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WELCOME

Welcome to the Animal Medical Centre, part of the Caring Vets family of veterinary practices.

The Animal Medical centre has been open for over 25 years and it was opened with the intention of creating a veterinary practice that would bring the best in innovative veterinary techniques and an uncompromising attitude to your pet’s care. The Animal Medical Centre is now one of the leading Practices in Northampton and exists on the common belief that pets are an integral part of the family.

We have two Vets, Ms Patricia Wood MRCVS & Mr Radek Konderla MRCVS; our team of Registered Nurses, Student Nurses and Veterinary Care Assistants are led & mentored by our Head Nurse, Ms Sarah Bennett RVN. We are also incredibly lucky to have such a good support from our reception team, who will greet you at the end of the phone offering you the help you need.

Although we are a small practice we have outstanding facilities and have the time to really care about our patients, offering a personal service, which we think makes us stand out. If you are thinking about registering & want to pop in and meet us, please do. We would be more than happy to answer any queries you may have.




IN HOUSE SERVICES
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Nurse Clinics

Each local Caring Vets Practice is made up of highly trained and highly passionate nurses. We encourage our nurses to further their knowldege in areas that are of interest to them. You can benefit from their training through nurse clinics such as nutrition, behaviour, weight management, flea & worm prevention and even bereavement counselling. Please feel free to call and ask to speak with one of our nursing team.

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Puppy Classes

We run Puppy Socialisation Classes in our sister practices, based either in Corby, Kettering or at our Animal Medical Centre in Northampton. These classes are run by our qualified nurses, who have a vast range of knowledge, experience and qualifications to help you give your puppy the best start in life. The Puppy Socialisation Classes are available discounted to those who take out 3 sessions as a group. Please contact your practice for more details and to check availability.

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A Dignified End

Euthanasia, or ‘good death,’ is a dignified end to your pet’s life and a service that we offer; and do so in an empathetic way. It is a very difficult decision to make, but here at Caring Vets we can help you make such a decision if the situation arises.

Remember though, it is always best to consider it sooner rather than later when faced with a terminal condition or something that cannot be managed appropriately. We always advise you to put yourself in your pet’s position, ask yourself what you would wish if you were them at that point in time. Does your pet have a good quality of life? Will they recover easily? What are the complications long term?

We will never rush you with this decision, and will spend time guiding you through the process and discuss all the pros and cons. All of our staff have experienced the same with their own pets and can totally relate to you when the time comes.

The service we offer at Caring Vets range from the basic euthanasia with your pet going for a communal cremation, to you taking your pet home with you, to individual cremations meaning you can get their ashes returned to you. We can even attend you at your own home if this is a more appropriate environment for you/your pet.

Wherever it is done we always encourage you to bring a few friends and/or family members for support. Failing that our clinical team will be here for you.

Everything is explained prior to euthanasia and the specific method we would use for your pet. The majority of the time it is a simple injection into their vein, where they only feel a little scratch then drift off to sleep. Other methods may be needed if access to their veins are not possible, or depending on the species of your pet. In every situation there is no pain/suffering involved.

You have the choice to be present or indeed step outside while it is done, whatever makes you more comfortable.

After your pet has passed away you are welcome to spend time with them saying your final goodbyes.

Remember, staff at Caring Vets will always be there to support you, even if you need to chat days-weeks after the euthanasia. Alternatively, you may need more support and as such we would recommend speaking to someone at The Blue Cross.

If circumstances dictate your pet needs to be seen out of hours please click here www.key-vets.co.uk which will take you to our dedicated out of hours service.

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Out of Hours

Many Caring Vets Practices subscribe to a specialist emergency out of hours care provider. Please check with your local Practice to understand what you will need to do in the case of an emergency when the Practice is closed for the evening or weekend.

For additional information on the out of hours service provided please click the link below:

www.key-vets.co.uk

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Laser Surgery

Laser Therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects; including improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. It can help with Osteoarthritis, muscle strains, fractures, hip & elbow dysplasia, spinal pain - to name just a few. If you think this could benefit your pet, speak to your Caring Vets practice.

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Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics is a rapidly growing specialism. There are numerous varied options available to suit the needs of you and your pet; from treating the more simple fractures, to the more complex and degenerative diseases. We are able to offer referral within our group to The Avenue Vet Clinic in Kettering; this reduces your travelling time and costs, speeds up referral time, aswell as follow up appointments being able to be carried out at your chosen caring vets practice. Due to shared computer systems, The Avenue will also have direct access to your pets clinical record and any laboratory or radiography already carried out.

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MRI Scans

Whilst all Caring Vets Practices have digital x-ray facilities MRI goes one step further in allowing a surgeon to make more informed decisions on the way forward with treatment. As MRI is a specialised service, your vet will advise if your pet would benefit from MRI.

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EZIPAY

We appreciate that it can be difficult at times to cover the cost of emergency veterinary treatment. For cases where such assistance is needed we can offer flexible payment plans that help take care of unexpected veterinary bills.

There is strict eligibility criteria for this service. Please always speak to any member of staff before you commence treatment if you are going to need help financially. We will always provide an estimate for any treatment if you request it.

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Health Care Reminders

In order to keep your pet in the best health it is important to keep on top of their preventative healthcare.

We offer a reminder service to enable you to do this. We can send a reminder by text or email, we simply require you to provide us with up to date contact details.

Doing this also ensures you will be first to know about any any discounts and offers on the treatments required. 

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Insurance

Pet Insurance

There is an old adage that “you never miss insurance until you need it,” and this is especially appropriate with your pets.

We have the NHS and do not appreciate the costs involved in our medical care. We attend the Drs, or the Hospital, have investigations, get treatments and then head home. The most you spend may be just the prescription fee.

 

Unfortunately, there is no animal NHS, and all Veterinary medicine is private; meaning you must pay at the time of consultation/treatment. We, as a practice, do not just see your pet as a £ sign, that’s not how it works. However, medical care costs a lot of money.

In our profession the RCVS ensures that we must provide appropriate emergency care to any animal to help ease suffering. This may even mean euthanasia if things cannot be afforded.

 

If you have insurance for your pet, you have many more options in how you can treat your animal. Some surgeries and investigations can cost thousands of pounds, and without insurance you may not have the choice to go ahead with them. For regular monthly payments you have that peace of mind that there is support there for you.

 

So, with this in mind you may be wondering who to choose? After all there are a lot of companies to choose from. We always recommend using Pet Plan. They focus 100% on pet insurance and provide the widest range of cover. This of course depends on the type of policy you take out.

 

All staff at Northlands has undergone Pet Plan training and can advise you further, tailoring your cover to suit your own situation. We even offer 4 weeks free insurance http://bit.ly/petplan4weeks as part of our Perfect First Steps package when you acquire a new pet.

 

Feel free to ask us about any aspect of Pet insurance to find out more.

 

 

To see guidance of policies available please click these links:

www.petplan.co.uk/dog-insurance.asp for dog insurance.

 

www.petplan.co.uk/therightcover/cat.asp for cat/kitten insurance.

 

Please note these are for guidance only and you will need to contact Petplan to discuss your requirements in full.

 






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MEET THE TEAM
  • Radek Konderla MRCVS

    Radek Konderla MRCVS

    Clinical Director-Veterinary Surgeon

    I graduated from the University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland in 2004. I worked in a few different small animal veterinary practices and hospitals before I joined the Animal Medical Centre in 2015. I have an interest in surgery and diagnostic imaging and I am currently studying towards BSAVA Certificate in Small Animal Surgery. Outside work I like to spend as much time as possible with my family and my rescue dog Woody.

  • Patricia Wood B Vet Med, MRCVS

    Patricia Wood B Vet Med, MRCVS

    Veterinary Surgeon

    I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1983 and spent seventeen years working for a charity. I started working at the Animal Medical Centre in November 2007 and now work part time Mondays, Wednesdays and some Saturdays.

  • Leah Holden RVN

    Leah Holden RVN

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

  • Victoria Betata-sanchez

    Victoria Betata-sanchez

    Receptionist

  • Pam Croft

    Pam Croft

    Receptionist

  • Caroline Hammond

    Caroline Hammond

    Receptionist

  • Michele Benham

    Michele Benham




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