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What can we offer for your pet?

We have many facilities and services available to your pets. Our facilities include:

  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • A welcoming, modern and refurbished premises
  • Single consultation room
  • Single, separate sterile operating theatre
  • High frequency x-ray machine which allows us to take superior quality radiographs of your pets
  • Ample kennel facilities, with enclosed dog run
  • Ample free-of-charge parking

Below is a list of some of the services that are available to help your pet. However, through colleagues and acquaintances, we have access to most treatments. Please ring and ask if something that you are interested in, or think would help, is not shown here and we will always try to arrange it for you. There is more detailed information below.

  • Health checks
  • Vaccinations
  • Neutering
  • Flea and worm treatment
  • Microchipping
  • Surgeries
  • Dental treatment
  • Pet food and supplies
  • Insurance advice

Health Checks

As they say, ‘prevention is always better than a cure’ and here at Highertown Veterinary Clinic we take routine health checks very seriously. They are very important in assessing the condition of your pet and in helping to detect any underlying disease or problems. The team are always here for you if you have any questions or concerns about your pet(s), so please do not hesitate to drop into our surgery or give us a call, we’ll always do our best to help.


Just like us, pets can be at risk of catching a range of infectious diseases, some of them potentially deadly. To prevent your pets from catching these diseases, the best way of prevention is by creating immunity in your pets. This can be achieved by an annual vaccination.
Highertown Veterinary Clinic carries the fullest available range of vaccinations for dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets, including the rabies vaccinations for pets being prepared for travel abroad.
We also keep you fully up to date by keeping comprehensive records of your pet’s vaccinations and by issuing reminders when boosters are due.


Whether or not to neuter your pet can be a difficult and sometimes emotional decision to make. We recognise this and are ready to talk through the pros and cons with you.

Neutering involves removal of the testicles in male animals (castration) and removal of the ovaries and uterus in female animals (spaying). We usually recommend that the procedure be carried out when the animal is about six months old. This ensures that the animal doesn’t develop any unwanted ‘sex linked’ behaviour – for example: Spraying urine or ‘interacting’ with objects that they find attractive.

All neutering is carried out under general anaesthetic, which means that your pet will have to be left at the vets for a few hours. They are usually ready to come home at around tea time. We generally ask that your animal comes back to the vets the day after the procedure for a check-up and then a week later to have any remaining stitches removed.

If you are not planning on letting your pet have a litter, we would recommend neutering.

Highertown Veterinary Clinic would be happy to make you an appointment for your pet in order to discuss any questions you may have about neutering or the procedures involved.

If you're interested in saving on the costs of neutering, see our Pet Health Club page! 

Flea and Worm Treatment


It can be alarming to discover that your pet has fleas but it should not come as a surprise. Fleas are the most common parasite in pets and almost all pets are affected at some stage in their life - unless they are given regular, routine treatment to control fleas. Fleas are unlikely to cause serious harm, but they are a nuisance and very unpleasant.
Getting rid of fleas can be difficult once they have become established, so regular treatment is strongly recommended. Fleas can pass on other diseases to your pet and so flea control is an important aspect of routine health care for your pet.

All pets are affected by worms at some stage in their life and many will be re-infected unless they are given regular, routine worming treatment. Except in rare cases, worms are unlikely to cause serious harm.
Getting rid of worms is relatively simple and inexpensive, so regular treatment is strongly recommended, particularly as some types of worm can be passed onto humans.


Stop Your Pet Getting Lost, Get Them Microchipped - Quick, Simple And Permanent
The best way to ensure that a lost pet is reunited is to have him/her identified with a microchip. This tiny microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is injected under the loose skin on the back of your pet's neck. Once inserted, the identichip is permanent and should cause no pain or side effects.

Save on the cost of microchips by joining our Pet Health Club