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Our top-of-the-range facilities and equipment allow us to offer your pet the best care possible

Health Checks

As they say, ‘prevention is always better than a cure’ and here at Lake View Veterinary Centre, we take routine health checks very seriously. They are very important in assessing the condition of your pet and in helping to detect any underlying diseases or problems. The team are always here for you if you have any questions or concerns about your pet(s), so please do not hesitate to drop into our surgery or give us a call. We’ll always do our best to help.


Just like us, pets can be at risk of catching a range of infectious diseases, some of them potentially deadly. To prevent your pets from catching these diseases, the best way of prevention is by creating immunity in your pets. This can be achieved by an annual vaccination.
Lake View Veterinary Centre carries the fullest available range of vaccinations for dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets, including the rabies vaccinations for pets being prepared for travel abroad.
We also keep you fully up-to-date by keeping comprehensive records of your pet’s vaccinations and by issuing reminders when boosters are due.

Most vaccinations are included within our Pet Health Club. Click here to learn more about what you could save money on.


Whether or not to neuter your pet can be a difficult and, sometimes emotional, decision to make. We recognise this and are ready to talk through the pros and cons with you.

Neutering involves removal of the testicles in male animals (castration) and removal of the ovaries and uterus in female animals (spaying). We usually recommend that the procedure be carried out when the animal is about six months old. This ensures that the animal doesn’t develop any unwanted ‘sex linked’ behaviour – for example: spraying urine or ‘interacting’ with objects that they find attractive.

All neutering is carried out under general anaesthetic, which means that your pet will have to be left at the vets for a few hours. They are usually ready to come home around tea time. We generally ask that your animal comes back to the vets the day after the procedure for a check-up, then a week later to have any remaining stitches removed.

If you are not planning on letting your pet have a litter, then we would recommend neutering.

Lake View Veterinary Centre would be happy to make you an appointment for your pet in order to discuss any questions you may have about neutering or the procedures involved.

Members of the Pet Health Club recieve a 20% discount on certain neutering procedures. Click here to learn more.

Flea and Worm Treatment


It can be alarming to discover that your pet has fleas, but it should not come as a surprise. Fleas are the most common parasite in pets and almost all pets are affected at some stage in their life – unless they are given regular, routine treatment to control fleas. Fleas are unlikely to cause serious harm, but they are a nuisance and very unpleasant.

Getting rid of fleas can be difficult once they have become established, so regular treatment is strongly recommended. Fleas can pass on other diseases to your pet and so flea control is an important aspect of routine healthcare for your pet.


All pets are affected by worms at some stage in their life and many will be re-infected unless they are given regular, routine worming treatment. Except in rare cases, worms are unlikely to cause serious harm.

Getting rid of worms is relatively simple and inexpensive, so regular treatment is strongly recommended, particularly as some types of worm can be passed onto humans.


Protect Your Pet From Loss With A Microchip - Quick, Simple and Permanent

By law, all dogs must be microchipped from 2016

The best way to ensure that a lost pet is reunited is to have him/her identified with a microchip. This tiny microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is injected under the loose skin on the back of your pets' neck. Once inserted, the identichip is permanent and should cause no pain or side effects.

Puppy Parties

Here at Lake View Veterinary Centre, we offer a 'free of charge' three-week puppy socialisation course, for any puppy who has had vaccinations with us.

The sessions normally run on a Wednesday evening between 5.30pm and 6.30pm, and puppies can join in from one week after their first vaccination onwards.

In these parties, your puppy can socialise with other people and puppies of similar ages, and become familiar with the veterinary practice environment. Guidance will be given on all aspects of puppy ownership and in addition, you will receive an information pack and certificate of attendance. These interactive sessions will also provide information on hand biting, toilet training and any other advice that you may require from our qualified behaviourist, Helen.

Behavioural Consultations

Do you need a helping hand with the behaviour and training of your pet?

We have a qualified behaviourist who can help with training and, if necessary, set up a behaviour modification programme. If you are interested in our behavioural service or have any questions regarding behaviour or our puppy parties, please contact Helen at the surgery, who will be happy to help.

For any further information or advice, please do not hesitate to contact the practice and speak to one of our staff.