Welcome to our website. This site has been designed to provide you with an insight into our veterinary practice, the team and the services we offer.
Our professional team is committed to providing quality care and treatment to your pet who we consider to be a member of your family.
You will also find a comprehensive range of general pet care fact files and useful pet care links that you are free to access whenever you need to.
We always love to hear your views so please feel free to provide feedback if you have any comments or suggestions concerning our website or the services we offer.
The Team at Beaconsfield.
IMPORTANT CLIENT NOTICE
The veterinary industry is currently experiencing a national shortage of an anaesthetic gas called Isoflurane. Due to a manufacturing issue, Isoflurane will be unavailable until next year (estimated end of March). We would like to reassure our clients that we are still able to perform surgery at Beaconsfield Veterinary Clinic as we carry an alternative anaesthetic gas called Sevoflurane.
We use Sevoflurane for higher risk anaesthesia, but it is suitable for all patients. As Sevoflurane is a difficult product to manufacture, it does have an increased cost to Isoflurane. During the Isoflurane shortage we will be using Sevoflurane for all of our surgeries. This will temporarily increase the cost of procedures.
If your pet is booked in for a procedure during this time, we will discuss all the costs and implications with you. Please do contact us if you have any questions. Elective procedures, such as neutering can be postponed until Isoflurane becomes reliably available again, but an exact timeframe for this is unknown.
***Pet Passports & Brexit***
If you wish to travel to the EU with your pet after 29th March 2019, we recommend that you start planning your visit with the vet at least four months in advance of your date of travel.
We do not yet know if Brexit will affect pets travelling to Europe, but the government are recommending that owners prepare for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.
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We recommend that owners follow the contingency plan to help prevent any difficulties with travel shortly after the 29th March:
1, You must get your dog, cat or ferret microchipped and then vaccinated against rabies before it can travel. Your pet must have a blood sample taken at least 30 days after the rabies vaccination. You’ll need to talk to your vet about whether you need a rabies vaccination or booster before this test.
2, Your vet must send the blood sample to an EU-approved blood testing laboratory. Results of the blood test must show that the vaccination was successful (Your pet must have a rabies antibody level of at least 0.5 IU/ml).
3, You must wait 3 months from the date the successful blood sample was taken before you travel.
You must take your pet to an Official Veterinarian (OV), no more than 10 days before travel to get a health certificate.
If there’s no deal, pet passports issued in the UK would NOT be valid for travel to the EU.
Please contact the surgery to book a rabies serology blood test at least 4 months before you plan to travel to the EU.
PART TIME RVN
(Suitable for nurses with little ones)
Needed for a friendly independent small animal practice in Weston-Super-Mare.
We are looking for a nurse to work Thursdays and Fridays 9.30 - 2.30 with possible Saturday cover (optional). No out of hours and no reception.
All skills and interests utilised and encouraged.
CPD encouraged and funded
RCVS fees paid
Salary negotiable and dependent on experience.
For more information and to apply (with covering letter and CV) please email email@example.com