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Swanscombe Veterinary Surgery - Kent

 
4.9 (86)
41/43 Swanscombe Street , Kent, Swanscombe, DA10 0BQ, United Kingdom
01322 381999
01322 381444
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The Swanscombe Veterinary Surgery provides compassionate, high quality care for their patients on a continuous basis. Their sister branch, the Meopham Veterinary Hospital is an RCVS certified veterinary hospital, which means that a member of the nursing team is on site 24 hours a day, so you can feel reassured that your pet is never alone during their stay.  In addition to the small animal care, Swanscombe are also able to offer a comprehensive equine and farm animal service.

Small Animal • Equine  Farm • RCVS Accredited • 24 hour Service • Parking Available 

 

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Services Include: 

Small Animal: Consultation • Vaccinations And Health Checks • Microchipping • Nurse Clinics • Surgical And Laboratory Facilities • Pet Passports • Euthanasia • Specialist And Expertise Services • General Surgery 

EquineConsultation • Vaccinations And Health Checks • Microchipping • Pre Purchase Examinations • Equine Castration • Surgical And Laboratory Facilities • Euthanasia 

FarmConsultation • Microchipping • Pregnancy Diagnosis • Foot Trimming • Surgery • Radiography • Euthanasia

 

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Consultation 

Small Animal Consultations are by appointment only to avoid excess waiting times. However, in the case of an accident or emergency, help is on hand 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  If  you would like to see the same vet, please feel free to ask when booking an appointment. 

Equine Fixed time appointments between 9:00am and 5:00pm • Prompt service • Half an hour for all consultations to allow for detailed clinical evaluation of each animal.  This can be extended for more complicated work-ups such as lameness examinations. 

Farm  The skills and experience we have at Swanscombe are extensive and you can be assured of a professional and caring service from the moment you need us.

 

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Nurse Clinic

Many of the nurse clinics at Swanscombe Veterinary Surgery are free, this includes their weight clinics. You may be referred to a weight clinic if the vet is worried that your pet’s weight is affecting their health. The nurse will discuss your pet’s health, and offer their advice on diet and exercise  at these appointments.

Nurse clinic appointments offer: Stitch Removal • Weight Clinics • Second Vaccinations • Dressing changes • Nail Clips • Wound checks • Post Dental Check ups • Emptying Anal Glands • Microchip Implantation

 

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Surgical and Laboratory Facilities

Small Animal • Equine 

Modern blood analysers for rapid in house blood results • High quality microscopes • Urine analysis

 Laboratory facilities are of the highest caliber and regular, strict quality control ensures consistent accurate results.  More complex tests are sent to a local specialist veterinary laboratory which ensures fast turnaround times.

 

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Opening Times

Monday  – Friday                       8.30am - 7.30pm

Saturday                                  9.00am – 12.00pm 

 

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Emergencies

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL 01474 815333

As an RCVS certified Veterinary Hospital, their nursing staff are on site 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to care for in-patients. This means that if your pet is ever admitted to the hospital, he or she will never be alone during their stay.   Each branch is backed up by the latest technologies with access to your pets’ full medical records. They are also able to transport patients between branches by way of their practice vehicles

Equine patients can be seen at their place of stabling or at the hospital.  The duty veterinary surgeon will be equipped with a four-wheel drive Land Rover with all the medical and surgical equipment to deal with common emergencies. This also allows access to horses that have collapsed or become injured far from their stable on a ride or out in a field. Mobile radiography and ultrasonography allows rapid assessment of injuries. This ensures the most appropriate first aid and immediate care is given. The service is backed up by their links to local equine hospitals for those patients that require more specialist care.

Farm animals can be seen on the farm or at the hospital if appropriate. The farm team come equipped for all the common emergencies encountered in general practice. Payment will be required at the time of consultation by way of cash or card payment. An out of hours fee will be incurred. An estimate can be provided on request. 

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5.0

Everyone excellent

Been coming here for years wouldn't go anywhere else. Everyone excellent.

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3.3

How much

So we have been using these vets for over 10 years now and always thought that vets were expensive as a norm . How wrong was I my dog was unwell at my parents house and they took her to there vets after spending so much time with the dog and treating her they asked if she could come back just so they could keep a eye also she ended up having her yearly booster done . The bill was as cheap as chips . So I did wonder bt the care she got was better then we get on the NHS . So today I needed some flea treatment and at my parents vets they paid £26 for 6 months and I got the same flea treatment at swanscombe vets £60 . That is true I was also tried to sell me a worming tablet that I know the flea treatment already covers accept ticks that a worming tablet does not cover ticks . So why are they charging everybody so much money . I would just check on line at how much you can get the stuff for also I have heard them trying to sell there food as the only stuff that your dog can have .
So if your happy giving your money away stick with them if not look somewhere else and save over half .

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5.0

Positive

Positive, engaging staff.
My babies are well looked after.

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5.0

Perfect for our pooch!

We have brought our mini Schnauzer, L, here since he was a puppy (now 2) after researching the best vets to register him with. It's not the closest vet to us but we wouldn't take him anywhere else. We have always been super impressed with the experience we have with the vets, from the ease of booking appointments, availability of appointments to the care given to our boy, and most importantly, the advice and treatment. We have also never ever felt as though we have not had good value for money. Having the option of taking him to Swanscombe or meopham is also really helpful. Fortunately our pooch has thus far has been blessed with good health save for a small number of minor niggles along the way (eating a hair clip being one) so we haven't had the need to make use of all facilities available (same day CT scan and hydrotherapy pool) but it is great that they seem to be so "on the ball" with pushing to have the best services available for their patients. I could go on but essentially, we wouldn't dream of taking him anywhere else- even when not feeling himself he always wags his tail going into the vets and also coming out and that's all the endorsement we need. If he's happy, we're happy. Everyone we encounter makes a genuine effort to make your animal feel comfortable which they achieve without doubt. If L were rating this practice, he would give 5/5 bones for sure. Thanks to all staff and if you're thinking of registering your dog/cat/any other animal here, don't hesitate!!!

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5.0

Brilliant

Brilliant service and lovely staff.

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Fantastic

All staff are fantastic and go above and beyond. Wonderful practice (Swanscombe & Meopham)

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Very satisfied with our dog's treatment/care

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Lovely

Always lovely and friendly

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