Useful Links

View a selection of useful links and resources you may need to answer any questions you may have or for further information on certain topics.


  • The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Website has information on how to become a veterinary surgeon or veterinary nurse –
  • You may also want to look at our Careers page.


 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 –

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. Their local rehoming centre is Stow Bridge near Downham Market –

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 –

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 – find out if you may be eligible for help from PDSA here –

The RSPCA is the UK’s largest animal welfare charity. They rescue, rehabilitate and re-home hundreds of thousands of animals each year in England and Wales. West Norfolk is our local branch site –


The website Vicvet has some great information on choosing and keeping backyard chickens –

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 website, with an Atlas of Veterinary Clinical Anatomy, so if you want to see how it all works, you will find it by visiting, and follow the pet care and health care links.


Greg Glendell’s website –

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 –

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. Get a quote from Petplan here –


Veterinary Poisons Information

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


This is a great website with a large amount of information on how to care for your reptile –


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 –

Travelling Abroad With Your Pet

Visit to see the latest regime when taking your pet abroad.


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