The Old School, Luckings Estate, Magpie Lane, Coleshill, Amersham. Bucks HP7 0LS.

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Opening Hours - Mon- Fri 9am-6.30pm, Sat 9am-5.30pm.

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Hello/goodbye – all change!

It seems particularly pertinent at the moment to say that nothing ever stays the same. And while some recent changes have been unwelcome there is still a lot to be thankful for and appreciate. Hope left us last week to embark on a new adventure working in London and we have welcomed Alex and Louise to the clinic to help in reception. Alex joined us at the start of September and Louise had her first day last Saturday.

Alex Pinnell – Veterinary Receptionist

Alex will be our morning receptionist on Monday to Friday from 9.30am-2pm. Alex finished her equine course at Hartpury and has worked in the equine industry as a groom for the last few years. Alex has always loved small pets as well as large ones and wanted a new challenge so we are delighted to welcome her to the clinic. Alex has a couple of feline friends at home called Crystal and Fleur but she loves a good doggy cuddle too.

Alex is looking forward to getting to know everyone…socially distanced of course!

Louise O’Brien – Veterinary Receptionist

Louise is another busy horsey lady like Alex. She also has a family to keep in check and is kept on her toes by a husband, two teenagers, two dogs and one horse. We are so pleased that she could squeeze in the time to come and work for us on Saturdays. Louise had two dogs Pixie, a French Bulldog, and Winnie a black Labrador Retriever. Winnie has just been diagnosed with osteoarthritis so Louise may also become a client of the clinic too as well as a member of staff!

Good Luck Hope in your new adventure!

Hope started with us last year as our Saturday receptionist. She enjoyed working with us so much that she was able to squeeze in looking after reception on Wednesday and Friday afternoons in between her college course.

Hope graduated Amersham college with a distinction in her photography course despite not being able to go into college due to lockdown. Her plan was to go travelling in January but Covid has put that on hold for the moment. Hope’s Dad runs a pub in Barons Court so she is off to work full time to help out her family during this difficult time.

We wish her all the best and hope to see some photos of all the exotic places she has visited in the not-to-distant future.

We are without an afternoon receptionist at the moment due to being let down at short notice. Philippa is manning reception Monday – Friday afternoons so do bear with her as she will also be seeing clients in her Veterinary capacity on Mondays and Tuesdays too. Hopefully we will find another lovely member to add to our team soon.

We hope everyone is staying safe and well and look forward to seeing you soon.

Philippa, Michelle, Alex and Louise.

Coronavirus Covid-19 update

Following advice from the Prime Minister on the 23rd March 2020 we will be contacting all owners to let them know that we will only be opening for emergencies for the moment. We are really sad to have to do this but it is in the interests of the country to follow the instructions from… Continue Reading

Easter Opening 2019

We would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter. We will be closed from 6.30pm on Thursday 18th April and back in the clinic at 9am on Tuesday 23rd April. The weather is looking lovely so we hope you all get to enjoy the sunshine – it’s never normally sunny on a bank holiday so… Continue Reading

Monday Opening

Have you been missing seeing us on a Monday?  Well the good news for you is that there will be no more Monday Blues!  Veronica, one of our lovely Vets, will be coming in on Mondays from 7th January 2019 and will be available to see your pet for laser and hydrotherapy appointments. Hopefully this… Continue Reading

Christmas 2018

It has been a busy year again and we have loved meeting and treating our regular patients as well as some new four (and sometimes three) legged friends and their humans. Alas we have also had to say some sad goodbyes but there will always be a special place in our hearts for those we have lost. Christmas Opening… Continue Reading

Christmas Opening and News

We will be closing for the Christmas holidays at 4pm on Saturday 23rd December 2017.  The clinic will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2nd January.  If you are a current client and have an emergency please contact your regular Vets in the first instance.  Philippa will be checking the messaging service and emails a couple… Continue Reading

Rehabilitation/Physiotherapist Veterinary Surgeon Vacancy

Rehabilitation/Physiotherapist Veterinary Surgeon required. We currently have a full time job vacancy for a Veterinary Surgeon with rehabilitation and acupuncture qualifications. About the practice: We a very friendly independent small animal referral clinic focusing solely on rehabilitation for pets. The practice is situated in the beautiful Chilterns countryside but only a 25 minute train ride… Continue Reading

We hope you have a lovely Easter!

Happy Easter! We hope you all have a lovely Easter.  Don’t forget to keep your pets away from any chocolate or leftovers.  And do remember that although they look lovely lilies have pollen that is poisonous to cats as it causes renal failure.  If you are worried that your pet has eaten something they shouldn’t… Continue Reading