.

Step 1) Come along for a free nurse appointment to find out how much your dog actually weighs. Our nurses will then tell you what their ideal body weight should be.

Step 2) We will formulate an individual plan for your dog depending on what food they currently eat and how much exercise they get.

Step 3) We will book you in for free regular weigh-ins to ensure you are staying on track.

Nearly two-thirds of UK adults are overweight, and so it’s likely you would benefit from being a few pounds lighter too. The good news is that you can get fit together. Walking can lower your cholesterol and blood pressure, and reduce your risk of heart disease as well as resulting in weight loss. We’d like people to share their favourite dog walks on our Facebook page to inspire others to get out there!

Christmas opening times 2016


Friday 23rd December 8.15am-4.30pm
Saturday 24th (Christmas Eve) 8.30am-11.00am
Sunday 25th (Christmas Day) Closed
Monday 26th (Boxing Day) Closed
Tuesday 27th (Bank Holiday) Closed
Wednesday 28th December 8.15am-6.00pm
Thursday 29th December 8.15am-6.00pm
Friday 30th December 8.15am-6.00pm
Saturday 31st (New Year’s Eve) 8.30am-11.00am
Sunday 1st (New Years Day) Closed
Monday 2nd (Bank Holiday) Closed
Tuesday 3rd January Back to normal: 8.15am-6.00pm

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

Keeping up to date.


Our vets attend numerous courses and conferences to ensure they are up to date with the best possible treatment options for your pets. Over the last month, our vets have been particularly busy. Jane visited the London Vet Show where she went to lectures on a wide variety of topics. At the trade show, she bought lots of new equipment for the practice including memory foam mattresses for all the kennels and a new orthopaedic drill. Lucy attended a two-day meeting of the British Association of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. As well as learning a lot more about eyes, she has bought some new equipment to treat certain eye conditions. Michelle has been on a practical ultrasonography course, perfecting her scanning skills. Lizzie has attended another module for her medicine qualification, this time on endocrinology (hormonal disorders). Georgia has been on a practical orthopaedics course, learning how to mend broken bones. And not forgetting Simone, who is currently spending a year at Nottingham university undertaking a medicine internship.

Welcome to Grace!


Grace has just joined Summerhill and is a final year veterinary nurse student at the College of West Anglia. She currently spends two days a week at college and three days at the practice.  During her training Grace is involved in all aspects of veterinary nursing, but so far particularly enjoys nurse clinics where she gets to interact with pets and their owners. At home, she has two Dobermans, three Daschunds, a horse and a collection of ducks. Grace replaces Sean, who is moving on to pastures new, away from veterinary practice. We wish him all the best for his future.