24 Hour Emergency and Critical Care

Vets and nurses on the premises 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
If you need us for an urgent enquiry of an emergency just call, we answer the phone 24 hours a day (01235) 524 777. Emergencies in the night are seen at our Abingdon Veterinary Surgery. Please note we have a reduced staffing level at night so we would kindly ask that for routine enquiries and appointments you call during our main opening hours.

Abingdon Veterinary Surgery
The Vineyard,
Abingdon,
Oxon,
OX14 3NR
T. (01235) 524 777
E. abingdonhospital@abivale.com

Blog

Hello! Welcome to the Abivale Veterinary Group Blog. We're here to keep you up-to-date with all the latest happenings at Abivale Veterinary Group...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Posted 17th July 2018

The generosity of our clients has raised £275 on top of our Muddy Paws team fundraising. Thank you to everyone who donated - your generosity will make a difference to the lives of the cats and dogs at at Battersea

Instagram

Instagram

Posted 16th July 2018

The rumours are true - we are now on Instagram! Find us by searching @abivale_vets. We’d love you to tag us in your photos so we can see our patients enjoining life - not just when we see them here.

Planning a day in the sun?

Planning a day in the sun?

Posted 15th July 2018

Planning a day in the sun? Think twice before taking your furry friend - we’ve already lost too many lives this summer to heatstroke...

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Keep your best friend safe!

Keep your best friend safe!

Posted 14th July 2018

It’s another warm day - let’s keep your best friend safe.

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It’s too hot for the dog!

It’s too hot for the dog!

Posted 9th July 2018

It's time to change our habits because with our current warm weather...

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Public Service Announcement

Public Service Announcement

Posted 9th July 2018

With this extremely hot weather we are still seeing too many owners taking unnecessary risks with their dogs. We urge everyone not to walk your dogs after 830am or before 7-8pm as it is simply too hot!

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Have you heard the word about lungworm?

Have you heard the word about lungworm?

Posted 9th July 2018

Lungworm is spread to dogs when they eat snails and slugs, but also by eating the grass they have been on! Make sure your dog is protected against this sneaky parasite. If you aren't sure if they are protected, give us a call at any of our branches for product advice.

Struggle to get out of bed on a weekend?

Struggle to get out of bed on a weekend?

Posted 7th July 2018

That's why we have routine appointments available every Saturday 9am-6pm and every Sunday 10am-5pm so give us a call on 01235 524777 to book that vaccination in.

Cool down your bunny...

Cool down your bunny...

Posted 4th July 2018

Adding a frozen bottle of water to your rabbit’s cage is a great way to cool the air down for your bunny. Just use a normal plastic bottle with water and place in the freezer until ready.

Water Intoxication

Water Intoxication

Posted 3rd July 2018

Heat stroke is not the only danger in this hot weather - water intoxication is dangerous and can be quickly fatal! If your dog is showing any of these clinical signs, please call us immediately 01235 524 777.

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Holiday...

Holiday...

Posted 2nd July 2018

Are you planning on leaving the furbaby at home while you go away on holiday? Have you got a plan in place if they need veterinary treatment while you are away? We always recommend planning for the unexpected, just in case we can't contact you when your pet needs us. Give us a call today to register the details of your holiday and who will be looking after your very important family member during this period.

Muddy Dog Challenge!

Muddy Dog Challenge!

Posted 1st July 2018

Today is the day for our team of fearless competitors! Good luck to everyone taking part - we can't wait to see the photo.

Avoid your pets over heating...

Avoid your pets over heating...

Posted 30th June 2018

With a warm weekend ahead of us please make sure you are prepared. Here are a few tips to avoid your pets over heating while you are enjoying your the sunshine together.

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On-site 24 hours a day

On-site 24 hours a day

Posted 28th June 2018

A lifetime of care doesn't stop at the end of the working day. Rest assured that our dedicated team of vets and nurses are on-site 24 hours a day, delivering the same high standard of patient care to your furry family member. If you need us, call us 01235 524777.

Don't let ticks ruin your fun.

Don't let ticks ruin your fun.

Posted 27th June 2018

These warmer months are the time to be enjoying the great outdoors with your pets. Don't let ticks ruin your fun!

Could your dog save a life?

Could your dog save a life?

Posted 25th June 2018

Meet Betty - this poor little girl came to see us recently...

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Pet's passport up to date?

Pet's passport up to date?

Posted 25th June 2018

Counting down the days until that family holiday? Have you got your pet's passport up to date? Avoid the last minute disappointment and book them in for their passport vaccinations today.

NEW Kitten?

NEW Kitten?

Posted 23rd June 2018

Do you know someone who is thinking about buying or adopting a cat? Pet ownership is a big responsibility that should be taken seriously. Here at Abivale Vets we are passionate about responsible pet ownership, and are proud to be part of a nation-wide initiative involving FREE pre-purchase consultations. We are here to answer all your questions before you commit to your new family member.

Bring Your Dog to Work Day

Bring Your Dog to Work Day

Posted 22nd June 2018

Today is 'Bring Your Dog to Work Day'. Who has an extra special helper at work with them? We'd love to see your photos on our facebook!

Tick treatments!

Tick treatments!

Posted 20th June 2018

Did you know that tick products made for dogs are toxic to cats? Remember to only ever use cat-specific tick treatments on your feline friends.

Tick Season

Tick Season

Posted 18th June 2018

Not all parasite treatments are created equal. With tick season in full swing, are your pets protected? If you need any advice about the best products for your pet and lifestyle, give us a call at any of our sites today.

Bring your dog to work day...

Bring your dog to work day...

Posted 15th June 2018

...is just around the corner. Have you asked your boss about bringing yours in for the day?

June is Microchipping Month

June is Microchipping Month

Posted 15th June 2018

June is Microchipping Month - is your pet microchipped?

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Meet 'Mr M'

Meet 'Mr M'

Posted 14th June 2018

...we recently had the pleasure of this boy's company to remove quite a large tumour from his leg.

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Think outside of the box

Think outside of the box

Posted 10th June 2018

Thinking about getting a rabbit? Many people under estimate how much space rabbits actually need - it's not just about having a hutch.

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Do you recognise this cat?

Do you recognise this cat?

Posted 6th June 2018

This elderly girl has been handed in to us after wandering the neighbourhoods around Vintner Road in Abingdon for some time. We would estimate her age at at least 15 years old. She has a microchip but it is a European one with no UK details. Please give us a call at Abingdon 01235 524777 if you have any information.

It only takes one...

It only takes one...

Posted 6th June 2018

Did you know that ticks carry many diseases that can be passed to our pets when they bite? Make sure your pet is protected this season.

Are you feeding your rabbit the correct diet?

Are you feeding your rabbit the correct diet?

Posted 5th June 2018

It's a common misconception that muesli is good for rabbits - but this is not true. Spread the word and help rabbits everywhere live a healthier life!

Hug Your Cat Day

Hug Your Cat Day

Posted 4th June 2018

Personally we think every day is hug your cat day, but today it's official! We'd love to see your photos celebrating this snuggly day. Whay not share on our Facebook?

Is your bunny overdue for an MOT?

Is your bunny overdue for an MOT?

Posted 4th June 2018

Is your bunny overdue for an MOT? This week we are celebrating Rabbit Awareness Week which includes FREE health checks for your bunny. Give us a call at any of our branches to book your rabbit in today.

What should you feed your bunny?

What should you feed your bunny?

Posted 2nd June 2018

Rabbit Awareness Week 2018 has officially started!

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Winston...

Winston...

Posted 2nd June 2018

Winston has been hunting down the pigeons on the roof and has worn himself out...

Are your pets protected?

Are your pets protected?

Posted 1st June 2018

It's that time of year again when we need to start thinking about ticks. Are your pets protected? Give us a call at any of our sites and we can make sure you are using the right products to protect your family.

Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month

Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month

Posted 29th May 2018

As the month draws to an end we wanted to take this opportunity to...

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Rain, hail or shine...

Rain, hail or shine...

Posted 28th May 2018

Rain, hail or shine, we are only a phone call away this bank holiday. So whether it's for advice or an appointment, don't hesitate to call us 01235 524777.

Long weekend...

Long weekend...

Posted 26th May 2018

Enjoy some adventures with your fur-babies this long weekend. If you needs us we are just a phone call away 01235 524777.

Coco and Peanut

Coco and Peanut

Posted 25th May 2018

Can you believe how relaxed these two cuties are?! Coco and Peanut (yes another Peanut!) have just been in for their puppy vaccinations at our Wallingford branch and joined our new Pet Health Club. We can't wait to see them again in 4 weeks time for their boosters

Introducing... Peanut!

Introducing... Peanut!

Posted 23rd May 2018

Happily making herself at home...

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Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month

Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month

Posted 22nd May 2018

This week it is time to meet Cyd...

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Holiday

Holiday

Posted 21st May 2018

Are you planning on leaving the furbaby at home while you go away on holiday?

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Pet Health Club

Pet Health Club

Posted 16th May 2018

Our new Pet Health Club is in full swing with new members joining every day! For a monthly fee your pet will have their annual vaccinations, 12 months of worming and flea treatment, a 6 month health check and much, much more. There are plans for dogs, cats and rabbits so give us a call today for more information.

Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month

Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month

Posted 15th May 2018

This week is all about Amberly. Amberly is our student veterinary nurse who is currently undergoing her nurse training...

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Muddy Dog Challenge!

Muddy Dog Challenge!

Posted 14th May 2018

The Abivale team are in serious training for the Muddy Dog Challenge! A big team of our staff along with their furry companions are getting muddy to raise money for the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. We have donation collection tins at all of our branches so please drop in any spare change you have.

Black Panther

Black Panther

Posted 12th May 2018

Our very own Abivale Catteries black panther! Isn't Shadow a stunner!

Holiday!

Holiday!

Posted 11th May 2018

Planning on taking your family pet on holiday with you this summer?

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Have you heard the word about lungworm?

Have you heard the word about lungworm?

Posted 9th May 2018

Lungworm is spread to dogs when they eat snails and slugs, but also by eating the grass they have been on!

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Murphy and Milo

Murphy and Milo

Posted 9th May 2018

...attached at the hip

Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month

Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month

Posted 8th May 2018

This week we introduce our nurse Gillian. Gillian is originally from Ireland but has been nursing in the Oxford area for the last 18 years...

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Book in ASAP!

Book in ASAP!

Posted 7th May 2018

What a lovely bank holiday weekend we've had! Summer is definitely on its way, so be sure to book in ASAP to avoid disappointment! We become very busy during July, August and September :) Photo: Teddy

Extra careful...

Extra careful...

Posted 6th May 2018

It’s great to have family fun in the sun but make sure you are prepared and your pets are safe.

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Love a sleep-in on the weekends?

Love a sleep-in on the weekends?

Posted 5th May 2018

That's why we have routine appointments available every Saturday 9am-6pm and every Sunday 10am-5pm so give us a call on 01235 524777 to book that vaccination in.

If you needs us...

If you needs us...

Posted 5th May 2018

Enjoy your long weekend with your fur-babies. As always we will have a vet and nurse on-site at all times. If you needs us we are only a phone call away 01235 524777.

Meet nurse Hannah!

Meet nurse Hannah!

Posted 4th May 2018

This month is Veterinary Nurse Awareness month. During this month we will introduce you to different members of our nursing team...

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Cat scratching tree!

Cat scratching tree!

Posted 3rd May 2018

After our cattery staff at Abingdon donated money to the Blue Cross and received a cat scratching tree in return, we thought the cats would be ecstatic! However so far they've been more delighted with a box or the odd leaf blowing past ...that was until today! We let Penny out for a stroll and BINGO! We found her like this patience is a virtue when it comes to cats!

Introducing Frankie!

Introducing Frankie!

Posted 2nd May 2018

This sweet girl visited our Wallingford branch last week for her neutering procedure and is recovering well at home. Relaxing following a surgical procedure is made easier with the medical pet shirt, like Frankie is modelling, instead of the traditional buster collar which can be a bit cumbersome. Her mum sent us this photo of her snuggling up to her teddy and we just had to share the cuteness with you all.

Pudding the Hungry Cat - Part 4

Pudding the Hungry Cat - Part 4

Posted 1st May 2018

This is where we pick up our final chapter in Pudding’s hyperthyroid journey...

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Are you missing a tortoise?

Are you missing a tortoise?

Posted 30th April 2018

We have had a lovely tortoise handed in to us as a stray. If you have any information please call us at our Abingdon site 01235 524777.

24 hours a day

24 hours a day

Posted 29th April 2018

A lifetime of care doesn't stop at the end of the working day. Rest assured that our dedicated team of vets and nurses are on-site 24 hours a day, delivering the same high standard of patient care to your furry family member. If you need us, call us 01235 524777.

Scooping that poop

Scooping that poop

Posted 27th April 2018

Did you know there have been cases of horses dying due to ingesting dog poo bags?! Scooping that poop is the first step, but making sure you dispose of it in an appropriate place if just as important.

Pudding the Hungry Cat - Part 3

Pudding the Hungry Cat - Part 3

Posted 24th April 2018

By her 4 week check-up, Pudding’s levels had returned to normal, all clinical signs had resolved and she was starting to put her weight back on...

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Intestinal Worms!

Intestinal Worms!

Posted 24th April 2018

Did you know 1 in 5 UK dogs have intestinal worms!!! Not all worming products are created equal. Give us a call today to ensure you are using the correct product to protect you pet and family against these parasites.

FREE pre-purchase consultations

FREE pre-purchase consultations

Posted 23rd April 2018

Thinking about buying or rescuing a new dog? Pet ownership is a big responsibility that should be taken seriously. Here at Abivale Vets we are passionate about responsible pet ownership, and are proud to be part of a nation-wide initiative involving FREE pre-purchase consultations. We are here to answer all your questions before you commit to your new family member.

Maddy

Maddy

Posted 23rd April 2018

...making herself at home!

Don't forget to pack the poop bags!

Don't forget to pack the poop bags!

Posted 21st April 2018

Out for a walk this weekend? Don't forget to pack the poop bags! Parasites found in dog faeces pose a risk to other dogs, livestock and children so we all need to do our bit and scoop that poop.

Please make sure you are prepared.

Please make sure you are prepared.

Posted 20th April 2018

With the hotter temperatures expected over the coming days, please make sure you are prepared...

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Scoop that poop!

Scoop that poop!

Posted 19th April 2018

Did you know that parasites found in dogs faeces cause diseases in other dogs, livestock and children!

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Relaxed they were snoring!

Relaxed they were snoring!

Posted 18th April 2018

It's not every day we have to wake up our patients for their vaccinations, but these beautiful girls were so relaxed they were snoring!

Pudding the Hungry Cat - Part 2

Pudding the Hungry Cat - Part 2

Posted 17th April 2018

Last time we found out that our friend Pudding had been diagnosed with feline hyperthyroidism - but what does that mean and what are our treatment options?

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Pet Health Club

Pet Health Club

Posted 16th April 2018

Our new Pet Health Club is in full swing with new members joining every day...

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Scoop that poop!

Scoop that poop!

Posted 14th April 2018

Spread the word - it's time to scoop that poop! Did you know that diseases spread from dog faeces to sheep can be fatal? It's vital to keep your dog's worming up to date and to always remember to scoop that poop.

comfy!?!

comfy!?!

Posted 14th April 2018

Apparently this is a comfortable way to sleep?

This week's trendsetters

This week's trendsetters

Posted 13th April 2018

Gerard and Frankie!...

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HAPPY #NationalPetDay !!!

HAPPY #NationalPetDay !!!

Posted 11th April 2018

‘Woof’, ‘meowww’, ‘sssst’, ‘rawk’ or ‘squeak, oink!' Join us with a BIG THANK YOU to all the Pets that make our lives that little bit more fun and fulfilling! HAPPY #NationalPetDay !!!

Pudding the Hungry Cat - Part 1

Pudding the Hungry Cat - Part 1

Posted 10th April 2018

Pudding is a beautiful female domestic shorthair cat that belongs to one of our staff members. Like so many of the animals, Pudding came to her owner by chance when she was handed in to a vet clinic in Northampton as a stray...

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Meet Willow and Flynn...

Meet Willow and Flynn...

Posted 9th April 2018

two of our newest members to our Pet Health Club. Our Pet Health Club is a great way to save you money on vaccinations, worming, flea treatment and so much more. If you would like more information please give us a call at any of a branches.

Poisonous Ornamentals

Poisonous Ornamentals

Posted 7th April 2018

Spring is finally springing! Please watch out for the beautiful but toxic flowers. Easter Lilies, Tulips, Foxglove, Hyaciths and Daffodils! If your pets happen to ingest any of these toxic plants - poisonous ornamentals, please give us a call immediately 01235 524777.

Scottish Fold - Pumba!

Scottish Fold - Pumba!

Posted 6th April 2018

Scottish Fold - Pumba! at our Hadden Hill Cattery

Meet Freda...

Meet Freda...

Posted 5th April 2018

- or possibly Fred! Freda is a 10 week old rabbit who came to visit us for her first vaccination today...

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Too cute we just had to share!

Too cute we just had to share!

Posted 4th April 2018

Holly, the winner of our Easter hamper competition...

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From our family to yours, Happy Easter!

From our family to yours, Happy Easter!

Posted 1st April 2018

We are on-site 24 hours a day with a vet and nurse ready to help if you need us. If you have any chocolate accidents with the fur-babies please call us immediately on 01235 524777.

Hiding eggs

Hiding eggs

Posted 31st March 2018

Hiding eggs in the garden this weekend? Make sure you keep your dogs and cats away from the area until all the chocolate is found!

Easter safety tip

Easter safety tip

Posted 30th March 2018

Planning an egg hunt this Sunday?...

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And the prize goes to...

And the prize goes to...

Posted 29th March 2018

We have a winner for our Easter Hamper competition (drum roll please)!...

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Easter hamper competition

Easter hamper competition

Posted 28th March 2018

Today is your last day to enter our Easter hamper competition so run into your local Abivale branch and try to count all the hidden chickens!

Daily medications?

Daily medications?

Posted 26th March 2018

Do your fur-babies take daily medications? Remember today and tomorrow are the last days to order medications for them to arrive before the long weekend. Give us a call at any of our branches to place your order and ensure your pets don't run out.

Little chickens all around...

Little chickens all around...

Posted 26th March 2018

Noticed something different about our reception? We've hidden little chickens all around our reception. Come and try to find them all for your chance to win an Easter hamper.

Happy Spring

Happy Spring

Posted 20th March 2018

First day of spring - Woo-hoo!!!

Fancy an Easter hamper?

Fancy an Easter hamper?

Posted 19th March 2018

Come into your local Abivale clinic and count all the hidden chickens for you chance to win!

Love a good sleep-in?

Love a good sleep-in?

Posted 17th March 2018

...Us too, that's why we offer consultations every Sunday 10am-5pm so you can catch up on your beauty sleep and still keep their vaccinations up to date. Give us a call on 01235 524777 to book your appointment today.

Golden Oldies

Golden Oldies

Posted 16th March 2018

Our very special golden oldies at Abingdon Cattery; Monster is almost 20 years old!

Golden Oldies

Golden Oldies

Posted 16th March 2018

Our very special golden oldies at Abingdon Cattery; Misty is almost 20 years old!

Elwood and Gypsy

Elwood and Gypsy

Posted 15th March 2018

Elwood and Gypsy are two very affectionate Burmese cats and they couldn't resist snuggling up with one another either!

Have you entered?...

Have you entered?...

Posted 12th March 2018

Have you entered our Easter competition yet? Pop into any of our clinics, count the hidden chickens and let our receptionists know your guess. Super easy!

Easter competition!!

Easter competition!!

Posted 5th March 2018

Now the snow has cleared we can finally get excited about our Easter competition!! We have hidden little chickens around our waiting rooms - can you find them all? Pop into any of our sites to count the chickens and enter our Easter hamper competition. Count the chickens and let reception know your guess - it's that easy!

It's cold and it's getting colder!

It's cold and it's getting colder!

Posted 1st March 2018

Be sure to keep your fur-babies warm on their daily walkies, and rinse their paws when they get home.

Important Announcement

Important Announcement

Posted 1st March 2018

Abivale have made the decision to close Wallingford, Didcot and Wantage branches this evening to allow our staff to safely travel home before the roads get worse. Our Abingdon site will remain open for emergency appointments only. If you have an appointment this evening or tomorrow morning our staff will be contacting you shortly to re-book your appointment. As always, we are at the end of the phone if you need anything, and we will remain seeing emergencies at Abingdon. Thank you for your understanding.

Salt grit is extremely toxic!

Salt grit is extremely toxic!

Posted 28th February 2018

Did you know that salt grit is extremely toxic to pets and is the cause of many deaths every year?! To avoid any risk of ingestion, be sure to wash your dog's paws after a walk, and your cat's paws when they come inside.

Confession time...

Confession time...

Posted 28th February 2018

My name is Sammi and I like to lick the vet's ears while they listen to my heart...

Freezing temperatures...

Freezing temperatures...

Posted 27th February 2018

With below freezing temperatures expected for the rest of this week, please monitor your pets extra closely for signs of anti-freeze toxicity. If you suspect they have ingested any amount of anti-freeze please give us a call immediately, any time - day or night, on 01235 524777

Our Pet Health Club

Our Pet Health Club

Posted 26th February 2018

Have you got a new bundle of fluff in the family? Our Pet Health Club will help you save money and ensure your new furbaby gets the best start to life.

On-site 24 hours a day

On-site 24 hours a day

Posted 25th February 2018

Does your vet have a registered nurse and veterinarian on-site 24 hours a day? Our team is on-site every minute of the day to ensure your pets get the highest standard of care, no matter what time it is.

...just got even better!

...just got even better!

Posted 25th February 2018

Our Pet Health Club has just got even better! Give us a call to find out about all the savings.

Easter is creeping up...

Easter is creeping up...

Posted 25th February 2018

Easter is creeping up on us so don't forget to book in to secure yourself a space! and this is beautiful Molly

Siberian kittens!

Siberian kittens!

Posted 20th February 2018

The Siberian Cat is classed as semi-longhaired and has a distinctive coat that changes with the seasons and is unique to the breed. The topcoat consists of a layer of long waterproof guard hairs beneath which is very dense, soft undercoat. The coat is considerably longer and thicker in winter; complete with a full ruff, fluffy breeches and a big bushy tail to tackle those cold Siberian winds! Other examples of this cat’s wild heritage can be seen in their tufted paw pads and the lynx tips on their ears.

Siberian kittens!

Siberian kittens!

Posted 19th February 2018

Our Hadden Hill Cattery have recently had in two very adorable Siberian kittens!

Recovering from a busy week?

Recovering from a busy week?

Posted 17th February 2018

Don't forget we have routine appointments available every Saturday 9am-6pm and every Sunday 10am-5pm so give us a call on 01235 524777 to book that vaccination in.

Calling all puppy owners!

Calling all puppy owners!

Posted 15th February 2018

Calling all puppy owners! Would you like your puppy to be involved in an exciting research project with Dogs Trust and Bristol University? They are looking to recruit 10,000 puppies aged up to 16 weeks of age to follow throughout their lives. Check out their website for more details http://generationpup.ac.uk/

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Posted 14th February 2018

Happy Valentine's Day to the love of our lives... CATS! This is Tango who is owned by one of our Cattery Assistants. Show us a cute photo of your cat below!

Today is Pancake Day

Today is Pancake Day

Posted 13th February 2018

Today is Pancake Day - enjoy this pet-friendly recipe with all the family!

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...a big date

...a big date

Posted 12th February 2018

A lot of preparation goes into a big date, so don't let your night be ruined because you left that delicious box of chocolates within reach!

...and smile!

...and smile!

Posted 11th February 2018

The sun is shining and we're smiling...

Important announcement

Important announcement

Posted 9th February 2018

This weekend Abivale is undergoing some exciting computer upgrades across all sites. Saturday and Sunday we will be going back to pen and paper which means everything will take a little longer than normal. We thank all of our clients in advance for their patience

Meet celebrity cat Leo

Meet celebrity cat Leo

Posted 8th February 2018

Meet celebrity cat Leo visiting Dr Anita for an assessment to become a Pets As Therapy cat...

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Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

Posted 8th February 2018

Remember to shower the ones you love with cuddles and keep the chocolates out of reach this Valentine's Day.

Military personnel...

Military personnel...

Posted 8th February 2018

10% off Cattery fees for all Military personnel

First aid training day...

First aid training day...

Posted 7th February 2018

A big thank you to everyone who attended our first aid training day on Sunday...

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A lifetime of care...

A lifetime of care...

Posted 4th February 2018

A lifetime of care doesn't stop at the end of the working day. Rest assured that our dedicated team of vets and nurses are on-site 24 hours a day, delivering the same high standard of patient care to your furry family member. If you need us, call us 01235 524777.

Dogs on the Street - Meet Jack!

Dogs on the Street - Meet Jack!

Posted 2nd February 2018

Yesterday we had another special visitor brought to us by Dogs on the Street - meet Jack!

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Pet First Aid Training Day

Pet First Aid Training Day

Posted 1st February 2018

Our pet first aid training day is only a few days away so we are busy getting everything packed into the pet first aid kits for our participants.

Ready for bed!

Ready for bed!

Posted 26th January 2018

Haku was ready for bed! Abivale Catteries

The three Musketeers!

The three Musketeers!

Posted 23rd January 2018

The three Musketeers! Merlin, Muffin and Cashew... Abivale Catteries

Pet First Aid Training Day

Pet First Aid Training Day

Posted 22nd January 2018

Time is running out to secure your spot on our free client pet first aid training day. Call us today on 01235 524777 or email us at abivale@abivale.com so you don't miss out!

Drive carefully

Drive carefully

Posted 21st January 2018

The snow is quickly turning to slush in Abingdon so please drive carefully and allow extra travel time if you have an appointment with us today. Don't forget that the roads and paths will have been gritted - remember to clean your pooches paws off well after their walks today as salt grit is very toxic if ingested!

10am-5pm every Sunday

10am-5pm every Sunday

Posted 19th January 2018

We know you live a busy life and enjoy a sleep-in on Sundays, that's why we offer routine consultations 10am-5pm every Sunday at our Abingdon branch. Give us a call to book an appointment today 01235 524777.

Special Visitor

Special Visitor

Posted 18th January 2018

We had a very special visitor yesterday - meet Milo!

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24 hours a day

24 hours a day

Posted 17th January 2018

Did you know that we have an experience veterinarian and nurse on-site 24 hours a day? This means your pet gets the same high quality of care, whenever they need it.

While others are sleeping...

While others are sleeping...

Posted 12th January 2018

...our team of vets and nurses are working to bring your pets the same high quality care day or night. If your pet needs to be seen, or you just need some advice, please call Abivale Vets on 01235 524777.

Just in case...

Just in case...

Posted 12th January 2018

Have you got an exciting weekend planned? Make sure you've packed the first aid kit for the humans and the fur-babies!

Do you know what to do?

Do you know what to do?

Posted 11th January 2018

Do you know what to do if you pet is choking? What about if they have a seizure? Or they are bleeding? Join us on February 4th where we will be covering these scenarios and more. Spaces are limited so give us a call on 01235 524777 or email us at abivale@abivale.com to confirm your spot.

10% off Cattery fees

10% off Cattery fees

Posted 11th January 2018

10% off Cattery fees for all Military personnel... Can be redeemed at all Abivale branches. Must be valid and presented to a member of staff on admission. Full fees will be charged if these terms and conditions are not met. Expires on 31 January 2018

Emergencies

Emergencies

Posted 9th January 2018

Emergencies can happen at anytime, but rest assured our experienced and friendly team are here for you and your pet 24 hours a day. At Abivale Veterinary Group we offer care 24:7, 365 days a year. Our vets and nurses are here whenever you need us – You can reach us on 01235 524 777

A BIG Thank You!

A BIG Thank You!

Posted 8th January 2018

We'd just like to thank every one of our clients who gave us gifts for Christmas and New Year! Very thoughtful and generous. They were very much appreciated! Abivale Catteries Team

Training day...

Training day...

Posted 5th January 2018

We have an exciting client training day coming very soon... Can you guess what it is?

Responsible Puppy Purchasing

Responsible Puppy Purchasing

Posted 5th January 2018

Do you know where your puppy is coming from?

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Are you pet-ready for tomorrow night?

Are you pet-ready for tomorrow night?

Posted 31st December 2017

Remember, remember fireworks aren’t just in November!!! New Year’s Eve celebrations can be extremely frightening for our pets. Please keep them safe this New Year’s Eve.

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Posted 25th December 2017

Merry Christmas from everyone at Abivale Vets! Enjoy this special day with your loved ones. We are here if you need us, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Twas the night before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas

Posted 24th December 2017

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro' the house. Not a creature was stirring. Not even a mouse...

From our family to yours...

From our family to yours...

Posted 22nd December 2017

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas! Have a safe and wonderful long weekend.

Christmas long weekend

Christmas long weekend

Posted 22nd December 2017

Don't forget we are here for you if you need us over this Christmas long weekend. Saturday - normal consults 8.30am-6.00pm, Sunday - normal consults 10.00am-5.00pm. All other hours, including the Bank Holidays, we have our emergency team on-site at all times.

Name the Christmas tree...

Name the Christmas tree...

Posted 22nd December 2017

Abivale Veterinary Group; Hadden Hill cattery have added decorations with the cats names on them to the Christmas tree

Charity collection has been a huge success!

Charity collection has been a huge success!

Posted 21st December 2017

Ou charity collection has been a huge success! A massive thank you to our clients and staff that have all been extremely generous - the animals at the Oxford Animal Sanctuary and the Cats Protection League couldn't be happier. As a thank you for your generosity, Abivale Vets has decided to match the donations - making this year's charity donation twice the size!

Exhausted?

Exhausted?

Posted 21st December 2017

Is anyone else exhausted from Christmas shopping? We need a nap just thinking about it.

Is you pet on daily medications?

Is you pet on daily medications?

Posted 20th December 2017

Is you pet on daily medications? Are you running low? The long weekend is fast approaching and we would hate for your pet to run out of their medications. Give us a call today at any of our branches so we can ensure you will have their medication before the long weekend.

Naughty or Nice List?

Naughty or Nice List?

Posted 15th December 2017

This little girl is definitely going on the 'Nice' list. How about your furbaby?

Christmas Spirit

Christmas Spirit

Posted 12th December 2017

Is anyone else guilty of forcing the Christmas Spirit on to you others?

Whatever the weather!

Whatever the weather!

Posted 10th December 2017

Even though it's a snow day for most, for us cattery staff we still have kitties to feed, clean and cuddle - whatever the weather!

Over the weekend...

Over the weekend...

Posted 7th December 2017

Are you struggling to fit everything in on the weekend? Well we are here to help! With appointments available 9am-6pm on Saturdays and 10am-5pm on Sundays, we are sure we can fit that vaccination into your busy schedule.

Abingdon Cattery

Abingdon Cattery

Posted 2nd December 2017

It's beginning to look alot like christmas - Christmas has arrived at Abingdon Cattery

It's December which means!!!!

It's December which means!!!!

Posted 1st December 2017

...Christmas jumper time! Show us some pics of your fur-babies in their jumper.

Betty’s Story… (as told by Betty)

Betty’s Story… (as told by Betty)

Posted 13th November 2017

I don’t like to remember my time before I was rescued. The human who had me wasn’t very nice to me.

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Calling all bulldogs owners!

Calling all bulldogs owners!

Posted 13th November 2017

Calling all bulldogs owners! Have you heard about our fundraiser event for The Edward Foundation? We would love to get as many of you involved as possible so please get in contact.

Halloween!!!

Halloween!!!

Posted 13th November 2017

Halloween is fast approaching and the team at Abivale have been getting into the spirit!

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Successful weekend raising money...

Successful weekend raising money...

Posted 12th November 2017

We've had a successful weekend raising money for The Edward Foundation but we still have spaces for more bulldogs! If you have a bulldog and you would like to get involved, please contact us.

Open Every Sunday...

Open Every Sunday...

Posted 10th November 2017

Exhausted from your long week at work? Well don't forget about your furry friend. We are open every Sunday 10am-5pm so you can have a sleep-in and still get their vaccinations up to date!

American, English, French...

American, English, French...

Posted 7th November 2017

Whichever bulldog you call your baby, we want to see them! Abivale Vets have teamed up with a great bulldog rescue charity for the month of November and we would love to see you all involved. For further information please email anitad@abivale.com

The Edward Foundation

The Edward Foundation

Posted 5th November 2017

Do you know someone with a bulldog? Abivale Vets is spending the month of November raising money for The Edward Foundation - a great charity that rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes bulldogs. This charity and its team spends their lives helping dogs in need but this time they need a little help from us.

The Edward Foundation

The Edward Foundation

Posted 1st November 2017

Calling all bulldog owners!!! Abivale Vets have teamed up with The Edward Foundation to raise money for this amazing charity after a terrible loss. We would love to get as many of you involved as possible.

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'Tis the season for conkers!

'Tis the season for conkers!

Posted 11th October 2017

While these little fellows generally don't cause any toxicity, some dogs may suffer from vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach cramps after eating them. Most importantly, these can cause a real risk of intestinal obstruction. If your dog manages to eat one of these, please give us a call at any of our branches for advice.

The Abingdon Fair

The Abingdon Fair

Posted 10th October 2017

...is on today so please allow yourself a little more travel time to get to our Abingdon site.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

Posted 29th September 2017

Developing osteoarthritis...

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Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy

Posted 26th September 2017

A great way to maintain muscle mass and strength...

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Do you recognise this little guy?

Do you recognise this little guy?

Posted 25th September 2017

He was brought in to us yesterday after being found on Radley Road upside down! He has a microchip but we have not been able to trace any owner as it is possibly an international microchip. If you know anything about this adventurous tortoise please give us a call at our Abingdon branch 01235 524777.

Open Sundays 10am - 5pm

Open Sundays 10am - 5pm

Posted 21st September 2017

Does your furry friend need to come and see us on a Sunday but you both struggle to get out of bed in time? Well let us tell you some good news! Our Abingdon clinic is now open for extended consulting times on Sundays for your convenience. We will now be open Sundays 10am - 5pm. So now there's really no excuse to get that check up done!

Old friend

Old friend

Posted 19th September 2017

...get that bounce back!!!

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Arthritis

Arthritis

Posted 14th September 2017

...isn't just for older dogs?

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Arthritis awareness month

Arthritis awareness month

Posted 11th September 2017

Arthritis awareness month - have you ever wondered what your dog's knee looks like after a cruciate repair surgery? Rupturing the cruciate ligament in their knee is quite common in dogs. This can be a traumatic injury, but can also be secondary to arthritis. Here is one of our canine patients before and after surgery.

Starting to slow down on walks?

Starting to slow down on walks?

Posted 7th September 2017

Is your best friend starting to slow down on walks? Many of our canine friends suffer from osteoarthritis as they get older. The good news is there are many things we can do to help. If you have any questions or concerns about your best friend, please give us a call at any of our branches and book in for an arthritis assessment.

Arthritis awareness month

Arthritis awareness month

Posted 4th September 2017

...sometimes even we are surprised by the severity of arthritic change we find on an x-ray! This middle-aged dog came in for assessment as he had been slowing down and had some reduced range of motion in his elbows. The first x-ray is of a normal elbow, the second x-ray was his elbow!

Duvet & DVD Day!!!

Duvet & DVD Day!!!

Posted 3rd September 2017

Today is definitely a duvet and DVD day. Have you got a furbaby enjoying a snuggle today? Share your photos below so we can all enjoy the cuteness!

Exciting Changes

Exciting Changes

Posted 22nd August 2017

Some very exciting changes are coming to our Abingdon branch! Works have started today and we anticipate it to continue for 2-3 weeks. We are open as usual, just with a modified layout. Thank you to all of our customers for your understanding during this time. We can't wait to unveil our new look reception and consultation rooms in the coming weeks.

Do you know this cat?

Do you know this cat?

Posted 7th August 2017

This beautiful girl was handed in to us late last week. She has no microchip or collar with an estimated age of 4-5 years. Unfortunately we haven't been able to get any further details about where she was found but the rescuers had been taking care of her for 2 weeks so she likely has been missing for some time longer than that. If you have any information please contact us at our Abingdon branch 01235 524777.

Sunday selfie time!

Sunday selfie time!

Posted 6th August 2017

Sunday selfie time! Show us your pet's best selfie - visit our Facebook Page...

Refurbishments at Wallingford

Refurbishments at Wallingford

Posted 2nd August 2017

It's been a very busy week at our Wallingford branch but we are nearly finished! Thank you to all of our Wallingford clients for being so understanding and accommodating during these refurbishments. Wallingford will be back open as normal tomorrow while we finish the few final touches. We can't wait for you to see and enjoy the finished product!

And the winner is...

And the winner is...

Posted 31st July 2017

Pets of Summer Photo Competition...

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Sundays are for...

Sundays are for...

Posted 30th July 2017

Relaxing along the Thames! What are you and your furbabies up to?

Meet Teddy

Meet Teddy

Posted 25th July 2017

- the 2nd of our finalists. Is he your number 1 pooch? Make sure you like and share his photo to get him to the top position. Voting closes this Friday.

Meet Beau

Meet Beau

Posted 24th July 2017

- he is one of our finalists in our photo competition. Is he your number 1? Start liking and sharing Beau in to the top position. Voting closes this Friday so get voting!

Last day for voting

Last day for voting

Posted 20th July 2017

Voting for our Pets of Summer Photo Competition closes tonight so if you haven't voted for your favourite you better get in quick. It's as easy as liking and sharing your favourite photo.

Sundays are for...

Sundays are for...

Posted 16th July 2017

helping mum in the garden! What are you and your furbabies up to today?

Meet Diesel

Meet Diesel

Posted 14th July 2017

- an energetic boy who is always on the go! Whether it's summer time or not, you just can't keep him out of the water. Is this our winner? Just like and share to vote him in to the next round.

Calling all owners!!!

Calling all owners!!!

Posted 11th July 2017

Do you or someone you know own a rescue pet? We would love to feature their rescue story in our upcoming 'Pet Adoption Awareness Month' feature. Please email us at abivale@abivale.com with details of their story and some photos.

Meet Tortilla

Meet Tortilla

Posted 11th July 2017

- our smallest entry with the biggest personality! Tortilla loves relaxing and enjoying all the delicacies summer has to offer. Do you think Tortilla is our winner? Make sure to like and share the photo.

Sundays are for...

Sundays are for...

Posted 9th July 2017

swimming! What are you and your furbabies up to today

Meet Harry

Meet Harry

Posted 7th July 2017

What a fabulous way to end the week with happy news!

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Meet Lola

Meet Lola

Posted 7th July 2017

- a lady of leisure who enjoys the finer things in life. She always has an even balance of her favourites - sleeping, eating, and sunbathing. Should Lola be our winner? Just like and share her photo to get her in to the next round

Meet Cooper

Meet Cooper

Posted 6th July 2017

- a man with many tastes. He enjoys running fast through the long grass but also takes his time to stop and smell the flowers. Do you think Cooper is our winner? Be sure to like and share his photo to get him in to the final round.

Meet Cadbury

Meet Cadbury

Posted 5th July 2017

- an adventurous little guinea pig who enjoys exploring the garden on a lovely sumer day. Named after the delicious chocolate with the same name and he is just as sweet! Do you think Cadbury is our winner? He is counting on you so make sure you like and share his photo to help him get to the top.

Pretty little girl

Pretty little girl

Posted 29th June 2017

Does everyone remember this pretty little girl who arrived on our doorstep at the start of the week? We are happy to announce she has settled in very well at the Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary and gave birth to her kittens today.

Barney

Barney

Posted 24th June 2017

Cute puppies still make us go all gooey inside! Barney came to visit us this morning for his first vaccination. He was so relaxed that we had to wake him up to examine him!

Pile of poop

Pile of poop

Posted 20th June 2017

Did you know that one pile of poop can contain over 1 million roundworm eggs?! Some parasites our pets carry can cause nasty diseases in us as well. The good news is, regular worming treatments can avoid this, so make sure all your family members are protected.

Sundays are for...

Sundays are for...

Posted 18th June 2017

...enjoying the sunshine while it lasts! What are you and your furbabies up to today?

Sundays are for...

Sundays are for...

Posted 18th June 2017

enjoying the sunshine while it lasts! What are you and your furbabies up to today?

Keep safe!

Keep safe!

Posted 17th June 2017

It's going to be another hot one today so please keep your furbabies safe!

'Pets of Summer' photo competition

'Pets of Summer' photo competition

Posted 15th June 2017

Have you entered our 'Pets of Summer' photo competition yet? Well why not??? Entries are open until June 30th so email your photos to us at abivale@abivale.com All terms and conditions can be found on our website.

It's another beautiful day...

It's another beautiful day...

Posted 15th June 2017

It's another beautiful day in paradise out there but please be careful with your furbabies in this heat! Make sure they have plenty of water, avoid exercising them during the middle of the day, and remember not to leave them in your car - even if it is just to quickly pop in to the shop. If you need any advice on keeping your pets cool in this weather please give us a call at any of our branches and our staff will be more than happy to help.

Look who came to visit us today!

Look who came to visit us today!

Posted 14th June 2017

A beautiful 9-week old puppy named Fern. She was the perfect patient for her first vaccination and we can't wait to see her back in 3-4 weeks for her booster. At the rate she is growing, we wonder if we will still be able to pick her up for cuddles.

Rest in Peace 'Bloo'

Rest in Peace 'Bloo'

Posted 13th June 2017

Bloo made his journey to the Rainbow Bridge last week and the Abivale team will miss him dearly. His dad wanted to share this picture of Bloo enjoying one of his favourite activities - helping dad write by warming his laptop for him. All of our furbabies fill such a special place in our hearts and our lives. Our thoughts are with Bloo's family during this sad time.

Summer Holiday

Summer Holiday

Posted 6th June 2017

Are you planning on taking your best friend with you for your summer holiday? Don't forget pets also need passports for any international travel. Our staff can help you with all of your pet passport needs, just give us a call at any of our branches.

Monday Again!!!

Monday Again!!!

Posted 5th June 2017

Something tells me she's not quite ready for it to be Monday again.

How adorable is Socks?!

How adorable is Socks?!

Posted 3rd June 2017

He came to visit us at our Abingdon surgery yesterday to have his first vaccination. Needless to say he was promptly passed around every staff member for some serious cuddles. He was so brave for his vaccination and we can't wait to see him again in 3-4 weeks for his booster.

We do love stories with happy endings!

We do love stories with happy endings!

Posted 31st May 2017

Meet Diesel - he came in as an emergency a couple of weeks ago after an unfortunate accident left him with some very serious injuries to a very sensitive part of his anatomy (we will keep it at that as we don't want to embarass the poor fella). As you can see he has now made a full recovery and is back enjoying all of his favourite things. Thank you to Diesel's mum for the update - it really brightened our day to see him back to his playful self!

Meet Sandra – one of our invaluable nurses!

Meet Sandra – one of our invaluable nurses!

Posted 29th May 2017

Spotlight on our nursing team for National Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month

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Sunday's ZZzzzzz

Sunday's ZZzzzzz

Posted 28th May 2017

Sundays are for... sleeping, always sleeping! What are you and your furbabies up to today?

The long weekend...

The long weekend...

Posted 26th May 2017

Did someone say long weekend? We hope you have a fun and safe bank holiday. If you need us, we are at the end of the phone 24 hours a day on our usual number 01235 524777.

Photo Competition

Photo Competition

Posted 25th May 2017

Do you have a photogenic pet? Abivale is having a 'Pets of Summer' photo competition and we would love to get as many of your furbabies involved as we can. Just email your photos to abivale@abivale.com and tell us your pet's name and a few details about the photo. We will post more details about the competition and prizes in the coming weeks so get those cameras out!

Attention! This is Vegas calling...

Attention! This is Vegas calling...

Posted 24th May 2017

This is This is Vegas and he craves attention! He definitely makes sure he gets as much as possible by pawing and nudging us! And with that face how could we possibly resist!? - Abingdon Cattery watch him on our Cattery's Facebook

Meet Michelle

Meet Michelle

Posted 22nd May 2017

...one of our highly skilled nurses! Spotlight on our nursing team for National Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month...

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Meet Ana...

Meet Ana...

Posted 16th May 2017

...another of member of our amazing nursing team!

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Is it Monday already?

Is it Monday already?

Posted 15th May 2017

Is it Monday already? Just another 5 minutes mum.

Bath time!

Bath time!

Posted 14th May 2017

Sundays are for... bath time! What are you and your furbabies up to today?

Millet's Farm Dog Show Competition

Millet's Farm Dog Show Competition

Posted 12th May 2017

A very excited Molly popped in today to collect her prize for winning our Millet's Farm Dog Show Competition. Molly (with some help from her mum) guessed the correct number of treats in the jar. Now she has the difficult task of deciding treats or toys first!

Nursing Awareness Month

Nursing Awareness Month

Posted 11th May 2017

This month's display board is showcasing our lovely team of veterinary nurses, as May is veterinary nursing awareness month. Check out this website for more information on a career in Veterinary nursing

Golden Oldie

Golden Oldie

Posted 11th May 2017

Golden Oldie alert - 20 years old and still looking like a puppy! Our older family members need some love too so share some pics of your babies who are enjoying their golden years.

Happy Birthday little one!

Happy Birthday little one!

Posted 10th May 2017

Happy Birthday little one! This little girl was born this morning via caesarian and both mum and puppy are doing great. Not all labours go to plan, so if you have a pregnant dog or are planning on breeding, give us a call at any of our branches for advice.

The cat is out of the bag!

The cat is out of the bag!

Posted 10th May 2017

The cat is out of the bag! Abivale Vets are excited to announce the introduction of a dedicated night service - Abingdon Emergency Service. This means we will now have a dedicated team of vets and nurses on site 24/7. This an exciting new venture for Abivale Vets and is great news for South Oxfordshire.

Toasty and warm...

Toasty and warm...

Posted 10th May 2017

When patients need an anaesthetic it is very important to avoid their temperature dropping. That's why we use this device called a bair hugger. It blows lovely warm air around our patients keeping them toasty and warm.

Why on earth???

Why on earth???

Posted 9th May 2017

You guys guessed it - it was a ball! Sometimes you have to ask 'why on earth would they want to swallow that?!'

Meet Charlene – one of our dynamic nurses!

Meet Charlene – one of our dynamic nurses!

Posted 8th May 2017

Spotlight on our nursing team for National Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month...

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Introducing...

Introducing...

Posted 8th May 2017

Introducing... Star! Star is a 9.5 year old greyhound who came to visit us today for a dental procedure. As most people know, greyhounds are a gentle and loving natured breed and Star is no exception. Let's show this boy some love !

Sundays are for... snoozing!

Sundays are for... snoozing!

Posted 7th May 2017

What are you and your furbabies up to today?

And the winner of our Millets Farm competition is...

And the winner of our Millets Farm competition is...

Posted 6th May 2017

Molly and her mum Ellie! Just comment on this photo or we will call you tomorrow to organise collection of your fabulous doggy hamper.

It's Friday!!!!!

It's Friday!!!!!

Posted 5th May 2017

Who else is excited for the weekend?

Such a big day for a little man!

Such a big day for a little man!

Posted 3rd May 2017

Teddy came to visit today for castration and we could not help but give him cuddles. If you have any questions about neutering your pet please give us a call at any of our branches.

Meet Kate – one of our fabulous nurses!

Meet Kate – one of our fabulous nurses!

Posted 2nd May 2017

Spotlight on our nursing team for National Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month. Find out more about Kate...

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Introducing... Meera!

Introducing... Meera!

Posted 2nd May 2017

Today was Meera's first visit to the vet. Visiting the clinic can be a scary experience for some, but a few delicious treats from our receptionist Mandy made everything much better.

The long weekend...

The long weekend...

Posted 1st May 2017

The long weekend has come to an end... Who else has exhausted babies?

Sundays are for... family snuggles!

Sundays are for... family snuggles!

Posted 30th April 2017

What are you and your furbabies up to?

Labrador puppies!

Labrador puppies!

Posted 21st April 2017

Our Wallingford branch had the pleasure of vaccinating and microchipping these beautiful Labrador puppyies before they went off to their forever home

Bunnies are not just for Easter...

Bunnies are not just for Easter...

Posted 15th April 2017

We love Easter and we love rabbits but please remember that rabbits are there to be loved all year round! They are very cute and sweet but, like all pets, need regular care and commitment. Please help us spread this important message!

Dangers at Easter

Dangers at Easter

Posted 13th April 2017

Another lovely display raising awareness of potential dangers at Easter. Please remember Hot cross buns and Chocolate eggs are NOT for dogs!!

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!!

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!!

Posted 13th April 2017

But please remember to keep all those yummy treats out of our pets reach, as many of them are poisonous!! Every year we treat several dogs for chocolate and raisin poisoning. It's all too easy at this time of the year for our pets to find that unattended Easter egg, or hot cross buns left in easy reach. If you suspect that your dog has eaten any quantity of chocolate or raisins, or any other toxic substance that you see on this months display board, then please call Abivale vets immediately to seek advice and get treatment.

EASTER POISONS WARNING!

EASTER POISONS WARNING!

Posted 7th April 2017

Every year we treat dogs for chocolate and raisin poisoning. It's all too easy at this time of the year to find them chomping away at that shiny looking easter egg or to snatch that sneaky hot cross bun from off the counter when your back is turned! If despite your best efforts you even suspect that your dog has eaten any quantity of chocolate or raisins (accidents happen!) then please call asap to get advice and seek treatment.

Esla and Arna or Bert and Ernie!

Esla and Arna or Bert and Ernie!

Posted 6th April 2017

These two beautiful rescue budgies came in to have their beaks and nails trimmed; they were called Esla and Arna, but it turned out they were male, so went home called Bert and Ernie!

Fundraising dog show!!

Fundraising dog show!!

Posted 5th April 2017

We're going! Are you? Millets Farm are putting on another of their fantastic fundraising dog shows; look out for the Abivale stall where we will be doing pet nail clippings and dental checks for only a few pounds each- all proceeds to charity. We will also be judging one of the classes - hope to see you there!

The cone of shame

The cone of shame

Posted 3rd April 2017

The cone of shame, the lampshade, buster collar...... whatever you may call it, we've all had this battle with our pets haven't we?! We know it's for the best but they don't always understand do they? Who has a lampshade picture that they want to share with us today on our Facebook page?

Happy Mother's Day to you all!

Happy Mother's Day to you all!

Posted 26th March 2017

Whether you are a Mother to a furry, feathered or scaly baby (or a human baby of course!) we hope that you have a lovely day :)

Don't forget!

Don't forget!

Posted 25th March 2017

HAPPY NATIONAL PUPPY DAY!

HAPPY NATIONAL PUPPY DAY!

Posted 23rd March 2017

As it's national puppy day we thought it would be a great excuse to ask you all to share your cute puppy pictures with us on our Facebook!

Spring has sprung at Abivale

Spring has sprung at Abivale

Posted 7th March 2017

Spring has sprung at Abivale!!..New month.. new display, and Fleas and Ticks are are all over this!! Remember to treat your pets regularly to avoid infestations. Ask at any of our branches for advice on products available

Thank you...

Thank you...

Posted 16th February 2017

We always appreciate a thankyou but these kind words have really made us all feel special

Just for being us!

Just for being us!

Posted 16th February 2017

Always nice when you get a special thankyou just for being us!

A chilly turn

A chilly turn

Posted 11th February 2017

With the temperature set to take a chilly turn this weekend, please take a minute to read through our cold weather advice to keep your pets safe and snug:

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First of a new month

First of a new month

Posted 1st February 2017

It's that time again... First of a new month and a new display for reception - lots of love and hearts of course, but most importantly raising awareness of pets giving blood.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Posted 25th December 2016

Merry Christmas! From the Abivale Team...

Christmas Pony at Abivale

Christmas Pony at Abivale

Posted 23rd December 2016

t's not everyday you get a Christmas Pony at Abivale... Tyrion the super cute Shetland pony definitely stole the hearts of Abivale staff. He was very lucky to be rescued by the Blue Cross and now lives with the lovely lauren, who also works for the charity helping the rescued horses and ponies, and dressing as an elf in her spare time!! We love a happy rescue story at Abivale

Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas Opening Hours

Posted 23rd December 2016

Our opening hours for the festive period are as follows:-

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Christmas jumper day...

Christmas jumper day...

Posted 16th December 2016

Today is Christmas jumper day and we at Abivale are collecting food donations for two animal charities, Cats Protection League and Oxford Animal Sanctuary... All food donations are welcome - please drop off at any Abivale branch

Feeling very festive at Abivale

Feeling very festive at Abivale

Posted 7th December 2016

We are feeling very festive at Abivale, with our display board showcasing photos of clients and staff pets, all dresses up for christmas!!

Senior Client Clinics

Senior Client Clinics

Posted 7th December 2016

Don't forget about our Senior Client Clinics at our Kennington branch on a Monday and Wednesday! Visit our website to see what discounts you could get as an OAP

Christmas displays are in full force!

Christmas displays are in full force!

Posted 1st December 2016

Well it must be the 1st December...that means Christmas displays are in full force!! Please remember this time of years brings lots of hazards to our pets - mostly in the form of foods. This display clearly shows all the hazards from Chocolate, to Christmas cake, poinsettia plants and many more. If your pet consumes any of these items then call your vet immediately.

Job Oppoertunity _Head Nurse

Job Oppoertunity _Head Nurse

Posted 29th November 2016

We are pleased to be able to offer an exciting opportunity for a Head Nurse based at our Abingdon branch.

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Smile on a Wednesday

Smile on a Wednesday

Posted 23rd November 2016

Something to make you smile on a wednesday..How cute is this little man staying with us today..looking very toasty in his hat and jumper

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

Posted 29th October 2016

In honour of Halloween we thought it would be good for you to share your photos of your black cats with us on our Abivale Facebook. Black cats are sadly overlooked in most rehoming centres but we don't know why - we love them

UPDATE!

UPDATE!

Posted 21st October 2016

This handsome boy has found his home thank you Lisa and the powers of facebook we love a happy ending

Bonfires and fireworks

Bonfires and fireworks

Posted 14th October 2016

It's nearly that time of year again and the waiting room display is up...bonfires and fireworks!! Please remember to look after all pets and keep them safe and happy, but to also remember the wildlife, especially the hedgehogs that may be nesting in your unlit bonfire piles. PLEASE check them before lighting!!! For any other information on helping your pets cope, please contact Abivale for advice

STOLEN!!!

STOLEN!!!

Posted 5th October 2016

STOLEN!!! from local boarding kennels on Saturday 1st October. She is a much loved family pet, and totally unsuitable for any breeding or coarsing. She is a Saluki cross lurcher, cream in colour with tan ears, 7 years old, spayed and microchipped. Please keep and eye open, and if anyone finds her please take her to your local vet or contact the police,

SUPER CUTE

SUPER CUTE

Posted 5th October 2016

Check out this SUPER CUTE puppy called Rigsby..He came in for his 1st vaccination as part of the puppy package, and to meet everyone at Abivale

Fireworks!

Fireworks!

Posted 24th September 2016

Dare we say it but Firework Season is not far away and now is the best time to start using various treatments including pheremone plug ins as these can take time to work. If your cat or dog suffers with Firework Fear then call us now to discuss what you can start doing to help make sure that your pet is as relaxed as possible this year.

This is Buddy...

This is Buddy...

Posted 15th September 2016

This is Buddy an Eclectus parrot who was brought into Abivale after a member of the public found him being stalked by her cat in the garden!!...Thankfully he had a lucky escape and was reunited with his owner, who had reported him missing to ourselves 4 days ago!!..Buddy had been on a bit of an adventure..but we love a happy ending

Abivale BBQ

Abivale BBQ

Posted 1st September 2016

On bank holiday Monday super vet Anita organized a Abivale BBQ jam packed with food and games such as the egg spoon race, water balloon catching, three legged race and a blind folded obstacle course built up with dog agility jumps from Tanya our receptionist we all had a brilliant day and the sun was shining. A few of our dogs were also enjoying the day with free run of the garden and a paddling pool which was emptied on many occasions by the typical Labrador who loves water! We as a team care as much about each other as we do your pets, a lot of the time we are working under pressure and there's times we could cry from sleepless nights to long busy days but we will always come out smiling because we all put 100% into our jobs and we LOVE IT!!!!!

30 years!

30 years!

Posted 5th August 2016

This amazing lady Liz has been at Abivale for an astonishing 30years she started off downstairs as a nurse and is now the practice manager and a brilliant one at that! She not only manages EVERYTHING but she's also a friend to us all we would not be without her and I really hope the florist that you received today and the congratulations have shown you how loved and appreciated you really are. We could not be without you here's to many more happy years together as an amazing team!!! X

Gorgeous Girl 'Bella'

Gorgeous Girl 'Bella'

Posted 6th July 2016

This gorgeous girl 'Bella' came in today to be speyed she is just over 5 months old and very petite but is super friendly and she had all the nurses at her beckon call even hand feeding her she was re-named princess

This is 'Huff' & 'Puff'

This is 'Huff' & 'Puff'

Posted 6th July 2016

...they came in today to be castrated and are just the cutest. These two cats have been rescued from cats protection and are confident happy cats!! If you are looking for a friendly healthy happy cat rescue centre's should be your first port of call as they appreciate loving/forever homes ask your local vets for the nearest rescue centre or Google will always be able to give you an answer!!!

Beau-bear

Beau-bear

Posted 5th July 2016

This is 'Beau-bear' he came in today to be castrated as he is going traveling around Europe with his owners so with getting him neutered he can run free and enjoy life to the max! As you can see he is incredibly handsome and loves a cuddle here he is cuddling student vet nurse Sophia avoiding going into his kennel I think he would prefer to be carried around for the day ❤️ we love you 'Beau-bear' be good and enjoy life you lucky boy!!

Cassie

Cassie

Posted 1st July 2016

This is Cassie who is an 8 year old Labrador. Cassie's weight was starting be a big problem. Weighing in at her heaviest of 37.25kg. But with hard work and dedication from Cassie's owner she now weighs in at 29.60kg. That is a total loss of 7.65kg . She is a lot happier and enjoying her walks more. Well done Cassie you look like a super doggy-model!

And the winner is...

And the winner is...

Posted 29th June 2016

Our judge has decided that his favourite photo is the one below. Could our winner please contact Lowri at our Abingdon branch to arrange collection of their hamper

Meet Woody our inpatient for today...

Meet Woody our inpatient for today...

Posted 28th June 2016

Brought in by a member of public after bring found unable to fly..Our lovely vets and nurses are taking extra special care of this beautiful bird..and I'm sure he will make a full recovery after a bit of TLC

Meet our fabulous feline friend Saki.

Meet our fabulous feline friend Saki.

Posted 27th June 2016

She has been in our hospital for 8 days and is finally going home today. The entire team will miss her talking but are so happy to get her back home to her family.

One of our VERY cute patients...

One of our VERY cute patients...

Posted 17th June 2016

...a little stray Baby Bunny snuggled up on the dog's toy!! Super cute!!

Feeling hot, hot, hot!

Feeling hot, hot, hot!

Posted 10th June 2016

We're sure everyone is enjoying the lovely hot weather but please take a moment to make sure that your pets are able to enjoy it too!

How cute is this little boy!

How cute is this little boy!

Posted 2nd June 2016

Jack came to visit us today for his castration. He was very brave and had lots of cuddles from the vets and nurses.

Happy Easter Everyone!

Happy Easter Everyone!

Posted 27th March 2016

Have a great day but remember to keep the chocolate and hot cross buns to the humans only!

...she was such a brave girl!

...she was such a brave girl!

Posted 16th November 2015

This beautiful 10 week old Labrador cross puppy came into our Wallingford branch for her 1st vaccination..she was such a brave girl.

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