News from Quantock Vet Hospital

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News from Quantock Vet Hospital

Alabama Rot News update

Alabama Rot News update

We are all deeply saddened by our first case at the Hospital of Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy, commonly known as Alabama Rot.  This diagnosis has been confirmed by tests performed, on submitted samples, at Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, who are...

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Look out for those Christmas Hazards!

Look out for those Christmas Hazards!

It's a busy time in most households over Christmas and our pets can come across many unusual, fascinating and tasty temptations!  But beware, many of the things we enjoy over the festive period can be potentially very dangerous to our animals.  Here are...

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Quantock Vets Christmas 2019 Opening Hours

Quantock Vets Christmas 2019 Opening Hours

      We wish all our clients (human and otherwise) a very Happy Christmas.  The next few weeks are likely to be somewhat busy with normal life disrupted but with regard to your pets, don't worry - we are here!  Our opening hours are shown below but we...

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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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