Consultations with the veterinary surgeon can be for any number of reasons; for vaccination, general health check, or due to illness or injury. Whatever the reason, our experienced vets are committed to offering you the professional and personal care that your pet deserves.
Appointments with the veterinary surgeon are generally arranged by telephone. We have a linked telephone and computer system which enables the receptionist to book appointments at any of our surgeries. You may also request to book an appointment online. However, for urgent appointments, we recommend that you contact us by telephone to guarantee an appointment at the earliest convenience.
Day case procedures such as neutering, dental treatment and minor operations can be performed at all of our surgeries. Major surgery, investigations involving x-ray, endoscopy or ultrasound usually takes place at our hospital in Huntingdon although our Cambourne and Sawtry surgeries also have x-ray facilities.
Any pet that requires hospitalisation for longer periods will stay in our hospital where we have veterinary surgeons and nurses on duty 24/7.
Due to the complex surgery of bitch spays, Cromwell Vets highly recommend that these patients stay with us overnight. This means they can be closely monitored by our on-duty staff and given pain relief whenever they require it. Having them in our care also gives their owners a good night’s sleep, knowing that their dog is in our safe hands. For this reason all bitch spays are performed at our Huntingdon hospital.
Medication and prescriptions
If your pet requires medication, our vets can dispense prescriptions at the time of consultation. Repeat prescriptions authorised by a vet can be ordered by contacting our reception team or online on our website. Due to some medications needing to be ordered in and the time it takes to prepare the medication, we require 48 hours’ notice for repeat prescriptions and we kindly ask they are collected within seven days. Following the RCVS guidelines, we are required to reassess animals requiring long term repeat prescriptions every six months or more frequently if the pet’s conditions should warrant this.
If you prefer, you may wish to obtain a written prescription for medicines to be supplied by another veterinary practice or online pharmacy. We also ask for 48 hours’ notice for this service.