Christmas Opening Times 2019

Christmas Opening Times 2019

As always at the Barn we will be offering 24/7 veterinary cover over the holiday period.

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Children’s Christmas Drawing Competition 2019

Children’s Christmas Drawing Competition 2019

It’s back by popular demand!

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Winter Dog Care.

Winter Dog Care.

Here’s our top tips for keeping you dog safe during the Winter months.

Keep them Warm and Dry
It is especially important to rinse and dry off muddy dogs after walks. Ensuring that the wet mud has been removed and the fur dried off before returning them to their cosy bed, will mean your dog won’t be lying in a wet bed for the rest of the day. You can help by choosing a location for their bed away from any drafts, if you have underfloor heating this can help keep your pets’ super cosy by placing their bed in the room with it.

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Bonfire Night Fireworks and Our Pets.

Bonfire Night Fireworks and Our Pets.

With Autumn nights starting to draw in, we know what is around the corner. Bonfire night is often an enjoyable evening for the family but there are some of our friends that maybe don’t enjoy it as much as the rest. Guessed it yet? Our Pets!

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Pet Travel after Brexit 31st October 2019

Pet Travel after Brexit 31st October 2019


As the 31st rapidly approaches it appears that the UK will be leaving without a deal. Who knows what will actually happen? Leaving with a No deal Brexit  will have masses of implications if you have any plans to travel with your pets and it is vital that you check what is required for your trip before you travel.

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Autumn Hazards.

Autumn Hazards.

As the darker nights begin creeping in and the countryside views are filling with the glorious colours of autumn, we thought we would highlight a few tips to help keep your pet safe this Autumn.

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Oakbarn’s Muddy Dog Challange for Battersea.

Oakbarn’s Muddy Dog Challange for Battersea.

 

And so it was, on a surprisingly sunny Sunday in May, that the team of Oak Barn Vets, a nine year old girl, and a collection of dogs took on the Muddy Dog Challenge in Windsor Great Park in aid of Battersea Dog and Cat’s home.

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Easter Dog Show Results!

Easter Dog Show Results!

What a fantastic day we had on Easter Monday, the sun was out and dogs from far and wide did their best to strut their stuff and win a prize!

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Brexit Update and Pet Travel

Brexit Update and Pet Travel

With the delay of Article 50 and the UK leaving the EU, now pushed back to the 31st October, pets that were trying to plan their summer holidays can breathe a sigh of relief!

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Easter Opening Times

Easter Opening Times

With the Easter Holidays now upon us (hurrah!) we are here for your pets as usual, except for the Bank Holidays, when our hard working team will have a couple of days off.

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Brexit Update

Brexit Update

With the 29th March rapidly approaching and Brexit arrangements still very much in flux, it is important to realise this may have serious implications on your plans to travel with your pets.

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Hedgehog Awareness Week!

Hedgehog Awareness Week!

Our native hedgehogs need our help, a close relative of the shrew their numbers have been declining over the last few years but you can do simple things to help.

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Lungworm and your dog

Lungworm and your dog

Slugs and Snails! Does your dog eat them?  If the answer is yes then your dog could be at risk of lungworm.

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Muddy Dog Challenge for Charity!

Muddy Dog Challenge for Charity!

Here at the Barn we don’t seem to learn, and like nothing better than getting wet and muddy for a good cause!

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Christmas Drawing Competition Winners!

Christmas Drawing Competition Winners!

Wow!  We’ve been blow away by all the talented entries recieved at the Barn this year for our annual Christmas Drawing Competition!  Have a look at the gallery below for the 12 winners who will be made into a 2019 Calendar.    Extra congratulations to Hektor with his great picture of Miss Beverly his cat who was our grand winner, but we hope all 12 of the winning entries have enjoyed their christmas goodies!

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Case of the Month November 2018

Case of the Month November 2018

Claude is our amazing case of the Month – if you are squeamish about eyes this is probably not one for you but read on to see how his eyesight was saved!

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Christmas Drawing Competition 2018

Christmas Drawing Competition 2018

Last year you may remember we had a drawing competition and we had such a fantastic number of entries so we thought we would hold it again! Many of you will have seen last years winners proudly displayed at the Barn.

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Christmas Opening Times 2018

Christmas Opening Times 2018

As always at the Barn we will be offering 24/7 veterinary cover over the holiday period.

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Pets Passports, Travel & Brexit Update

Pets Passports, Travel & Brexit Update

With discussions regarding Brexit still not reaching any agreement there are concerns regarding the pets passports and what will happen if the UK leaves the EU on the 29th March 2019 without a deal.

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Case of the Month – October 2018

Case of the Month – October 2018

Here at the Barn we try to stay abreast of the latest development in Veterinary medicine and surgery but similar to the human medical profession things develop fast. We try to avoid the situation of becoming a “Jack of all trades and master of none” and so from time to time we call upon veterinary colleagues to bring their expertise and specialism to the practice.

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Case of the Month – Sept 18

Case of the Month – Sept 18

Meet Luca who had a very sore knee.  For those footballers and skiers out there you probably know all about Cruciate Ligaments but did you know dogs and cats can rupture their cruciate ligaments too?

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Case of the Month – August 2018

Case of the Month – August 2018

This is not just brave Spot’s story, who ended up in a whole load of trouble after miscalculating a jump over a wall, but also Shelley the labrador and her fantastic blood cells that she donated to save Spot’s life. +++ Warning surgical photographs in main article!  You have been warned!  +++

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Case of the month – July 2018

Case of the month – July 2018

Take a deep breath, how long can you hold it for? We are willing to wager, not as long as amazing Chris the tortoise who managed to survive, despite a seven hour drowning session!  Read on for his amazing story …

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Case of the month – June 2018

Case of the month – June 2018

In a multi-cat household, it can be difficult to identify the culprit when you know someone is not right at home. However after careful deduction it soon became apparent that Willow, a 2 year old Maine Coon cat had been off her food for a few days and was losing weight. (**Be warned surgical photos are contained within the main article!**)

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Our Summer Newsletter is Here!

Our Summer Newsletter is Here!

Welcome to our summer newsletter!  If you managed to survive GDPR, you should have your own email copy (if not, and you would like to subscribe just let us know!). Otherwise follow this link!

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Case of the Month – May 2018

Case of the Month – May 2018

Paloma is a robust two and half year old female guinea pig who lives with her sister Popcorn. She had a long standing history of ovarian cysts that had never caused any problems and was generally a very happy pig.

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Case of the Month – April 2018

Case of the Month – April 2018

Spring is in the air and we have a bevvy of bitches at the practice all due to whelp over the next few weeks! Dogs are unusual with only two seasons a year, breeding from them can be a challenge.  Having your own pups can be incredibly rewarding but there are several questions you should ask yourself first –

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Case of the Month – March 2018

Case of the Month – March 2018

Read on to learn about Herbies amazing story of near suffocation – from the inside! Herbie has just turned 1 year old and he is generally very pleased with himself. Being a handsome English bull Terrier he has plenty to be pleased about and if you dare to ignore Herbie he will soon muscle in for some attention whether you like it or not.

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Brrr!  Tips for keeping your pets safe in this snowy weather.

Brrr! Tips for keeping your pets safe in this snowy weather.

Despite the arctic conditions we are still open at the Barn to look after your pets but here are some top tips that you can use to help them in this very cold weather.

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Easter Opening Times and Charity Dog Show

Easter Opening Times and Charity Dog Show

Wishing you all a happy hippity hoppity Easter! Easter Monday we will be hosting the Charity Fun Dog Show for the Guildford Lions at Shalford Park, GU4 8AA. Registration for classes from 11am. Show starts at 11.30am we hope to see you there!

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Case of the Month – February 2018

Case of the Month – February 2018

It’s not only furry critters that we look after at the Barn – read on for Juliette’s story –  an African Hedgehog needing life-saving surgery!

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First Aid Course!

First Aid Course!

A massive thank you to everyone who attended our First Aid Course earlier this month!

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New Year! New Nurse!

New Year! New Nurse!

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Case of the Month – January 2018

Case of the Month – January 2018

Read gentle giant Daisy’s story with the biggest spleen you’ll ever see!  (Warning some gory pictures follow!)

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Christmas Opening Times

Christmas Opening Times

As always at the Barn we will be offering 24/7 veterinary cover over the holiday period. If in doubt phone our usual number 01483 455355 for further details. Normal opening times 8am-7pm Weekdays and 9am till 12 noon Saturdays. We will operate as usual apart from:-

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Christmas is here and the winners are…….

Christmas is here and the winners are…….

Wow!  We’ve been blow away by all the talented entries recieved at the Barn this year for our annual Christmas Drawing Competition!

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Naughty or Nice?  Father Christmas is Watching!

Naughty or Nice? Father Christmas is Watching!

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Case of the Month – December 2017

Case of the Month – December 2017

The case of the month for December is a lovely Bracco Italiano puppy called Zak who needed emergency surgery to treat his intussusception.

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Case of the Month – November 2017

Case of the Month – November 2017

Who wouldn’t like to be irresistible? To attract the attention of the opposite sex wherever you go, whatever you do?

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Get Drawing!  Our Christmas Competition is back!

Get Drawing! Our Christmas Competition is back!

Back by popular demand is our Christmas Drawing Competition!

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Fireworks are here!

Fireworks are here!

Firework season is here! Although enjoyed by us, our pets often do not feel the same! Here are some top tips in helping your pet through the stresses and strains of firework night.

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Case of the Month – October 2017

Case of the Month – October 2017

Ever heard of the saying that things come in threes? We have had a whirlwind of cases needing endoscopy in the month of October!

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A new solution to itchy dogs – Monoclonal Antibodies

A new solution to itchy dogs – Monoclonal Antibodies

An exciting new development for the skin world has arrived in the form of a monthly injection!

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Case of the Month – September 2017

Case of the Month – September 2017

Bing is an 8 year old Siamese cat who loves nothing more than a day filled with adventures followed by an evening of fussing.  Unfortunately his exploring instincts landed him in trouble recently when he was hit by a car whilst dashing across the country lane near where he lives. Thankfully his owners were quickly on the scene and rushed him over to Oak Barn Vets for treatment.

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Fireworks – start preparing now!

Fireworks – start preparing now!

Sadly we are getting nearer to that time of year that many a pet owner fears….firework night!

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#NoHiding Competition last few days!  Have you voted?

#NoHiding Competition last few days! Have you voted?

Over the summer months we have run a photo competition #NoHiding.  Closing date is 31st August and we’ve had some fantastic entries.

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Case of the Month – August 2017

Case of the Month – August 2017

Let us introduce you to Romeo an adorable dwarf hotot rabbit weighing in at just 1 kilogram.  Can you spot the obvious problem with this picture after poor Romeo had a bit of an accident?

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Physio comes to the Barn!

Physio comes to the Barn!

We are very excited to let you know that as of September we are able to offer in house physiotherapy at the Barn!

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Case of the Month – June 2017

Case of the Month – June 2017

Well it’s been an exciting couple of weeks!  Read on to hear the fantastic story of Jet, her emergency caesarian and a happy ending!  How many pups can  you count?

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Case of the Month – May 2017

Case of the Month – May 2017

As you can see Jack is rather handsome. He is an 8 year old German Shepherd cross Golden Retriever who enjoys an active life including chasing rabbits, long walks and accompanying his owner out riding.

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