Useful Links

Careers

  • The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Website has information on how to become a veterinary surgeon or veterinary nurse – www.rcvs.org.uk/education

 Cats

 Charitable Organisations

The Cinnamon Trust is the national charity for the elderly and terminally ill people and their pets. They have a network of volunteers to help owners and their pets stay together and provide permanent sanctuary for animals who outlive their owners – http://www.cinnamon.org.uk

Cats Protection is the UK’s largest cat welfare charity. They help around 235,000 cats and kittens every year through their network of over 260 volunteer-run branches, 29 adoption centres and our homing centre. Click here to take you to their local rehoming centre’s website – they are based at Stow Bridge near Downham Market – http://www.cats.org.uk

Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. They care for around 16,000 dogs a year in their network of 18 rehoming centres. The most local rehoming branch to the West Norfolk area is at Snetterton – click here to take you to their website – http://www.dogstrust.org.uk

PDSA is the UK’s leading veterinary charity, caring for more the 490,000 pet patients belonging to people in need. We are a PDSA PetAid practice – click here to find out if you may be eligible for help from PDSA – http://www.pdsa.org.uk

The RSPCA is the UK’s largest animal welfare charity. They rescue, rehabilitate and rehome hundreds of thousands of animals each year in England and Wales. Click here to take you to the West Norfolk local branch site – http://www.rspca.org.uk/home

Chickens

The website Vicvet has some great information on choosing and keeping backyard chickens – http://www.vicvet.com

Dogs & Rabbits

The following links give help and advice on caring for your dog and rabbit.

General Pet Health

Hills Pet Nutrition have an excellent web site, with an Atlas of Veterinary Clinical Anatomy, so if you want to see how it all works, you will find it by visiting www.hillspet.co.uk, and follow the pet care and health care links.

Parrots

Greg Glendell’s website – http://www.greg-parrots.co.uk

His website is great for general and behavioural advice.

Pet Behaviour

Dogs need to play! Keep your dog busy and well balanced by choosing and using the right toys to enable them to express their natural behaviour. We recommend Kong toys – see some useful videos on the Kong website – http://www.kongcompany.com

Pet Insurance

We thoroughly recommend taking out insurance to cover unexpected veterinary fees. Choose your policy carefully, and read the small print. Always check very carefully when changing cover or insurance companies, to see if pre-existing conditions are excluded. To get a quote from Petplan click here – http://www.petplan.co.uk

Poisons

Veterinary Poisons Information Service – http://www.vpisuk.co.uk/portal

The website above has useful information and downloadable leaflets about substances and foods that can be harmful to your pets.

Reptiles

This is a great website with a large amount of information on how to care for your reptile – www.reptileexpert.co.uk

Stray Racing Pigeons

Advice on what to do if you find a stray racing pigeon with a leg ring can be found here – http://www.homingpigeons.co.uk/straypigeons

Tortoises

Keeping a tortoise is not something to be undertaken lightly and this website has some excellent information and resources on general care, hibernation, feeding and common problems, including the different needs of the many species of tortoises kept in captivity. Visit the Tortoise Trust website for more information – http://www.tortoisetrust.org

Travelling Abroad With Your Pet

Visit www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad/overview to see the latest regime when taking your pet abroad. Be aware of the risks of taking your pet abroad and the disease they can bring back to the UK by visiting www.bva-awf.org.uk/pet-care-advice/pet-travel and downloading the excellent leaflet provided .