Welcome to Abbeyfields Veterinary Centre.

Welcome to Abbeyfields Veterinary Centre, which is an independent, single branch, friendly practice based in the village of Rocester. We treat companion small animals – Dogs, Cats and smaller Pets – but do also treat the odd Alpaca and pet Chicken!

We aim to provide a high level of service to our Clients and their Pets. Our consultations are scheduled for at least 15 minutes to allow you time to discuss your concerns. We have the latest technology including Blood testing machines at the Practice, Digital X-ray, Endoscopes and Ultrasound Scanning services.

Our Surgery Suite allows operations from routine neuterings to complex surgery. Visiting Referral Specialists join the Practice on occasion when something really out of the ordinary arises.

We provide our own Out of Hours 24 Hour Emergency Service manned by our own Vets. So if your pet requires emergency attention outside of normal opening hours, they can be quickly assessed and treated by a familiar face at the Practice.

Abbeyfields Veterinary Centre is located on Rocester High Street, ST14 5JU on the Staffordshire and Derbyshire borders, close to the market towns of Ashbourne, Cheadle and Uttoxeter. You can find the award winning JCB main Factory just down the road.

Clients also visit us from the surrounding villages of Alton, Denstone, Sudbury, Tutbury, Marchington, Tean, Bramshall, Ellastone and Stramshall to name but a few.

The Surgery has RCVS Practice Standards Accreditation . Our most recent Practice Standards Inspection was January 2015, and we are pleased to say that Our Inspector was happy with every aspect he needed to reivew – from paperwork and Health and Safety, to our Training and patient care.

Abbeyfields is also a Registered Training Practice for Vet Nurses. Our trainee Veterinary Nurses train on a weekly day release at Bottle Green Training at Melbourne.

We are happy to take care of dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, small furries, backyard chickens and exotics.

Grass seeds are very common during the warmer months, and since many pets are affected by these plants every year, we feel it is important to remind pet owners of the dangers of grass seeds.
The problem with grass seeds lies with their bristly arrow-like fibres. These can stick to your dog’s hair very easily and their structure causes them to continuously move up towards the skin, until they eventually pierce through the skin and burrow deep into the tissues.
This can cause a lot of pain and discomfort to our pets, and there is also a risk of infection among other consequences, depending on where the seed is causing damage.
Grass seeds can lodge in our pet’s ears, eyes, nose, mouth, paws and anywhere on their skin really. If the seed is in their ears, affected dogs often start itching, shaking their heads, rubbing their heads along the floor or even walking with their heads on a tilted angle. If it is in their nose, dogs will often sneeze, rub their head along the floor and sometimes show some nasal discharge. If it is lodged in their eye, the affected eye can become red and watery. When the seed penetrates the skin, dogs will persistently chew and lick the area trying to remove the seed themselves.
In some cases, surgery is necessary to remove the seed. If you notice your dog is showing any of the previously mentioned signs, seek veterinary assistance.
The best way to avoid these issues is to avoid walking your dog on fields with grass seeds and checking your dog’s fur after walks. Be particularly suspicious about matted clumps of hair as these can be formed due to a grass seed. Clipping your dog’s hair short can help as it will be easier to spot any seeds that may cling to their hair.
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Well done to Emily, Deanne and Fran for all passing there veterinary nursing exams. They have all been given a place onto the next year of their veterinary nurse training at Bottle Green in Melbourne, Derbyshire. 🎉🎉 ... See MoreSee Less

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