At Hillside Vets we have put together some useful website links that we think might be helpful and of interest. Whilst we have included web addresses of reputable organisations, we cannot accept any responsibility for the content of these sites.
24hour emergency veterinary cover – http://www.vets-now.com/find-
Should you require veterinary assistance when Hillside Vets are closed, we operate an emergency service with Vets Now Ltd who is based out of their host practice, Lynwood Veterinary Group in Wimborne.
Andy Morris, Orthopedic Specialist at Hillside Vets - Andy is Managing Director at Vetfix - http://www.vetfix.co.uk/
We are delighted that Andy started working with us at Hillside from March 2015 offering referral orthopedic specialist surgery. If you require more information regarding his services please contact us.
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons – www.rcvs.org.uk
RCVS – setting veterinary standards - the regulatory body for the veterinary profession in the UK.
The Kennel Club – www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/mateselect
The Kennel club have lots of helpful information if you are considering breeding from your dog. There is also information enabling you to make the right decision on the breed of dog that’s right for your family and lifestyle.
The Veterinary Poisons Information Service – www.vpisuk.co.uk
The VPIS is an internationally renowned poisons information service, advising on the management of poisoned animals. For owners there is animal specific advice and how to poison proof your home.
Future of Vaccination – www.future-of-vaccination.co.uk
The future of vaccination website provides an in-depth look at pet vaccination and helping owners to ensure their cat, dog or rabbit is protected against infectious diseases.
The Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) – www.gov.uk/defra
DEFRA – www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad
You can now take your pet abroad with you on holiday and more and more people are doing this with the new rules brought in. DEFRA provides good information on what is required in order to do this.
Future of Vaccination – www.future-of-vaccination.co.uk/pets-travel-abroad.asp
There is a useful ‘Taking your pet abroad’ leaflet available to download.
Pet Cremation Services – www.pcsonline.org.uk
Losing a pet can be one of the hardest parts of pet ownership. When that time does come we use the professional services of PCS giving your pet a dignified cremation. These can be by way of a communal cremation or individual cremation.
Five excellent charities that each provides useful on-line information:
RSPCA – www.rspca.org.uk
International Cat Care – www.icatcare.org
The Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund – www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk
The Dogs Trust – www.dogstrust.org.uk
The Blue Cross – www.bluecross.org.uk
Specialist referral centres
Hillside Vets are pleased to work closely with the following specialist referral centres:
Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists – www.scvetspecialists.co.uk
Orthopaedic and cardiology referrals.
Optivet Referrals – www.optivet.com
Specialising in eye conditions.
Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists – www.andersonmoores.com
Internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, oncology (tumours), dermatology and orthopaedics as well as spinal surgery specialists. Alabama Rot - (Cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy - CRGV) - fact sheet can be read here.
Other pet related
Anibase – www.anibase.com
The main UK website for registering your pet’s microchip details and ensuring these are kept up-to-date.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition – www.hillspet.co.uk
We recommend and sell Hill’s pet food; providing lifestyle diets to suit the changing needs of your pet throughout their life.
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers – www.apdt.co.uk
The APDT is a voluntary organisation established to improve the welfare of dogs and the competence of dog owners. Lots of information on their site, together with a list of approved trainers.
Ceva Animal Health – www.ceva.co.uk
Ceva are committed to carrying out research and trials to improve veterinary knowledge. Also in helping pet owners keep abreast of the latest veterinary and animal management developments.
Ceva products include the Adaptil www.adaptil.com/uk/diffuser for dogs and Feliway www.feliway.com/uk diffuser for cats. These products emit a scentless odour which is a synthetic copy of natural comforting pheromones helping to relieve stress, keeping them feeling happy and healthy. These are particularly helpful if your pet becomes distressed during the Fireworks’ season.
Vet Help Direct – www.vethelpdirect.com
An on-line source to find a vet local to you, pet symptom checker and vet reviews. To leave a review for Hillside Vets: www.vethelpdirect.com/practices.php?postcode=BH21+3LH
Good Vet & Pet Guide – www.goodvetandpetguide.com
A comprehensive listing and vet review site. To leave a review for Hillside Vets go to: https://www.goodvetandpetguide.com/vet-directory/hillside-veterinary-centre
Dorset Dogs – www.dorsetdogs.org.uk
Dorset Dogs champions positive management for people with dogs in towns, coastal areas and the countryside, as well as promoting responsible dog ownership. A friendly, local Dorset site that also has details of local walks. Hillside Vets works closely with Dorset Dogs and provides monthly articles for their website. Dorset Dogs is in partnership with the Urban Heaths Partnership.
Urban Heaths Partnership – www.dorsetforyou.com/dorsetheaths
Protecting our local heathlands and wildlife.
Margaret Green Animal Rescue – www.margaretgreenanimalrescue.org.uk
Based in Wareham, MGAR is the oldest and largest animal rescue charity founded in Dorset. Every year Margaret Green Animal Rescue cares for over 1,200 animals, many of which have been abandoned, unwanted and ill-treated and rehome them to loving owners.
Stray Dogs Sanctuary – www.straydogssanctuary.co.uk
A registered charity in Dorset, this is an excellent, friendly local re-homing charity for dogs.
Dorset Search Dogs – www.dorsetsearchdogs.org.uk
Dorset Search Dogs is a non-profit voluntary organisation assisting the police, coastguard and other search and rescue teams look for missing persons across the South. Hillside Vets are delighted to sponsor Dorset Search Dogs.
Gatehouse Cattery – www.gatehousecattery.co.uk
A local luxury cattery offering peace of mind to know that your cat has 24 hour supervision.
Purbeck Agility – www.purbeckagility.org.uk
A local fun group running training classes in agility and obedience, which includes the Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme for which they enjoy Kennel Club listed status.
Sixty and Me - https://sixtyandme.com/pet-benefits-older-adults/
A guide that covers why older adults should own a pet including some suggestions for how to bring a pet into your life if owning one isn’t quite right.
Other local links
The Broadstone, Corfe Mullen and Upton Link – www.broadstonelink.co.uk
Three magazines distributed free of charge in the local area. Hillside Vets work closely with the Links providing monthly veterinary articles for their readers.
Julia’s House – www.juliashouse.org
The Dorset Children’s Hospice dedicated to helping life-limited children and their families across the county and in South Wiltshire. Julia’s House offer regular respite sessions at their beautiful hospice in Corfe Mullen, Dorset, as well as in the family’s own home. Hillside Vets supports this local charity each year by sending a donation to them instead of sending Christmas cards.
Poole Borough Council – www.poole.gov.uk
The main website for our local council.
https://www.poole.gov.uk/environmental-problems/dogs/dogs/ - for issues like stray or lost dogs, dog fouling etc in the local area.