Ensure your pet has the best start in life at the practice that deals solely with small animals

Health Checks


In some cases, a baby animal can require as much attention as a baby human. However, you have nothing to worry about because at Elm House, we are here to help you every step of the way, starting with your pet’s first check-up.

You’re strongly recommended to bring your new pet to see us once a month until they are 6 months old. As well as allowing us to ensure they’re developing nicely with no potential problems, this will also familiarise your companion with our practice.

Please remember: the majority of health problems domestic animals are susceptible to don’t have any obvious symptoms. For that reason, your pet should be having a thorough health check once a year from the age of 6 months.


A vaccination is an injection given to your pet to prevent them from developing some nasty infectious diseases. It generally consists of two injections administered a couple of weeks apart, and thanks to our experienced team at Elm House, your companion will barely feel a thing.

Once your pet has received their initial vaccinations, they won’t require any further injections for a whole year. However, ‘booster’ vaccinations are required annually to ensure your pet’s immunity levels remain as high as possible.

The Kennel Cough vaccine isn’t considered a ‘core’ vaccine and therefore isn’t included in your dogs annual booster. The kennel cough vaccine  is a separate vaccine that can be given at the same time as the annual booster in the form of a nasal drop. There are many strains of the kennel cough infection, therefore it cannot guarantee protection- but at the very least can lessen symptoms.

Puppy Vaccinations:

Puppies should start their vaccination programme at 6-8 weeks of age. They can be vaccinated against:

  • Canine Distemper Virus
  • Infectious Canine Hepatitis
  • Canine Parvovirus
  • Parainfluenza
  • Leptospirosis
  • Kennel Cough

Kitten Vaccinations:

Kittens should have their first vaccination around 9 weeks of age. They should then have their second vaccination 3 weeks later. Kittens can be vaccinated against:

  • Infectious Enteritis
  • Cat Flu Viruses
  • Feline Leukaemia Virus

Baby rabbits (kits) should be vaccinated against Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD) from 5 weeks old. This can be administered in one single injection.

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    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.