We have a fantastic team of small animal vets in Devon who offer consultations and surgeries at our practices in Witheridge and Winkleigh. We are fully equipped with modern surgical, anaesthetic, radiography, laboratory and hospitalisation facilities to deal with all aspects of modern veterinary practice.
All types of small animals are welcome at our practices in Witheridge and Winkleigh. Whether you have dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, rabbits, mice, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, chinchillas or exotic pets, our team provide professional and caring services to keep your pets fit and healthy. Our services include but are not limited to the following:
If you have a poorly pet, then call us to arrange an emergency appointment. All serious issues are prioritised, and we always have staff ready and waiting to receive urgent cases. When calling, please ensure you specify any symptoms so that we can speed up the diagnosis process when your pet arrives at the practice.
We also offer out of hours care for small animals. When you call us out of normal working hours, you will be put through to our out of hours service provider who will take the details of the problem, offer advice and arrange for your pet to be seen if the problem needs immediate attention.
It is very important to worm your dog, puppy, cat or kitten on a regular basis. This is because they can often carry worms which can infect other dogs, cats and humans, and are a particular threat to children.
Our vets can advise you on the most suited treatments for your pets. We recommend the following worming programmes for puppies, kittens, dogs and cats:
Kittens can be wormed from 2 weeks of age. We recommend that kittens are wormed monthly until 6 months of age. At this time the worming requirement for each individual should be re-assessed and adjusted accordingly. Speak to one of the vets to find out which worming protocol best suits your kitten.
Puppies can be wormed from 2 weeks of age. We recommend that puppies are wormed monthly until 6 months of age. At this time the worming requirement for each individual should be re-assessed and adjusted accordingly. Speak to one of the vets to find out which worming protocol best suits your puppy.
Cats should be wormed 4 times a year as a minimum but if they are a hunter, we recommend monthly worming with a product that covers tapeworm.
Dogs should be wormed 4 times a year as a minimum but may need to be wormed monthly if deemed to be at risk of getting lungworm.
Worming is recommended daily from day 40 of pregnancy to prevent infection of the foetus, until day 2 post-whelping/kittening.
When visiting the practice, you must ensure that your pet travels in a suitable container that is secure.
If you need to arrange an appointment with our small animal vets in Devon, then please call your nearest branch. We are also happy to provide advice over the telephone if you are concerned about your animal’s health.