Veterinarians treat the injuries and illnesses of pets and other animals with a variety of medical equipment, including surgical tools and x-ray and ultrasound machines. They provide treatment for animals that is similar to the services a physician provides to treat humans.


When you move to a new area and register with a new doctor, remember to

  • Register you pets with a local vet.
  • Registration usually involves an initial checkup which is often free of charge


Pets should have booster injections every year to avoid diseases such as

  • Distemper
  • Parvovirus
  • Viral hepatitis


  • 24 hour emergency treatment
  • Collection and delivery
  • X-ray facilities
  • Home visits
  • Dietary advice
  • Dental care
  • Neutering

Most vets’ surgeries can help a pet regardless of how exotic a breed it may be and can give advice on correct diet, living conditions and exercise.


  • Pets should have regular check-ups.
  • Wash pets’ dishes separately from your own and rinse with boiling water.
  • Always wash your hands after handling any animal. Make sure children understand this.
  • Seek advice from a vet about vaccinating your pet against disease.
  • Learn some basic first aid to deal with bites and scratches.