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News 2019-06-05T13:43:47+00:00

Meet Magda

We are delighted to announce that we have a new, full time, permanent Vet called Magda who is joining the team at the High Halstow Surgery from Monday 3rd June 2019!

Magda achieved her Veterinary Surgeon qualification in 2005 has been working in Kent for over 12 years. In recent years has been based around the Meopham area but has now agreed to join us in the Medway towns.

Being an experienced vet, Magda has a wealth of knowledge that she will happily share with our clients. Her main areas of interest include general surgery, ophthalmic (eye) cases and ultrasonography. However, Magda enjoys consulting too because she can spend time meeting more of the patients under our care and their owners too.

Having already completed the necessary qualifications Magda will also be able to complete pet passports in readiness for your pet friendly holidays!

Magda is a friendly and outgoing personality and will be a great asset to the team. We are sure that she will develop a following of clients very quickly.

She will be very pleased to meet you and your pets so please do come along and help us in making her feel welcome in High Halstow.

Call us on 01634 255155

email xmaslanerecep@warrenhousevets.co.uk

or just pop in

Warren House Veterinary Group

High Halstow Surgery

Christmas Lane

High Halstow

Kent ME3 8SW

Rabbit Awareness Week

The Warren House Veterinary Group are pleased to be supporting Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) again this year. This is a campaign that will run from the 1st to the 9th June 2019 to help raise awareness around the welfare needs of pet rabbits in the UK and Ireland.

The campaign this year is focusing on the need for rabbit owners to vaccinate their rabbits, and raising awareness of a deadly rabbit disease that is sweeping across the UK and Ireland – Rabbit viral haemorrhagic disease 2 (RVHD2).

RVHD2 is a highly infectious disease which show little or no outward symptoms, but causes sudden death in rabbits due to internal bleeding.

Vaccination is the most effective way to protect rabbits against this and other diseases but sadly very few pet rabbits are vaccinated against RVHD2 and outbreaks of this disease have reported all over the UK and Ireland.

Findings from a 2018 PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report revealed that the main reasons rabbit owners didn’t vaccinate their rabbits were that their bunnies didn’t come into contact with other animals; they don’t think it’s necessary or that it’s too expensive. However, all rabbits that are not vaccinated are at risk from diseases, even the rabbit does not come into contact with other animals or wildlife. An owners’ shoes or clothes can carry diseases as can other pets, and even via insects.

There are 3 potentially fatal diseases that we can vaccinate rabbits against in the UK:

  • Myxomatosis – Protection against this disease is provided in a combined vaccine (Nobivac Myxo-RHD)
  • Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease 1 – Protection against this strain of disease is also covered within the combined vaccine (Nobivac Myxo-RHD)
  • Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease 2 – Protection against this strain of disease is available in a separate vaccine (Filavac K C&V)

Therefore, at the Warren House Veterinary Group we recommend that pet rabbits receive two separate vaccines each year to give them the most protection against these diseases that we can.

The vaccines cannot be given at the same visit unfortunately, so we recommend between two and four weeks between each injection. We are currently offering a reduced price for the RVHD2 injection if given 2-4 weeks after the Nobivac Myxo-RHD vaccine.

Please contact your local Warren House Veterinary Group Practice for more details or to book an appointment:

  • Rochester Surgery – 01634 815555 – whrecep@warrenhousevets.co.uk
  • Walderslade Surgery – 01634 684440 – waldersladerecep@warrenhousevets.co.uk
  • High Halstow Surgery – 01634 255155 – xmaslanerecep@warrenhousevets.co.uk
  • Lordswood Surgery – 01634 671334 – oaksrecep@warrenhousevets.co.uk

Rabbit Awareness Week is organised by Burgess Pet Care and is also supported by the UK’s largest animal welfare organisations and charities. Please see www.rabbitawarenessweek.co.uk for more details