There are many infectious diseases that pose a threat to dogs and cats. Thankfully there are vaccinations available that help protect your pets against these diseases. Pets should receive their first vaccination at 6 weeks of age. Puppies and kittens need a series of consecutive vaccinations to establish baseline immunity. Once baseline immunity is achieved, your pet will need annual booster vaccines to maintain the protection against these infectious diseases.

Age that puppies should receive vaccines:

6 weeks, 9 weeks, 12 weeks, 16 weeks

What your puppy will be vaccinated with:

  • 5in1: DIstemper, Parvovirus, Hepatitis, Adenovirus type 2, Parainfluenza type2
  • Rabies
  • Kennel cough (optional but advised for dogs that will be in close contact with other dogs.)

Age that kittens should receive vaccines:

  • 6 weeks, 9 weeks, 12 weeks, 16 weeks

What your puppy will be vaccinated with:

  • 4in1: Feline Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopaenia virus, Chlamyda psittaci
  • Feline leukaemia (optional but strongly advised for cats that will be in close contact with other cats.)

Our hospitalisation area allows a comfortable and peaceful environment for your pet to relax and recover.

Some illnesses require more intensive treatment and will often result in your pet needing to spend some time in hospital. Conditions such as severe gastroenteritis result in dehydration and your pet may need to be placed on a drip for a few days.

After orthopaedic surgeries we will often keep the patient in hospital for 24 hours to monitor their recovery post operation.

Accessories & Food

We offer a wide range of pet foods in the following brands:

  • Hills
  • Royal canine
  • Ultra-dog & Ultra-cat
  • Vets choice
  • Eukanuba

We also offer a range of tasty and nutritious treats for your pets. Treats are very useful for training your pets as they offer a higher reward value than normal pellets.

To cover other pet husbandry needs we keep:

  • Leads and collars
  • Toothbrushes
  • Grooming brushes
  • Nail clippers
  • Cat carriers
  • Cat litter
Dental Procedures

Dental care is a very important part of your pet’s life. We recommend brushing your pets’ teeth 1-2 times weekly with an animal specific toothpaste.

If your pet develops a build-up of plaque and tartar on the teeth, routine brushing will not be enough to remove this. Your pet will need to have the plaque and tartar scaled off.

Dental scaling & polishing is done under sedation, for the reason that animals simply will not sit nicely in the dental chair and ‘open up wide’ for us to perform the required cleaning.

Extracting of teeth is done when necessary. During your pet’s dental procedure, we use a multitude of tools to assess whether a tooth and its roots are healthy and viable, or whether it is diseased or damaged to the point of needing to be removed, for the comfort and health of your pet.

Soft Tissue Surgeries

Soft tissue surgeries encompass a wide range of procedures such as growth/tumour removals, hernia repair, dog bite stitching and procedures involving internal organs.

Our experienced surgeons are on hand to perform a wide range of surgeries within this scope.

A consultation and diagnostics will always take place prior to any procedure.

Preventative Healthcare

Ticks and fleas

  • It is of utmost importance to protect your pets against ticks and fleas. Although more commonly found during the warmer seasons, we do occasionally see ticks and fleas in the colder months. For this reason, we recommend having your pet protected all year round.



  • Whilst unhygienic environments increase the chance of picking up worms, it is important to remember that animals can acquire worms in any environment. Even a simple walk in the park can expose your pet to these parasites. Exposure to other animals’ faeces and feeding undercooked/raw meat can greatly contribute to your pet picking up worms. We recommended deworming your pet every 3 months.

NB: Worms can also be transmitted from pet to owner. We advise regularly deworming all family members in your household.

Please note that consultations that run beyond normal operating hours may carry a surcharge fee.


At what age must I vaccinate my puppy or kitten?

Puppies can be vaccinated from six weeks of age, and kittens from eight.

How often should I deworm my pet?

We recommend deworming your adult pet every 4-6 months. Puppies and kittens should be dewormed with each vaccination.

When can I spay or neuter my dog?

This will normally be done from six months of age.

When can I take my puppy to the park?

We recommend waiting 14-days after your puppy has received their third vaccine before going for walks in the park.

How often should I brush my dogs teeth?

Once or twice per week is recommended with animal specific toothpaste.

What Client Says

Thank you to our clients for your long-standing support of our practice.

I brought my little jack russel to Ivy road as he was not looking well for a day or two. Thank you to the Ivy Road Vets who quickly sorted him out and had him up and about in no time.

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    I have been coming to Ivy Road Veterinary Clinic for the past 8-years, my cat recently underwent surgery after being involved in an horrific fight. Thank you Ivy Road doctors.

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      Thank you to the Ivy Road Vets who assisted me with the pregnancy of my dog Bella. She is now the proud mom of six gorgeous and healthy little puppies.

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