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NewsThe latest news from WM Vets

 

Thursday, 25 June 2020 16:16

Coronavirus Update for Farm Clients


We are working. Our staff and vets triage each job and a risk assessment is conducted at the time of making the appointment and on arrival of our vets at your premises. It is vitally important to both you and our staff that we observe the 2-metre (“length of a cow”) social spacing while we work together. 

We request your patience in these difficult times as due to the ways of working we have had to adopt, the usual process of making an appointment and completing a call on farm are taking us a bit longer.

Can I collect medicines from the practice?

Yes, when they have been pre-ordered. Due to limited staff availability, try to phone a minimum 48-hours’ ahead. You will be advised at this time on our current pick-up protocol. Ring us as early as possible to add to existing orders or if necessary while you are sitting in your vehicle at our premises.

Which call out types are you still doing?

Each case will be dealt with individually. Our farm vets may be able to give telephone or video calling advice that allows you to carry out the treatment required. The use of photographs or short video clips sent to the vets can help with this. Please ring the practice with any enquiries.

Are there any special requirements when the vet arrives at my premises?

Yes. Staff will ask if anybody on your farm/premises is self-isolating, has COVID-19 symptoms etc. We must minimise risk of transmission when on farm by observing the 2-metre social distance rule. A single farm staff member to assist vets when on farm - there may be exceptional circumstances where more help is required, but our vets will risk assess this when on your premises.

Are you still TB testing?

Yes. We are following current APHA guidelines on TB testing during the Covid-19 outbreak. It may be necessary to leave some animals untested (between 42 and 180 days) if we are unable to maintain adequate social distancing and test them safely. Further advice is available from the practice.

Are you still doing Red Tractor inspections?

We are following the Red Tractor guidelines. Please check www.redtractor.org.uk for further guidance and updates. If you have any concerns, contact the practice and/or Red Tractor for advice.

Can I vaccinate my livestock?

Yes, we will continue to supply vaccines for you to administer. We ask you to plan ahead, allowing wherever possible more than the standard 48 hours.

 

If you still have questions that aren't covered above, please contact us directly.

 

Thursday, 25 June 2020 16:15

Coronavirus Update for Equine Clients


We are open and have resumed services with social distancing measures in place.

Our preferred payment method is via our website or by card. 

Due to the ways of working we have had to adopt to keep our staff, you and your animals safe, things are taking us a bit longer, reducing the number of horses we can see in a day. Please bear with us while we continue to prioritise appointments and operations, and offer video or telephone consults for some cases.

Advice if you are self-isolating section:  (currently advice when visiting section but needs updated title)

Can my horse receive it’s vaccinations?

Yes. Please contact the practice to arrange an appointment and instructions on how we will keep you and our staff safe to enable us to carry out this treatment for your pet.

Can my horse’s routine dental care be carried out?

Yes – but this will require risk assessment and due to the need to maintain safe working practises SEDATION will be mandatory.

Can mares be scanned to see if she is in foal?

Yes – we will risk assess this – but generally we are now able to perform fertility work, AI and other services.

Can my horse get COVID-19?

There is currently no evidence that a horse or pony, can suffer from or transmit COVID-19. The World Health Organisation continues to monitor the latest research on this and other COVID-19 topics. 

Can I get my horse’s feet trimmed or shoed?

The Farriers Registration Council confirmed on Tuesday 24 March that its farriers can continue to provide essential services to equines, using their judgement as to matters of priority and/or urgency, with appropriate social distancing, hand washing and equipment cleaning. Many are using a traffic light system for assessing essential careRoutine shoeing should be delayed for three weeks. Please check with your vet if special remedial shoes are fitted, as it may be necessary to reshoe within the current period. Please note this position is subject to change.

 

Can I get repeat prescriptions?

Yes. It would be required normally that an animal is seen every six months to allow us to write the prescription for you. As this would not be deemed essential contact, the prescription is likely to be issued subsequent to a video or a phone call.

Can I be there to say goodbye, if my horse needs to be put to sleep?

Yes. You can be close to your horse whilst adhering to government advise on social distancing and hand washing to keep our vets safe. 

Will my horse insurance be affected if my horse can’t get its routine care?

Insurance companies are reviewing their policies regarding routine care to reflect the current period and reasonable adjustments. Leading equine insurers have assured the British Equine Veterinary Association that policies will continue to be honoured in circumstances such as delays in annual boosters being administered or treatment plans not being completed prior to 12 months cover ending, directly resulting from COVID-19 restrictions. Please check directly with your insurance company for specifics.

The above still hasn’t answered my question?

Please contact us directly.

Thursday, 25 June 2020 16:13

Coronavirus Update for Small Animal Clients

We are open and have resumed services with social distancing measures in place


We are planning on allowing our two legged friends into the practice with their pets soon. When we do so, hand hygiene stations will have been installed, as well as screens at reception and in our consult rooms. Please respect our social distancing measures, which will include asking that only one owner accompanies per pet, and highlight that our preferred payment method is via our website or by card. We encourage face coverings and request you contact us for our current policy on this (you may still be asked to wait outside if you do not have a suitable face covering).

Due to the ways of working we have had to adopt to keep our staff, you and your pets safe, things are taking us a bit longer, reducing the number of pets we can see in practice every day. Please bear with us while we continue to prioritise in-practice appointments and operations, and offer video or telephone consults for some pets. As a last resort we may ask you to postpone non-essential routine appointments such as 6 month health checks to enable us to see pets with more urgent aliments.

Advice if you are self-isolating section:  (currently advice when visiting section but needs updated title)

FAQ section: 

Can I bring my pet for an INITIAL VACCINATION COURSE?

Yes. Please contact the practice to arrange an appointment, and instructions on how we will keep you and our staff safe to enable us to carry out this treatment for your pet.

Can I bring my pet for its ANNUAL VACCINATION BOOSTER?

Dogs & Rabbits – Yes. Please contact the practice to arrange an appointment, and instructions on how we will keep you and our staff safe to enable us to carry out this vaccination for your pet.

Cats – Yes. We have been safely postponing this vaccine for up to 3 months after the due date without requiring a restart due to COVID-19 restrictions. As a result, we are now prioritising those most overdue. Please contact the practice to arrange an appointment, and instructions on how we will keep you and our staff safe to enable us to carry out this vaccination for your pet.

Can I have my pet NEUTERED or SPAYED? 

Yes. Please contact the practice to arrange an appointment, and instructions on how we will keep you and our staff safe to enable us to carry out this procedure for your pet. We do ask for your understanding at this time while we are working with limited resources and prioritising non-elective cases.

Can I bring my pet for a DENTAL?

Yes. Please contact the practice to arrange an appointment, and instructions on how we will keep you and our staff safe to enable us to carry out this procedure for your pet. We do ask for your understanding at this time while we are working with limited resources and prioritising emergency cases.

Can my pet still have ELECTIVE OPERATIONS such as lump removals?

Yes. Please contact the practice to arrange an appointment, and instructions on how we will keep you and our staff safe to enable us to carry out these treatments for your pet. We do ask for your understanding at this time while we are working with limited resources and prioritising non-elective cases.

What about ULTRASOUNDS and BLOOD TESTS?

Yes. Please contact the practice to arrange an appointment, and instructions on how we will keep you and our staff safe to enable us to carry out these investigations for your pet.

Can I bring my pet my for a HEALTH CHECK?

Yes, however please bear with us while we continue to prioritise appointments and operations, and offer video or telephone consults for some pets. Please contact the practice to arrange an appointment, and instructions on how we will keep you and our staff safe to enable us to carry out this treatment for your pet. 

Can I bring my pet for NAIL CLIPS? Or to have their ANAL GLANDS expressed?

This should be postponed if your pet is not in any danger of feeling discomfort. If you are uncertain whether this is the case please arrange a video consultation or telephone consultation with the vet or the nurse.

How can I get my FLEA, WORM, TICK and FLYSTRIKE treatments? 

It is important that you continue to give your pet the appropriate treatments. Please contact the practice to arrange getting these products to you. 

Or REPEAT FOOD and MEDICATIONS?

It is important that you continue to give your pet the appropriate food and medication. We receive regular deliveries of pet food and medications, so there is no concern or reason for stockpiling. Please contact the practice to arrange getting these products to you, prior to your pet requiring repeat food or medications.

The above still hasn’t answered my question?

Please contact us directly.

 

 

 

Monday, 20 April 2020 09:50

Farm Client Advice during the Coronavirus Crisis

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the British Veterinary Association, following Government announcements, have advised farm animal veterinary surgeons are key workers.

Monday, 20 April 2020 09:49

Equine Client Advice during the Coronavirus crisis

Please be assured that our staff are still on hand for you and your horses during this difficult time, we will not allow sick or injured horses to be left uncared for. 

Monday, 20 April 2020 09:48

Pet client advice during the Coronavirus crisis

PET CLIENT ADVICE ON WHAT TO DO DURING THE CORONA CRISIS

In conjunction with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and British Veterinary Association (BVA) this is how you can care for your pet during COVID-19 and this is what we are able to do.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 19:41

Coronavirus Update from the W&M team

The ongoing situation regarding COVID-19 is impacting all of us and in this time of uncertainty we wanted to reassure you that providing care for our clients and their pets remains our top priority. 

Sunday, 15 March 2020 07:46

Covid 19 Update from Wright & Morten Equine Clinic

Covid 19 Update from Wright & Morten Equine Clinic March 15th 2020

Friday, 27 September 2019 12:46

Calling all Performance Horses!!!

For the entire month of October we are running a Equine PERFORMANCE HORSE CLINIC!

Wednesday, 31 July 2019 09:14

August 8th - Gastric Ulcer Evening

at our Somerford Park Equine Clinic

Thursday, 27 September 2018 17:50

Wright & Morten are introducing 15 minute consultations!

Veterinary medicine has taken some big leaps forwards in the past few years, both in terms of the different diseases that we see, and also with the options available for treatment and investigation of problems. 

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:55

First Aid for Your Horse Evening

November 13th 2018 4-7pm at Somerford Clinic. Pre-booking required!!

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 15:06

Somerford Park Equine Clinic's First Birthday Party

Tuesday 16th October 2018. 6.30pm for clinic tours, 7.30pm for our keynote speakers....

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 13:55

Equine Stomach Ulcer Awareness Campaign

 

We will be running two Gastroscopy clinics at our Somerford Park Equine Clinic on July 3rd and July 17th.  At both clinics, we will be offering Gastroscopic examinations for the reduced price of £250 including VAT and sedation.  Plus you get a free week's treatment if your horse is found to have ulcers.....

Friday, 09 March 2018 15:07

Our Next Client Evening - Anxious Pups, Keyhole Spays & Emerging Diseases

Tuesday 17th April 2018, 7.30pm

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 10:54

Key hole surgery bitch spays

 We are really pleased to be able to now offer laparoscopic (key hole) spays!!

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 17:39

New Position - Small Animal Colleague

 

One of our much-loved vets is leaving for a new adventure and we need someone to replace her!

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 13:41

Farm End of year Roundup News

The traditional quiet summer period in Farm animal practice didn’t ever seem to arrive this year- perhaps connected with the fact that we didn’t have much of a summer. Now it’s almost time to house the cows.

Thursday, 14 December 2017 12:35

Inside Nature's Giants Evening

We are holding a horse post mortem evening on 7th March 2018 to introduce you to the anatomy of these wonderful animals....

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 15:47

Dog and Cat Cardiology Campaign

This Autumn we are running a cardiology campaign to help you identify the signs of heart disease in your pet. Certain breeds including Boxers, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Doberman and Dachshunds are at a higher risk of developing heart disease as well as any pets who have been identified with a heart murmur. Up to the end of November 2017 we are offering half price consultations with a vet to check your pet's heart and discuss what you can do at home to help identify any heart issues.
If there are any concerns re your pets heart we are also offering a discounted package of blood tests and x-rays to furher investigate and manage your pets condition. For more information please contact the surgery

Monday, 02 October 2017 07:22

Michael Wright's Obituary

We are very sad to report the death of Michael Wright, former senior partner at Wright and Morten, on 2nd September 2017.

Thursday, 28 September 2017 06:51

Our New Equine Clinic is OPEN!!!

We are so pleased to announce our new clinic is now OPEN.  The new facility is the result of a lot of hard work behind the scenes, but we’re so proud of it.  We feel our facility is as modern as anything in the country and our patients and their owners will benefit from a design that allows a much better flow of horses and people through the building.

Tuesday, 06 December 2016 18:29

Upcoming Farmer's Meeting

Exciting events coming soon

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 15:46

Looking After Your Old Cat Evening

November 1st 2017 at 7.30pm.

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 14:49

Have you heard about our new cattle hoof trimmer??

We were delighted to welcome Bryan Robertson to the practice in April

Friday, 29 April 2016 14:08

Summer Worm Egg Counts

We are offering reduced work egg counts during the months of May to August

Friday, 29 April 2016 13:45

Equine Evening Seminars

Click here to find out more about our client evenings coming to a yard near you...

 

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 15:22

Pet Heath Club News

We are delighted to be able to tell you about our fantastic value health club for dogs, cats and rabbits

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 10:00

There's Life in the Old Dog Yet

Client Evening Seminar - June 9th 2015.

We are delighted to invite you to our spring seminar aimed at anyone who is interested in the care of older dogs.  

Wednesday, 04 February 2015 11:33

Vaccine Amnesty for Dogs and Cats

We're running a Vaccinations re-start scheme during February and March

Monday, 22 December 2014 19:37

Equine Skills - The Guts of the Matter

We had a really great time at our Guts of the Matter Equine Skills day run by Claire Hodgson - the day was about learning how the horse's digestive system worked. Thank you to our friends at the Humane Education Society in Wilmslow where we ran the course.  Here you can see Claire demonstrating use of a weigh tape on one of our friends there!

Monday, 24 March 2014 18:16

Bunny Friendly Status

We're really delighted to announce we've achieved the criteria to be a rabbit friendly practice.

We're so happy to have bunny friendly status at our Macclesfield Surgery.  This is awarded by the rabbit welfare association and fund.  More more details go to... www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 12:04

Small Redworm Time - February

February is often the ideal time to treat encysted small red worms (cyathostomes).

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 11:53

Equine Flu Vaccine Amnesty March and April 2016

2015 was a bad year for horse flu - equine influenza - which was prevalent all over the UK. We even had an outbreak in Cheshire.

Thursday, 26 September 2013 18:43

Wilmslow surgery has a facelift

  We really LOVE our new look!!

Friday, 20 September 2013 20:14

Equine Influenza diagnosed in Cheshire

We have been made aware of an outbreak of Equine Influenza in Cheshire.  This follows a number of other outbreaks in Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Northamptonshire.  This gives us a good opportunity to remind our clients to check their horse's vaccinations are up to date.  

Thursday, 18 October 2012 12:26

Farm Calendar Competition!

Pictures invited for our 2013 farm calendar - £50 prize for the winning photo!

Monday, 01 October 2012 20:22

JMB Measuring Returns

We are really delighted to announce the return of JMB measurings at Wright & Morten. 

Sunday, 08 July 2012 19:27

The Gingernut 3 Peaks Challenge

We did it - but is was close !  Hollie, Claire, Nicola & Gareth's challenge to take on the 3 Highest Peaks in the UK in aid of the Donkey Sanctuary....... The Gingernut 3 Peaks Challenge

Monday, 02 July 2012 21:11

New online store for WMVets.co.uk!

We are pleased to now be able to offer online ordering for 'Click & Collect' shopping !!

Thursday, 26 January 2012 22:44

Video star Millie

What happens when your pet visits us for a teeth clean.

We recently had to clean up Millie's teeth which had developed large amounts of tartar covering the surface and decided that videoing her experience would help show what happens when your pet visits us.

For more information about dental problems and solutions, take a look at our dental advice page, but we hope you find the video useful. 

Thursday, 26 January 2012 22:44

Special offer on Pneumonia vaccines

Reduced price for Rispoval 4 and other calf pneumonia vaccines, when you pay for them on collection.

Thursday, 26 January 2012 22:44

Equine caption competition

...and the winners are...

Thursday, 26 January 2012 22:44

Talk about laminitis

Really interesting updates on equine laminitis.

Thursday, 26 January 2012 22:44

Vaccine special offer

Reduced price for Rispoval 4 and other calf pneumonia vaccines, when you pay for them on collection.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:44

Pet Travel Scheme rules

As of the 1st January 2012, travelling abroad with your pet has become even easier.