Hawkedon Surgery 01284 789 428
Homefield Road Surgery 01440 712 021

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Small Animal Services

Check out our comprehensive range of small animal services

We provide a complete medical and surgical service for pets and farm animals 24 hours a day 365 days a year by our own vets and nurses and we think this is important. Our equine clinic similarly provides services for horses 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

At our Homefield Road Veterinary Surgery, we provide a complete medical and surgical service for pets and farm animals and an emergency service open 24hrs a day 365 days a year. There is always one of our own vets available to help your pet in an emergency whenever that may unfortunately occur.

Our telephones are always manned by our own staff - even out of hours - to give you immediate advice when you may need it most.

Our veterinary team will provide the care and experience you would expect for your pet and we will always welcome you whatever the time of day or night.

The practice provides all the veterinary services you would expect for your pet as well as selling pet food and sundries from our spacious reception area.

Out of Hours

We do not contract our out of hours service to anyone else – you come to your own familiar practice and are seen by our own staff.

You can be reassured that there is always one of our own vets and a nurse available to help your pet in an emergency whenever that unfortunate event may occur and our phones are answered by our own vets and nurses to give you immediate advice when you will need it most.

  • Microchipping - We recommend microchipping for every pet and it is a requirement for those pets that are travelling abroad to Europe on holidays.

  • Pet Passports, Rabies Vaccinations and Export Certification - Our vets are trained local veterinary inspectors and we can provide all the advice and services you require to export your animals.

  • Hip and Elbow X-Rays for Scoring - We advise that for those breeds where hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia occur that both parents are screened prior to breeding.

  • Blood & Urine Tests - Our lab is on site and so we can have same day results for many tests. Emergencies requiring tests can be dealt with rapidly, giving us fast accurate results to help with our treatments.

  • Boarding for Patients with Special Medical Needs - Should your pet have an ongoing veterinary problem that you feel requires more specialized attention than a boarding kennels then we can provide a limited boarding service.

  • House Visits
  • Routine and Emergency Surgery
  • Breeding Services
  • Pet Healthcare Plans
  • Pet Grooming Services
  • Puppy Parties
  • Professional Dog Trainer

House Visits

We are very happy to come to your house to examine your pet but would like you to know that we cannot carry all the possible equipment or drugs needed for every case and very often we know that your pet may need hospital treatment from the descriptions that you give. Routine appointments and emergency treatments are therefore better performed at the surgery.

We understand that you may wish to have your pet put down at home and when that time comes we are happy to send a vet and a nurse to allow your pet's last moments to be in a comfortable and familiar environment.

Routine and Emergency Surgery

We have a dedicated operating theatre and our nurses and vets are trained and continually updating their knowledge in anaesthesia and surgery from the routine to complex fracture repairs.

For larger or more complex surgeries we have a surgical suite in our Homefield Road Clinic in Haverhill. Some emergency surgery may be directed to our Haverhill practice.

The most common routine procedures we do are neutering (spays and castrations).

Please phone for advice regarding neutering of all species.

Breeding Services

  • Hip and elbow radiography
  • Ultrasound scans for pregnancy
  • Timing of mating tests
  • Assisted breeding – AI
  • Semen analysis
  • Semen collection and transportation, including freezing

Pet Healthcare Plans

We always hope that we can say that our clients have the healthiest pets in Suffolk! To try and achieve this our practice provides healthcare plans, not only to keep your pets in top health but also your purses too, by spreading the cost of routine healthcare throughout the year at a discounted rate. As members of the scheme we also give you a 10% discount on all of our services for your pet should the need arise. Payments are taken by direct debit monthly and this spreads the cost of vaccination, worming and flea control over twelve months. Nail clips, microchips and two health checks a year are included in the scheme. Please contact us for further details.

Pet Grooming Services

We have a professional groomer, Lisa Eglington available at the practice to tidy up all those long-haired pets and make them look and smell fantastic. Lisa also has a grooming parlour in Brockley, close to our Hawkedon branch. Bookings can be made by phoning the practice or Lisa directly: 01284 830309 or 0790 4198211

Puppy Parties

Socialisation is an important part of a puppy’s development. One of our nurses, has puppy parties every other Thursday afternoon and our reception area is filled with puppies. Not only are they a great deal of fun but they your puppy with a chance to see and socialise and, most importantly, play with other puppies. Our nurses and vets are happy to answer any of your questions at the time. 

Professional Dog Trainer

Adrian Hornsby, a professional dog trainer comes to our Hawkedon surgery once a month to help you and your dog progress with training. He will assess you and your dog and give advice for any problems you have. He also will provide bespoke one to one training and takes dogs in at his kennels for the purposes of training. We hope to start training sessions in Haverhill in the near future. Bookings can be made through the practice.