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News from Quantock Vet Hospital

Congratulations brave Tilly the Labrador

Congratulations brave Tilly the Labrador

Tilly, a gorgeous eight year old black Labrador recently broke her back right leg very badly after most unfortunately catching it on the tow hitch of the vehicle and then falling backwards – ouch! After hearing a horrible snapping sound Tilly’s distressed owners, long...

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Our latest Brexit advice for taking your pet abroad

Our latest Brexit advice for taking your pet abroad

Well, as you all know, we are still confused about what is happening to our situation with regard to Europe. Under current advice from the government, the UK will still leave the European Union (EU), although we don't know when. The situation regarding travel to the...

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Congratulations Star the heroic Ragdoll cat

Congratulations Star the heroic Ragdoll cat

Star is a two year old Ragdoll cat, a neutered male that was brought in by his worried owner in June. Over the previous four days Star had not been eating and had also vomited badly - he was definitely not himself. On clinical examination Star seemed bright but his...

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An evening talk on tortoise hibernation

An evening talk on tortoise hibernation

Thank you to all the dedicated tortoise owners who came to listen to Louise Ash, BSc, BVETMED, MRCVS, our 'exotics' vet give a free, evening talk this month about hibernation and how to get it right.Two owners travelled all the way from Yeovil to hear her talk and it...

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Bridgwater Carnival 2019 road closures

Bridgwater Carnival 2019 road closures

As usual there'll be lots going on at the Bridgwater Carnival on Saturday 2nd November starting at 6pm! And in case it is going to affect you, and possibly your trip to see your vet, here is some information on the carnival route procession and local road...

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Congratulations George the tortoise

Congratulations George the tortoise

George – a mischievous six year old tortoise and much loved family pet had been missing for over half a year when he was suddenly found buried in long grass. George's owner explained "We believe that George had dug himself into the ground as we had thoroughly searched...

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Congratulations Carrie Chameleon!

Congratulations Carrie Chameleon!

Carrie, a sweet natured little, one year old chameleon was brought in to us by her worried owner. She was suffering from swollen, red eyes that wouldn’t open."Eye problems are quite common in chameleons in captivity" explained Louise, Carrie's vet. "In the wild they...

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Our latest Brexit update for taking your pet abroad

Our latest Brexit update for taking your pet abroad

We know many of you have concerns about taking a loved pet abroad to Europe at the moment, we appreciate it's a very confusing and worrying time.  The situation regarding travel to the EU for Pets is very uncertain at the moment.The Government has now reached an...

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Advance Warning – Nether Stowey Road Closure

Advance Warning – Nether Stowey Road Closure

Please note we have an advance warning from Wessex Water of a road closure in Nether Stowey between the 15th and 19th of April due to essential pipe works. The closure will affect Castle Street but there will be access to the Castle Street Car Park.We hope this causes...

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Here for you over Easter

Here for you over Easter

Please note our Easter and  May Bank Holiday opening hours:Good Friday 19th April:Closed (Emergencies only)Saturday 20th April: Open - normal opening hoursEaster Sunday 21st April:Closed (Emergencies only)Monday 22nd April:Closed (Emergencies only)May Bank...

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A Brexit update for taking your pet abroad

A Brexit update for taking your pet abroad

If you're thinking of taking a loved pet abroad to Europe at the moment, we appreciate it's a very worrying time.  The situation regarding travel to the EU for Pets is very uncertain at the moment.The latest guidance from APHA issued on 14th March is that all pets...

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