Welcome to our new blog, where we will share with you, all our latest news and goings on at Vale Vets 24 Hour Animal Hospital, Dursley
Please be aware our phone system is being upgraded over the next couple of days. There should not be any disruption to our telephone lines but if you experience difficulties in contacting us by phone please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for understanding
Monty has looked at the forecast and decided against any outdoor activity today. Does your cat prefer to stay in when it’s raining?
Saturday 8th September. We are the small animal vets on duty at Frampton Country Fair again this year. It's a great community event and has been running since 1986. There will be over 400 trade stands, three display rings and a traditional fun-fair. Come and say hello we have a stand too.
Have you entered your #PHChero into the competition yet?
Due to our ongoing car park extension can we ask that you please bear with us today as we will have restricted car park spaces. We are hoping that the car park will be completed by the end of this week giving us nearly double the amount of space. Thank you for your continued patience and support
Work has commenced on the car park extension and should be completed within the next 2 weeks. We are making every effort to keep distruption to a minimum. Thank you for your patience.
Saturday 4th May 9am-12:30pm for appointments. Sunday 5th May Emergencies only. Monday 6th May Emergencies only
At Vale Vets we know how hard our staff work to look after your pets- so we make sure we look after them too! This is our positivity board. We use it to say thank you to individuals for the big and little things that they have done.
Please continue to share this post far and wide, we haven't had anyone come forward yet and would really like to speak to this old lady's owner. Found in Oak Drive, Dursley earlier this week.
...to our amazing team here at Vale Vets!
our Practice Manager on completing Manchester Marathon in 5 hours and 58 seconds. All part of her 40@40 challenge. 30 down 10 to go.
This petite lady is Tianna, she came in for her post spay check yesterday and was keen to explore.
We are very lucky that we often have chocolates and biscuits from our lovely clients. We also make sure there are healthy snacks available. On a Monday we fill a fruit bowl in the staff room and we always have fruit tea and de-caff coffee for when we don’t need that caffeine fix!
It looks set to be a beautiful weekend. Enjoy the spring sun, the daffodils are out and looking lovely but please remember they are poisonous to cats and dogs.Read Full Story
A great way to budget for preventative health care for your Pets. Pet Health Club is worth a look. www.thepethealthclub.co.uk
Happy Valentine's Day, Julie one of our receptionists loves dogs, look at her beautiful canine family. How much do you love your pets?
Why not take a look at the pet health club and see how you can budget for preventative health care and save money.
We have changed our Saturday opening hours to 9-12:30. All other opening hours remain the same. Monday-Friday 8:30am-7:00pm Saturday 9-12:30 12:30 onwards emergencies only Sunday emergencies only
Please be aware of the dangers of anti-freeze to your cats. Even the smallest amount ingested can cause kidney failure and death. If you top the anti-freeze up in your car and spill some, please, please clear it up carefully.
Wow! The pups at tonight's Puppy Party were super cute and all so bright and ready to learn! Here we have Georgie, Rocco, Diego and Bonnie.
Keep those small furries warm in the frosty weather.
Not sure if your pets are eating the correct portion sizes? If any of your pets are looking a bit rounder than they did then it could be a good idea to attend a weight clinic with them.
This tabby female was found in Festival Road Stonehouse on Saturday 29th December. She isn’t chipped - is she yours? Please share particularly in Stonehouse area. Thank you
Look at the gorgeous Kobi waiting for his Christmas dinner, we had a lovely message thanking us for looking after Kobi this year.
Boxer dogs for Boxing Day, this gorgeous Boxer pup belong to Vale Vets receptionist Becci.
Time for this one to spend some time in a kennel where he cant get up to mischief.
The elf gave in to temptation, we found him nose first in the chocolates this morning.
There still time to pop in and pick up some last minute pet gifts. The elf isn’t for sale though.
Nature's Range food is buy one get one free - the elf wants everyone to know
more staff cats - this picture is nothing short of a Christmas Miracle! Vet Alison’s cats spending time on the same sofa. Cheryl recently donated blood to a patient at Vale Vets.
We caught the elf this morning stealing cat treats...
Patient discharged but he seems keen to stay! Perhaps he's discovered the cat treats
We know he's cute but we're pretty sure he isn't authorised personnel...
...a bit late but he's been super helpful this morning on reception!
Staff Pets Ruby and Roscoe are receptionist Annabelle's liver coloured Field Spaniels - only 47 Field Spaniel puppies were registered in the UK last year.
Eliza and Ella are First Opinion Manager Hayley's Blue Roan Cocker Spaniels. Aren't they gorgeous!
We couldn't resist sharing this festive snap of Narla, one of our nurses cats
Ferret Friday, more staff pets, look at these lovely ferrets. Nurse Hannah's boys Barney and Brian are just over 6 months now.
Humans might not love them - but our pets do! Have you got a favourite place to go for a walk when it's raining? Share your pictures on Vale Vets Facebook...
So it's December tomorrow, these three look like they've gone into hibernation.
Is your pet looking a bit rounder than they should? Why not attend a nurse clinic on weight management. Call 01453 542092 to book in.
In addition to her day job, Kat our Deputy Head Nurse has been hand rearing these kittens. There are 3 but the middle one didn't fancy getting up for a photo call. Aren't they cute. Thank you Kat!
Today is World Diabetes Day and November is Pet Diabetes Month. Vale Vets Dursley offer diabetes clinics, these clinics are open to all diabetic patients and we can advise on injecting insulin, diet, and exercise, as well as general care and problems to look out for. Please contact reception to book a clinic 01453 542092.
Vale Vets 24-hour Animal Hospital are holding a FREE Festive pet first aid training evening where you will receive pet first aid training from our experienced veterinarians...Read Full Story
Does your pet have diabetes? Why not attend a nurse clinic with Dan. These clinics are open to all diabetic patients and Dan can advise on injecting insulin, diet, and exercise, as well as general care and problems to look out for. Please contact reception to book a clinic 01453 542092.
Walk your dog before it gets dark, before the noises start. Always keep them on a lead, so they cannot sun off.
Stay home. Firework noises are scary and unfamiliar, don’t leave your pet alone with them.
If your pet seems unsettled, use their favourite toy or game to distract them.
...these chaps are our Night Nurses. Should your pet require an overnight stay either Rhys or Andy will be here all night to look after them. 365 days a year we provide out of hours emergency care.
Provide your pet with somewhere to hide!
We’ve just had another cat in, this is also female we suspect around 1-2years old. She’s friendly and hungry and has been hanging around a garden in Cambridge. She is not microchipped. Is she yours? Proof of ownership will be required.
Is anyone missing this pretty little white and ginger girl? She was brought in as a stray yesterday after being found on Cam Peak and is not chipped. Proof of ownership will be required.
He was a weekend emergency patient a couple of weeks back and has bounced back from his surgery. Here he is enjoying a walk with one of his smaller canine friends.
On this wet and windy Monday morning here are some pictures of the very handsome Jim. He came in for his 1st vaccinations with Alison last week and was a little bundle of cuddliness.
This gorgeous boy is one of our superstar blood donors, thank you Charlie!
This is Evie, she decided that the balloons that came through the letterbox looked super tasty so she ate them. After a trip to us to induced vomiting she is back to her usual bouncy self and her owners have installed a cage on the letterbox
It’s #WorldSmileDay …and just for fun why not post a piccie of your pet's winning smile below and spread the joy! #WorldSmileDay is celebrated on the first Friday in October every year.
Please be careful of the spiky outer layer… these shells can be very painful for your dog to walk on and can damage your dog’s pads.
Recently we had two cases of GDV (Gastric Dilation and Volvulus) or more commonly referred to as gastric torsion or bloat. This is an uncommon condition so we were extremely surprised to see these two handsome boys both brought in on the same evening.Read Full Story
Our Wellness team at Vale Vets Dursley like to organise staff meets at Park Runs. This weekend one of our nurses Sophie celebrated her 50th Park Run...Read Full Story
Alison the Vet recently took this picture through a microscope, what is it and what animal was it living on?
We think Rhinos are truly magnificent. May we always protect these gentle giants. FACT: In the last 40 years, the world has lost 95% of its rhinos. (Foreign & Commonwealth Office)
Dogs become infected with (Angiostrongylus vasorum) through eating slugs and snails which may be carrying the larvae of the parasite.Read Full Story
In case you missed... this is fantastic news! Cruel electronic training collars which are used for dogs and cats are to be banned under new legislation, the Government announced 27 August 2018
What a great day at Frampton Fayre! Thanks to everyone who came to say hello. Here we have Enola and Oliver dressed as vets!
Gazebo erection at Frampton Court Estate ready for Frampton Country Show. We are vets on duty and you can visit our stand D411. Hope to see you on Sunday.
We are vets on duty and you can visit our stand D411. Hope to see you on Sunday.
Lovely litter mates Basil and Oscar, and gorgeous girl Poppy at tonight's Puppy Party at Vale Vets, Dursley.
Nature is beautiful, Happy National Wildlife Day! What wildlife have you seen lately?
Thanks for coming to the party tonight - pups Ella, Monty and Daisy! We're sorry you had to go home and rest, Luna.
Wow! Tonight's puppies were bright and ready to learn! Here are Digby, Digger and Buddy at our Puppy Party.
Emma - small fluffy pale tortoiseshell very friendly female cat with a white bib, missing from Synwell (West View) 21/7/18, adored family pet (chipped & neutered).Read Full Story
Gorgeous pups Lola, Prince and Daisy at tonight's Puppy Party.
Are your pets protected? Lungworm is spread to dogs when they eat snails and slugs, but also by eating the grass they have been on! Make sure your dog is protected against this sneaky parasite.Read Full Story
This female cat was found in Kingshill Road, Dursley yesterday. This lovely girl is not microchipped and is presumed to be a stray. If you have lost a cat of this description please contact the practice directly. We will require some proof that she is your cat
Vale Vets have a blood donor register for CATS & DOGS to promote awareness of pet blood donation and we NEED to recruit prospective new blood donors NOW!Read Full Story
Adding a frozen bottle of water to your rabbit’s cage is a great way to cool the air down for your bunny. Just use a normal plastic bottle with water and place in the freezer until ready.
Heat stroke is not the only danger in this hot weather - water intoxication is dangerous and can be quickly fatal! If your dog is showing any of these clinical signs, please call us immediately 01453 542092Read Full Story
It's a Heatwave! Please make sure to put out plenty of water for the birds in your garden so they can keep cool and have enough to drink! Birds need fresh, clean water for drinking and bathing.
Here's wishing ALL Fathers and soon-to-be-fathers a very Happy Fathers Day. Hope you all have a great day...
We were wondering if you have that FRIDAY FEELING yet?!? …oh and an excuse to share a piccie of these adorable puppies!
...the gorgeous Purdey, Casper and Murray. Such bright pups!
'As May is Vet Nurse Awareness month, we thought we'd share an 'off duty' nurse photo with you. Our nurses work extremely hard every single day of the year, here they are off duty enjoying a meal out together. Fantastic team enjoying a well earned treat'
Three very different pups at tonight's Puppy Party - the gorgeous baby of the group Milo, super confident, super sniffer Minnie and bright spark Shiloh.
Wow! Ralph, Reggie and Bailey at tonight's Puppy Party! All gorgeous!
What will it be… A relaxing day in the garden with your loved ones or ADVENTURE? Whatever it’s to be – Have a FABULOUS time!!!
Please join us in wishing our very own Registered Veterinary Nurse Sophie Sparks the very best wishes for Sunday 22nd as she runs the London Marathon to raise money for Charity Prostate Cancer Research Centre...Read Full Story
Spread the word - it's time to scoop that poop! Did you know that diseases spread from dog faeces to sheep can be fatal? It's vital to keep your dog's worming up to date and to always remember to scoop that poop.
Ernie was brought straight from a walk to Vale Vets, as he was suddenly very uncomfortable and retching repeatedly without bringing anything up...Read Full Story
‘Woof’, ‘meowww’, ‘sssst’, ‘rawk’ or ‘squeak, oink!' Join us with a BIG THANK YOU to all the Pets that make our lives that little bit more fun and fulfilling! HAPPY #NationalPetDay !!!
Spring is finally springing! Please watch out for the beautiful but toxic flowers. Easter Lilies, Tulips, Foxglove, Hyaciths and Daffodils! If your pets happen to ingest any of these toxic plants - poisonous ornamentals, please give us a call immediately 01453 542092
Meet the gorgeous pups from tonight's Puppy Party. Here we have Nuala, Phoebe and Milo.
THE clocks go forward tonight which unfortunately means we are all going to lose an hour's sleep, but we will gain an EXTRA HOUR of DAYLIGHT in the evening…
A HUGE THANK YOU!!! to all our wonderful clients who attended our pet first aid training evening on Tuesday 20th We served tea and cake during the evening and raised over £90.00 for Prostate Cancer!Read Full Story
First day of spring - Woo-hoo!!!
We are closed today! (Monday 19th) Work has started this morning on our Practice Management computer system upgrade Yippeeee!! This upgrade is integral to the running and progression of our business. We will of course still be fully staffed and available for any emergencies. Big thank you to all of our amazing clients for your patience throughout this upgrade!
Apparently "The Beast from the East" is not done with us quite yet, so please don't forget our feathered friends if it gets freezy again this weekend!Read Full Story
No Smoking Day! Animals also face health risks when exposed to the toxins in second-hand smoke, from respiratory problems, allergies and even nasal and lung cancer...Read Full Story
'Today Len gave blood for the first time, Len belongs to one of our wonderful nurses Kat and she very kindly allowed Len to donate his blood to help another poorly cat...Read Full Story
Due to inclement weather forecasted to impact our region today and Friday, we encourage anyone heading to Vale Vet Animal Hospital to allow extra time for travel due to adverse weather conditions. Please plan your journey and check the latest weather and travel advice. If you aren't able to make it to the practice please do call us and we will happily re-arrange your appointment. Please be careful!!!
'Today was cute puppy day, these two very cute 6 week old chihuahua pups came for a visit. A check up with our consult nurse and many many cuddles with the rest of the practice. Here they are with Amy one of our student nurses and Zoe one of our Hospital assistants.'
Happy Valentine's Day, from all of us at Vale Vets!
Have you any muddy photo captures of your furry friends enjoying getting mucky that you’d like to share… We’d love to see them!
We all know hedgehogs are covered in spines but what you may not have known is that these spines are actually hollow hairs stiffened by keratin.
Did you know... Although their eyesight is poor, they have good hearing and a well-developed sense of smell. Hedgehogs are good runners, proficient climbers and can even swim.
Book a FREE dental clinic in February and receive a complimentary dental pack during your appointment… Call Us Today 01453 542092
We had five gorgeous pups at tonight's Puppy Party. Meet Amber, Jazz, Holly, Barney and Lucky.
We have the best clients. Massive thanks go to Mrs Powell for this amazing pavlova, it kept our fantastic team going through a busy Friday afternoon
Our first Puppy Party of 2018 at Vale Vets, Dursley! Meet Penelope, Beau, Zeus and Teddy!
It's National Bird Day - we salute our feathered friends! Birds have a special place in our hearts here at Vale Vets, their beauty, their songs, their flight, so it’s time to celebrate them on National Bird Day this January 5th!
From all of us at Vale Vets; Thank you for all your support throughout 2017. We hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and we wish you a very Happy New Year!!! – Here’s to a purrfect 2018!
Remember, remember fireworks aren’t just in November!!! New Year’s Eve celebrations can be extremely frightening for our pets. However, there are a few things you can do to prepare and be aware of in order to keep our pets safe this New Year’s Eve.Read Full Story
Small dog breeds, shorthaired and thinner dogs are especially susceptible to the cold weather. Be sure to dry your dog after being outside in the cold or damp and allow a warm, draught free resting place for your pet. This is especially important for any pets that suffer from arthritis
Good morning! Happy First Day of December to everyone! …and Hello December - You’re the last one so be the BEST one!!!!
Wow! Such bright pups at tonight's Puppy Party and both already engrossed in their early training. Meet Kali and Poppy. (We missed Ted and other Poppy.)
Camouflaged puppies tonight! Here we have Toby, Dallas, Barbara and Ringo!
Gorgeous girls Sapphire, Mabel and Pearl at tonight's Puppy Party.
Have you visited us recently and noticed our ‘How to prepare for the Firework season? In our waiting room…
We have a Stray Regent Parakeet currently residing at the practice. Unknown sex, no chip, found in the Woodfields area. Please contact us if you are missing this little fella, in the meantime he will be well cared for by our wonderful team here at Vale.
Sending lots of purrs to all floofy friends - wishing everyone a Happy BlackCatDay If you have a cat, especially a black one, today is the day to make it feel extra special!
Happy National Pumpkin Day! In just a few days the sky will grow dark, street lights will glow, pumpkins will be lit and creepy crawlies, ghouls, goblins and Trick or Treaters’ will make their way step by step up your garden path… Halloween can be a fabulous and 'spooky fun time' for children and families. But for pets? Please spare a thought and consider…
Don't forget the 2018 Petplan Veterinary Awards are now open! These awards celebrate the hard work and dedication of veterinary staff recognising those who inspire their clients and colleagues with their commitment and passion!
Tonight's beautiful puppies at Puppy Party were Esme, Delilah, Bobby, Skye and Ness
We are delighted to announce that Vale Vets Dursley now stock Pet Munchies 100% Here’s Max the Spocker, who took a bag or two or three home to enjoy!
'Here is Elsa she is a 3 month old Cocker Spaniel, she came in for a puppy check and to have her dew claws trimmed. Our Nurse clinics are available everyday of the week and are designed to help owners with a variety of conditions including puppy progression, advice on neutering and weight clinics.'
…please join us by giving Darcy a very warm welcome to Vale Vets. She was such a brave little kitten while having her first vaccination with us – we very much look forward to watching her grow over the coming months!
Found at Pitman Place. Neutered and not microchipped. Please contact the practice on 01453 542092 if you think he's yours.
Due to illness, only two pups at the Puppy Party tonight. How gorgeous and Zuki and Elsa?
Cooper, Shadow and Dill - all gorgeous - at last night's Puppy Party.
Rik has had a busy week being a VIP, he is ready to put away his spectacles ready for the weekend!
What a lovely Puppy Party last night! Meet Alby, Fleur and Kobi.
We always like to welcome new puppies to the Practice through our Puppy Parties. Tonight we reached 70 puppies who have attended since January! Here we have Ruby, Milo, Maisie and Max. All gorgeous and ready to learn!
Here at vale we are offering a free fitting with Hannah C, Anne, Natalie or Rachel. These are our nurses who have completed training with Dog Games, the makers of the perfect fit harness. Call our reception team during our opening times (8.30am - 7pm Monday to Friday) to book your appointment. These can take 30-45 minutes. Here are a couple of photos of dogs we have fitted.
Another little lady who is missing her owners! She was found in Tetbury staggering after possible seizures, is doing well at the hospital but we would like to find her owners
Has anyone been missing this little chap? He's been hanging around first avenue in Dursley for a couple of weeks, please contact reception if she is yours on 01453 542092
All such clever young pups at tonight's Puppy Party. Here we have Basil the Standard Poodle, Hugo the Cockerpoo, Arthur the Labradoodle and Obi the Sprocker.
Thank you to Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue for taking little 'Rice' for us when she was brought in after being separated from her mum. She stole all our hearts! There is an open day at Wild Hogs being held on 5th Aug if you would like to attend to support this great charity.
Three gorgeous young pups came to last night's Puppy Party. Cairn Terrier brothers Bertie and Boris and Nellie the Black Lab. We had a lovely time!
Thanks to the families and puppies who braved the heat to come to Puppy Party tonight! The lovely lurcher Inka, Cocker Spaniel Luna and SBT Roxy.
...were a pure joy! Meet Harry the Dalmatian, Jake the Black Lab, Martha the French Bulldog and Rosy the Tibetan Spaniel. All gorgeous!
They were a lively lot at tonight's Puppy Party! Here are Milly, Marley, Ralph, Bently and Jessie.
All boys at tonight's Puppy Party! Here we have Barclay, Nibley, Milo and Chappie.
Meet the four pups from Thursday's Puppy Party - Barley the Welsh Springer, Lexi the Husky x White GSD, Isla the Cocker Spaniel and Lilly the Shih Tzu!
Opening hours are as follows: Good Friday: emergencies and inpatients | Saturday 15th open as usual 9am-4pm | Easter Sunday; emergencies and inpatients | Easter Monday: emergencies and inpatients | Please call our usual number if you need us over the holiday, have a lovely Easter and remember to keep those chocolate eggs to yourselves!
We still have this lovely lady in our care - her owner is yet to come forward. If her owner is not found by Monday, we may have to re-home her with a new family. Someone must be missing her, she is such a lovely little cat. Please call reception on 01453 542092 if you have any information.
Does anyone recognise this little lady? She was found on Henlow Drive in Dursley yesterday, wearing a yellow star collar with white bell. Please contact reception if you think she is yours 01453 542092.
Pink collar, no microchip. Found in Cam - Everlands area. If she is yours, please contact Vale Vets reception on 01453 542092 so we can reunite you!
Introducing Hank, Millie and Neville from tonight's Puppy Party. All gorgeous!
Three gorgeous pups at this week's Puppy Party - Buster, Martha and Rolo! Lovely to meet you all!
FOUND: Budgie, green and yellow. Found in the The Slade area of Dursley. If it belongs to you, please contact Vale Vets reception on 01453 542092 so we can reunite you both!
Last week's Puppy Party. Labradoodle Fudge, tiny Chihuahua cross Lottie and Golden Retriever Max.
We are looking for a dynamic RVN to join our friendly and supportive team of Vets and Nurses for maternity cover, starting June 2017. For further details please contact Carly by telephone (01453 542092) or by email at email@example.com
We have so many Winter puppies that we're holding a Puppy Party every week! Meet Marley, Peggy, Doug
Saffy, Jack and Archie at Vale Vets Puppy Party (every week!)
This is the absolutely gorgeous Flick who had life saving blood transfusions here at Vale with the wonderful Alison, supported by our fabulous team! She had 9 transfusions in total, some from the Pet Blood Bank (PBBuk) and some from our donor dogs, including the Practice Managers Labrador Doug. Isn't she amazing!
Charlie belongs to one of our lovely Vets Alison. She celebrated her 17th birthday on the weekend!
How cute are these three dogs dressed up for Christmas! We hope you all had a lovely festive break, has anyone else got a cute photo of their pet they'd like to share? Lilly, Bert and Ted made a great effort!
We are fortunate at Vale Vets to have an amazing team of committed, talented and enthusuastic staff.
We are an RCVS approved veterinary hospital with a team of friendly vets and qualified nurses who are available 24/7