Cats are better with us as not upset by dogs.

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 The Cat and Rabbit Care Clinic was established to provide veterinary care specifically tailored to the unique requirements of cats, rabbits and small mammals. Excluding dogs from our practice enables us to provide a more quiet, less odorous, stress free environment for our patients and their owners.

Many of our staff (including both of our vets) have worked within the practice since it first opened its doors to patients in June of 2000.  We therefore have over 15 years of practical day to day experience treating cats, rabbits and guinea-pigs in this setting. We have attended regular continuing education courses throughout the last 15 years and have close links to the Feline Advisory Bureau (FAB), the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), and the Rabbit Welfare Association (RWA).

The Cat and Rabbit Care Clinic took part in the FAB’s ‘cat friendly practice’ awards available to veterinary practices nationwide during 2006 and 2007. The clinic received a Bronze Award (2006), a Silver Award (2007) and a Cyanthia special award for ‘great catitude’ in 2007.

 Although the practice was originally established to provide dedicated cat and rabbit owners with veterinary care specifically tailored to these pets, we have also found guinea pig owners to be just as dedicated to their pets. Over the last few years our guinea pig clientele has grown rapidly and we now treat guinea pigs from across the midlands and beyond!

Click the links to find some useful information on Cats, Rabbits and Guinea Pigs


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.


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:



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.


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.


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. 



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 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: for dog insurance. 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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Although ticks aren’t often found on cats, they can cause disease so it’s important to stay vigilant.

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Posted on 21st Jan 2020

Guinea pigs are known for being sociable creatures, so if that behaviour changes it could signal an underlying health issue. Follow Cat & Rabbit Clinic's advice and ensure a long life for your pet.

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Posted on 14th Dec 2019

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Posted on 7th Dec 2019

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Posted on 21st Nov 2019

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Posted on 14th Nov 2019

With Christmas on the way, check out our list of festive feline gift ideas from Katie and our other vet nurses.

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Posted on 7th Nov 2019

Everyone gets treats at Christmas, so don’t leave your pets out. Contact us to find out how to make Christmas extra delicious for rabbits.

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Posted on 21st Oct 2019

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Posted on 14th Oct 2019

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Posted on 21st Aug 2019

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Posted on 14th Aug 2019

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Posted on 7th Aug 2019

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Posted on 21st Jul 2019

A few reasons why we recommend not leaving your cat alone at home for longer than the working day.

Outdoor rabbit advice from Cat & Rabbit Clinic

Posted on 14th Jul 2019

Keeping a rabbit outdoors can make for a very healthy, happy pet, but there are some issues which need to be taken into consideration when it comes to their accommodation.

Holiday options for cat owners in Northampton

Posted on 7th Jul 2019

There’re multiple cat care options when you go on holiday. Cat & Rabbit Care Clinic explains the benefits of hiring a cat sitter.

5 Northampton tips for summer-loving cats

Posted on 21st Jun 2019

Give your feline family members the best summer with these 5 tips, keeping them hydrated, cool, and happy all summer.

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Posted on 14th Jun 2019

Is your Northamptonshire rabbit or guinea pig showing signs of lethargy? The cause could be underlying dental problems.

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Posted on 7th Jun 2019

Keep sore gums at bay by reading Cat & Rabbit Clinic's vital dental checklist – your cat will thank you.

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Posted on 21st May 2019

7 tips to make your new cat feel like part of the family quicker than they can scratch up the sofa.

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Here are the top five services that our vet nurses can provide for your cat (among many others…).

Helping your rabbit lead a happy life

Posted on 7th May 2019

With it being Rabbit Awareness Week next month (17-25 June) we want to help you enrich your rabbit’s life. Read on for our top tips…

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Posted on 21st Apr 2019

A few tips for keeping your cat calm when it’s time to visit us at Cat & Rabbit Clinic.

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Posted on 14th Apr 2019

Follow our step-by-step guide to travelling with your rabbit. Or ask our vet nurses at Cat & Rabbit Care Clinic to show you the best way

Overcoming your cat’s resistance to its carrier

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Posted on 21st Mar 2019

We love spring, but we don’t love our cats suffering from hayfever. Keep pollen at bay with these tips.

Spring in Northampton – is your rabbit safe?

Posted on 14th Mar 2019

Discover the best ways to keep your bunny safe through spring. Our head nurse can give you all the advice you need.

Treating bee stings in Northampton

Posted on 7th Mar 2019

If a bee or wasp stings your cat, it’s crucial to act fast to avoid a bad reaction.

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Why flea treatment for your cat is so important

Posted on 14th Feb 2019

Fleas don’t just harm your pet – they can infest your home, too. Get advice from the team at Cat & Rabbit Clinic

Protect your rabbit against deadly diseases

Posted on 7th Feb 2019

Diseases like myxomatosis and VHD are deadly to rabbits. Get vaccination advice from our vet nurse Katie.

Is your bunny full of bounce?

Posted on 21st Jan 2019

Our head nurse has put together some simple advice on how to keep your pet rabbit on top form all year.

What is environmental enrichment for cats?

Posted on 14th Jan 2019

A stimulated cat is a happy, healthy cat and environmental enrichment is key. Our team at Cat & Rabbit Clinic explains how.

Care essentials for guinea pigs in Northampton

Posted on 7th Jan 2019

Looking for guinea pig care tips? It’s simpler than you think. Read our care advice for a happy, healthy pet.

Cat & Rabbit Clinic's top three tips for winter cat care

Posted on 21st Dec 2018

Is your cat warm, secure and healthy this winter? Take a look at our advice – and please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any concerns.

Northamptonshire cat owners: Is your pet fat or fit?

Posted on 14th Dec 2018

If you’d like your cat to start the new year in great shape, check out our handy advice.

Does your rabbit need to diet? Ask the Cat & Rabbit Clinic team

Posted on 7th Dec 2018

An overweight rabbit is a serious matter. Not only will their quality of life suffer, but their health could, too – so make sure you tackle the problem without delay.

A better Christmas for cats around Northampton

Posted on 21st Nov 2018

Check out our infographic about cats at Christmas, which features useful advice to help keep your pet happy and safe.

Does your small pet need a friend? Read Katie’s advice.

Posted on 14th Nov 2018

If you think your rabbit or other small pet may be lonely, chat to our vet nurse Katie about their companionship needs.

Cat & Rabbit Clinic's top three festive gifts for rabbits

Posted on 7th Nov 2018

Want to treat your bunny this Christmas? We’ve got a few ideas for you.

What to expect at a guinea pig check-up

Posted on 21st Oct 2018

If you’re a guinea pig owner in or around Northampton, you might be interested to learn what we do at routine appointments.

Make it easier to visit the vet with your cat

Posted on 14th Oct 2018

Worried about bringing your cat for their next vet appointment? Take a look at these tips from our vet nurse Katie.

When should you take your rabbit to the vet?

Posted on 7th Oct 2018

Rabbits have lots of needs, some of which require veterinary care. Simon explains what to watch out for.

Cats in heat around Northampton – our guide

Posted on 21st Sep 2018

What does it mean when cats are ‘in heat’? And what should you watch out for?

Expectant rabbits? Here’s what to expect

Posted on 14th Sep 2018

If you’re planning on adding to the rabbit population of Northamptonshire, here’s some information you might find useful…

Cat & Rabbit Clinic's guide to cat pregnancy

Posted on 7th Sep 2018

Pregnant cat? We’ve put together five points to help you understand what to look for – and what to expect.

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Posted on 21st Aug 2018

If your cat is urinating around your home, it can be a horrible time for both of you. We can help you understand why it’s happening.

Understanding your feline friend

Posted on 14th Aug 2018

Have you ever been caught out by your cat’s unpredictability? The team at Northampton help you decode some of the most common cat behaviours.

Bond with your rabbit in five easy steps

Posted on 7th Aug 2018

How you interact with your rabbit will affect their behaviour as your pet, so take a look at this quick guide from the Cat & Rabbit Clinic team.

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Posted on 21st Jul 2018

It’s Guinea Pig Appreciation Day on 16 July, so we’ve got some tips on how to show your pets just how much you care about them every day of the year.

Holiday care for your cat

Posted on 14th Jul 2018

Leaving your pet while you’re on holiday is hard, but there are plenty of reputable carers who can make the separation more bearable for both you and your cat. We have some advice.

Travels with your cat in Northamptonshire

Posted on 7th Jul 2018

If you’re off on a trip with your cat, just getting it into the carrier can be a daunting task, but here are some tips to make life easier all round.

Pet allergy causes and treatments

Posted on 21st Jun 2018

Pet allergies at this time of year can cause concern, so here’s how to spot and treat them.

Cool rabbit advice from Cat & Rabbit Clinic

Posted on 14th Jun 2018

Rabbits are prone to overheating, here we arm you with everything you need to prevent that happening.

Cat & Rabbit Clinic explains why your cat may be eating less

Posted on 7th Jun 2018

If your cat’s appetite has decreased, it could be the time of year. We explain why that may happen.

The RAW facts from Cat & Rabbit Care Clinic

Posted on 21st May 2018

With Rabbit Awareness Week in June, it's time to find out just how much you really know about your pet bunny.

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Posted on 14th May 2018

Rabbits are prone to several parasitic infections, but most are easy to deal with using straightforward spot-on treatments.

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Posted on 7th May 2018

These pesky parasites can make for a very grump cat – but they’re totally preventable with a range of treatments.

Is your cat’s itching driving you both mad in Northamptonshire?

Posted on 21st Apr 2018

There are any number of reasons for skin irritation in cats, but many are avoidable or treatable. We suggest what to look out for.

Everything you need to know about cat hay fever in Northampton

Posted on 14th Apr 2018

Hay fever in cats is not to be sneezed at. It can make them feel as miserable as it does humans – but the good news is that it’s highly treatable.

Rabbits suffer allergies too, says our head vet

Posted on 7th Apr 2018

If your rabbit has red, watery eyes, it could well be suffering from an allergy. We list some common irritants and offer some advice on preventing allergies.

Cat & Rabbit Care Clinic makes litter training easy

Posted on 21st Mar 2018

Tips to make life easier for you and your cat when it comes to litter tray basics.

How to train your rabbit with Cat & Rabbit Clinic

Posted on 14th Mar 2018

Smart creatures that they are, rabbits are quite easy to train. We have some suggestions on how to start teaching them tricks.

How to introduce a kitten in to the family in Northamptonshire

Posted on 7th Mar 2018

Everyone loves kittens, but they need a bit of time to settle into a new home. Here’s some helpful guidance to make that happen.

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Posted on 21st Feb 2018

How healthy are your pet’s teeth? Regular check-ups can help identify oral problems at an early stage, so don’t delay if you have concerns.

What’s your cat’s tail telling you?

Posted on 14th Feb 2018

Check out this guide from our nurse Katie, which explores different cat tail movements and what they mean.

What your rabbit’s behaviour in Northamptonshire tells you

Posted on 7th Feb 2018

Every rabbit has its own personality, and you can learn a lot about how they’re feeling by looking out for some signs we have pinpointed.

Enrich your cat’s life with play tips from Cat & Rabbit Clinic

Posted on 21st Jan 2018

If your cat seems flat after the Christmas buzz, it could be needing extra stimulation. We’ve got some tips to help.

Health tips for senior rabbits in Northamptonshire

Posted on 14th Jan 2018

As your rabbit gets older it may need a few lifestyle changes to keep it in good condition. Maybe it’s time for a senior check-up?

Cat struggling to move around? Ask us about arthritis

Posted on 7th Jan 2018

Our vet Simon explains the main symptoms to watch out for if think your senior cat might have arthritis.

How are we doing? We want your views

Posted on 21st Dec 2017

We always aim to provide the best vet service in Northampton, so please complete our survey to tell us what you think.

Treat your rabbit’s sweet tooth

Posted on 14th Dec 2017

Rabbits are renowned for loving sweet things, but you need to know what’s good and what’s not. The team at Cat & Rabbit Care Clinic has the answers.

Dark nights in Northampton are bad news for cats

Posted on 7th Dec 2017

Take a look at our tips for keeping your cat safer in winter, especially around busy roads.

Cat & Rabbit Clinic's tips for making Christmas safer for pets

Posted on 21st Nov 2017

Festive food, decorations and increased stress can all pose risks to our pets – so check out our essential safety tips.

Festive treats your rabbit will love

Posted on 14th Nov 2017

Want to pop something special under the tree for your rabbit this Christmas? The team at Cat & Rabbit Clinic has dug out some great suggestions.

Cracking Christmas gifts for cats in Northampton

Posted on 7th Nov 2017

We’ve put together a little list of ideas to help you with festive shopping for your feline.

Keep your rabbit in top form this winter

Posted on 21st Oct 2017

A winter health check for your rabbit with Simon will give you peace of mind for the coming cold month.

Cat hates its carrier? Let’s make it easier

Posted on 14th Oct 2017

Katie has a few top tips for making your cat’s travel experiences more straightforward.

Cats in winter: Vital advice from Cat & Rabbit Care Clinic

Posted on 7th Oct 2017

As the colder months approach, we look at why it’s wise to consider a seasonal health check for your cat.

Our top five animal books for pet owners

Posted on 21st Sep 2017

Animals can make us laugh, cry and despair – so they make fine stories. Here are a few favourites from our team in Northampton.

10 truths all cat owners will understand

Posted on 14th Sep 2017

Even if your cat seems on its finest form – whether endearing or annoying, as our honest cat ownership summary shows – a check-up in Northampton won’t go amiss.

Is your rabbit under the weather?

Posted on 7th Sep 2017

Loss of appetite is a warning sign your rabbit may be unwell. Cat & Rabbit Clinic can help advise you.

Six summer safety tips for pets in Northampton

Posted on 21st Aug 2017

From parasites to sunburn, Cat & Rabbit Clinic advises how to keep your pet safe in the summertime.

Five cat-tastic apps

Posted on 14th Aug 2017

Apps for cats are officially a thing in Northampton. Here are five recommendations for apps that will make you and your kitty purr…

Cat & Rabbit Clinic's vital flystrike advice

Posted on 7th Aug 2017

Flystrike is a potentially fatal condition that occurs when flies lay eggs on a rabbit’s skin.

Head vet, Simon Maddock, advises how to keep your pet cool

Posted on 21st Jul 2017

Summer is a enjoyable time of year, but pet owners should be wary of the risks. Here’re five ways you can help your pet.

Prevent cat heat stroke in Northampton

Posted on 14th Jul 2017

During the height of summer, it’s essential to keep your cat cool. Cat & Rabbit Clinic outlines how to prevent feline heat stroke.

Create a cool environment for your bunny

Posted on 7th Jul 2017

Keep your bunny cool in the summer months with tips from Cat & Rabbit Care Clinic.