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Welcome. The Village Veterinary Centre is an independent small animal veterinary surgery in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire which is owned and run by Patrick Bullen. Our clients tell us that the most important thing they want and need from a veterinary practice is a solid and trusting relationship when they need us most. We are all about building relationships with our clients and their pets and giving them quality healthcare along with the best service.
We are an independent practice which means that our treatment protocols are unique to the patient and the circumstances of the client.
OUR PATIENTS ALWAYS COME FIRST
Best UK Vet 2019 Certificate of Excellence
Covid-19 Update 09/06/20
We are open and are still seeing patients
We are open and will remain so, throughout the current coronavirus pandemic.
We are still seeing patients who will be risk assessed on a case by case basis, so if you have any queries at all about any aspect of your pet’s health, please call us on 023 8026 8001 or email us at email@example.com and we will be happy to help.
Unfortunately we are temporarily unable to register new clients
Due to having to work within the Covid19 restrictions, we are unfortunately unable to see as many clients as normal and therefore need to prioritise our existing clients.
However, we hope we will be able to start registering new clients again soon. So if you would like to register, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you as soon as we are able to register you.
We continue to be able to supply flea / worm treatments and repeat prescriptions
Just a reminder that we are able to supply flea and worm treatment (which can be posted by arrangement) and repeat prescriptions. So if you need these, please call or email us so that we can dispense them ready for you.
We are able to continue supplying food
We are also able to continue supplying food. Please call us before coming down to collect it, so that we can ensure we have it ready for you.
We can deliver your pet's medication and food free of charge
We offer a free of charge delivery service to clients in the Chandlers Ford area for those unable to come and collect their items due to being in self isolation or shielding. Please request this when ordering.
We are now able to vaccinate the higher risk pets
Slowing the spread of Covid-19 and protecting our NHS, staff and clients, remains a top priority. Following an announcement by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and the British Veterinary Association (BVA), they have reviewed their policy with regards to vaccinations.
Over the coming weeks, we will be looking to sensibly spread out the vaccination appointments to prioritise capacity for ill animals that need to be seen, until such time that the government restrictions on social distancing are relaxed and the country is no longer in lockdown.
In light of this, we will be prioritising the following patients for vaccination appointments.
· All puppies and kittens who have either not received any vaccinations or who have had the second or third part of their vaccination course delayed.
· All young dogs and cats requiring their first annual booster
· Any rabbit who has not received their vaccination or who has had their vaccination delayed.
· All dogs and cats who have had their boosters delayed and are approaching 15 months since their last vaccination.
Over the next few weeks, we will be sending out reminders to clients who's pets fall into the above categories, but if you feel that your pet is in one of the above categories and you haven't received a reminder, please give us a call and we can arrange an appointment.
All appointments will comply with the current Government guidelines on social distancing.
We can offer neutering in some circumstances
In some circumstances, we will also be offering neutering but this will be on a case by case basis, as the guidelines state that neutering should be carried out only in certain circumstances eg for animal health and welfare or population control. So if you think your pet needs to be neutered sooner rather than later, give us a call and we can discuss it with you.
We are able to offer telephone and video consultations
We are also able to offer telephone and video consultations for all types of problem. If you would like to make an appointment for a telephone or video consult, please call us on 023 8026 8001
The Pet Health Club
If you are a member of our Pet Health Club, you are still able to collect your flea / worm products which are included in the plan. However, health checks will be delayed (and vaccinations unless in the above category) until the coronavirus restrictions have been lifted. If you are not a member and would like to join, we can sign you up in house so give us a call on 023 8026 8001 and we can organise that for you. Full details of the Pet Health Club are here https://www.village-vets.co.uk/OurHealthPlan1501.html
Please telephone before coming to the practice
Please telephone before coming to the practice. When you arrive, the external door will be locked. Please knock or ring the doorbell and we will come out to you.
Vets Now remain open as normal
Vets Now are open as normal for urgent care while we are closed. Their numbers are
Vets Now Southampton 02380 437999 Vets Now Winchester(Alresford) 01962 808306
If your pet needs to be seen by us but you are unable to bring them, and you do not have a friend or family member who can help, there is a volunteer group who are able to bring your pet to us on your behalf. We will then talk to you over the phone about your pet's health. They are also able to collect your pet's medication and food.
Their details are
Chandlers Ford Help, (covering Chandlers Ford, Hiltingbury and Velmore)
Tel: 023 8254 1100 Email: Chandlersfordhelp@yahoo.com www.chandlersfordhelp.org www.facebook.com/groups/CFHelp
If you have any questions at all, please call us on 023 8026 8001 or email us at email@example.com.
Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe and we look forward to seeing everyone again soon.
Best wishes from Patrick and all the team at Village Vets