We have been providing professional and compassionate veterinary care in Devon for over 50 years.
We are an expanding mixed vet practice covering companion animals like cats, dogs, rabbits and exotic pets, all farm species including cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and alpacas and equine animals from the pet Donkey to competing Thoroughbreds.
Our six vet surgeries in Totnes, Paignton, Ashburton, Brixham, Buckfastleigh and Dartmouth cover Dartmoor, Torbay and the South Hams. Find your nearest Dart Vale Vets surgery here.
Has your horse or pony suffered from laminitis in the past? Is your horse overly hairy, looking a bit pot-bellied or just not his or her normal self?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions, particularly the recurring laminitis one, and your horse is over 15 years of age, we’d suggest you give us a call so that we can investigate whether Cushing’s Disease (also known as Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction or “PPID”) may be to blame.
In conjunction with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Redwings Animal Sanctuary and The British Horse Society we are able to offer a FREE BLOOD SAMPLE until the end of June to test your horse for Cushings. The offer covers the cost of the laboratory testing and does not cover the visit to the horse. Why not share the visit with other owners at your stable to save money? To take advantage of this great offer follow these easy steps:
While many cases of laminitis have previously been thought to have been caused by nutritional issues, there is now a growing body of evidence that suggests that up to 80% of laminitis cases seen in practices like our own could be the result of a hormonal imbalance such as Cushing’s Disease – which is why we’re starting to talk about it. A simple blood test could be all that is needed to diagnose Cushing’s.
See more News — Last updated on March 12, 2013
You can register for the FREE Webinars by clicking the link http://www.petlifesavers.com/
The first webinar is on the 20th February and they will all be recorded and available after the live broadcast in case you cannot make it.
See more News — Last updated on February 19, 2013
Up to 50% of pets are overweight or obese. Being as little as 20% overweight can greatly increase the risk of your pet developing serious health conditions such as diabetes mellitus, arthritis, urinary stones or heart disease.
Excess weight not only has a negative impact on your pet’s general well being, happiness and overall quality of life, but it can also significantly shorten its life expectancy compared to a healthy-weight pet.
We are continuing our weight loss campaign in the practice to help improve the healthiness of your pets. We are offering FREE WEIGHT CLINICS at our Totnes surgery to discuss how you can help your pet lose weight.
In most cases a special diet will help achieve weight loss. The food helps in several ways:
If you join our free weight loss club you will benefit from an extra money off discount vouchers.
The FREE WEIGHT CLINICS are available at our Totnes surgery. Please phone 01803 862142 to book in.