Ardene House offers complete healthcare for all types of companion animal, from routine vaccinations through to tailored diet and nutrition advice for your individual pet
We offer appointments throughout the day for all your pets’ needs. When you book a consultation with a vet or nurse you will get a full 15-minute consultation which means you have plenty of time to tell us all of your concerns. We also work hard to ensure you can see the same vet every time you visit us. Appointments can be made by telephone or at our reception desks.
We offer a full vaccination and booster service for all dogs, cats and rabbits. Our vets keep up to date with emerging diseases and make sure our recommended vaccines are the best available.
When you have animals, emergencies happen. Unfortunately, they are part of life. Ardene House Vet Practice is here to help you and your pet.
We know that emergencies (of any kind) are very stressful for both you, your family, and your pet. It is our goal to help you in any way that we can. Our staff is dedicated and well trained to handle emergencies of all types.
One thing we would ask you to do is please call ahead, 01224 740700, so that we are better prepared to take care of your pet when you come in.
We are dedicated to providing 24/7 care to your pets, 365 days a year. We will always see your pets as quickly as possible during our opening hours.
Outside our opening hours emergency cover is provided by the specialist Emergency Care providing Vets Now from our hospital premises at Kingswells where a vet and veterinary nurse specialising in emergency care are waiting to be of assistance throughout the night. Please call them for free emergency advice or to get an immediate emergency appointment; Monday to Thursday this services runs from 8:00pm to 8:00am, and Friday from 7:00pm to 8:00am Saturday. The weekend cover is from 4:00pm Saturday through to 8:00am Monday.
The majority of the advice we provide relates to preventative care and keeping your pet in tip-top condition. Having qualified and trainee Veterinary Nurses who between them have a wealth of knowledge and experience, allows us to run a number of clinics to help and support our clients with the care of their pets. Apart from helping your pet, a nurse-led consultation can also help you as a number of these clinics are free or charge or have a reduced fee compared to that of an appointment with a veterinary surgeon.
Nurse appointments can be made for some general check-ups, tick removal, clipping nails and administering medication; we also recommend them for routine wound checks and suture removal, dressing checks and changes, and post dental checks. Our nurses administer the 2nd and 3rd puppy vaccinations, give advice, as directed by vet, on flea and worm treatments, and provide a range of free advice consultations including organising regular puppy parties.
Health Promotion - Weight Clinics
Our registered veterinary nurses offer free weight clinics. Let us help you to maintain a healthy body weight for your pet, where we will assess your pet’s body score, condition and measurements before recommending an individually tailored programme of exercise and diet to get your pet back to peak condition.
Neutering your pet is one of the best things you can do for them. When you neuter your pets, you give them a better chance at a happy life! They often live longer because they are less likely to run away, get in fights, or get hit by cars. They are less likely to get certain types of cancers. Females are less likely to get pyometras and other deadly diseases. Males are less likely to spray and have other behavioural problems.
Here are Ardene House we would be pleased to help you neuter your pet. If you have any questions or would like more information on our neutering services, please contact us.
It is a legal requirement for all dogs in Scotland to be microchipped and registered with an approved database by the time they are 8 weeks old. There are no exemptions with regard to age. Failure to microchip your pet could result in up to £500 fine.
An “identichip” is a tiny microchip, about the size of a grain of rice, designed to be injected under an animal’s skin. Each chip carries a unique identification code which can be scanned using a small handheld device. Vets, dog wardens, rescue charities and other organisations dealing with lost pets are equipped with these scanners. At implantation by straightforward injection, the owner’s details and identichip code are registered for life at a central database. When a chip is scanned in a lost pet, the owner’s details can easily be found.
Under the regulations, if you do not get your dog microchipped and keep your details up to date, then you may be liable and to pay a fine of £500. Don’t forget to change your details if you move house. The microchipping regulations do not affect the requirement for collars and tags as part of the Control of Dogs Order 1992.
Although for now it is not a legal requirement for cats to be microchipped, we highly recommend that cats are microchipped too; it really is the best method to help you become reunited should they go missing.
You can order a repeat prescription by telephone. Please give us at least 24-hours’ notice to allow us to order any medication that we do not have in stock. We follow UK guidelines and all pets on repeat medication must be seen and checked by a Vet at least every 6 months. You will be charged a consultation fee for a medication review.
Written prescriptions, where appropriate, are available for a small charge should you decide to purchase your medication elsewhere.