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Easter opening hours

Easter opening hours

We would like to wish all of our clients and your pets a very happy Easter weekend.

We are open as usual on Saturday as follows-

  • Warwick surgery- 8.30am – 5pm
  • Stratford surgery- 8.30am – 2pm
  • Leamington, Kenilworth, Wellesbourne and Southam surgeries- 8.30am- 12.30pm

Outside of these hours, from 6.30pm tonight and 8.30am on Tuesday morning our Out of Hours Service is  available. This is staffed by Avonvale vets and nurses at our own Small Animal Hospital in Warwick and is available to all of our registered clients.

If your pet does require any emergency care over the bank holiday weekend, please phone 01926 400255 or your usual Avonvale surgery number and we will be happy to help.

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Life’s a peach for Marley

Marley was brought in to our Wellesbourne surgery because his owner was worried he was vomiting and off his food.

He was given symptomatic treatment to stop his vomiting but when he didn’t improve, vet Emily did an ultrasound scan of his abdomen to check for any underlying problems. One area of Marley’s intestine looked distended and there was some abnormal fluid in his abdomen. This made Emily suspect there may be a blockage, and she recommended surgery to look for the cause.

Marley was found to have a peach stone blocking his intestine which was the cause of his vomiting. Once the stone was removed, Marley recovered really well and went home a couple of days later.

We often send animals home with a buster collar after surgery to stop them lickin their wounds and causing problems with healing. Marley hated his collar, so we gave him a medical pet shirt which covered his wound and kept it clean. Here is Marley when he came in for a post-op check up looking much happier in his special shirt.

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Petplan Vet Awards

Avonvale's nomination for the Practice of the Year award at the Veterinary Awards 2017We are very pleased to announce that we have received lots of nominations for the Petplan awards this year. Our Kenilworth, Stratford, Southam and Wellesbourne surgeries have all been nominated for “Practice of the Year”. Vets Kieran, Sophie, Penny B, Deborah and Becky have each been nominated for “Vet of the Year”. Maddi, Michelle and Anna H have been nominated for “Vet Nurse of the Year.” Jodie and Nicole were both nominated for the “Support Staff of the Year” and Liz K has been nominated for “Receptionist of the Year.”

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who nominated us.

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Congratulations Katie!



Congratulations to Stratford vet Katie and her husband Rich on the birth of their very gorgeous baby girl Amy Rose. Amy was born last week and weighed 6lb 4oz. Mum and baby are doing really well and we wish the whole family all the best at this exciting time!

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Sydney’s Allergies

Did you know that animals can suffer from allergies too? They don’t get the sniffles and runny eyes like we do, instead they normally get itchy feet and ears. In Sydney’s case he kept getting ear infections which were being set off by an underlying allergy.

We took a blood sample and ran a special test and found out that he was allergic to storage mites and house dust mites. These are very common in the home and almost impossible to get rid of completely.

A special vaccine was made up with the things that he was allergic to. This was given as an injection, starting in very small doses. The amount was gradually increased over about 6 months. This allows to body to get used to them and stops Sydney reacting to them in the future. For some dogs this can cure them of their allergy and some may need to stay on injections once a month for life but this can stop them needing other medication or allows us to keep them on a lower dose.

Sydney improved a lot after starting the injections but his ears were still bothering him. Because of the repeat infections his ear canals had become narrowed making him more prone to infections. We performed an operation to help open out the ear canals to stop this happening again.

With the combination of the special vaccines and  the surgery Sydney is so much better now. There are several different ways of treating allergies in pets. If you think your pet is showing any signs of an allergy please come in and talk to us.

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