Tell me more about the team at Nutgrove Vets?

Nutgrove Veterinary Hospital is an independent practice, founded in 1992 by two classmates from the UCD Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, William Hayden and Tom Mullany. Starting from a base of 2 vets and 1 veterinary nurse, we now 4 veterinary surgeons supported ably by our team of 7 veterinary nurses and animal care assistants.

We have a simple mission: to provide the best quality of evidence-based veterinary investigations and treatment to any pet entrusted to our care. We want every pet owner to feel confident that, when they ask us to look after their pet, they do so in the knowledge that we will do our utmost to care for their pet as if it was one of our own pets at home.

What type of services do Nutgrove Vets provide?

Our practice is almost unique in that it offers a first opinion service to pet owners over a wide area of South Dublin and beyond while at the same time offering a referral service in the fields of cardiology, dermatology, diagnostic imaging and endoscopy to colleagues in veterinary practices over a large area of Ireland.

Our hospital offers a wide range of services and facilities including:

  • Complete health examinations
  • Advice on parasite control, nutrition, behaviour and neutering
  • Diagnostic imaging, including radiology, ultrasound and fluoroscopy
  • Full range of endoscopic investigation
  • Laparoscopic procedures, including laparoscopic ( keyhole ) neutering of female dogs.
  • In – house laboratory facilities
  • Extensive dental treatment facilities, including dedicated dental radiology
  • Issuing of Pet Passports
  • Microchipping
  • Laparoscopic neutering
I have just got a new pet - what would you advise me to do?

We would be delighted for you to contact us, either by visiting us or by phone so that we can register your pet’s details with us. At that time, please feel free to ask any questions you might have in regards to caring for your new arrival. Our team of experienced vets and nurses are ready and happy to discuss any aspect of your new friend’s health-care and general management at home. We know that the arrival of a new pet can be an exciting and challenging time – especially if this is your first venture into pet ownership!

We want you to be assured that our team is there to offer you any advice and support you might possibly need to help you enjoy the experience of welcoming your new arrival.

Do I need to make an appointment and, if so, how do I arrange a visit for my pet?

For your convenience, we have 3 clinics from Monday to Friday
9.30 – 12.50
2.30 – 4.00
5.15 – 7.00

On a Saturday morning we have a clinic between 9.30 – 12.30

We know that our client’s time is precious and so, in order to minimize delays, all of our clinics are appointment based.

Appointments can be made via our website or our social media platforms or by telephoning our reception on 01 2951202

What type of cost are involved when my pet visits you?

Because of the very wide range of services we offer, it is not possible to detail here, the typical costs associated with a particular treatment or investigation. However, our team are more than happy to answer any query a client might have in relation to our fees, that might be expected when investigating or treating any condition. Estimates of fees are available on request.

What happens if I have an emergency with my pet?

Nutgrove Veterinary Hospital is a member of the Pet Emergency Hospital, located at the School of Veterinary Medicine in Belfield. This hospital is staffed by a team of highly skilled veterinary colleagues who are on hand to offer excellent veterinary care to your pet, in the event of an accident or emergency outside of our normal clinic hours.

The telephone number for the Pet Emergency Hospital is: 01 260 9920

I want to travel abroad with my pet. I have been told that I need to get a pet passport. What should I do?

When travelling abroad, it is vital that you make yourself fully aware of any requirements the country you intend to visit or any country you may be travelling through, may have in regards to your pet. The best way to familiarize yourself with a country’s requirements is to visit that country’s relevant website where you can find the most up-to-date information and guidance in regards to your pet’s travelling arrangements

Your pet will need to be issued with an EU Pet Passport in order to allow him / her enter any country from abroad.

Nutgrove Veterinary Hospital is authorised to issue Pet Passports.

In order for us issue a Pet Passport to your pet, we will need your pet to visit us so that we can verify it’s microchip. We will also need to ensure that your pet’s rabies vaccinations are in date and finally, we will need to confirm your contact details to enter into the passport.

Passports are usually ready for collection within 5 working days

Is it advisable to have my pet microchipped?

Yes, it is really advisable to have your pet microchipped. The best reason to have your animals microchipped is the improved chance that you’ll get your animal back if it becomes lost or stolen. This is because, when a pet is microchipped, the details of the pet and the owner’s contact details are entered onto a database. If your pet is found after being lost or stolen, and it has been microchipped, then its microchip can be scanned and the microchip number read. Then, with this information, your contact details will be traceable from the database and you can be reunited with your beloved pet.

A microchip is about the same size as a grain of rice. It is injected under the skin using a hypodermic needle. It is no more painful than a typical injection, although the needle is slightly larger than those used for injection. No surgery or anaesthesia is required and the microchip can be implanted during a routine visit to our practice.

Is it advisable to my pet to have a regular clinical examination?

Here, at Nutgrove Vets, we believe that it is a really good habit to bring your pet for a visit at least once a year. This will allow our vets carry out a thorough clinical examination on your pet and ensure that any changes in their health that have developed since their last visit are detected and, if necessary, any treatments or investigations are discussed with you without delay.

Another advantage of bringing your pet for it’s annual visit is that it will allow our vets to update your pet’s vaccinations which will ensure that they remain protected against many highly contagious and possibly deadly diseases.

Finally, meeting one of our vets during your pets visit, will give you an opportunity to ask any questions you might have about any aspect of your pet’s health and wellbeing. We are always delighted to answer any queries or discuss any concerns you may have.

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