Out of Hours Emergency Cover
Our out of hours emergency cover is provided by VetsNow which is located within our Wimborne clinic.
Through this service our clients have access to a dedicated intensive care centre that is fully staffed throughout the night and at weekends and bank holidays. To help offer our clients the highest standards of emergency care, VetsNow have access to all client history.
Lynwood Veterinary Group recommends a lifelong vaccination programme for your pet to protect them from serious and life threatening illnesses. Once your dog, cat or rabbit has been vaccinated with the practice we will send a reminder to you when the next vaccination is required. If you are new to our practice please supply your pet’s previous vaccine details so we can include you in this service.
It is also essential that your pet has an up-to-date vaccination status if you are seeking to utilise kennels or catteries.
Various parasites may affect your pet including fleas, ticks, round and tapeworms. We recommend a preventative programme to guard against problems. These regular treatments are essential for maintaining optimum health. At Lynwood Veterinary Group we will tailor the parasite protocol to your pet’s life stage and style and our trained staff are be happy to discuss what is best for your pet.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you find that your pet develops a parasite problem so we may provide a prompt and effective control treatment.
As with ourselves, good nutrition is important in maintaining good health in our pets and in helping them to recover from any health issues they may face. The needs of the dog or cat change with age, activity levels, and for health reasons. Diets can be confusing so please ask our trained staff for advice.
Here at Lynwood Veterinary Group we stock a wide range of Royal Canin diets both for the various life stages and for specific prescription diets of your dogs and cats. A loyalty bonus system exists for pets on the life stage.
We can order many other diets for your pets and these are generally available for next day collection.
We commonly see obesity in the pet population and can be due to overeating, lack of exercise or a medical condition. Our team can help you make the right choices for your pet. Please ask for our advice and support in this area and together we can prevent problems arising or aid you to overcome any difficulties.
A tiny implant, no bigger than a grain of rice, which is enclosed in a capsule designed to sit comfortably under your pet’s skin. Every microchip has its own unique 15 digit code and provides the key to all your pets’ details. Everything in fact that should your pet become lost, will enable its safe return to you.
Microchipping lasts a lifetime and can be used in practically every species of animal. Most importantly microchipping is highly effective and is a permanent but invisible method of identification which cannot be tampered with.
The database holding your pet’s details is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year so whenever and wherever your pet goes missing the process of reuniting you with your pet can begin as early as possible. Microchipping can be done by nurses as well as vets and is half price when done at the same time as a surgical procedure.
Also contact the surgery to enquire about special offers during National Microchipping Month.
We commonly see obesity in the pet population, which can be due to overeating, lack of exercise or a medical condition. Our team can help you make the right choices for your pet via our weight nursing clinics. Please ask for our advice and support in this area and together we can prevent problems arising or aid you to overcome any difficulties.
At Lynwood we take pride in our dedication to the care and welfare of animals throughout their lives. This care begins at a young age and so to help you get off to the best possible start we invite you to our puppy classes. These are provided as a free service and are an ideal opportunity for your puppy to learn socialisation skills and for you to gain a valuable insight and knowledge for your pet’s care and well being.
Puppy classes are currently only available at our Wimborne branch - for more information, please call 01202 882101.
Our in house laboratories at our Wimborne and Bournemouth branches provide facilities to process haematology, biochemistry and electrolyte samples, alongside specific disease profiles, coagulation and hormonal tests. Blood tests are very important as it may be the only method to detect pre symptomatic disorders through measuring changes in your pet’s blood. Therefore not only do we run samples when your pet is unwell but we may recommend sampling prior to a general anaesthetic or as a means of monitoring a “well “ pet particularly as they age.
At our branches routine urine tests and microscopy are undertaken. We also utilise the services of other veterinary laboratories for specific tests and services.
We have secure kennels for minor procedures and prior to transfer to Wareham. At Swanage we are able to triage cases and have portable anaesthesia equipment and facilities for minor procedures. Emergencies often require further investigation and treatment and these cases will be transferred on stabilisation or directed to attend Wareham from the outset.
We offer a Pet Passport Service throughout the Group. Contact your local practice if you are considering travelling abroad with your dog, cat or ferret.
Please consider that your pet may not return to the UK until a minimum of 7 months has passed from the date of starting the process. Further information can be found on the DEFRA website.
Our nursing clinics are proving very popular with our clients. Bandage changes, suture removals, dietary advice, microchipping, puppy/kitten development and behaviour advice.
For your convenience each of our surgeries is able to provide the medications prescribed by your vet directly to you. On occasion items may need to be ordered overnight for next day collection. We know that you may require help and advice on how to give the prescribed medicines to your pet and we are happy to show and advise you how this may be done. In some cases medications can be administered appropriately in our nursing clinic appontments.
If you prefer, you may ask for a written prescription so that the items may be dispensed elsewhere.