Nurse Clinics

publication1Our Nurse Clinics are to help you provide the best possible life for your pet


At all four of our branches we hold a number of Nurse Clinics that aim to provide you with the right help, skills and knowledge required to successfully raise an animal. The clinics are run by our Nurses who have a wealth of experience working with both young and old pets, and all those in between.

Our Nurses love meeting new family members and can give you lots of advice and support to ensure they settle into their new home with ease and that all their health and welfare needs are met.

Good socialisation opportunities and first experiences are very important, especially in their first 16 week of life. Chat to our Nurses about ways to help your pet work positively through a programme of experiences and social circumstances.

Designed for puppies up to the age of 16 weeks old, once first vaccinations have been completed. Our Puppy Parties give your puppy the opportunity to meet and play with other puppies and their owners and become more accustomed to visiting our surgery.

It is important to monitor your pets feet for wounds and nail health whatever the species. Our Nurses are available on hand for advice on nail care and to clip the nails if necessary.

Before undergoing any operation under sedation or anaesthetic it is very important we assess your pets health status. Our Nurses are fully trained to carry out pre operative check for routine operations such as neutering in young animals.

After any anaesthetic it is important to assess your pet is recovering well, eating, drinking and toileting normally. Preventing wound breakdown or infection aids swift recovery. We can assess pain and ease discomfort by rectifying any emerging problems sooner rather than later.

All our Nurses are fully trained to remove your animals stitches or staples – you will be advised on collection of your pet of which type has been used and when they will need removing. Wound management will also be discussed with our Nurses.

Changes in metabolism are possible after neutering so the nurses will arrange for any patient, about 3-4 months after neutering, to have a post neutering check up.  They can check that the wounds have all healed perfectly and also check the body condition.

Anal glands allow animals to mark their territory scent and are normally expressed naturally every time your Pet defecates. Some animals, at some point in their life, may have trouble with these glands becoming blocked causing pain and discomfort for your pet. Our Nurses are experienced in resolving this issue.

Parasites are a very common problem which you will be affected by at some stage in your pets life if prophylactic measures are not taken. Prevention is so much easier than curing the emotional and distressing effects or a parasitic infection.

Similar to human meetings, our weight clinics help us record, monitor and amend your pets weight. These sessions allow you to work with out Nurses to create  personalised diet plans for your pet.

Our very own Specialist Veterinary Grooming available to all Cats, Dogs and Rabbits. Available only at our Morecambe surgery.

We can discuss any aspect of your pets behaviour in a tailor made on to one consultation where the Nurse will provide a plan of action and offer ongoing support.

We are aware not everyone has transport or can make if in to any of our surgeries, so we can offer a home visit. All of our Nurses drive and we have a fully equipped pet ambulance available too.

We have an extensive range of pet food and can provide nutritional advice on any topic ranging from life stages to specific dietary needs. What we don’t stock we can usually order within 48 hours.

Some extra TLC for our Golden oldies… Unfortunately like us, animals are more likely to develop health problems as they become older, so from the age of 7 we can offer you more frequent health checks to preserve and enhance the quality of life for our older pets entering their twilight years.

Our Nurses love the opportunity to get out of work and come and meet the teachers and Pupils of local schools. We even have a team of excellently behaved dogs and rabbits to accompany us.

we take part in lots of local activities in our area so if you’re hosting an event or fundraiser, some of our Nurses will be able to offer help or advice.

Nurses can give your 5-6 month old dog or cat a thorough check over before having a conversation about the pros and cons of neutering.  They can check that your pet is growing well and is not too thin or fat.  They can check for any developmental problems e.g. retained deciduous (baby) teeth, umbilical hernias or retained testicles.

Assessing blood pressure is a useful measurement to help assess the cardiovascular status of a pet during anaesthetic. Our nurses regularly monitor this during operations with the Veterinary Surgeon.

Laser Therapy is available at all 4 of our surgeries and even in your own home. It requires no sedation or hair clipping.  The laser can help wounds heal more quickly, with less scarring.  The laser is also of benefit to older pets to help releave the aches and pains associated with arthritis.  It can be a very helpful addition to the control of pain in older joints.

Nurses can check the oral hygiene of your pet and offer advice on preventative treatments such as brushing.  They can also advise if they think a vet check is necessary to deal with more severe dental disease.

Puppy parties

It’s extremely important that your puppy grows to be an obedient and confident dog. Our puppy parties are a fantastic way to socialise your pet with other breeds and their owners from a young age.

During these sessions you will be given lots of great information and tips to encourage your puppy to behave the correct way in public. As well as teaching your pooch key socialisation skills, puppy parties are also a fantastic way to build a strong bond with your pet.

Parties are held at our Morecambe and Lancaster surgeries which means your puppy will be in a safe and friendly environment while they learn through play with others.

Our puppy parties are extremely popular so you’re advised to reserve a place at the next session as soon as possible.


Weight Watchers

Weight watchersSimilar to the human meetings, our weight watchers clinics help us record, monitor and amend your pet’s weight. These sessions allow you to work with our nurses to create personalised diet plans for your pet.

At our weight watchers clinics a number of weight and diet related topics will be discussed in great detail. You will also have plenty of opportunity to speak with the professionals, as well as other pet owners during these meetings.

Underweight animals are also welcome at our weight watchers clinics. As well as discussing successful weight loss programmes, our nurses can also give you lots of helpful tips to encourage your pet to eat the right food, and maintain a healthy weight.

Our weight watchers clinics are relatively new to Bay Vets and have proven both popular and effective. They are held at all of our surgeries; be sure to book a place at the next meeting to guarantee your pet a place.

Wellbeing consultations

WelbeingIf at any point in between your pet’s annual visits to the vet you have a concern regarding their health or wellbeing, please don’t hesitate to bring them to see us. We hold a number of nursing consultations that allow you to speak to a veterinary professional.

For more information about our clinics, or to book your pet a place at one of them, call the Bay Vets surgery that you wish to attend.

Book an appointment with our team of animal experts.
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  • Caton surgery on 01524 770615
  • Lancaster surgery on 01524 32696
  • Morecambe surgery on 01524 410867
  • Milnthorpe surgery on 01539 562770
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