We aim to provide a compassionate and caring service for all small animals, and we like to keep case continuity - so that one vet deals with any one problem. This enables a good relationship to develop between the vet, client and pet, and also ensures case progress can be accurately monitored.
We take great pride in ensuring that your pet receives the highest level of care from all of our staff.
Consultations are by appointment only and a wide range of times are available throughout the week for your convenience. We offer 'same day' appointments for poorly patients.
When booking appointments please make sure you tell the receptionist which vet you would like to see and they will do their best to accommodate you and your pets needs. Our aim is to try and make sure you see the same vet every time you visit.
The length of your consultation will range from 10-30 minutes depending on the nature of the appointment. This allows the veterinary surgeon enough time to discuss your pets health and devise a treatment plan, giving you a better understanding their condition.
Our opening hours are:
Urgent cases are always seen as a priority but we would be most grateful if you could call prior to your arrival, allowing us to prepare.
We are always at the end of the phone if you need us. We can offer general health care advice or advice on products or services available at the practice. We also have a large network of contacts offering other pet related services, such as:
We are happy to provide house calls if they become necessary during normal surgery hours although we are usually able to treat your pet more effectively at the practice itself.
We ask that you give the practice plenty of notice if a home visit is required as they do involve a veterinary surgeon and a veterinary nurse leaving the practice and their responsibilities.
In the event of an emergency simply call the practice on 01780 763180 where you will hear an answer phone message providing you with the duty vet’s contact details.
Calling the vet back to the practice out of normal surgery hours may involve additional fees.
Some patients require repeated supplies of medication in order to maintain their wellbeing.
It helps us if you are able to order your prescriptions a day or so in advance of collecting them from the surgery. We would normally dispense one month’s supply of medication at a time, provided we are happy that the patient is stable.
Please note that we will need to occasionally re-examine your pet to ensure the treatment supplied is suitable and is being given at the correct dose.
Repeat Prescriptions can be ordered on line (please click here for more information)
With our very own in-house haematology, electrolyte & biochemistry blood machine that allows our vets to diagnose and treat our patients as quickly and efficiently as possible.
We also have in-house urine analysis equipment that allows us to test for conditions such as early stages of renal disease, diabetes, urinary infections & liver disease.
Microchipping is a way of identifying your pet. It is similar to a vaccination injection but it inserts a chip about the size of a grain of rice in the scruff between the shoulder blades. The chip carries a number specific to your pet. This number is then registered along with your details onto a national database so that if your pet is found and scanned they will be able to contact you straight away.
We now use 'Mini Microchips' that are half the size of standard microchips and we register your details onto the national database instantly.
In April 2016, it became law that all dogs over the age of 8 weeks old must be microchipped and their details must be up to date on the national database.
Our Puppy Parties are free of charge and are held once a month at Empingham Audit Hall between6.30pm-7.30pm. The classes are run by Julia Durrant our practice dog trainer (who qualified from The Association of Dog Training) and two of our veterinary nurses that have a keen interest in puppy development.
The puppy parties are for young puppies who are not yet allowed to go out side and solialise with other dogs. At the party they get to meet puppies of a similar age and play in a safe,controlled environment.
It also gives you an opportunity to ask any questions or discuss any issues you maybe experiencing.
All puppies will go home with their very own certificate of attendance! Map of Empingham (Location of The Audit Hall)
Our Pet Health Care Plans are designed to help you spread the cost of your pets preventative care.
Each month you pay a small fee that covers the cost of your pets vaccines, worming and flea treatments.
To find out more about our Pet Healthcare Plans, please Click here.
We have two sterile operating suites the are fully equipped with:
Rafa Pardo (Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery) visits the pratice and performs complex orthopedic surgery on patients with bone fractures, cruciate ligament injuries to name but a few.
The recovery of these patients is then over seen by our veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurse, Jen Tansley who has a keen interest in animal physiotherapy.
Ultrasound is a method of looking at the internal 'soft tissue' organs of the body.
At Stamford Veterinary Centre we carry out the following on a daily basis:
Digital X-ray ables us to produce images of superior quality. This enables us to make a quicker and more accurate diagnosis.
Our flexible endoscope enables us to exam your pets digestive/respiratory tract without the need for complex surgery.
We are also able to take tissue samples from these areas, allowing us to make a more detailed diagnosis.
An ECG report allows us to determine the electrical activity of a patients heart. They help us to detect irregular heart beats (arrhythmias) and the size of the heart chambers.
Dental disease is one of the most common conditions we see at the practice and it is important to keep your pets oral health in tip top condition in order to prevent harmful bacteria spreading to their internal organs, such as the heart, liver and kidneys.
After we have cleaned your pets teeth, our team of veterinary nurses step in to show you how to care for them at home and prevent tartar from building up again.
If you have never brushed your pets teeth before, it is important to start very gradually and build up the process in order for it to be tolerated well. Our nurses have put together an easy 4 step guide on the best way to do this and will happily demonstrate and discuss this process with you.
At Stamford Veterinary Centre we have a team of fully qualified/registered theatre nurses to look after your pets while they are staying in our hospital. Our team of nurses work around the clock to ensure the needs of each patient are met and they are comfortable and cared for at all times.
Dogs, cats & small mammals are hospitalised in different wards at Stamford Veterinary Centre to reduce unwanted anxiety. Our patients can recover in a warm, clean environment and are monitored constantly by our team of vets & nurses.
We have Pet Remedy diffusers in operation helping to calm our patients and aid a smooth recovery.
For our more elderly/recumbent patients, we have self heating, orthopedic beds to keep them comfortable during their stay with us.
Our cat kennels have comfy, hind away houses so they feel safe and secure.
Our hospital wards also include:-
We have a wide range of pet accessories and pet diets in our waiting area. If you need any advice on what products to use, please don't hesitate to ask a memeber of our team.
Meet the team
- All our staff attend regular CPD courses in order to keep up to date with the continued progressions of veterinary medicine and give an advanced and comprehensive service to all