The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have declared a bird flu prevention zone across England; after there have been reported cases of bird flu in wild birds in Dorset and Warwickshire. This means that it is now a legal requirement for all bird keepers to follow strict biosecurity measures. For more information of the precautions that need to be taken – please follow the link:
After lots of hard work one of our lovely trainee nurse Gemma has passed her exams and gained her qualification in Veterinary Nursing.
Well done Gemma we are all so proud of your huge achievement!
Working as a veterinary nurse is hard work, but it’s also very rewarding. It is a stimulating and challenging job that requires lots of different skills.
Voluntary work is a great introduction to find out whether a career as a veterinary nurse is for you.
To train as a veterinary nurse you will need to undertake a diploma in veterinary nursing. This can be done on either a full or apprenticeship style alongside a job in a veterinary practice. It takes between 2 and 3 years to qualify.
To start training as a veterinary nurse you will need:
A minimum of 5 GCSE’s (including English, Maths and Science)
An animal nursing assistant or veterinary care assistant qualification
Some Universities offer a foundation or BSc honours degree in Veterinary Nursing
For more information about a career as a Veterinary Nurse please either Writtle college or the college of animal welfare.
At Elm House we offer a free 6 month nurse health check to all our geriatric patients approaching their golden years.
Our geriatric health check involves a 20 minute consult with a nurse where your pet will be thoroughly checked from head to tail. Advice on diet, joint supplements, dental disease and signs of decreased mental awareness will be provided. We also offer a geriatric blood screen (at an additional cost), to ensure your pet is also healthy on the inside!
If you would like to book an appointment, or for more information please contact the surgery.
Join Rachel and Sam for puppy socialisation in a fun and safe environment.
Our puppy parties are for puppies between 8-16 weeks of age (must be after first vaccination) and include socialisation, play and informative talks over a 3 week period.
Our puppy parties Are held on a Monday evening between 7:30pm-8:30pm in our waiting room and are £15 for the 3 week course.
If you would like to join us please reserve your place at reception to avoid disappointment.
Get your Voucher Now!
If you’re new to Elm House Veterinary Centre, you can look forward to receiving your pet’s first health check completely free of charge. All you have to do to claim your voucher is fill in your details below.
Should your companion ever require veterinary attention outside of practice hours, please contact our normal number 01245 352525 and you will be put through to Vets Now.