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Whatever your pet needs - we've got it! Our state-of-the-art independent practice includes a digital x-ray, dental x-ray suite, separate dog and cat waiting areas, separate dog and cat wards, three consultation rooms, and a glass-walled theatre. 

At River Veterinary Care, your pet's health and wellbeing is our top priority.

  • Pet Health Club
    At River Vets, we know that you want the best for your furry friends. That's why we've created the Pet Health Club - a must-have for any pet owner who wants to ensure their pet stays healthy and happy. For a simple monthly charge, you can take advantage of all preventative care measures, including vaccinations, flea prevention, and worming treatment. This not only saves you money, but it also allows you to spread the cost over time. But that's not all - there are a host of other benefits that come with being a member of our Pet Health Club. To find out more about these benefits and how to sign up, Please see more details here. With River Vets, you can rest assured that your pet's health is our top priority.
  • Preventative Care
    At River Vets, we offer a range of preventative care measures to ensure your pet stays healthy and happy. These measures include: Vaccinations: Protect your furry friends against common and deadly diseases by vaccinating them. It's especially important for young animals, but dogs, cats, and rabbits need to be vaccinated regularly to keep them protected. Flea Prevention: Keep those itchy critters out of your pet's fur and your home! We offer both tablet and spot-on solutions tailored to your pet's needs and lifestyle. We can also provide protection from mites, ticks, and lice. Worm Prevention: Worms can cause disease in animals and even affect humans, and many pets can carry them with few or no signs. Talk to us today to find out if your pet is at risk. Fly-Strike Prevention: This is a nasty condition that can affect rabbits during the spring and summer. Fortunately, we can provide simple treatment to prevent it from happening.
  • Pet Travel
    Since Brexit, traveling abroad with your furry friend has become more challenging with the loss of UK Pet Passports. But don't worry – at River Vets, we're here to help. We can offer expert advice on pet travel, vaccinate your pet against rabies, and provide Animal Health Certificates for EU travel as well as issue import paperwork for travel elsewhere in the world. To ensure a smooth and stress-free journey for your pet, please contact us at least two months before your EU travel and at least six months before travel to other destinations, so we can help you to establish a plan for their journey.
  • Illness/Injury
    At River Vets, we understand that no one wants their furry companion to fall ill. However, if such a situation arises, rest assured that our team of experts is fully equipped to handle all kinds of pet ailments. Whether it's a minor illness or a major issue, simply give us a call or book an appointment online (if it's not an emergency) and we'll have your beloved pet back to their happy and healthy ways in no time. We're always here for you and your pets, every day and night of the year. If you're not sure whether your pet needs to see a vet or not, consider booking a nurse consultation. Our qualified nurses can quickly assess your pet's condition and advise you on whether further input from a veterinarian is needed. In case of an emergency or urgent need for a vet, please do not hesitate to call us immediately at _. We're here to help and provide the best care and support possible for you and your furry companion.
  • Blood Tests
    Blood tests are an essential tool in veterinary care for diagnosing ailments, assessing the effectiveness of treatments, and conducting routine health checks. At River Vets, we perform most of our blood tests on-site, ensuring same-day results and enabling us to detect and address problems as quickly as possible. In case of more complex tests, we may send samples to a specialized laboratory with turnaround times typically not exceeding 24 hours. With our state-of-the-art facilities and advanced technology, we provide comprehensive and accurate blood testing for the benefit of your beloved pets.
  • Surgery
    At our Ponteland veterinary clinic, we conduct all routine surgical procedures using advanced equipment in our modern operating rooms. In addition to routine spaying and neutering, we can also perform more intricate keyhole and othopeadic surgeries. Our team of veterinary professionals is highly trained and experienced, and we make every effort to ensure that both you and your furry friend feel as comfortable as possible throughout the entire process. After your pet is discharged, we provide comprehensive aftercare packages to assist in their speedy recovery and return to good health.
  • Imaging (X-ray & Ultrasound)
    There are situations when identifying the root cause of an issue with your pet is not straightforward. In such cases, X-rays and ultrasound examinations can be extremely helpful in providing a diagnosis. Our proficient team has a wealth of experience in interpreting these imaging tests, and if needed, we can seek input from certified specialists for additional insight. Our practice has a modern and well-equipped imaging suite, which is considered one of the most valuable areas of our facilities.
  • Nurse Clinics
    At River Vets, our nursing team is highly skilled in providing support to you and your pets. Although they cannot diagnose or prescribe without a vet's input, they can perform several procedures to make your lives easier. These procedures include: Nail clips Microchipping Expressing anal glands Post-operative checks and stitch removal Dental checks 2nd vaccinations Tick removal These procedures are all free of charge to members of our Pet Health Club. Our nursing team also runs clinics for pets with long-term conditions, such as: Weight clinics – help the more portly pet shed a few pounds! Diabetic clinics – blood and urine tests as well as a health check to ensure your animal’s diabetes is as well controlled as possible Renal clinics – Older animals with kidney disease also need regular blood, urine and blood pressure checks to make sure they are as healthy as we can manage Geriatric clinics – Regular check ups on arthritis, weight, appetite etc. This can include screening blood tests to ensure there are no underlying conditions preventing your pet living their best life Please note that a vet always provides input when it comes to diagnosing or changing treatment regimes. The nurse may recommend a consultation with the vet based on their findings.
  • Dentistry
    Dental disease is a prevalent issue that affects many pets including cats, dogs, and rabbits. It is more commonly found in middle-aged to older animals, and we recommend regular dental checkups to detect and prevent it. To reduce the risk of needing dental treatment when your pet is older, we suggest implementing preventative dental care from an early age. Our experienced nurses can advise you on how to keep your pet's teeth healthy and clean. If a dental cleaning or even extractions are necessary, we have a well-equipped dental suite and years of experience to restore your pet's bright smile.
  • Saying Goodbye
    Saying goodbye to a beloved pet can be incredibly difficult, but it is an important part of being a pet owner. At River Vets, we understand the deep connection between pets and their owners as we are pet owners ourselves. We want to ensure that your final moments together with your pet are filled with respect, dignity, and compassion. Our team will provide guidance and support throughout the process, taking the time to discuss all options and what to expect. We want you to feel comfortable and unhurried during this emotional time. You can trust that we will be with you every step of the way to provide the care and support you need.
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