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Working Dog First Aid Evening

November 5, 2019 | by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Equine Farm Pets

Join HNVG for another evening of working dog first aid. Following the success of Octobers’ talk, we have decided to hold another on the 26th of November. View the poster below for more details!

Free Senior Health Check

September 30, 2019 | by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

The practice offers FREE senior health check-ups for cats and dogs over the age of 7 years who are otherwise well. The check-up will give us the opportunity to examine your pet and pick up on any potential health problems […]

Chinese Lanterns & Helium Balloons – What goes up must come down!

July 25, 2019 | by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Equine Farm Pets

As summer parties and weddings get into full swing, now is a timely reminder for people to be aware of the effects that helium balloons and Chinese lanterns have on our animals and countryside. Balloons look wonderful when released, especially […]

Summer Safety Tips

July 24, 2019 | by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

With temperatures predicted to be a scorching 33°C tomorrow please remember to think about your four-legged friends. A 2°C rise in body temperature is all it takes for heat stroke to kick in. Your dog can die of heat stroke […]

How does a dog’s sleep pattern differ from a human’s?

April 24, 2019 | by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

Though dogs and humans are both mammals and social creatures, dogs and humans don’t sleep the same. But you might not really notice, because dogs have such adaptable sleep patterns, they may sleep when you’re asleep, not at home, or […]

Metaldeyhyde poisoning, what is it and what does it do?

April 8, 2019 | by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

Metaldehyde (or Slug Bait) is an extremely harmful toxin to household pets. Inhaling or ingesting even a small amount can be fatal. There is no specific antidote and so immediate symptomatic treatment is paramount for chance of survival. The chemical […]

Pet Travel Post Brexit

March 20, 2019 | by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

Whilst the Brexit winds seem to be changing direction daily, we are conscious that it is very hard to know what to do with your pet if you have travel plans for next month or soon after. If you are […]

Top Tips for a Nervous Dog

March 18, 2019 | by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

Just like humans, there are many things that can make your dog anxious. Staying at home alone, fireworks, travelling, loud noises, new family members (babies), going to the kennels, neighbouring dogs, going to the vets… the list goes on! The […]

Does your cat suffer from anxiety?

March 18, 2019 | by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

There are many factors that could make your pet anxious; going on holiday, going to a cattery, new babies joining the family, loud noises, the neighbour’s cats or dogs and even… going to the vets! The good news is that […]

Moreton-in-Marsh Branch Launch Party!

March 18, 2019 | by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Events Pets

Join us for the launch party of Hook Norton Veterinary Group’s new branch in Moreton-in-Marsh. There will be tea, cake & fun and games for all the family. The more people the merrier so please spread the word, this is […]

Essential Pet First Aid Client Evening

February 28, 2019 | by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

Join HNVG for a Pet First Aid client evening. Small Animal Vet Katie McCreary will be giving a presentation, followed by a practical demonstration. Some of the topics we will cover include: > What to have in your first aid […]

FREE Senior Health Checks

February 7, 2019 | by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

Senior Health Checks Here at HNVG we offer FREE Senior Health check-ups for our golden oldies >9years of age. In these senior health checks a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) will assess your pet and discuss any queries or concerns you […]

National Train Your Dog Month

January 22, 2019 | by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

Large Animal Receptionist, Nikki Inglis has put together details of fun activities you can do with you dog. These help to keep you both entertained and give your dog a bit of variety and a change from the normal walk […]


January 22, 2019 | by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Equine Farm Pets

Small animal vet Will Oldham gives us an update about the recent Parvovirus media coverage. Follow the link to our YouTube channel where you can see the full video of Will talking about symptoms, prevention and what to do if […]

Coming Soon – New Branch Opening in Moreton-in-Marsh!

January 10, 2019 | by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Equine Events Farm Pets

It has been a long time in the planning, but HNVG is excited to announce that we will be opening a new small animal branch surgery in Moreton-in-Marsh on the 11th of March 2019! We are thrilled to be a […]

Star of the Month!

December 6, 2018 | by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

‘Ralph’ the golden retriever puppy was admitted to Hook Norton Hospital this month. He was incredibly sick with a viral disease that caused significant loss of fluid from his gastrointestinal tract. Ralph was so sick he required intensive barrier nursing […]

Pet travel to the EU in the event of a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit

November 12, 2018 | by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Equine Farm Pets

In the event of a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit, there are a few things you will need to do in order to travel to the EU with your pet on or after the 29th of March 2019. 1. Your pet will need […]

Antifreeze is extremely toxic to cats!

November 8, 2018 | by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

Ethylene glycol (Antifreeze) is a chemical used in screen washes, water features and car de-icers. Cats are often attracted to antifreeze because of its sweet taste. Even licking antifreeze can induce severe kidney damage and or death. Often ingestion of […]

Arthritis Awareness Month

November 7, 2018 | by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

WHAT IS OSTEOARTHRITIS? Just like us, dogs and cats can suffer from Arthritis. Subtle changes in your pet’s behaviour may be linked to the progression of arthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA), is a chronic degenerative condition. It can be present at any […]

Helping your DOG feel safe during firework season

October 24, 2018 | by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

Fear of fireworks is a common problem amongst dogs. This can be distressing for both dog & owner when this fear becomes severe. Displaying behaviours such as ears back, panting, shaking, salivation and barking may indicate a fear response. It […]

Helping your CAT feel safe during firework season.

October 23, 2018 | by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

Cats are excellent at disguising anxiety, but do also suffer from fear of loud noises. Spraying, under or overeating and excessive grooming may be a sign your cat is afraid of fireworks. To help your cat, try creating a secure […]

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

October 1, 2018 | by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

Over the course of October, we will be focussing on raising awareness & educating cat owners on hyperthyroidism, its signs & symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. Hyperthyroidism is a condition commonly seen in middle aged and older cats. The prevalence […]

What is Schedule 3?

September 24, 2018 | by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

Schedule 3 comes under the Veterinary surgeons act of (1966). This piece of legislation allows Registered veterinary nurses (RVNS) to perform certain procedures under the direction of the surgeon. This includes the scaling and polishing of teeth, monitoring of general […]

Blood Donation – Every unit of blood saves up to 4 lives

September 13, 2018 | by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

One of our more recent patients Leo, had to have major surgery at Hook Norton Vets (HNVG). Thanks to vet Laura Snyman and the nursing team, we are pleased to report that he is now at home and doing really […]

Uncover the signs of Cushing’s disease

September 4, 2018 | by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

Over the course of September we will be focussing on raising awareness & educating dog owners on Cushing’s disease, its signs & symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. Cushing’s disease is seen more commonly in middle age to older dogs and […]

Increased Consult Times

July 3, 2018 | by kate.allen@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

We have been reviewing our consult times in the Small Animal Department and as of Monday 16th July, all of our consults will be 15 minutes instead of 10. There will be no increase in consult fees, but you will […]

Grass Seeds & Hairy Dogs

June 29, 2018 | by kate.allen@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

Our Small Animal Vets have been dealing with lots of grass seeds that are causing problems for dogs (particularly really hairy ones!). The images above are of a Cocker Spaniel who had to be sedated to remove a grass seed […]

Adaptil Puppy Collar

June 5, 2018 | by kate.allen@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

If you have just got a new puppy or waiting for your new puppy to come home there is a product that could help comfort them, as leaving their mother can be a challenging time. During this time puppies will […]

A Pesky Pylor-a-Saurus

May 23, 2018 | by kate.allen@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

A couple of weeks ago one of our Veterinary Clinic Assistants, Jo, noticed that her Boxer Hector was a bit off colour and brought him in to see the vets after he had been vomiting. Diagnostic tests were ordered, the […]

Tansy’s Kidney

April 27, 2018 | by kate.allen@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

We love a (kidney) good news story! One of our lovely feline patients, Tansy, recently spent some time here with us at HNVG after becoming unwell. The team of Small Animal veterinary surgeons and nurses looked to find out what […]

Confirmed Case of Alabama Rot

April 25, 2018 | by kate.allen@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

In recent weeks, we lost one of our very special patients to Alabama Rot. This became our first confirmed case of Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy (CRGV) and has brought home to us the frustration that many of our colleagues […]

Older Dogs Need a Little Extra TLC!

April 10, 2018 | by kate.allen@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

TLC for Older Dogs This is Begby, Katie our Small Animal Vet’s elderly terrier. In the summer he will be 17 years old! Begby still likes to go for walks: he regularly goes for over an hour but he does […]

Minor Surgery at Deddington

March 23, 2018 | by kate.allen@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

We are delighted to announce that from Thursday 19th April we will be offering minor surgery at our Deddington branch. This will include: cat neutering dog castrates dentistry blood work sedate to examine/investigate stitch ups We will be offering this […]

First Aid for Dogs Evening

March 6, 2018 | by kate.allen@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Events Pets

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED! The Small Animal department at HNVG will be hosting an informative evening on First Aid for Dogs on Tuesday 17th April at 7pm. The event will be held at White Hills Surgery (our Hook […]

New Cattery Opens at HNVG

February 26, 2018 | by kate.allen@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

Our brand new purpose built cattery has just opened at our Hook Norton branch. The unit has been designed to help reduce stress and provide a comfortable stay for our feline patients. The Small Animal team have worked hard to […]

What is a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN)?

February 21, 2018 | by kate.allen@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

What is a Registered Veterinary Nurse, and why are they important for my pet? A Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) will have undertaken an accredited qualification, governed by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and will be held on a […]

Winter Hazards – Antifreeze Toxicity in Cats

January 4, 2018 | by kate.allen@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

Ethylene Glycol is the official name for antifreeze and it is highly toxic to cats. Antifreeze can be found in car radiators and many screen washes. It is sometimes added to ponds and fountains during the winter months. Ethylene Glycol […]

Christmas Day nursing

What our Nurses got up to on Christmas Day & New Year’s Eve

January 3, 2018 | by kate.allen@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

Our fantastic team of Small Animal nurses were looking after poorly pets in the hospital over Christmas and New Year. Sarah was up at 5am on Christmas Day to care for pets who were admitted the day before… And Keeley […]

Alabama Rot (CRGV) Information

December 29, 2017 | by kate.allen@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

As another case of Alabama Rot, also known as Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy (CRGV), is confirmed in the UK, we would like to give you access to some information on it so that you can remain vigilant. It is […]

A Christmas (Good News) Story

December 22, 2017 | by kate.allen@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

We love a good news story at HNVG and this is certainly one of the best… Treacle came to see Small Animal Vet Will Oldham with an abscess on her head. Will lanced the abscess and started Treacle on some […]

Pet Safety at Christmas

December 4, 2017 | by kate.allen@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

Whilst it is the season to be jolly, it is important to remember pet safety. This time of year is not without risks to our beloved pets and here are our top tips to make sure our animals stay safe […]

Petplan Veterinary Awards 2018

Nominations for Veterinary Awards

November 24, 2017 | by kate.allen@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Equine Events Farm Pets

We are very proud to be nominated for Petplan‘s annual Veterinary Awards 2018 in the following categories: Practice of the Year Vet of the Year – Will Oldham, Sally Hodgson, Sam Cutts, Pauline Tolhurst There is still plenty of time […]

King Charles Spaniel

EPIC Heart Study in Dogs

November 22, 2017 | by kate.allen@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

The EPIC heart study in dogs is a seven year long international trial that was completed in 2016 and was discussed at the London Vet Show last week, which most of our Small Animal team attended. It will be very […]

Is your pet afraid of fireworks?

October 30, 2017 | by kate.allen@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

Many pets are afraid of fireworks, due to the loud noises (e.g. bangs and whistling) that they make. Around this time of year, it is important to know the signs that could show your pet is afraid or stressed. These […]

Regenerative Medicine in Small Animals

October 26, 2017 | by kate.allen@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

Is your pet suffering from osteoarthritis, tendon injury or had a joint surgery? Have you considered regenerative medicine, the natural choice to pain relief? Regenerative medicine is the process of replacing, engineering or regenerating cells or tissues to restore or […]

Wolf Run 2017

Success for our Wolf Runners

October 25, 2017 | by kate.allen@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Equine Events Farm Pets

A team of vets, nurses, receptionists (and a baker standing in for an equine nurse!) from HNVG took part in the Autumn Wolf Run 2017. WOLF stands for Woods, Obstacles, Lakes & Fields and the event took place in the […]

Clinical Excellence

September 25, 2017 | by Katie McCreary | Pets

Here at Hook Norton we are committed to clinical excellence.  Did you know that every general anaesthetic and operation that is done here is clinically audited?  This allows us to deliver the highest possible standard of care. Auditing and reflection pushes […]

Could your Dog become a Blood Donor?

September 17, 2017 | by sam.baldwyn@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

Hook Norton Veterinary Group are urgently seeking Dog Blood Donors!   We regularly require dog blood donors here at the surgery. Earlier this month, Viper a lovely flat coat retriever underwent surgery to remove his bleeding spleen. Due to the […]

Countryfile Live 2017

August 8, 2017 | by sam.baldwyn@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Equine Events Farm Pets Uncategorized

Countryfile Live 2017 We had a great time at Countryfile Live 2017 this year! We were once again covering the veterinary services for all the animals in attendance, including Adam’s Farm! Thankfully we had a quiet time and the animals […]

Rabbit Vaccination

July 27, 2017 | by Fiona Miller | Pets

Vaccinating rabbit is just as important as vaccinating cats and dogs. There are 2 main diseases we vaccinate rabbits against: Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD). Myxomatosis is caused by a virus which is most commonly spread by fleas/biting flies […]

Parasites in cats Part 1: External

July 27, 2017 | by Fiona Miller | Pets

Cats are active animals that love to play outside. In the process they can meet some very unsavoury characters. Today we are going to be talking about external parasites; things like fleas, ticks and mites. Fleas Fleas are the most […]

Heat Stroke in Dogs

June 21, 2017 | by Katie McCreary | Pets

As we start to enjoy the hotter weather this summer (hopefully), spare a thought for our furry friends. Dogs do not have sweat glands they lose heat by panting and can struggle in warmer weather. Heatstroke is a true veterinary […]

Compulsory Microchipping for Dogs from 6th April 2016

November 26, 2015 | by Lucy Warner | Pets

As you will be aware, the microchipping of dogs became compulsory on the 6th April 2016. If you have a new addition which needs microchipping then don’t forget our special offer on pet microchips of £15 each. This includes the […]


Kennel Cough vaccination for puppies

May 8, 2015 | by Lucy Warner | Pets Special Offers

  We now include cover for Kennel Cough for puppies at no additional cost!


Getting a new cat?

May 8, 2015 | by Lucy Warner | Pets Special Offers

Don’t forget – if you have you cat vaccinated and neutered with us, you will get a FREE microchip placement.


Parasite Protection Offer

May 8, 2015 | by Lucy Warner | Pets Special Offers

Don’t forget you get FREE tapeworm treatment for dogs when you buy your multi-parasite prevention from us. Call reception for more details- email us at info@hooknortonvets.co.uk for more information.

Deddington surgery open all day!

September 8, 2014 | by Lucy Warner | Pets

Great news! Our surgery in Deddington is now open all day Monday to Friday! This will make it much easier for you to pop into the surgery to make an appointment, collect orders and prescriptions or speak to a member […]



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