The role of a veterinary nurse in Fife

Ask most veterinary practices in Fife and they will tell you that their Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) are at the very heart of everything they do, we are no different here at St Clair Vets. Such is the respect for RVNs that a whole month is dedicated to celebrating their roles – Veterinary Nurse Awareness…

The role of a veterinary surgeon in Fife

The role of a veterinary surgeon in Fife

  Our veterinary surgeons in Fife (commonly known as vets) serve the healthcare needs of animals. Once qualified as a vet, there are many roles such as teaching, research, government and clinical work. Clinical vets can work with farm animals, zoo animals, horses, laboratory animals, pets or a mixture. It is an incredibly diverse and…

Protect your dog against Kennel Cough

Does your dog come into regular contact with other dogs in Fife? Maybe out on walks, at the local Fife park, or when they’re staying in kennels? If so, we’d highly recommend a Kennel Cough vaccine or booster. Kennel Cough, or infectious tracheobronchitis, is a very contagious respiratory disease. It’s transmitted by close contact with an…

The importance of vaccinations in Fife

Do you ever wonder why your pet needs an annual booster vaccination in Fife? You’re probably aware that getting a new puppy or kitten means a few trips to the vets for vaccinations, parasite control, and other preventative treatments. However, to maintain your pet’s health and wellbeing, regular trips to the vets are recommended. The…

Calling all cats aged seven or older in Fife!

Learn more about feline hypertension in Fife and book a blood pressure check today… What is feline hypertension? Feline hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, commonly affects cats aged seven years or older in Fife. As your cat ages, the risk of developing hypertension increases. Hypertension can often go undetected until it is too…

Five benefits of joining our Healthcare Plan

As pet owners in Fife we all want the best for our four-legged friends, but we also know that pet ownership can be expensive. By becoming a member of our Pet Health for Life plan you can spread the cost of essential healthcare and save money. Here are five great reasons for you and your pet to…

Advice on grooming your cat or dog at home

Grooming is an important part of pet welfare and wellbeing in Fife and should be carried out regularly. Spending time grooming your dog or cat in Fife can benefit your own mental health and improve your relationship with them. It is a good idea to start getting your pets used to grooming from an early…

St Clair Vets practice update

Whilst visiting us in Fife, we’re here to provide you and your pets with the best experience, in the safest way. Our practices, as always, have extensive hygiene measures in place. We are still encouraging social distancing, face coverings and contactless payments. However, we are very happy to be welcoming you into our consulting rooms…

Importance of Pet Insurance

We believe that pet insurance in Fife is an important part of responsible pet ownership. Owning a pet is hugely rewarding, but it can also be expensive if they are to suffer an illness or injury. The importance of pet insurance cannot be overlooked. Having a good pet insurance policy allows you to concentrate on…

antibiotics

Help us to keep antibiotics working in Fife…

What is antibiotic resistance? Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria develops mechanisms to reduce the effects of the antibiotic. These mechanisms evolve through mutation and adaptation. Mutations can be good or bad for bacteria. In some cases, the mutation kills the bacteria and it may provide the bacteria with a survival advantage. The survival advantage may…