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We have a wide range of services available


We have a wide range of services available

  • Behaviour
  • Dental Surgery
  • Endoscope
  • Exotics
  • Food and Medication Repeat Prescription
  • Neutering
  • Nurse Clinics
  • Post-Operative Checks
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Veterinary Consults
  • X-Ray


Behaviour Consults

It is difficult enough deciding what is best to feed your animal let alone knowing what constitutes normal behaviour, and with ever changing lifestyles it can become increasingly difficult for animals and humans to co habit harmoniously.

As a qualified behaviourist I can help you understand your animal’s sometimes bizarre, embarrassing or infuriating behaviour!

For dogs I can help with issues such as sound phobias, separation problems, destructiveness, and resource guarding. We are unable to offer help with dog to dog aggression cases due to lack of facilities

For cats I can help with issues such as inappropriate toileting, scratching, overgrooming and inter-cat aggression.

I offer one to one behaviour consultations which are often preferred over a class situation as it provides a more relaxed and thus better learning environment with fewer distractions and immediate attention to detail. These can be carried out at home or here at the surgery.

A full clinical history will enable me to assess your animal’s general mood state, its emotional need to do that behaviour, and what reinforcement does the animal receive for doing that behaviour.

Once we have established potential causes, we can work together to produce suitable lifestyle changes and behaviour modification or retraining programmes, using kind and fair training methods.

As a veterinary nurse I also understand that some behaviour problems arise from medical conditions or pain, as such, a clean bill of health is crucial.

Unfortunately, we cannot magically erase a behaviour that has had months or even years of reinforcement, therefore in order for any programme to be successful it requires hard work and dedication from all members of the household.

Please complete the questionnaire and return to the surgery. Include as much detail as possible, no matter how daft it may seem, please be honest and truthful, the more information we have the better. In some cases, it is advantageous to witness the behaviour first-hand, if a behaviour is occurring at home or out and about that you feel we will not witness during the consultation please bring along video clips. However, as some behaviours cause fear, distress or even injury to those concerned, everybody’s safety is paramount so please do not recreate scenarios for this purpose. Once I have your completed questionnaire I will contact you to organise an appointment, however if you have any questions please contact the surgery on 01449 676966.

Training Consults

Alongside our puppy pre-school (course of four puppy classes designed to help your puppy start its education with basic commands and games, and subjects such as canine body language) I also offer one to one consultations in your own home to help your puppy settle into their new environment and help with areas such as toilet training, biting, teaching to settle, socialisation and confidence building.

As your puppy reaches adult hood I offer adolescent training consults, at home, out and about on walks or here at the surgery, for jumping up, leave, walking on loose lead, travelling in the car, and recall as well as mental stimulation such as scent work.

If you would like to discuss this further or organise an appointment please contact the surgery on 01449 676966


Dental Surgery

Gum and mouth disease occurs in 80% of dogs and cats older than 3 years and is also a common problem in rabbits and rodents.  Here at Cedarwood Vets we recognise the importance of dental care and therefore have installed advanced dental facilities to carry out both routine oral hygiene work and treatment of more advanced dental and periodontal disease.

All pets undergoing Veterinary dental treatment will have a full oral examination alongside a full set of dental radiographs, taken using our state of the art digital dental x-ray system, to assess the health of the teeth below the gum line to ensure any problems can be correctly identified and treated.

A through dental cleaning process involving performing a scale and polish with our piezoelectric scaler is performed on every patient allowing treatment of periodontal and gum disease.

After oral examination and x-ray, teeth identified as too severely affected by periodontal disease to be treated via a scale and polish alone will then be extracted by the most appropriate method. The Veterinary surgeons at Cedarwood Vets are highly trained and equipped with the skill set to perform both non-surgical and surgical extractions in a safe and efficient manner. Local anaesthetics are used alongside general anaesthesia and appropriate painkillers to ensure a smooth anaesthetic & minimal post-operative pain.


Endoscopy is a high tech minimally invasive procedure that allows the Vet to see and record a live image of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts. It involves the passing of a tube with a tiny camera on the end into the body. Diagnosis of some conditions can be achieved by taking small biopsies of the structures. In some situations it can also be used to retrieve foreign bodies such as fishhooks & grass seeds that your pet may have accidentally swallowed.


Did you know that one of our Vets has a special interest in exotic animals?

So, if you have a feathery, slithery, crawly, spikey, fluffy or scaley friend, she will be especially happy to see them!

Food and Medication Repeat Prescription

You can order repeat prescriptions for medication and food via our website or via our automated telephone system when you call the practice.

Please be advised that the majority of our medications, including all of our flea and worm treatment are prescription only medication (POM-V). Every time a repeat medication is dispensed, it must be checked by a vet and cross referenced with the medical and dispensing history of your pet. This is a legal requirement. We therefore ask for at least 24 hours notice to dispense any repeat medications.

If your medication or food is not in stock, we can order this and expect it to arrive at the practice by the afternoon of the following day. The only exception to this would be any Dangerous Drugs which may take longer to arrive. If you are unsure if your medication falls in to this category, please ask a member of the team.


Neutering is a commonly performed procedure in Veterinary Practice that can carry many health and lifestyle benefits when carried out at an appropriate time.  The procedure of neutering a male is termed castration and neutering a female is termed spaying.

Cats can be neutered from 4 months of age in order to prevent unwanted pregnancies, reduce injuries associated with straying and fighting and to prevent urine spraying.

The timing of neutering in dogs depends on the breed and temperament of the dog and we would be happy to discuss your individual dog with you in order to neuter at an appropriate age and time in their life. Some smaller breeds can be neutered from 6 months whereas in larger breeds it is often advisable to wait until 3 months after their first season in females and after a year to eighteen months of age in males.

Nurse Clinics

At our nurse clinics the team offer:

  • 2nd vaccinations
  • Post operative checks
  • Puppy and kitten checks
  • Flea and worm treatment
  • Anal glands
  • Nail clips
  • Blood and urine work
  • Weight clinics
  • Dental checks
  • Pet Health Club 6 monthly checks
  • Nutritional advice
  • Behaviour advice
  • Ear cleaning
  • Bandaging
  • Long term medication administration
  • Tick removal
  • Pre puppy and kitten advice

Post-Operative Checks

Our Registered Veterinary Nurses perform the post operative checks on your pets after they have had a surgical procedure to check on the healing and recovery process of your pet. They will perform a visual and physical exam of the surgical site to be sure it is healing as it should be, perform a pain score exam on your pet to assess if they are painful or not and will advise you on how to care for your pet during the recovery period.

Soft Tissue Surgery

Our skilled team of Vets are highly trained in order to perform both routine and more complex soft tissue procedures. Surgeries that can be undertaken here include but are not limited to;

  • Mass and tumour removals
  • Ophthalmic surgery
    -Cherry eye surgery
    -Entropion surgery
  • Amputations
  • Bladder surgery
  • Oral surgery
  • Aural Haematoma and ear canal surgeries
  • Hernia repairs
  • Anal gland removal (anal sacculectomy)


Ultrasonography is a non-invasive way of assessing structures with the abdomen, chest, heart and the eye. In most animals it can be performed without the need for sedation or anaesthesia.

Ultrasound is a form of sound wave, which can pass through skin and tissues into the body. The sound waves are directed through the area the vet wants to look at and some of them are reflected back like an echo. These echoes are then organised into an image on the screen by the computer that the vet is then able to interpret.

To ensure good contact between the Ultrasound probe head and the skin of your pet, the hair will be shaved off and ultrasound gel applied.

Results of the scan will be discussed with you the same day. However in some cases ultrasound is used to facilitate taking samples which may need to be sent to the lab for testing, so these results may take a few more days to come back.

Veterinary Consults

If your pet is due their annual health check and vaccination, is feeling under the weather, requires reassessment of a long-term health condition, has been injured or you are in any way worried about the health of your pet then you will be booked a consultation with one of our highly qualified Veterinary surgeons.

All of our consultations are 15 minutes long, although for more complicated issues some may take longer. During every consultation our vets will perform a full clinical examination of your pet and advise you of their findings and discuss with you the recommended treatment or investigations.


Radiography (X-ray) is very useful in diagnosing certain conditions, especially conditions affecting the bones and those affecting the chest but can also be used to look for objects your pet may have accidentally eaten, or masses within the abdomen.

Normally your pet would require sedation or general anaesthesia to ensure that they lie still enough while the image is taken in order to get a high quality diagnostic image.

Results of the radiographs will be available the same day, however in some cases we may send the images to Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging for a full report which may take up to a couple more days to come back.

Puppy Parties

Puppy Parties

Find out more abour our puppy socialisation classes here

Pet Nutrition

Pet Nutrition

Our guidance to the optimal diet for your pet, including life-stage and health-specific diets.