Our veterinary nurses are here to support you and your pet
If you want any advice or support, our veterinary nurses are the people to ask. Here at Twickenham Veterinary Surgery, we are fortunate to have the support of three registered veterinary nurses (RVNs) and experienced nursing assistants to help you and your pets with the following:
If your pet needs to lose weight, our nurses can create a bespoke weight management programme to help you to help your pet lose weight.
This is designed to take into account your pet’s age, current and target weight, body condition score and pre-existing medical history.
Support will be available to help your pet reach their target weight and fine tune the diet plan if necessary at a fortnightly or monthly weigh-in.
If you have an older pet this is the clinic for you. When our pets get older we need to meet their needs, physically and mentally.
Our nurses will discuss any healthcare and behavioural issues relating to old age and help you understand conditions that come with old age, such as kidney disease, arthritis and brain ageing.
New puppy/kitten advice & care
Do you have a new puppy or kitten? Our nurses would love to meet you and your pet and talk to you about vaccinations, worming, neutering, diet and behaviour, as well as any other questions about the new addition to your family.
Nail clipping, general healthcare and parasite control
Do your pet’s nails need clipping? We are happy to do this for you and can also teach you to do it yourself. In addition, we can answer any healthcare queries about your pet and discuss parasite prevention and control.
Are your pet’s teeth squeaky clean? At these clinics, the nurses will discuss dental care for your pet, including tooth brushing using enzymatic toothpastes, dental supplements, dental foods, dental chews and toys.
Do you have a rabbit? We have very strong links with Animal Rescue and Care and deal with rabbits on a day-to-day basis. Our nurses will be able to advise you on all aspects of rabbit care, including weight problems, nutrition, husbandry, neutering and behavioural issues.
Has your pet just had surgery? If your pet has just had an operation, such as neutering, we need to see your pet to check the wound is healing well and that your pet has recovered from the after effects of surgery and general anaesthesia.
Is your pet being tricky? If you are having trouble medicating your pet, the nurses will be able to do it for you and give you tips for how to be successful at home and keep your fingers intact!