We encourage pet owners at all three of our practices the opportunity to join our Pet Health Club scheme. This is a great way to spread the cost of your pets routine veterinary care over the course of a year whilst cutting the cost of preventative treatment and enjoying discounts on some other services and products.
Pet Health club does not replace your pet insurance which we recommend you take out alongside the Pet Health Club scheme to cover any emergency illness or accidents your pet could have throughout their life.
Cats, dogs and rabbits of all ages can all take advnatage of the Pet Health Club and enjoy the following treatments for a monthly direct debit starting from as little as £7.80 for rabbits and £12.50 for cats and dogs
Kennel Cough Vaccination
Six month health check
Year round flea and worming treatment (flystrike treatment for rabbits)
Annual urine test
microchip or £10 voucher once per plan
20% off selected lifetime medications and neutering
plus discounts on food and pet shop sales in practice!
What are the benefits of joining the plan?
Pets who have regular preventative treatment year round allows our vets to identify and treat any illnesses early
For members the average saving on preventative care treatments ranges from £80 – £373
The pet Health Club plan provides peace of mind knowing that you are providing year round essential care for your pet keeping them happy and healthy
Monthly direct debits allow you to spread the cost of your pets healthcare so you can budget with no unexpected costs to pay
For each additional pet registered on the plan they will receive a discount of £1 per month on their pet health plan.
How can I find out more?
Pay a visit to one of our three welcoming practices today to find out more and express and interest in joining our Pet Health Club, our Abington practice is open 7 days a week and our Moulton and Acorn practices are open Monday – Friday
Alternatively you can call us on 01604 628685 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any enquiries regarding this gold standard health care plan.
Tor had an accident when she was five months old and suffered a minimally displaced fracture to her leg that healed with conservative management; however trauma in the growing patient can unfortunately disrupt the growth plates (zones of cartilage) at the top and bottom of every bone in the body. Some of Tor’s growth plates ceased growing early causing a leg deformity. This causes lameness and may lead to arthritis.
Our orthopaedic Surgeon, Jeremy Onyett, performed correctional surgery to straighten the alignment of Tor’s deformed and short leg. Use of dynamic motors allows bone lengthening (osteogenic distraction pioneered by Ilazorov). Correction of limb length and alignment achieved to restore as much function as possible. Tor wore the external frame on her leg for 6 weeks, after which it was removed.
She is now back to normal puppy mischief.
Photo before and after surgery
After 19 years at the practice, 16 of them as Clinical Director, we said goodbye to Dr Andrew Jagoe on 8th January.
Andrew has taken up an opportunity to set up an internal medicine referral practice in the west country. This is an exciting opportunity for Dr Jagoe and the move will also take him closer to his family.
He will be greatly missed by everyone at the practice, by his clients and by vets referring to him. We wish him well in his future.
Our medical referrals service will continue to be run by Dr Riccardo Minelli. Riccardo’s main interests are Internal Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging (ultrasound and CT in particular). He is in the process of completing the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice and has become a Clinical Director at the practice. Dr Minelli has also recently started to study for his certificate in veterinary diagnostic imaging which he aims to complete by January 2017.
Au revoir from all the Abington Vets Team- Richard we will all miss you, we wish all the best in your retirement!
We are all very very sorry to see him go but here is a goodbye message from him:
At the end of September 2015 I will retire from Abington Park Veterinary Surgery. Working as a veterinary surgeon and business partner I have spent a very enjoyable twenty six years at the practice.
I qualified in 1982 and after seven years in mixed practice I joined John Prior and Nigel Anthony shortly after they had set up Abington Park Veterinary Surgery in 1985.
Together we provided a twenty four hour, seven day a week service to our clients and also built the practice up to where it is today with the help of Andrew Jagoe and Jeremy Onyett, our other longstanding veterinary colleagues.. We continued to expand and in 2003 opened up another clinic at Moulton College and later in 2008 a small clinic in St. James called Acorn .
Latterly, Independent Vetcare Ltd purchased our practice while still retaining all the experienced clinicians, nurses and support staff and since then we have been able to offer once again, a full 24/7 service all the year around.
To those client’s whose pets I have treated over the years I would like to say “Goodbye” and thank you for your loyalty and support to the practice.
To those many staff I have had the pleasure of working with over many years some of whom are still working here, I would like to thank you all for your support you have given me both clinically and in running the business side of the practice. I am sure our paths will cross in the future.
To my wife Louise, I would like to thank her for all the support she has given me through the years of running and working in the practice and in the early years for being available for answering the telephone out of hours as well as bringing up our son and daughter, Charlie and Tess, and working full time!
We are intending to travel widely both on my motorbike or in our motorhome, conversations about which I have held at length with some of my regular clients in the past!
I am intending to return to my roots and start making sausages and salami in my retirement ably trained for such by my late father who was a third generation pork butcher!
Going forward I wish the practice every success in its endeavours and know it will continue to provide an invaluable high quality service to all pet owning clients both locally and from afar.
Richard Edwards .
Did you know that Abington Park Vets is celebrating it’s 30th Birthday this year? In 1985 two young vets Nigel Anthony and John Prior joined forces and set up a practice at 427 Wellingborough Road opposite the Abington Park. 30 years on we have over 70 staff and 3 surgeries offering a huge range of services to the pet owning public of Northampton – from a nail clip to a hip replacement and everything in between! We would love you all to share your memories of the practice over the years so please post your photos or comments on our wall. This photo shows just some of our staff who work in our Abington, Moulton and Acorn surgeries- (we do allow people to have days off and holidays!)