We are qualified in veterinary medicine. If you have any concerns with your pet then contact us to make an appointment. We also offer nurses consults on preventative healthcare, nutrition and behavioural issues.
9.00am - 10.00am
9.00 am - 12.00 noon
The X Runner team
Better late than never
Welcome to Thompsons
We are pleased that you have found our website and hope you enjoy looking through the pages. Whether or not you have been to us before or visited our website, we hope to give you some idea of who we are and where we are located. Enjoy the website - the photos, seeing what goes on ‘ behind the scenes’, reading the information/news and we look forward to seeing you soon.
We are based at Etwall House, on Alfreton Road.
A Happy 2018 to All our Clients and Patients
Please take extra care that your pets do not get into things they shouldn't - whether food, medications or other household items. All of these are best locked away. After several serious cases before Christmas where pets ate things they should not and one being on IV fluids for two weeks, we again this week have a family of dogs in on IV fluids. If you have any concerns about your pet please speak to Reception and when we are closed, please call our emergency out-of-hours service VetsNow in Alfreton, which can be reached on 01773 688192.
New Year Resolutions for 2018 could include:
Ensuring your pet has appropriate parasite control to suit their lifestyle. This needs to be broad enough to offer protection against the increasing number of threats due to warmer winters, wildlife reservoirs and pet travel. (Questionnaires for cats and dogs are available in the waiting room to allow an in-depth discussion with your veterinary surgeon);
Make sure the microchip details held on the national database/Petlog for your pet are up to date, then if your pet is ever lost they can be reunited with you asap;
Make it a house rule to not give tip bits;
Keep vaccinations up-to-date;
Set up some savings for your pet or take out a life cover per insurance (on the latter speak to Reception or your vet);
Ensure your dog has a tag on their collar/harness with just your contact details; and
Make sure your pet has regular health checks.
A Happy 2018 to you and your pet/s.
This website will hopefully be re-launced prior to Easter.
Senior Cat Clinics
How old is your cat?
Over eight years old or in their teens?
Cats do not seem to get older, they don‘t go grey, they don‘t complain. Unfortunately they are very good at hiding any signs of old age. Of course, old age is not a disease but your body does change. We see lots of osteoarthritis, chronic kidney disease, hyperthyroidism and cognitive dysfunction. Hopefully your cat does not have any of those diseases. To make sure of that and to recognise signs early we offer a senior cat clinic.
Our nurses can talk to you about lots of things we can do to help your ageing cat. They can take your cat‘s blood pressure. Yes, cats can get high blood pressure too. And we offer a free annual urine test for cats over eight years old.
Have a look at our information on this website - go to 'Services' then 'Catfriendly' practice. Or even better ring us or ask your vet or nurse when you come to the practice.
Puppy & Weight Clinics
Thompsons team of Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) run puppy and weight clinics for pets. These are free of charge for pets registered with us at Thompsons. Appointments can be made with Reception in person or by calling them on 01623 555460.
Microchips are an effective way of permanently identifying a pet.
A rice grain sized chip is implanted under the skin.
We recommend to microchip cats as well as dogs. In case they get lost or are involved in an accident it helps the local council, RSPCA and vets to reunite you and your pet as quickly as possible. From 6 April 2016 microchipping became compulsory for all dogs. Part of the new legislation means, when purchasing a puppy that animal should be microchipped and recorded on a database that is compliant with the new regulations by the time it is eight weeks old (unless an exemption applies).
A microchip can be implanted during a routine appointment with a vet or veterinary nurse. Please ring Reception for advice or to book an appointment.
Out of Hours Service
If your pet needs to see a vet when we are closed please contact our out-of-hours service VetsNow in Alfreton on 01773 688192.