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Recommended Vets 15 Feb 2012 19:01 #1

  • Fennic
  • Siamese Mouse
  • Owned by rats since 2005
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Hi guys, I thought of a thread we lacked (Possibly could be marked as sticky for help for new comers etc) A recommended vets thread. I feel this template would be appropiate for use. Area would be North, east, south etc to verify.

Surgery name:
Phone number:
Vet to book with:
Website (if applicable):
Aditional info:

MOD EDIT: You can view these recommended vets on Google Maps - I will keep an eye on this thread and update but feel free to PM myself or another mod if you notice it needs adding to.
-Ashley, the mice & rats.
Last Edit: 19 Mar 2012 17:30 by PresqueVu.

Re: Recommended Vets 15 Feb 2012 19:29 #2

  • Fennic
  • Siamese Mouse
  • Owned by rats since 2005
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Area: North West England
Location: Widnes
Surgery name: Halton View Veterinary/Maple
Phone number: 0151 423 3557
Address: 208 Warrington Road, Widnes, WA8 0AX
Vet to book with: John Cartwright
Website (if applicable): www.mapleveterinary-warrington.co.uk/
Aditional info:
John Cartwright (As pictured on website) is the only vet I trust with my animals at the clinic, I recall he's been doing veterinary for 20 - 25 years now. He's helped recover or ease their pain of over 30 or more of my rats since 2005. Most of the other vetinarians there I wouldn't trust if you do make an appointment with them make sure you get it with him. He'll discuss all potential options for treatment (if alternates) with you rather than just saying "We should go with this" and doing so. As far as i'm aware he only works at the Widnes surgeory but does operations in Penketh and owns all 3 surgeories listed below. (He's off on Wednesdays and Saturdays) I presume the prices may be universal though, such as a mice neturing or lump removal both being £20 - £25


Area: North West England
Location: Penketh
Surgery name: Maple Veterinary Surgery
Phone number: 01925 726 378
Address: 95 Maple Crescent, Penketh, WA5 2LQ
Vet to book with: N/A
Website (if applicable): www.mapleveterinary-warrington.co.uk/
Aditional info: As seen above


Area: North West England
Location: Warrington
Surgery name: Elliot's Veterinary Centre
Phone number: 01925 600 000
Address: 181 Knutsford Road, Grappenhall, Warrington, WA4 2QL
Vet to book with: N/A
Website (if applicable): www.mapleveterinary-warrington.co.uk/
Aditional info: As seen above.
-Ashley, the mice & rats.
Last Edit: 15 Feb 2012 19:31 by Fennic.

Re: Recommended Vets 15 Feb 2012 21:40 #3

  • AnnB
  • Black Mouse
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Area: South East England
Location: Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire
Surgery name: Hampden Vets
Phone number: 01296 423666 (main hospital)
01296 745370 (Elm Farm)
Address: (main hospital) Anchor Lane, Aylesbury, Bucks HP20 1AJ
(Elm Farm) 2 Elm Court, Elm Farm Road, Aylesbury, HP21 7NQ
Vet to book with: Malcolm Paul (usually based at the Elm Farm surgery)
Website (if applicable): www.hampdenvets.co.uk
Additional info: Malcolm Paul gets my vote. Not only is he a good surgeon (he's successfully operated on some of my mice and a pet duck as well as treating my dogs and cats) but it's obvious that he really does care for animals too. I understand that he's also very good with reptiles/exotics but I have no personal experience of this.

The only drawback is that Hampden Vets do tend to be on the expensive side.
Last Edit: 15 Feb 2012 22:55 by PresqueVu. Reason: .

Re: Recommended Vets 15 Feb 2012 22:59 #4

  • PresqueVu
  • Overlord Mouse
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Area: South East England
Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Surgery name: Abingdon Animal Hospital
Phone number: 01235 524 777
Address: The Vineyard, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3NR
Vet to book with: N/A
Website (if applicable): http://www.abivale.com/
Aditional info: Main surgeon is excellent. There are other branches in this area in the Abivale group but I have no personal experience of these.
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Re: Recommended Vets 15 Feb 2012 23:53 #5

Area:West Midlands
Location: Coventry
Surgery name: Broad Lane Veterinary Surgery
Phone number: 02476 464 789
Address: 255 Broad Lane, Coventry, CV5 7AQ (they also have a couple of other clinics).
Vet to book with: I've seen several with small animals, and they've all been good.
Website: www.merialvetsite.com/sites/broadlanevets/home.html
Additional info: I've never used the practise for surgery, but have been using them for several years with my dwarf hamsters, degus and mice. They seem pretty willing to try different antibiotics and "off label" medications. One of the surgeries is drop in only, which although it involves a wait can be very handy if the others are busy. Most times they've managed to fit me in same day at the main surgery - very important with hammies/mice as often they need treatment ASAP when you've realised there's a problem!

Re: Recommended Vets 16 Feb 2012 03:03 #6

  • Tilly1712
  • Siamese Mouse
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Area: East Midlands
Location: Hucknall, Notts
Surgery name: Buckley House Veterinary Surgery
Phone number: 0115 952 7271
Address: 51 West Street, Hucknall, Notts, NG15 7BY
Vet to book with: All are excellent, but Jonathan Hadley is an exotics expert so usually ends up doing any small rodent ops.
Website: www.buckleyhousevets.co.uk/about-buckley-house/
Additional info: A wonderful team of vets and nurses who always make time for you. 24 hour emergency care and specialists in orthopaedics. All our animals are registered with them and the best I've ever used. We even get sympathy cards when we've had meeces pts.
Last Edit: 16 Feb 2012 16:39 by PresqueVu. Reason: .

Re: Recommended Vets 28 Jun 2012 01:48 #7

Area: West Midlands
Location: Wolverhampton
Surgery name: Cavan Vets
Phone number: 01902 784555
Address: 503 Stafford Road, Oxley, Wolverhampton, WV10 6QE
Vet to book with: I've seen a few of the vets there and they're all pretty good.
Website (if applicable): www.cavan-vets.co.uk/
Aditional info: I took all 3 of my last mice there. Cheese suffered with chronic respiratory infections and they were always willing to treat her right up until the end. When Pickle had a growth by her mouth they gave me advice on how to deal with it and when she stopped eating, they offered to try surgery to remove the growth and grind down her teeth a little and when Hammy had a stroke they tried to think of an alternative to me having her put to sleep before I decided that it was best. They treat rodents just as well as bigger pets and fight just as hard to make them better. Never really had a problem with them and a consultation is only £12. Every one of Cheese's vet visits (including medication) never came to more than £20
I'm Hannah *waves*
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Last Edit: 28 Jun 2012 01:49 by GhostsInSnow.
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Re: Recommended Vets 29 Jun 2012 05:52 #8

  • zany_toon
  • Super Mouse
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Area: Scotland
Location: South Lanarkshire
Surgery name: W.A.Robb Veterinary Clinic
Phone number: Motherwell (main clinic) 01698 269 796; Lanark - 01555 662 579 and Carluke - 01555 751 560
Address: 183 Merry Street, Motherwell, ML1 1LD
5 Wellgatehead, Lanark, ML11 9AA
54 Hamilton Street, Carluke, ML8 4HA
Vet to book with: Any of them are excellent, but Laura Henderson has experience with mice due to breeding them and is the one to go to if you need a mousie surgery.
Website (if applicable): www.robbvets.webeden.co.uk/
Additional info: If you think that your mouse has a resp. infection and it's Mr Robb on duty, be prepared to hold your mouse still while he listens to their lungs with a stethoscope. They are very good with trying treatments and don't believe in giving up easily if a difficult problem shows up. Opening hours vary as none of the clinics are open all day, and current hours are below (check their website for up to date times)
Motherwell - all consults by appointment only
Monday - Friday 0930 - 1030 1400-1430 1700 - 1900
Saturday 0900 - 1130
Sunday Closed

Carluke - open surgery; no appointments needed
Monday - Friday 1530 - 1600
Saturday 0930 - 1000
Sunday Closed

Lanark - open surgery; no appointments needed
Monday - Friday 0900 - 1000 1700 - 1800
Saturday 1100 - 1130
Sunday Closed
I have gone to look for myself, if I should return before I get back - keep me here!!
Last Edit: 29 Jun 2012 06:07 by zany_toon. Reason: I can't spell tonight!!!

Re: Recommended Vets 01 Jul 2012 13:37 #9

Regarding Abivale Vets - we used to live in Didcot and so used the Hadden Hill vet branch and found them excellent.

Re: Recommended Vets 23 Oct 2012 12:33 #10

  • Donia
  • White Mouse
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This vet is the one that came with amazing recommendations and has extensive experience of neutering male mice:

Area: London/Essex
Location: Goodmayes, East London/Essex
Surgery name: Animal Ark Vets
Phone number: 020 8599 8544
Address: 54 Goodmayes Ave, Goodmayes, Essex IG3 8TW
Vet to book with: Lyndon Basha
Website (if applicable): www.animalarkvets.co.uk/
Aditional info:

This vet is more of a cat and dog vet, but they have looked after my small furries very well over the years, including gerbils, rats, hamsters. The main vet here is a hamster enthusiast:

Area: London
Location: Twickenham, West London
Surgery name: Twickenham Veterinary Surgery
Phone number: 020 8898 0528
Address: 58 Hampton Road, Twickenham, Middlesex TW2 5QB
Vet to book with: Any, they are all great.
Website (if applicable): www.twickenhamvets.com/
Aditional info: Not for neutering male mice.

Re: Recommended Vets 23 Oct 2012 18:00 #11

  • NuttySian
  • Siamese Mouse
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Area: South East England
Location: Henley, Oxfordshire
Surgery name: The Veterinary Centre Henley
Phone number: 01491 574490
Address: 271 Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 1EL
Vet to book with: They're all very good but Erik, Vicky, Gemma and Sharon have been great with the small furries. (There's a few more we've seen that were good too but have embarrassingly forgotten who, they have big team!)
Website (if applicable): www.henley-vets.co.uk
Aditional info: Very friendly people, great with all the animals we've taken there. They're happy to have a laugh with you but are still serious when it comes to the job at hand, most of the surgery did research before my mice went in to be neutered!
Good clinic hours and they're open 24 hours for emergencies.

We've also been to the Abivale in Wallingford and the Melvin Stafford surgery in Sonning Common and although they weren't awful experiences we just weren't as comfortable going there as we are at Henley.
Sian and the nutters.

Last Edit: 23 Oct 2012 18:04 by NuttySian.

Re: Recommended Vets 05 Sep 2014 16:34 #12

  • superwolf
  • Black Mouse
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Area: North West
Location: Chorlton, Greater Manchester
Surgery name: Ashleigh Veterinary Centre
Phone number: (0161) 881-6868
Address: Ashleigh Veterinary Centre, 221 Upper Chorlton Road, Manchester, M16 0DE
Vet to book with: any (I've seen Aidan and Katherine, I think!)
Website (if applicable): http://ashleigh-veterinary-centre.com/
Additional info: be warned that these people are pricey, but I think worth every penny! A consultation is a bit over £30, same for having a sample taken under anaesthetic, and I was quoted the same for euthanasia (thankfully nature intervened first). But they'll throw in all the extras, free antibiotics, overnight stays etc. and get you your answers as soon as possible.
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