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The government has quite rightly extended the period of social isolation and we understand this is a very worrying time for people who are anxious that their animals are falling behind with their vaccination courses. 

We need to be still prioritising public health by asking you to stay at home as much as possible, but we also need to balance that against possible disease outbreaks in animals if current protection is allowed to wane or animals are not protected at all. 

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has released new guidelines that advise we can now consider certain procedures such as completing a puppy or kitten vaccination course, or starting a course to protect a completely naive animal so that we keep our animals safe too. 

In order to keep our teams safe, we are still working with greatly reduced staff numbers, so we will be only offering a small number of appointments each day which are dedicated to these services, in addition to our emergency and urgent care work. 

If your pet has started a vaccination course with us, or if you have a puppy or kitten that is registered but has not yet been vaccinated at all, you will be invited in by a telephone call from one of our team.

There is no obligation to attend.  If you are self-isolating or feel that you still wish to stay at home, then we can advise you further on keeping your puppy or kitten safe during this time.

If you do not receive an invitation from us in the next 2 weeks and you wish to be included, then please contact us on 01437 762806 

In some circumstances, it may also be possible to consider neutering where there is a medical or welfare reason to do so - such as a male and female cat that live together, or where there is concern that a bitch may get pregnant if not neutered. If you would like to request that your pet be considered for neutering, then please ring and discuss this with us. 

Currently adult dogs and cat’s due vaccines after just 3 week of lockdown will still have strong immunity, are therefore not a priority and should still be delayed at this time. We will continue to review this and will update you as things change further.

Thank you for your continued support and patience during this time.


The Fenton Vets team.

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Havefordwest Practice

Fenton Vets

21 Portfield, 
Pembrokeshire SA61 1BN


Small Animals:
(01437) 762806
Farm Animals:
(01437) 762511

Pemboke Dock Practice

Fenton Vets

Unit B,
London Road Shopping Mall,
Kingswood Trading Estate,
London Road,
Pembroke Dock,
SA72 4RS


Tel: (01646) 622010

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