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Microchip your cat!

In April 2016 it became a legal requirement for dogs to be microchipped. Since then it has been so much easier for us to reunite lost dogs with their owners. Sadly the same is not true for cats. A recent RSPCA report showed that almost 9 out of 10 cats brought into their rescue centres were not microchipped. Without a microchip it can be incredibly difficult, and sometimes impossible, to reunite a beloved pet with its owner. Book your cat in today for only £12.


Nurse uniforms explained

Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) wear dark green tunics. They have undergone specific training and are registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. They are required to comply with the Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses and they must undertake a set amount of  additional training each year to keep up to date.

Student Veterinary Nurses wear green striped tunics. They are enrolled with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and are currently receiving training at a college or university, as well as in-house training at our practice.

Trainee Veterinary Nurses wear maroon striped tunics. They are receiving in-house training at our practice prior to starting their formal training.





Updated privacy policy

In line with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we’ve updated our privacy policy, which can be found at the bottom of our website or here:

New ultrasound examination table

We would like to thank the Smith family for their generous donation that enabled us to purchase a new ultrasound examination table. At Summerhill, we perform most of our ultrasound scans without sedating our patients and so we need to ensure that any stress is kept to a minimum. This table has two features that make a significant difference. Firstly, it has an electric lift, so patients can step on to it, and be raised up smoothly and silently. Secondly, it has a custom-made removable ‘cut-out’ which allows us to scan the heart at the same time as we’re scanning the abdomen, so the patient doesn’t have to be repositioned. In loving memory of Barney, Chester, Dudley, Oliver and Ralphie.