FAQ's

Our Ten Most Frequently Asked (and answered!) Questions

Are Sunday consultations the same price as consultations on other days?

Yes!

Are my pet's check-ups after an operation included in the price?

We would usually include up to two post-op checks in the price

Do you do a monthly pay budget scheme?

Yes we do! See under 'Monthly Budget Plans' on the homepage of this website for further information

Do you do routine procedures like neutering at the weekend? 

We do vaccinations, clip claws, etc. but not routine operations. These are booked in Monday to Friday.

Do you do a 'bundle' price for my new puppy or kitten?

Yes we do. Just click here Price List for further information. 

 Will I be reminded that my pet needs a booster (top-up) vaccination after a year?

 Yes you will. We will send a text message to your mobile phone if we have up to date details, and/or a card reminding you to your home address. If you don't book an appointment after a month of receiving this card, you will get a second reminder.

How long will it take for my repeat prescription to be ready after I call to request it?

Usually, your prescription will be ready 24-48 hours after it has been requested. This may take longer if it's a bank holiday weekend as we don't get as many deliveries.

Is there an administration fee to complete my insurance claim form and send it off?

No, unlike most Bristol vet practices, we don't charge a fee for this service.

Are your consultations appointment only?

Yes, and no! From Monday to Saturday in order to minimise your waiting time we offer appointments. On a Sunday, we run a drop-in surgery from 9am until 11am.

How long after the second vaccination will it be before my puppy can go out for a walk?

We recommend a full week after the second vaccination. We also recommend that you bring your puppy in again at age 16 weeks for a top-up vaccination to protect them against Parvovirus as we have seen many cases of this in Bristol. This is just £13.20. 

   What Does RCVS Accredited Mean? 

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) regulates the veterinary profession. Practices can become accredited under the RCVS practice standards scheme where they must pass a rigorous inspection. Areas include hygiene, health and safety, equipment and delivery of high standards of professional veterinary care.

What does this mean to you as a client?

Peace of mind for you
Quality of care for your animals
Regular inspections of the practice to ensure standards are maintained.

The Practice Standards Scheme is a voluntary initiative – not all practices are part of it yet. As a client of an RCVS accredited practice you can be rest assured of a high quality of care throughout the practice.

This practice is proud to be an RCVS Accredited General Practice. It has been inspected to include the following:

  • Meeting the core standards including a range of legal and health & safety requirements
  • Having in place arrangements for 24 hour emergency cover for patients
  • Having a policy to make clients aware of arrangements for checking and monitoring patients if kept in overnight
  • Having a system for monitoring the outcome of treatments
  • Showing an ongoing commitment to education and staff training
  • Keeping premises clean and well maintained
  • Having appropriately trained staff for work undertaken
  • Having a policy for communicating with clients and looking at feedback
  • Meeting standards of care for companion animals.

 

 

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When closed please contact Vets Now (based in Redland) at vets-now.com or call 0117 971 3111

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