24 Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield S7 2QN
Telephone: 0114 2363391

Services available during Covid-19 restrictions UPDATED 05.01.21

During the 2021 national lockdown we will be following guidance from BVA (British Veterinary Association) and RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) to offer our services through either social distanced consulting or telemedicine with non urgent services currently delayed until restrictions are lifted. 

Suspended / Delayed services

  • Non-essential consults, such as routine nail clips, routine anal gland expression,  weight clinics, puppy parties, mid year routine healthy pet health checks
  • Routine home visits

Telemedicine consultation in first instance if deemed appropriate

  • Neutering- assess domestic situation relating to population control/socialisation need and consider chemical options if appropriate.
  • Mild trauma
  • Skin issues, including flea allergic dermatitis 
  • Post-op checks (If vet deems appropriate)
  • Repeat medication checks, if stable
  • Vomiting/diarrhoea in a well animal
  • Excessive urination or thirst
  • Lumps
  • Wounds
  • Non-acute lameness
  • Anorexia
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Non-specific lethargy

Social distanced consultation can be offered if deemed appropriate by the veterinary surgeon

  • Any of the above deemed necessary following remote triage or consultation
  • All pet vaccination courses- please see our advice on vaccinations on whether your pet's vaccination could be delayed to avoid unnecessary travel during the 2021 lockdown.
  • Neutering rabbits
  • Dispensing flea and worming treatments (in line with RCVS and VMD guidance)
  • Microchipping (if animal is already in the practice for an essential service)
  • Anal glands/scooting if in extreme discomfort
  • Dental complaints if causing anorexia 
  • Eye complaints
  • Ear disease
  • Severe trauma, eg RTA
  • Seizures
  • Jaundice
  • Pallor
  • Significant weakness or collapse
  • Cough >one-week duration
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dystocia
  • Acute severe lameness
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Significant bleeding
  • Retching
  • Toxin ingestion (if phone/video triaged as significant. Please note you may be advised to contact the Animal Poison Line in advance)
  • Struggling to urinate or defecate
  • GI signs (vomiting and/or diarrhoea) with significant mental depression
  • Ongoing treatment and monitoring of Addison’s patients
  • Monitoring of unstable diabetics
  • Flystrike
  • Ileus (small mammals)
  • Euthanasia  

Posted 4th January 2021