In this section we have included answers to some of our more commonly asked questions. If there is anything else you would like to know, please call the practice on: 01733 333433


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an appointment?

Yes, please! Emergencies will always be seen immediately, but for less urgent problems, we ask you to make an appointment so that you do not have to wait any longer than necessary.


Can I have a look around?

Absolutely! We run a yearly open day at Christmas, but if you would like a personal tour, please get in touch.


How do I register my pet?

We are constantly taking on new pets and clients. You can either register in person or by telephone. We need a few details about you – address, telephone numbers etc. It is also useful to have any information about your pet to hand e.g. microchip numbers, insurance information, last vaccination record etc…


Does my pet need another vaccination?

We recommend yearly checks for all pets. Most animals require yearly vaccinations, depending on their lifestyle. For more information, please see our vaccination information page.


How often does my pet need worming and flea treatment?

This varies depending on what product is used and the lifestyle of your pet. Most people use “spot on” treatments for fleas, which are required monthly for prevention of infection. Worming tablets are generally given four times a year, to control tape worms and round worms, or monthly, to treat lungworm.

Please see our individual fact sheets for more information


Do you recommend neutering (spaying or castrating) pets?

We currently recommend neutering for all pet dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets. At NuVet we are lucky to be able to offer state-of-the-art keyhole bitch spays (as well as using our keyhole equipment for other operations). For more information, please see our section on operations.


From where can I get a new pet?

New pets can be either bought or taken on from a charity. For more information about what to consider when getting a new pet, see here:

For details of charities with pets up for adoption, please see here.


What do I need to take my pet abroad?

Please see our travel clinic page for advice