Posted on January 20, 2021
If you've recently got a new puppy, you may be wondering how to give them the best start to life. According to Dogs Trust, the first four months of a puppy's life are crucial. It is when they learn what to make of all the things they experience in the world.
Posted on January 05, 2021
Following the recent ‘stay at home’ and lockdown orders issued on 4th January, we are continuing to offer as full a range of services for our patients as possible, while adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Posted on December 18, 2020
Brushing is by far the best method of keeping your pet's teeth clean and is more successful if taken in stages. Ideally, it would help if you brushed your dog's teeth at least once daily or three times per week at a minimum to help remove plaque and prevent tartar build-up.
Posted on December 17, 2020
If you’re a dog owner, you’ll know that every month is walk your dog month; our canine friends need regular exercise all year round! But during January – with the enjoyment of Christmas a distant memory, the cold weather continuing, and those dreaded January blues to deal with – it can be tempting to put off walking your dog.
Walking your dog can bring benefits for both of you, which can be especially important in January, so our advice is to embrace this time of year.
Posted on December 16, 2020
From 1 January, pet passports will no longer be valid for travel to and from the EU. Official Animal Health Certificates will be required for dogs, cats and ferrets.
Official Veterinarians (OVs) issued EU pet passports will no longer be valid to travel to Europe.
Posted on November 27, 2020
There are a variety of complementary treatments available to help our senior pets, one of these being physiotherapy. Below we take a closer look at physiotherapy as a therapy and the benefits it can have for your pet.
Posted on November 25, 2020
Please note we will be implementing a price change from
1st January 2021
A price list is available in the practice. If you have any questions, please speak to a member of the team.
Thank you for your continued support.
Posted on November 21, 2020
Supported by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Antimicrobial Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among clinicians, policy makers and also the public to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections.
Posted on November 20, 2020
With the onset of colder weather, certain conditions that affect our pets can start to worsen. One of these conditions is Osteoarthritis (or OA for short) and below we take a closer look at the disorder and what can be done if your dog is diagnosed with it.
Posted on November 19, 2020
As the weather gets colder, you and your pet may be spending more time indoors on the sofa. The lack of exercise can have a negative impact on the physical and mental wellbeing of both you and your pet. With ongoing limitations to outdoor activities because of COVID-19, knowing how to keep your pet fit at home could help keep them healthy and happy.
Posted on November 16, 2020
From 16-22 November, it is Road Safety Week in the UK. This week aims to inspire the country to take action on road safety, promoting lifesaving and awareness around speeding. When walking your dog, you should be extra careful, especially around this winter season.
Posted on November 05, 2020
With Christmas 2020 around the corner and so much uncertainty we wanted to ensure we had our opening times for the festive period in place for you.
Please see below our opening times over Christmas and New Year.
Posted on October 23, 2020
Halloween can be a fun-filled time of the year for all the family; however, the many unfamiliar sights and sounds can make it a stressful occasion for our pets. Therefore, we have focussed on a few points to be aware of as we approach the day itself:
Posted on October 22, 2020
The nights are getting darker and there’s a chill in the air, but your dog still needs regular walks in order to stay fit and healthy. Here are some suggestions to keep both you and your pet safe whilst exercising during the coming months.
Posted on October 19, 2020
As pet owners we all want the best for our four-legged friends, but we also know that pet ownership can be expensive. By becoming a member of our Pet Health Plan you can spread the cost of essential healthcare and save money.
Here are five great reasons for you and your pet to sign up today!
Posted on October 05, 2020
The change of season from summer to autumn sees lots of changes in nature and our surroundings – greens turn to rust and gold, leaves fall and summer flowers give way to berries. As always there are things we need to be aware of that may affect our pets and their wellbeing. Here are some things to look out for this autumn.
Posted on September 28, 2020
We celebrate World Heart Day today on 29 September 2020. This is the world’s biggest awareness-raising platform for cardiovascular disease (CVD) which is accountable for nearly half of all non-communicable disease deaths in humans.
Did you know that heart conditions affect our pets too? Within our group of practices, we have cardiology specialists available who investigate all aspects of heart disease.
Posted on September 24, 2020
Dogs, like humans, can be prone to gaining weight. This in turn can cause health problems like diabetes, osteoarthritis, heart and respiratory problems, and could reduce your dog’s life expectancy. Here we look at some tips to help get your pet pooch in good physical shape.
Posted on September 18, 2020
Getting a new pet is an exciting experience, and naturally, you are keen to get them back home to begin life as part of the family. However, for your new pet this can be a very stressful occasion, therefore it is important to ensure that you have fully prepared for their arrival and take things nice and slow to make their integration into your home a successful one. We have put together some top tips below that we believe will help you through the process.
Posted on September 17, 2020
Training a dog to walk on a lead comfortably and safely is one of the most critical skills that you will teach your dog as a responsible pet owner.
Posted on September 13, 2020
You’re probably aware that when you get a puppy or kitten, you’re going to need to visit the vet for vaccinations, flea and tick prevention and other treatments. However, to maintain your pet’s health and wellbeing, regular trips to the vets are recommended. Annual vaccinations or boosters are important to protect your pet against preventable diseases and discomfort. Here we explore some of the common questions, and myths, around the annual visit for vaccination…
Posted on September 11, 2020
Fireworks are used throughout the year to mark significant seasonal celebrations including Bonfire Night, Halloween, New Year's Eve and Diwali.
Whilst they are enjoyable for humans to watch, pets can often get scared of the loud bangs and bright flashes. Preparing your pet early can make a significant difference and will help your pet cope throughout the seasonal events – start preparing now!
Posted on September 10, 2020
As we age, we begin to experience certain health conditions that are linked to getting older. The same is true for our pets; the only difference being that they are unable to tell us if they are not feeling well. That’s why it is important to be looking out for any signs and symptoms that could highlight that something isn’t quite right.
Posted on September 08, 2020
Does your dog come into regular contact with other dogs? Maybe out on walks, at the park, or when they’re staying in kennels? If so, we’d highly recommend a Kennel Cough vaccine or booster.
Posted on September 04, 2020
Whenever your pet becomes ill or injured, it is always a stressful situation for both you and your companion. That is why we wanted to provide you with some guidance on how you can act, and what you can do to help, when these incidents occur.
Posted on August 29, 2020
Even though the height of summer is over, we have been known to have some very warm days in September! We all enjoy getting out in the sunshine (when it arrives!), however the same is not always true for our pets! It is possible for any animal to overheat in hot weather, however we often forget how tough it can be on our pets that live in hutches, such as rabbits and guinea pigs.
Posted on August 27, 2020
A visit to the vet can be stressful for cats, and therefore stressful for you too!
Posted on August 16, 2020
We are currently experiencing problems with our telephone system. If you have an emergency situation with your pet please call our out of hours service on 01483 346373 or 01483 414747. Apologies we are currently looking into this system fault.
Posted on August 16, 2020
During warm summer months grass seeds are a common danger to your dogs, and at times cats too. These seeds can cause a lot of pain, discomfort, infection and more complex health issues.
Posted on August 14, 2020
If you’re planning on taking your pet to an EU Country after 1 January 2021, there’s some important information you need to know.
Before your dog, cat or ferret can travel for the first time after this date, you’ll need to start taking the following steps four months before you’re planning to travel …
Posted on August 14, 2020
We’ve “fetched” seven fun canine facts to share with you. You may know some of these already, and others may be new info for your trivia bank...
Posted on August 10, 2020
Picture the scene…you’re in your garden, the sun is shining, maybe you have friends and family round to visit, and the charcoals are just about ready for you to start cooking al fresco. The last thing you want is an emergency vet visit with your beloved pet.
If you’re planning a barbecue this weekend, here are some things to consider to keep your pet safe.
Posted on August 07, 2020
It can be a challenge keeping the kids occupied during the summer holidays, especially if you are opting for a staycation this year, so here are five ideas that may help you out!
Posted on July 31, 2020
With restrictions on holidays abroad, and ongoing updates to the quarantine list, many people are opting for a ‘staycation’ in the UK this year. If... read more
Posted on July 24, 2020
The daily walk forms an important part of our dog’s routine; a chance for them to stretch their legs (and ours!). As it’s something we do every day, we may not always be aware of some of the rules and restrictions in place when we wander through the park or woodland.
Posted on July 10, 2020
Have your holiday plans this summer taken on a different look and feel? Are you swapping sunbeds and sand for…well, a field? Camping and caravanning is the holiday trend for summer 2020. Many campsites are fully prepared to safely cater for families over the coming months and the great news is, many are happy to welcome our dogs too!
If this is the first time you’ve camped with your dog, this checklist might be a useful reminder about what to pack.
Posted on July 02, 2020
Grass seeds are a common problem during the spring and summer months. While your pet explores the outdoors, grass seed can easily brush off the tops of long grass stems onto their bodies. The seeds have pointed ends and are exceptionally sharp, so they become trapped in your pet’s fur and due to their shape they can only travel in one direction. This means they can often penetrate skin or move into ears.
Posted on June 27, 2020
Summer brings longer days, warmer climates, new adventures and outdoor socialising, which with pets in tow, can be made even more enjoyable! However, when the temperatures rise, the dangers to our pets increase too. To keep pets safe, you should be aware of potential hazards, as well as some top tips to help prevent your pet from endangering themselves throughout the summer months.
Posted on June 26, 2020
If recent months meant you put your new pet plans on hold, you may now be starting to put the wheels in motion to extend your family and welcome a new member. Many people Google reputable breeders or consider designer dogs based on celebrity social media profiles, however, considering adopting a rescue animal can be hugely rewarding.
Posted on June 25, 2020
As we transition from lockdown, more of us are exploring the outdoors with our pets in the summer weather. With increased time outside, the chances of coming across injured or sick wildlife also multiply. If you encounter a wild animal in need, it can be hard to know what to do. Wild animals can be very unpredictable if approached by humans, especially when they are frightened or injured.
Posted on June 19, 2020
Keeping our pets safe is important to all of us as pet owners. They trust us with their care and protection and, as well as feeding, exercising and cuddling them, that includes identifying them so that we can be reunited if we are parted.
Posted on June 18, 2020
Many of us are spending more time at home than we normally would, and you may be wondering if and how this may affect your feline friends. Below we have put together some useful hints and tips to help you create the perfect home environment, with some child-friendly activities included to keep both your children and cats occupied, all year round, but particularly during the summer months.
Posted on June 12, 2020
It’s hard not to smile when you see a dog with its head out of the window in a travelling car. They look so happy and carefree! But travelling with an unrestrained dog could be a real risk – to them, to you, and to other drivers.
If you’re going to be out and about on the road with your dog this summer, here are some things to consider to keep everyone safe.
Posted on June 05, 2020
During Diabetes Week, we wanted to raise awareness and share some advice about how you can help your pet by understanding what diabetes is, the causes and how to recognise the symptoms.
Posted on June 01, 2020
Having been in lockdown, and with schools closed for almost ten weeks, there has been a surge in parents getting rabbits for their children.
Posted on May 29, 2020
With lockdown restrictions being relaxed in the UK, we're sharing some tips for how to prepare your pet for when you're not permanently at home.
Posted on May 18, 2020
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK, so we wanted to explore the connection between pet ownership and mental health.
Posted on May 07, 2020
On this VE Day, it will be 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe.
Posted on May 05, 2020
We love dogs; they’re amazing companions - fun, loving, and they bring us lots of joy. But for some people their dog is more than just a pet – they’re a lifeline
Posted on May 04, 2020
As we head into the summer months and temperatures start rising, it’s important to remember that your pets are most vulnerable at this time to many injuries and illnesses which are brought on by hot weather, including sunburn, foot pad burns, dehydration and the most dangerous of all, heatstroke.
Posted on May 01, 2020
May is Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month. This campaign, led by the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA), aims to raise awareness of the importance of the role of the veterinary nursing profession to the public.
Posted on May 01, 2020
If there is one thing that many dogs look forward to each day, it is getting out of the house for a walk.
Posted on April 24, 2020
The Alder veterinary team is here for your beloved pets, all year round, and despite the current circumstances remain committed to quality and excellence in... read more
Posted on April 20, 2020
Are you wondering how to safely socialise your new puppy during the coronavirus lockdown? We’ve put together a few tips for all new puppy parents.
Posted on April 16, 2020
As we approach the warmer months, when ticks like to make an appearance, we wanted to give our pet owners a head start in preparing to tackle ticks!
Posted on April 09, 2020
We need to careful and ensure our pets don’t get a hold of any, as chocolate could be dangerous for our animals, especially dogs!
Posted on April 09, 2020
With Easter coming up, our opening hours will vary from our usual times.
Posted on April 09, 2020
COVID-19 is much in the news, and some reports are based on fact, others speculation. We don’t have all the answers, but we do have some advice for you as a pet owner – or someone who spends a lot of time around pets – here’s what you should know:
Posted on April 02, 2020
In light of the current COVID-19 situation, we have pulled together a list of the frequently asked questions.
Posted on March 31, 2020
We are focusing our efforts on the pets in urgent need of our care and are only physically open for urgent and emergency cases.
Posted on March 20, 2020
With today, March 20, being International Day of Happiness, we thought we’d highlight the importance that our furry friends play in our lives.
Posted on March 16, 2020
We remain committed to delivering exceptional care to your pet, while doing our part to reduce the spread of respiratory illness (in particular, COVID-19 coronavirus), including careful monitoring of the health and wellbeing of our staff.
Posted on January 30, 2020
Our Head Vet Sarah Ramsey is doing a challenge a month this year to raise money for
Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). She has just completed her first one at the weekend running a 15km trail race with her dog!
Posted on January 26, 2020
We are having some electrical work done meaning our phones won’t be working this afternoon. If you have an emergency situation with your pet please... read more
Posted on November 29, 2019
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Posted on November 20, 2019
Alder Vets are delighted to announce that we will be holding a pet first aid event in aid of CRY - Cardiac Risk in the Young.
Posted on August 15, 2019
Our car park and access road are being repaired tomorrow. There will be no access to the car park from Thursday evening (15th) until 22nd... read more
Posted on November 08, 2018
Pet owners will still be able to travel to Europe with their pet after the UK leaves the EU, whatever the outcome of the Brexit negotiations. However, in the event of no deal, you may need to take some additional steps to be able to travel with your pet to the EU.
Posted on September 18, 2017
Alder Vets will be at the Surrey Game and Country Fair on Sunday 24th September 2017 at Loseley Park near Guildford, GU3 1HS
Posted on August 23, 2017
Our phones are currently down please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Apologies for the inconvenience.
Posted on August 16, 2016
We are proud to announce that we are now able to offer laparoscopic bitch spays at our sister practice Crofts Vets in Haslemere
"Keyhole" or laparoscopy has been widely used for many years in human surgery for many procedures due to its clear advantages when compared to traditional open surgery.
At Crofts Vets, we are proud to announce that we are now able to offer this minimally-invasive surgery for our patients and also referrals from other vets.
Posted on February 29, 2016
We are open over the Easter weekend for routine appointments and emergencies.
Please see the opening times page for more details.
Posted on January 27, 2016
From the 6th of April 2016, all dogs must be microchipped and registered to an approved database by the time they are 8 weeks old... read more
Posted on January 22, 2015
Alders Pet Health Plan provides you with the support you need to help your pet stay healthy.
Regular visits mean we have the opportunity to administer necessary vaccinations and up-to-date worming and flea treatments. In addition, the clinical examination provides you with peace of mind, as we carefully monitor the general health of your pet and offer advice, support and treatment planning. This can prevent problems in the future.
Posted on December 31, 2014
Unfortunately, we have had 3 dogs (from 2 separate families), presented to our clinic in the last 24 hours who were severely ill. All ... read more
Posted on December 10, 2014
G-PAWS is a lightweight, robust and weatherproof GPS recorder light enough (12g) to be worn by cats, dogs, and even ferrets.
Using an ultra-sensitive multi... read more
Posted on August 19, 2014
We are now open spring and summer bank holidays (as well as Sundays all year round)!
Alder Vets are the only veterinary practice in the area... read more
Posted on May 27, 2014
Alder Vets are pleased to offer a cutting edge new technique for the treatment of “Floating Kneecap”
RidgeStop™ is a novel surgical technique for treatment of patellar luxation (floating kneecap). This is a simple, affordable alternative to sulcoplasty surgery that can be used alone, as the sole treatment for patella luxation, or as an adjunct to re-alignment operations.
Posted on February 25, 2014
Idiopathic cutaneous in Surrey
As you may have heard there has been another case of Alabama Rot in Surrey. The owner of the flat coated retriever... read more
Posted on January 09, 2014
You may not be able to see them, but the eggs or larvae of intestinal worms could be in your garden. Intestinal worms can cause... read more
Posted on November 19, 2013
The importance of annual health checks
Even if you keep a close eye on your pet’s health, an annual visit to the vet for a thorough... read more
Posted on October 03, 2013
Unrepeatable breeders are out there
Don't fall victim to the unrepeatable breeders - they are out there.
Sadly, there has been a significant rise in the number... read more
Posted on August 07, 2013
Millbrook RSPCA pet rehoming centre near Chobam needs your help.
Millbrook RSPCA pet rehoming centre near Chobam needs your help. They are caring... read more
Posted on July 21, 2013
Did you see us judging at the William Bray Dog Show in Shere the other weekend? The sunshine brought out a good crowd and lots... read more
Posted on April 01, 2013
We now have a fully operational orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery suite.
Posted on March 03, 2013
See what we got up to on our last team building day – 4 vets and 5 nurses from the practice did the NUTS Challenge on 3rd March!