Here at Kebir House we are doing our very best to keep providing five star service to you and your pets during this time.
We are still open, but there are some changes that we have made to help prevent infection spread.
-Please note that drop in appointments have been suspended for the foreseeable future;
we are operating on an appointments only basis.
-Routine appointments or surgeries may need to be delayed.
Talk to one of our vets about how best to organise this for your own individual circumstances
To help reduce footfall we ask our clients to please;
-Please do not attend the practice if you or anyone in your family are self-isolating
or if you have any reason to believe that you may have been exposed.
-If you can, have only one person accompany your pet to the practice.
-Telephone in advance to order any medication
-Feel free to wait in your car or outside the practice if you have an appointment or need to collect orders.
We appreciate your understanding at this time,
if you should have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact us on 01609 772036.
Please see further updates over the coming days if and when the situation changes
*Emergencies during the Covid-19 outbreak*
We hope it does not happen, but it may be that you find yourself in self-isolation with a pet, horse or farm animal that needs emergency treatment.
In the event that this is the case, please remain calm, and telephone the practice. The line is manned 24/7.
Please inform whoever answers the telephone of your status. This is vitally important to safeguard the health of our staff, our clients, and protect our services for other animals.
We will attempt to find a solution. This may involve a friend or neighbour managing your animal for you (at the practice or on farm), we may be able to sort out collection of your animal with a barrier approach or we may advice dropping your animal off following strict biosecurity instructions.
In each case, we will consider the individual circumstances and work with you to find a solution.
Please inform us of your exposure status so that we can work together during this challenging time.
North Yorkshire County Show
On 16th June 2019 our vets turned out in force to support the North Yorkshire County Show. As well as providing veterinary cover and emergency response for the day, our vets brought a number of fairground games and free food, enjoyed chatting with members of the public and were present to support a number of our farmers who were entered in various categories.
Despite the inclement weather, it was an absolutely fantastic event, and once again made us proud to serve the community of Northallerton and surrounding.
We hope to see you at a number of other local agricultural shows this summer - hopefully with better weather!
Are you planning on travelling with your pet this summer?
The rules for taking your pet to any EU country will change if the UK leaves the EU with no deal and is treated as an unlisted country.
To allow effective contingency planning in the worst case scenario of the UK not being granted third country status, you’ll need to take the following steps to make sure your pet can travel after 29 March 2019:
You must get your dog, cat or ferret microchipped and then vaccinated against rabies before it can travel. Your pet must have a blood sample taken at least 30 days after the rabies vaccination. You’ll need to talk to your vet about whether you need a rabies vaccination or booster before this test.
Your vet must send the blood sample to an EU-approved blood testing laboratory.
The results of the blood test must show that the vaccination was successful (Your pet must have a rabies antibody level of at least 0.5 IU/ml).
You must wait 3 months from the date the successful blood sample was taken before you travel.
You must take your pet to a Official Veterinarian (OV), no more than 10 days before travel to get a health certificate.
If there’s no deal, pet passports issued in the UK would not be valid for travel to the EU.
You must speak to a pet export qualified vet (Kebir House can provide these) FOUR months before you are planning to travel.
For more information, see the below website:
We are accredited!
The RCVS Practice Standards Accreditation Scheme is a voluntary initiative to accredit veterinary practices in the UK. Through setting standards and carrying out regular assessments, the Scheme aims to promote and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care.
In order to obtain our accreditation, we were inspected by PSS accreditors who investigated every area of our practice, including animal care, medical and surgical standards and client service.
The process took nearly two years of hard work and dedication from staff and we are absolutely delighted that all the hard work of our staff resulted in Kebir House Veterinary practice receiving RCVS accreditation in the farm animal, small animal AND equine categories!
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Has your contract provider requested you attend MilkSure Training?
Our vets are accredited to provide this training.
Contact the practice to find out more.