Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month

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We’re celebrating our wonderful nurses; want to join in? Throughout May, we will be raising awareness of the resilience and myriad of jobs our veterinary nurses have within our practice team and the wider veterinary industry. Below you’ll learn what Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month is, the roles our exceptional nurses play on a day-to-day basis …

The role of a patient care assistant (PCA) in Basildon

The role of a patient care assistant in Basildon is so important working alongside and supporting the whole practice team to achieve the highest standards of patient care. Under the direction and supervision of a veterinary surgeon or registered veterinary nurse (RVN) they will assist with monitoring of inpatients, infection control and handling animals safely …

Importance of pet insurance

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We believe that pet insurance is an important part of responsible pet ownership in Basildon. Owning a pet is hugely rewarding, but it can also be expensive if they are to suffer an illness or injury. Having a good pet insurance policy allows you to concentrate on what’s best for your pet while knowing help …

Help us to keep antibiotics working in Basildon…

Antibiotics

What is antibiotic resistance? Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria develops mechanisms to reduce the effects of the antibiotic. These mechanisms evolve through mutation and adaptation. Mutations can be good or bad for bacteria. In some cases, the mutation kills the bacteria and it may provide the bacteria with a survival advantage. The survival advantage may …

Christmas Hazards

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We wish you and your pets a very happy festive period in Basildon. With lots to think about it can be easy to forget the risks that are associated with Christmas Hazards and our pets. Most of the risks are present all year round, however, we do see an increase in pets eating hazards materials …

Changes for Cherrydown out of hours and bank holiday coverage from 6 September 2021

During our opening times of 8.00 am – 8.00 pm Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Saturday and 9.00 am to 11.00 am Sunday, our team at Cherrydown Vets is here to look after your pet.  Our team of dedicated veterinary surgeons, registered veterinary nurses, student veterinary nurses and patient care assistants ensure that your …

Basildon Vets list top 10 hazards to watch out for this summertime to protect your pets

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Summer brings longer days, warmer climates, new adventures and outdoor socialising, which with pets in tow, can be made even more enjoyable! However, when the temperatures rise, the dangers to our pets increase too. Cherrydown Vets in Wickford advise that to keep pets safe, you should be aware of potential hazards, as well as some top tips to …