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Latest News

Cat Vaccination Amnesty 26th October 2017

Has your cat’s booster vaccination slipped your mind? Orchard Vets is launching a vaccine amnesty for cats during November and December to help protect them from potentially fatal diseases. As a result, the practice will be offering reduced price vaccinations for all cats whose vaccination has lapsed. Pets will receive a full vaccination course against […]

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ORCHARD HEALTH PLAN CONTINUES TO EVOLVE 22nd August 2017

NEW Improved Options available Until recently, deciding on parasite control options for your dog wasn’t without its challenges. How to identify the problem, which one of a wide range of solutions would best suit the purpose and get to grips with the problem, the whole subject was a potential minefield. And the final answer might […]

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COFFEE MORNING 14th July 2017

Wednesday 23rd August, 10am to 1pm  Calling old friends and new, join us for some tea and cake!        See what happens beyond the consulting room door…   Visit our operating and dental facilities Follow ‘a day of dentistry’! Meet our skilled and experienced staff Learn more about preventative health care such as parasite control, […]

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Feeling hot, hot, hot! 19th June 2017

With the uncharacteristically hot weather we have been enjoying, there are a few specific worries about helping pets cope with the sunshine that we aren’t usually lucky enough to have to worry about. But as Somerset sizzles under the sun, make sure that your pets are protected from the effects of the heat. Sunburn We […]

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Itchy dog problems 04th June 2017

One of the common things we see all kinds of pets for here at Orchard Vets – cats, dogs and small furry pets – is skin problems. Putting up with a pet scratching at all hours of the day or night can be enough to drive owners crazy, and just think of the poor pets! Itchy […]

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Keeping your pet healthy: vaccinations 04th May 2017

Most of us don’t think anything of booking our pets in for their ‘jabs’.  But have you ever wanted more information about what those jabs are for? Here, we give a comprehensive guide to the vaccinations available at Orchard Vets, and the diseases they prevent.   What is a vaccination? It was known for many years […]

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Office/Business space AVAILABLE for rent 10th April 2017

AVAILABLE FOR RENT LARGE OPEN PLAN SPACE – commercial use only LOCATION – FIRST FLOOR WIRRALL PARK INDUSTRIAL ESTATE GLASTONBURY Approx. 47M2 Sink with drinking water Toilet facilities on site Large Car Park (Free parking) Reasonable modifications would be considered Flexible terms available Desks can be made available, if required Accessible Mon to Fri 8am […]

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Chronic kidney disease in cats – diagnosis and treatment 05th April 2017

“Elderly cat, drinking a lot, losing weight’ – a common reason for an appointment on the diary. One of the most common causes – though by no means the only one – is kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease is very common in older cats. But why? And what can we do about it? The kidneys […]

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Keeping your pet healthy: dental care 09th March 2017

At Orchard Vets, we not only want to help your pets if they are poorly, but also prevent them from getting unwell in the first place.  And probably the most common illness we see in pets is dental disease. As many as 80% of pets over three years old suffer from some degree of gum […]

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What becomes of the broken hearted? 09th February 2017

Probably almost every time you take your pet to the vet, you will see the vet or nurse listen to their chest with a stethoscope. It’s not an excuse not to talk or listen to you – honest! But what are they listening for? There are three main things the vet is listening to when […]

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New longer opening hours for your convenience 28th November 2016

  At Orchard Vets the patient always comes first. We understand that your pets are more than just animals, they are much loved family members. But we also know that as a pet owner, your life can be hectic too. That’s why our veterinary surgery in Glastonbury is now open later in the evenings and […]

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Bailey versus the Ibuprofen! 28th November 2016

  In a previous post we covered Christmas food and other festive items that can pose a danger to our pets. We thought it also might be an idea to mention a case that came in where Bailey the puppy managed to get hold of his owners hangover cure! It turned out Bailey was a little […]

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Forthcoming ‘Successful Calving’ Farmers Meeting 28th November 2016

  Orchard Vets has a team of farm animal specialists that cover Glastonbury, Street and the surrounding Somerset villages. We understand the importance of sharing information, and never is this more relevant than in the farming community. And although we know that all farms face different challenges, there are certain ‘constants’ that will help us […]

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Welcome to our new website! 15th November 2016

  New logo. New website. Same great service! At Orchard Vets we have always prided ourselves on good old fashioned care, compassion and customer service. And although our vets are continually updating their knowledge and skills in order to remain at the cutting edge of veterinary care, and year on year we invest in our […]

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Coccidiosis Update 10th November 2016

  Coccidiosis is a problem of intensively-reared lambs and calves, occurring primarily indoors where stocking densities are high but may also occur in young animals at pasture, where there is heavy contamination around feed troughs in creep areas during warm wet weather. Loss of gut absorptive capacity results in profuse diarrhoea. Morbidity is high but […]

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Ho Ho Hold On…don’t give that to the dog (or cat)! 10th November 2016

  The John Lewis ad is out and Michael Buble is on the radio. This can mean only one thing…Christmas is coming! It is a time when most of us indulge a little, and we don’t want our pets to feel left out.  Some surveys suggest that around 90% of pet owners buy their furry, feathered or […]

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Worms, fleas and other creepy crawlies! 22nd October 2016

  Ok, so not the most pleasant of subjects but have you ever stopped to think about the vast numbers of potential passengers your much loved animal companions might be carrying around with them? From surface parasites like fleas, lice, ear mites, ticks or chyletiella to mange mites like Sacoptes (fox mange) and Demodex who […]

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