The Old School, Luckings Estate,
Magpie Lane, Coleshill, Amersham.
Bucks HP7 0LS
Telephone 01494 725968
Opening hours Tues - Sat by appointment only
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 of times a day if your concern is not urgent.
If you would like to catch up on all our news then please have a read of our latest newsletter here.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and look forward to looking after your pets in the New Year.
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
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
Should your dog wear a harness? Here at Active Pet we would much prefer to see all dogs in a harness. A well fitting dog harness will help to avoid the delicate structures of the neck where the collar would lie. They are brilliant if your dog has a collapsing trachea (windpipe) or any other… Continue Reading
Radial Pressure Shockwave Treatment for Dogs and Cats The use of radial shockwave or Radial Pressure Wave (RPW) has been successfully used to treat conditions such as osteoarthritis, lumbosacral disease and tendon or ligament injuries in dogs, cats and horses. Therapeutic shockwaves were introduced as a medical treatment for eliminating kidney stones (lithotripsy) without causing… Continue Reading
Have you ever wanted to know about what conditions your dog may be genetically predisposed to so that you can try to prevent them? Perhaps you would like to check whether your dog is purebred? Or if your dog has mixed ancestry would you like to see what breeds make them look or behave a… Continue Reading
Dear All, It has been a pleasure looking after you and your pets this year. We are going to take a well-earned break (well we think so!) over Christmas to recharge our batteries and enjoy some festive fare. The clinic will be closing on Friday 23rd December at 4pm and we will be reopenening at… Continue Reading
What is it, who has it and what can you do about it? Pain is whatever you or your pet says it is…pain is a uniquely individual experience. Pain is actually quite difficult to quantify in our animal patients as they can’t tell us what it feels like. It could be sharp and stabbing or… Continue Reading
Should you be using heat or cold on your pet? Thermotherapy (heat) and cryotherapy (cold) are great modalities that can be utilised in the clinic and at home but when should you use them? Thermotherapy is normally used when we want to warm the tissues and is great for using over any arthritic joints or… Continue Reading
Here at Active Pet we much prefer the underwater treadmill for hydrotherapy and there are several reasons for this… 1. We find that dogs (and cats) who aren’t keen on water don’t mind going in the tank. We suspect that is because they always keep their feet on the ground and we get them used… Continue Reading