Holiday Trading Hours

A list of our trading hours over the holiday season this year.

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We are now officially a Cat Friendly clinic

We are excited to announce that Ourvets Riccarton is now ISFM Feline Friendly accredited meaning we are officially a Silver Cat Friendly Clinic.

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Signs your pet is bored

Have you ever wondered what your pet does when you’re not around? Many of us think they can keep themselves occupied all day. The reality is that when pets are alone and without stimuli, they can get bored and even develop behavioural issues.

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Pet seizures and how to respond

Just like humans, our pets can also suffer from seizures. Whether caused by a pre-existing condition or seemingly out of the blue, it is important as a pet parent to understand the causes, signs and how to respond.

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Coronavirus and your pets

As COVID-19, or Coronavirus, is continuing to spread worldwide, we would like to address the concern of the virus spreading from animals to humans or vice versa.

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Introducing Simon Howarth

From the 9th March you may notice a new face in Ourvets Halswell, and Riccarton as Simon Howarth joins the team as our new lead veterinarian.

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Keeping seniors safe this summer

All pet parents need to be aware of the dangers of a hot summer to the pet. However, when it comes to our senior pets, the hot weather may present a more serious risk to their health. Your senior furry family member will thank you for taking the time to go through these summer senior tips!

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Metropol January 2020 Feature

In our first feature of 2020 in the Metropol Magazine, we discuss summer safety for pets.

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Why feeding premium food to your pet is best

Given there is just so much information out there and a so many different choices and offerings, it can all get a bit confusing, even for those of us who work within the industry.

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Santa's Naughty List: Christmas Dangers for your pet

While we celebrate Christmas and indulge in the holiday season, it is important to remember to be mindful of our furry family members.

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