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Newbiggin 01670 814 628
Backworth 0191 250 3800
Monkseaton 0191 253 1542
Gosforth 0191 217 0123
Ashington 01670 851 606

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Services

We offer a wide range of expert care

Our experienced team of veterinarians and nurses can perform a number of checkups and procedures to diagnose your pet’s ailments and keep them healthy thereafter. Select a service to find out more.

  • Animal Health Checks
  • Consultations
  • Microchipping
  • Vaccinations
  • Neutering
  • Prescriptions

Animal Health Checks

Keep your pet fit and strong with a thorough veterinary examination.

Annual or regular health checks can help to keep your pet fit and strong. One of our vets will thoroughly examine your pet, check its coat, ears and mouth, feet, listen to its heart and check its weight to name but a few, before advising on what owners can do to improve or maintain the pet’s condition. Our vets are more than happy to discuss any concerns you may have about your pet.

Moorview Veterinary Practice offer this service to owners of cats, dogs, rabbits or other small animals, to keep your pets happy and healthy.

Consultations

Talk to us about any issues your pet may be experiencing.

Is your pet in pain or discomfort? Has there been a change in its behaviour, eating habits, weight, energy levels or activities?

Book a consultation at any of our branches if your pet is experiencing any issues. We can help to identify the problem, before developing an appropriate course of action should your pet require any further medication or treatment.

Microchipping

Safeguard against your pet getting lost, injured or stolen with our microchipping service.

Microchipping your pet allows them to be identified if they get lost, injured or stolen and increases the chances of reunion should such an event occur.

Microchipping is a straightforward procedure, involving the insertion of a small chip under the skin at the scruff of the neck. The process gives owners peace of mind and allows our team to get to know your pet.

What happens when your pet is microchipped

Your pet’s microchip is given a number, which will show up when they are scanned.

We will check that all of your contact details are correct and these details are kept alongside the microchip number on a database, so that your pet can be returned to you if it is lost or stolen.

This has been a legal requirement for dogs since April 2016.

You must make sure your dog is fitted with a microchip by the time it is 8 weeks old. If your dog is not microchipped you can be fined up to £500.

Please keep your microchip details up to date if your home circumstances change. You update your details by contacting the database company.

If you do not know your dog’s microchip number you can find out by contacting us.

If you are buying a dog

You should ask for proof that a microchip has been fitted before buying your dog.

You can ask to see any of the following as proof:

  • Microchip Certificate
  • Vet Records
  • Pet Passport

You may also be able to see microchip information in the dog’s pet insurance papers.

You must make sure the microchip details are updated once you take ownership of the dog.

Vaccinations

Protect your pet from viruses and diseases with regular inoculations.

Dogs

Your dog’s vaccinations need to be given annually. To help you keep your dog protected we run a reminder service that informs you when these vaccinations are due.

Vaccinations protect your dog from many infectious diseases. These include:

DISTEMPER is a highly contagious, often fatal disease. It usually affects the respiratory, nervous, and intestinal systems and is especially dangerous to puppies.

CANINE INFECTIOUS HEPATITIS is an infectious disease of the liver.

LEPTOSPIROSIS is a bacterial infection that causes kidney disease. It is transmitted by rodents.

PARVOVIRUS is an often fatal disease of the intestinal tract.

Vaccinations for the above diseases are delivered in a combined injection. This makes it more convenient for you and your dog and it means that there is no delay in your dogs protection.

Kennel cough vaccination

BORDETELLA is one of the strains that we can vaccinate against. This is a nasal vaccine. We recommend this vaccination if your pet is going into kennels or if it is at high risk. Each vaccine lasts 12 months and can be added to the reminder service.

Cats

Your cat’s vaccinations need to be given annually. To help you keep your cat protected we run a reminder service that informs you when these vaccinations are due.

Vaccinations protect your cat from many infectious diseases. These include:

CALICIVIRUS & HERPESVIRUS are commonly known as Cat Flu. These can cause sneezing, fever, loss of appetite (anorexia), inflammation around the eyes / nose and ulcers in the mouth. Healthy adult cats usually recover from it. Kittens and older cats are at greater risk of serious complications.

FELINE PANLEUKOPAENIA (Feline Distemper) is a highly contagious, often fatal disease, and is especially dangerous to kittens. Symptoms include loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhoea, high fever and depression.

CHLAMYDIA can cause conjunctivitis.

FELINE LEUKAEMIA (FELV) is a viral disease caused by a retrovirus that can be transmitted between cats. It can cause immunosuppression, tumours and can be fatal.

Rabbits

Your rabbit can be vaccinated against myxomatosis and viral haemorrhagic disease (VHD)

Myxomatosis

This usually causes fatal disease in rabbits. It is highly contagious, spread easily by vectors as small as fleas or flies. The first signs are swollen eyes and genitals. It is important that all rabbits are vaccinated ideally every 12 months.

Viral Haemorrhagic disease (VHD)

This can rapidly cause fatal disease in rabbits. Your pet rabbit can be vaccinated against VHD and should be done every 12 months.

Neutering

Neutering your cat or dog can help to reduce the risk of contracting a range of diseases, as well as preventing aggressive behaviour and unwanted mating.

Dogs

The age at which we recommend neutering dogs varies depending on size and breed. Our vets are happy to discuss recommendations for your dog.

Females – If your bitch has started having seasons the procedure is to be carried out at least 6 – 8 weeks post season. The advantages of neutering are that it prevents urine marking, infection of the womb (pyometra) and reduces the risk of mammary cancer.

Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery is available for your bitch if she is over 10kg, this allows surgery to be performed through two very small wounds instead of a single large wound. This is less painful compared to traditional surgical neutering and allows return to normal activity approximately 48 hours following surgery.

Males – The advantages of castration are that it can help reduce aggressive behaviour, reduces urine marking, removes the risk of testicular tumours, reduces the risk of some prostatic disease, reduces the risk of perineal hernias and some anal tumours.

When your dog is neutered it involves them coming in as a day patient. They have a general anaesthetic for the procedure and will usually go home the same day.

Cats

We advise neutering at 6 months of age.

This is to prevent problems such as unwanted mating, urine marking and fighting.

This will also decrease the spread of diseases such as FeLV and FIV.

Rabbits

Rabbits can be neutered from the age of 4 months, it usually involves a day or overnight stay.

This prevents pregnancies, unwanted mating behaviour in males and adenocarcinoma (a fatal womb cancer) in female rabbits.

Rabbits can’t vomit under general anaesthetic so we encourage eating until they have their operation. Please bring them a “picnic” of their usual foods and a few favourites to tempt them to eat after the anaesthetic.

Rabbits are sociable animals and need companionship to thrive. The best pairing is a neutered male and neutered female.

Prescriptions

If your pet is on long term medication then we are required by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to perform health checks on your pet on a regular basis.

In most cases we require prescription checks on a three monthly basis.

Written prescriptions are available on request but health checks are still required. There is a fee for this service.

Practice information

Backworth

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Station Road Backworth Newcastle upon Tyne NE27 0AA
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Northumberland Park

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Unit 5C, Northumberland Park Earsdon Road Shiremoor NE27 0SJ
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Gosforth

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32 Davenport Drive Newcastle-upon-Tyne Tyne and Wear NE3 5AH
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Newbiggin

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29 Gibson Street Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Northumberland NE64 6UY
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Monkseaton

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97-99 Cauldwell Lane Whitley Bay Tyne and Wear NE25 8SR
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Ashington

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152 Station Road Ashington Northumberland NE63 8HG
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