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Happy Birthday to us!

On the 10th of May 1993, 25 years ago today, Summerhill Veterinary Centre opened its doors for the very first time. Jane Feneley and her husband Dave set up the practice in 1993, with the help of one nurse, Nadine Fletcher, who is still our head nurse today. We’d like to say a big thank you to all our clients, for their loyalty over the years.

Does your dog have smelly breath?

These two handsome housemates came in last week to have their teeth cleaned.








Picture 1) Mild tartar: before and after cleaning.










Picture 2) Significant tartar: before and after cleaning.










Picture 3) This shows how tartar on the tooth can hide problems below. The exposed tooth root meant the tooth had to be removed.










Picture 4) This shows an infected tooth that was very difficult to spot when the dog was awake.










The tubes in the pictures are their endotracheal tubes, which are placed in their airways so that anesthetic gas and oxygen can be administered.
If your dog has smelly breath, book a free nurse appointment and they can advise you on whether your pet needs dental treatment. We 
have a subsidised price for a ‘descale and polish’ to encourage early intervention. These two both had to have teeth removed, which could have been prevented if they had had a procedure sooner.

Thank you for our nominations!

Vaccination amnesty

Sadly we still see pets die every year from preventable diseases.  Often it’s just because their boosters get forgotten and their protection lapses.  If your pet is overdue their vaccination, we have a special offer for March-April to get your pet back on track: a vaccination course for the price of a booster.

Dogs will be vaccinated against Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Leptospirosis. The two injections are given 4 weeks apart. The price is £53.35 (instead of £71.11) . Cats will be vaccinated against Herpes and  Calici virus (cat flu), Panleucopenia and Feline Leukaemia. The two injections are given 3-4 weeks apart. The price is £58.20 (instead of £77.35).

This special offer is available to all dogs and cat over 15 months of age.  Please call the practice to book an appointment: 01328 855814.