The APBC is an international network of experienced and qualified pet behaviour counsellors, who, on referral from veterinary surgeons, treat behaviour problems in dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, horses and other pets.
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers was founded in 1995 by John Fisher to offer pet dog owners a guarantee of quality when looking for a puppy and dog training classes. All members have been assessed according to a strict code of practice and have agreed to abide by kind and fair principles of training. To this end the use of coercive or punitive techniques and equipment are not used. Only those trainers currently listed on the APDT website have been assessed and approved.
A useful site if anyone is considering a career as a veterinary nurse.
Also known as the CP (formerly known as the Cats Protection League). Formed in 1927, Cats Protection has grown to become the UK's leading feline welfare charity.
This is the site of our former receptionist Sarah Thompson, where you can find more information about her stud farm and take a look at her beautiful artwork.
Look here for information about taking your pet on holiday in Europe.
Devon Dogs is a small family-run business with a passion for dogs and a passion for Devon. They currently operate in and around Exeter and their central focus is agility, the fastest growing sport in the dog world. They also now cater for obedience 4 agility, puppy socialisation, puppy foundation agility and pet obedience.
This is the website for dog behaviourist Sally Jones, and dog trainer Leanne Smith. Sally is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors. Leanne holds the COAPE Advanced Diploma in Practical Aspects of Companion Animal Behaviour and Training, and is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.
Greyhound Rescue West of England (GRWE) is the leading greyhound rescue charity in England and Wales independent of the greyhound racing industry. They are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of abused and abandoned greyhounds and lurchers.
Kikopup is the YouTube site for Emily Larlham, an internationally renowned dog trainer and artist who resides in Malmo, Sweden. Her videos are very watchable and she always shows effective and ethical ways to train your dog. Watch and enjoy.
The aims of National Pet Month are to:
Promote responsible pet ownership
Make people aware of the benefits of pets for people and people for pets
Increase public awareness of services available from professionals who work with animals
Raise awareness of the role, value and contribution to society of working companion animals
Although this is a bit of a mouthful, if you wish to find out some of the technical details of veterinary medicines we use, then this is the place to look.
The PDSA is a national charity that has been helping pets in need for almost 100 years. The website gives information about the services they offer, ways that you can help with fundraising as well as information for pet owners.
This is a link to an American university website discussing a different way to take hip x-rays which should give a better prediction of whether a dog may get hip dysplasia than the standard x-ray views. This is a more expensive technique, but please feel free to ask us about the value of this especially for breeding animals.
This a charity set up by the veterinary profession to help fund research into animal disease.
Formerly the House Rabbit Association. This is a useful link to find information about pet rabbits.
This is the regulatory body for the veterinary profession and you can find information here about the Practice Standards Scheme, of which we are an accredited Small Animal Practice. Anyone wanting to become a vet or vet nurse would also find this site useful.
Although we don't like to think of being without our pets there may be a time when the services of Valley Pet Crematorium are needed. John and Dan provide a caring service that we can recommend.
This is the regulatory authority controlling the authorisation and supply of veterinary medicines.
You can also click here to find a list of accredited online retailers.
For advice and information about the treatments we can provide your pet, call