Preventative Healthcare

We all want to keep our pets as healthy as possible. That includes protecting them from diseases and internal and external parasites which can make them extremely ill. Some of which are zoonotic and can be picked up by the human members of our family.


At Heronden Veterinary Practice, we strongly recommend regular vaccinations to prevent your pet contracting some very nasty and life threatening diseases. However, we realise that some owners have concerns regarding vaccinations, and we would welcome the opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have and to enable us all to plan for what is in the best interest of your pet.

Please feel free to call any time with any questions you may have.

Flea & Worm Treatment

It is imperative that pets are treated for fleas, ticks and worms regularly. Of particular concern is lung worm which is easily picked up by your dog in the garden. This shows no symptoms until it is too late & carries high mortality rate. Ticks carry disease that can endanger your pet’s health.

More importantly If your pet requires surgery & is not up to date with their parasite control we will advise screening for lungworm (blood test) prior to their procedure as lungworm causes clotting delays leading to haemorrage. 

Nurse Clinics

Here at Heronden Vets our Registered Veterinary Nurses run afternoon clinics. 

This is a complimentary service that we offer and may include any of the following:

  • Suture removal
  • Postoperative checks
  • Kitten/Puppy clinic
  • Adolescent/six month check
  • Dental check
  • Tick removal
  • 2nd or 3rd vaccinations *
  • Weight clinic
  • Diabetes support
  • Microchip *
  • Flea/worm control application *
  • Ear cleaning
  • Medication administration *
  • Dietary advice
  • Bandaging/dressing changes. *

* Any medication or parasite treatment required is chargeable.