At Fernside, we are able to offer care and advice for most domestic pets including: 
Small Furries (Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Rats, Ferrets) 
Contact us out of hours on our emergency line 
Call 01707 666399 and the Emergency Care team will take details and advise you on appropriate action. 

Modern facilities 

With our five experienced vets (inc certificate holders), we offer a wide variety of services and years of experience. Our premises may be small, but we have sophisticated facilities: 
Dedicated surgical theatre with full anaesthetic monitoring 
Hospitalisation with intravenous infusion pumps 
Dedicated Dental Digital X-ray 
Digital X-ray 
Dentistry with high powered pressure unit 
Pet passports 
Neutering - with stitches under skin and ovarioectomy for bitch spays all having intravenous fluids and anti nausea medication 
In-house laboratory - blood tests (results in 15mins); urine analysis; microscope 
Established links with specialised laboratories and referral clinics 
Blood Pressure Machine 
Capnograph to support monitoring of GA's. 
ECG - non invasive  
Blood Gas machine for critical patients 

A range of clinics 

Our registered qualified veterinary nurses hold clinics for: 
Worming/flea treatment 
Dental checks 
Weight checks 
Nail clips 
Expressing anal glands 
Advice on buying a new pet, feeding and neutering 
Nutritional advice 
General preventative health care 
Puppy Clinics 
Senior Pet Clinics 
We also hold regular Puppy and Kitten Clinics for health checks and to introduce new owners to behaviour training and basic animal care. We try and make the vets the best experience for your furry friends by introducing them early we aim to make Fernside somewhere they are comfortable to be, the odd treat or two along the way helps... 
Resources to assist puppy education 
• Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC;2017). ABTC Register of Animal Training Instructors, 
• Animal Welfare Foundation and RSPCA (2013), Puppy information pack, 
• Appleby D (2010), Puppy socialisation and habituation (part 1) 
• Appleby D (2010), Puppy socialisation and habituation (part 2) 
• Appropriate sourcing of puppies for new owners 
• Merial Animal Health (2017). Advice for dog owners, client leaflets about balancing risks of vaccination status and socialisation 
• Zulch H and Mills D (2012), Life Skills for Puppies; Laying the Foundation for a Loving, Lasting Relationship 

24 hour emergency care 

During working hours we see emergencies at Fernside. (From 8.30 am to 7.00 pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am to 1.00pm on Saturday) 
Out of hours, the practice is registered so clients can use the emergency service at the Royal Veterinary College in Potters Bar. Call the 'Out of Hours Service' direct on 01707 666399 and the Emergency Care team will take details and advise you on the appropriate action.  
For further information please find the following link to the Queen Mother Hospital at The Royal Veterinary College 

Consulting Hours 

Monday to Fri
Open 8.30 am - 7.30 pm 
9.00am - 11.00am 
Midday - 3.30pm (varies slightly daily) 
4.30pm - 7.00 pm 
9:00am - 12.00 pm 

How to Find Us 

Fernside Veterinary Centre, 
205 Shenley Road,  
WD6 1AT 
Tel: 020 8207 0826 

24 Hour Emergency Care 

Out of hours: 01707 666 399  
(The Royal Veterinary College) 
The Emergency Care team will take your details and advise you on any appropriate action. You will be given an indication of the relevant consultation fees. 
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