Saffron Walden Services

Call us to make an appointment: 01799 522755

We offer a complete package of health care and advice for small animals.

We welcome pets of all shapes and sizes including guinea pigs, rabbits, cats and dogs.

Rosemary Cowper has a long standing interest in behavioural therapy and consultations can be booked with her to discuss all aspects of problem behaviour, from cats spraying in the house to aggressive dogs and firework phobias.

Many over the counter flea products are not highly effective at controlling fleas. We ensure all our flea products are a minimum of 95% effective and will dispense them as rapidly as we can to you.

We offer a competitively priced range of nurse services including:

  • Nail clipping
  • Sutures / stitches out
  • Microchipping
  • Dental checks
  • Weight clinics
  • Anal glands emptying
  • Flea checks and advice
  • Worm checks and advice
  • Tick removal
  • Nutritional advice
  • Dressing / bandage changes

We strongly recommend that you microchip your pets, especially cats that go outside. It is a simple procedure to implant the chip and can be done in a consultation without anaesthetic. For kittens that remain indoors until after neutering we recommend that a micorchip is implanted at the same time as their neutering.
Puppies must be microchipped and recorded by the time they are eight weeks old and before they are sold by the breeder.

We offer next working day service on all our prescriptions (baring supply problems) and you can either phone reception or email us with your name, your pet’s name, detailed requirements of what you need and a contact number should there be a problem.

It is a legal requirement that animals dispensed prescription only medications are under the care of a veterinary surgeon. This means a regular physical exam, the frequency of which depends on the condition but must be at least every 6 months and is for the safety of your pet so that our vets can check there are no side effects developing. You will be asked to make an appointment if your pet is due a check over.

All vaccinations are performed by a fully qualified veterinary surgeon and your pet is given a full 12 point health check for their safety prior to administration.

We firmly believe that your pets should be covered from youth all the way through to old age and will send you a yearly reminder. Leptospirosis in dogs is a particular problem in this area and needs to be boostered every year.

Why not use the opportunity to check that your pet is up to date with their worming and flea treatment? Please ask to be booked into our Wellness Clinics, where for no extra cost you have a consultation with one of our nurses before you see the vet. They can discuss in detail with you any queries you have about dietary management, preventative care, dental advice and even training tips.

We recommend that all pets be wormed regularly. The frequency will vary depending on your pets’ lifestyle and exposure, why not ask your vet or ask at reception for our free advice leaflet.