Practice Phone Number (01780) 763180
Welcome to the Stamford Veterinary Centre website, which has been designed to provide you with an insight into our veterinary practice and the many services we have to offer.
Our professional team is committed to providing your pet with the best possible care and attention but at the same time providing you, the owner with all the support and advice you need to keep your pets healthy and happy.
Stamford Dog Show Class Times/Details for 2015
Lepto 4 Vaccinations
You may have noticed recent publicity in the media or heard from other pet owners about the new Lepto 4 vaccine from MSD Animal Health.
Leptospirosis is a disease that can lead to severe liver & kidney disease in dogs. It is caused by spiral bacteria called Leptospira Interrogans, which are spread in the urine of infected dogs - as well as rats, mice and a variety of other mammals. This disease is important as it can also cause Weli's disease in humans.
There are more than 5 types or 'serogroups' of Leptospira. We currently vaccinate against the two most common using the existing Lepto 2 vaccine. These are serogroups canicola and icterohaemorrhagiae.
The new Lepto 4 vaccine gives additional protection:
Reduction of infection with serogroup Australis
Reduction of infection and spread of serogroup Grippotyphosa
Currently in the practice, we have opted not to start routine vaccinations with Lepto 4 for the following reasons:-
There is currently little evidence to suggest that the other types of Leptospira are significantly prevalent in the UK- much of the data is obtained from studies in Europe.
After the second vaccine, it is three weeks until your puppy is fully protected by the vaccine (under current licence), compared to only one week with the current vaccine. This delays taking the puppy out & about for socialisation at the crucial age of under twelve weeks.
We do have Lepto 4 vaccines at the surgery and we will be happy to vaccinate your dog with Lepto 4 if you request it.
We keep up to date with any new evidence as it appears and will adapt our vaccine protocols in the future if it becomes necessary.
Please speak to one of our veterinary surgeons if you would like more information or advice.
Pet Remedy is now available at Stamford Veterinary Centre
Pet Remedy works alongside the brain's natural 'messengers' called neurotransmitters. In times of stress these nerves become over stimulated, which leads to symptoms of fear and anxiety. The special blend of essential oils in Pet Remedy help to relax these nerve pathways, helping to calm our anxious pets and allows them to become more attentive & receptive.
Diffusers are £20.00 each and last up to 8 weeks. You can also buy refills for your diffuser that will last up to 16 weeks that also cost £20.00.
The sprays come in two sizes. The 200ml bottle is £16.20 & the mini,15ml bottle is £5.30.
Both products work instantly and can be used on dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents, horses & birds.