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Christmas and New Year Opening Hours 2018

4th December 2018 | by Maureen

During Christmas and New Year our opening hours are:

 

Saturday 22nd December: Open as normal 9am - 4pm

Sunday 23rd December: Open as normal 10am - 2pm

Christmas Eve: Open from 8am - 5pm

Christmas Day, Tuesday 25th December: We are closed * 

Boxing Day, Wednesday 26th December: We are closed *

Thursday 27th December to Friday 28th December: Open as normal 8am - 8pm

Saturday 29th December: Open as normal 9am - 4pm

Sunday 30th December: Open as normal 10am - 2pm

New Year’s Eve, Monday 31st December: Open from 8am-6pm

Tuesday 1st January 2019: We are closed *

Wednesday 2nd January: normal opening hours resume at 8am.

 

* An emergency service with Vets Now will be running.

August Bank Holiday Opening Hours

21st August 2018 | by Maureen

Our opening hours over the August Bank Holidays are:

Saturday 25th August: We are open as usual from 9am to 4pm
Sunday 26th August: We are open as usual from 10am to 2pm
Bank Holiday Monday 27th August: We are closed. An emergency service, run from our practice by Vets Now Sutton will be in operation.
Tuesday 28th August: We will open again as normal from 8am to 8pm

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Jennifer passes her exams to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse

29th June 2018 | by Maureen

We are thrilled to announce that Jennifer McLaughlin has passed her Vet Nurse qualifications meaning she is now a Registered Veterinary Nurse!

Jen has been with us throughout her training and has been a dedicated student as well as very hardworking here at the practice over the years of her study. We are delighted to share her good news and sure our clients will join us in congratulating her.

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Maven is supporting Cheam Rotary Fair

9th May 2018 | by Maureen

On the May Bank Holiday Monday 28th May we will once again be joining the Cheam Rotary at their annual fair.

It's a brilliant day out for all the family with lots of entertainment to enjoy.

Why not come along to support this great cause and pop to our stall to say hello!

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Maven Vets Achieve Highly Commended in Wellbeing Awards

23rd April 2018 | by Maureen

Working in the veterinary industry is incredibly rewarding and those who opt for careers in this field of work have a genuine love of animals and a drive to protect and care for them.

However, this same passion and drive can also leave those in the profession feeling stressed. The jobs of a vet and nurse, as well as those who work in other roles in the practice such as reception, animal care and admin are often highly demanding and busy. Coupled with this, there are times when despite our best efforts, we simply cannot cure our patients. When the time comes to let a patient go this often affects the whole team and the emotional toll this can take on our team members is very real.

Throughout the profession there is recognition that, in order to continue to do the amazing jobs our teams do, they need to be supported in their place of work. This support has to come from within each practice.

The Vet Wellbeing Awards are now held annually at the end of each year to recognise practices who hold wellbeing of their team at their heart. The team at Maven care not only for our patients but for each other and we are delighted to have been awarded a Highly Commended Certificate for a medium size practice in this award.

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Chris Gains his Certificate in Ophthalmology

20th April 2018 | by Maureen

We are delighted to announce that Dr Chris Turner has completed his certificate in Small Animal Ophthalmolgy. The certificate is the equivalent of a Masters degree and is a rigerous undertaking with course work and assessments spread over 3 years.

Chris has long had an interest in patients with conditions affecting their eyes and chose this area to focus his study. Having gained his certificate Chris is now able to diagnose and treat more complicated eye conditions as well as the more common and is looking forward to being able to help more pets with eye problems.

We are delighted for him in his achievement.

May Bank Holidays 2018

11th April 2018 | by Maureen

Our opening hours over the May Bank Holidays are:

Early May Bank Holiday:

  • Saturday 5th May: We are open as usual from 9am to 4pm
  • Sunday 6th May: We are open as usual from 10am to 2pm
  • Bank Holiday Monday 7th May: We are closed. An emergency service, run from our practice by Vets Now Sutton will be in operation.
  • Tuesday 8th May: We will open again as normal from 8am to 8pm

Late May Bank Holiday:

  • Saturday 26th May: We are open as usual from 9am to 4pm
  • Sunday 27th May: We are open as usual from 10am to 2pm
  • Bank Holiday Monday 28th May: We are closed. An emergency service, run from our practice by Vets Now Sutton will be in operation.
  • Tuesday 29th May: We will open again as normal from 8am to 8pm

 

Please be aware if you need to contact the emergency service run by Vets Now Sutton please call us on 0208 337 2214 and you will be directed to the Vets Now service.

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Summer is crowned as Maven’s Pet of the Year 2017

9th January 2018 | by Maureen

Summer Baker, a beautiful 13 year old British Short Hair cat, has won the title of Maven’s Pet of the Year 2017!

The prestigious title was awarded following a public vote during December 2017 with Summer winning the closely fought competition, beating 11 competitors.

Summer had been our Pet of the Month in January 2017 following treatment for severe kidney problems. Her condition means she has frequent visits to the vet to keep her healthy and happy. Between times, however, she loves to be snuggled up with her mum at home.

Winning her new title, Summer received a hamper of goodies and her mum received a voucher for local restaurant ‘Tas’ in North Cheam.

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It’s time to vote for Maven’s Pet of the Year 2017!

4th December 2017 | by Maureen

Voting is now open to crown Maven Vets' Pet of the Year 2017!

Our 12 nominees have each been one of our Pets of the Month during 2017 as voted for by our team. These amazing pets have overcome illness or injury and have made an impression on our team for their bravery.

Now we need you to help decide who is our Pet of the Year.

Each pet's story can be found in our Pet of the Month archive.

Once you've decided who you would like to nominate please visit our facebook page www.facebook.com/mavenvets and click on your nominee!

We will announce the winner in early 2018.

Christmas and New Year At Maven Vets 2017

1st December 2017 | by Maureen

‘Tis the lead up to Christmas and all round the place

The vets and nurses are gathering pace

All pets must be healthy and happy and bright

And home with their families on Christmas night!

 

So help us prepare for this great time of year

Follow our tips to keep YOUR pet from here!

No tinsel for cats, no choccies for dogs,

Keep bunny indoors and away from the frost!

 

But should you fall foul and need us, we’re here

With care for your pets 365 days a year.

Opening times are altered but easy to find

In our newsletter, in clinic and HERE to be kind!’

 

Maven Christmas Opening Hours:

  • Saturday 23rd December: 9am-4pm
  • Christmas Eve: 10am-2pm
  • Christmas Day and Boxing Day: We are closed for the Bank Holidays. Vets Now Emergency clinic will be operating from the clinic here at Maven Vets.
  • Wednesday 27th December - Friday 29th December: We are open as normal from 8am to 8pm

Maven New Year Opening Hours:

  • Saturday 30th December: 9am-4pm
  • New Year’s Eve: 10am-2pm
  • New Year’s Day: We are closed for the Bank Holidays. Vets Now Emergency clinic will be operating from the clinic here at Maven Vets.
  • Tuesday 2nd January: We are open as normal from 8am to 8pm.

PLEASE BE AWARE OUR EMERGENCY SERVICE WILL RUN AS NORMAL OUTWITH THESE HOURS - CALL US ON 0208 337 2214

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Maven Vets end the year on a high!

23rd November 2017 | by Maureen

The team at Maven Veterinary Care in North Cheam are thrilled to have been awarded Hospital Status in a recent inspection by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as part of the Practice Standards Scheme.

The scheme is voluntary and open to all veterinary practises in the UK. Those practices who choose to enter the scheme are rigorously assessed in all aspects of their patient care, premises and clinical and client care standards. Following assessment, the practice is awarded Core standard, General Practice standard or Hospital Standard.

As Hospital standard is the highest level which can be awarded, the team at Maven are delighted that their hard work over the years has been recognised. Ongoing, the team push themselves to review and improve standards clinically and for clients. Their ethos of exceeding expectations has led them well in this and the recent accolade of achieving hospital status is a real credit to their efforts.

In his report the Practice Standards inspector commented, ‘The friendly and motivated team were all very positive and open with their discussions and rightly proud of where they work and what they do.’

It’s a fabulous end to the year which also saw the team shortlisted in the top 3 for the Pet Plan Practice of the Year award earlier in the year.

Practice owner and Head Vet, Michael Morrice said, ‘Naturally we are delighted to have had a year where the efforts of our team and the high standards they work to has been recognised both in the Pet Plan Awards and now in achieving Hospital Status from the RCVS. In reality the dedication shown daily by the team to patients in our care and their owners is what this is really about. They care and it shows. We’re really pleased.’

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Vaccination Amnesty November 2017

1st November 2017 | by Maureen

Vaccinating our pets is an essential part of keeping them healthy as it provides protection against diseases which they can be exposed to.  For full information on these diseases please visit our vaccinations page.

When we vaccinate your pet we give cause them to produce antibodies within their immune system that mean they can fight these diseases if they come across them. In order for your pets to have full immunity (maximum protection) they need to have a primary course, usually as a kitten or puppy and then a booster vaccination each year.

If a booster vaccination is missed the immunity your pet had does not last and so they are no longer protected. In order to have them fully protected again they need to restart the primary course.

For dogs and cats the primary course of the vaccinations requires two injections a few weeks apart.  (Please visit our Cat Vaccination and Dog Vaccination pages for full details).

Due to the two injections required the cost of restarting the vaccine course is more expensive than having a booster.

To help you get your pet back on track, during November 2017 we are offering a vaccine amnesty!

If your cat or dog has lapsed in their vaccination boosters they can receive the full primary course for half the normal cost.

To take advantage of this offer and get your pet back on track call us on 0208 337 2214 or why not request an appointment?

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Maven Vets’ Open Day a Huge Success

18th September 2017 | by Maureen

Thanks to everyone who came along to our Open Day on Sunday! We hope you all had as much fun as we did. It was fabulous to see so many familiar faces and to meet new faces too - you were all very welcome. Here are a few photos from the day. Special thanks to Kirsty our Facepainter from Bells and Whistles who was in constant demand throughout the day and to Chloe from Zoolab with her many exotic creatures who entertained all our guests! Our competitions on the day raised £164 for charity which was split between Kittie's Cat and Kitten Rescue and Wildlife Aid, both of whom joined us on the day. All in all, a great success!

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Maven Vets Open Day 2017

24th August 2017 | by Maureen

Join us for our open day on Sunday 17th September 10am—2pm.

Leave your pets safely at home and come on down for your appointment with the vet!

With raffles, children's competitions, face painting and a chance to meet and handle some exotic pets, this is a day not to be missed!

Have you ever wondered where your pet goes when they stay in the vets?

This is your chance to explore our award winning practice:

  • Visit our theatres and see how we monitor your pets during an operation;
  • See for yourself where we perform x-rays and ultrasound examinations;
  • Find out more about how we keep your pets smiling in our dentistry room!

We'll see you there!

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Veterinary Poisons Helpline launched for Pet Owners

31st July 2017 | by Maureen

Most pet owners are very aware of the hidden dangers to our pets which we have in our homes. Several foods such as chocolate and onions can be very poisonous to dogs and other household items such as lillies and anti- freeze can cause severe problems in cats.

The effects of different poisons on your pet can depend on what your pet has eaten, how much they have eaten and what size your pet is. This can make it difficult to know when to call the vet or when it is safe just to monitor your pet.

While you can always call Maven Veterinary Care for advice there is also now another service which has been launched for pet owners: The Animal Poison Line is a helpline which pet owners can call for advice 24 hours a day.

Run by the Veterinary Poisons Information Service, the team who man the Animal Poison Line can give exact advice about whether they need to see a vet based on what your pet may have eaten and how much.

To contact the Animal Poison Line call 01202 509 000.

(A fee of £20 applies for this service between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday and £30 over night or at weekends)

For further information visit www.animalpoisonline.co.uk

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Morden Family Funday!

30th June 2017 | by Maureen

It's time again for the annual Morden Family Funday which this year is on Sunday 16th July. The funday is a fabulous day out for all the family, with stalls, games, competitions, a dog show and so much more!

As always, we will be there and would love to see you on the day.

Join us from 10.30am at The Morden Parks Sports Field.

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Help us rehome our Stick insect friends!

1st June 2017 | by Maureen

The vets and nurses here at Maven Vets opened their doors last week to visitors they were not expecting. A small pet’s carry cage full of leaves was left on the doorstep. On closer inspection there was a handwritten note attached to the cage which turned out to contain over 200 stick insects – all abandoned as needing to be re-homed!

Since then the team at Maven have been looking after their visitors whilst also working to re-home them. The stick insects have a habit of playing dead, looking especially like twigs! However, they also quickly spring back to life and are full of antics that keep everyone entertained. Vet Michael Morrice said, ‘They are certainly an unusual pet for us to be presented with but we’re hopeful we can find good homes for them all. I’ve even taken a couple home myself much to the delight of my 3 children though I’m not sure my wife is 100% thrilled!’

Anyone who feels they may be able to help re-home the remaining stick insects can contact us on 0208 3372214.

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Join Maven Vets at the Cheam and Sutton Rotary Fair

3rd May 2017 | by Maureen

As we enter May we once again begin the countdown to the Cheam and Sutton Rotary May Fair. Held each year in Cheam Recreation Ground, this is a fabulous day out for all the family. So if you are looking for something to do on the Bank Holiday then look no further!

We'll be there so come along and say hi!


 

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The Results are Out for the Pet Plan Practice of the Year 2017

12th April 2017 | by Maureen

Well, the glamerous event of the awards ceremony for the Pet Plan Veterinary Awards 2017 came and went last week and we thoroughly enjoyed them!

Unfortunately in the end we didn't win the overall title of Best Practice 2017 but we were still thrilled to have made the final 3 for this prestigious award which attracted more than 8000 nominations from throughout the UK.

We want to say a huge thank you to all of our clients who took the time to nominate us. It really means the world to the team here at Maven.

To see the small video, filmed for the awards ceremony, click here.

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Maven Vets one of 3 Finalists for UK Practice of the Year 2017!

24th March 2017 | by Maureen

The Petplan Veterinary Awards are a much anticipated event in the veterinary calendar. Each year pet owners from throughout the UK are invited to nominate individuals or practices they believe are worthy of winning one of the prestigious categories. The categories are:

  • Vet of the Year
  • Nurse of the Year
  • Support Staff of the Year
  • Practice Manager of the Year
  • Practice of the Year

This year we are over the moon! Not only did several of our team receive individual nominations for vet, nurse  AND support staff of the year but we also received nominations for Practice of the Year. It is in this team category that we are delighted to have been shortlisted as one of three finalists! With strong competition UK wide this is a huge honour and we are delighted that we have been recognised in this way. The winner will be announced on the 7th April 2017 so we are keeping our fingers, toes and paws crossed!

We also want to say  a huge thank you to all our clients who took the time to nominate us in this category and in all of the others - we greatly appreciate your support.

Watch this space for the final result on the 7th of April!

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Alice becomes a qualified Veterinary Care Assistant

10th February 2017 | by Maureen

Congratulations to Alice Boyle who has now completed her training to become a qualified Veterinary Care Assistant. Alice has been part of the Maven team since 2008, previously working as part of the animal care team. Alice has a deep passion for working with animals and is well-known amongst our clients, having helped care for many of their pets! Her new qualification means she is able to assist the Nurse and Vet teams with more duties day to day.

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Monty Crowned as Pet of the Year 2016!

11th January 2017 | by Maureen

The gorgeous 2 year old Dachshund captured the hearts of voters during the fiercely fought competition in December 2016. Monty had been Pet of the Month in July 2016 having been treated at Maven Vets when a corn on the cob he had eaten became stuck in his intestines requiring surgery.

His friendly nature and bravery during his ordeal made him a firm favourite with the team at Maven and we are delighted to see him now chosen to be Pet of the Year.

Monty’s mum, Hannah said, 'I was at a loss when Monty was so unwell and had to be admitted to the surgery. It was such a difficult time and I am so grateful to the team at Maven for looking after Monty so well and keeping me up to date at every stage. I'm delighted he has won the Pet of the Year and I'm looking forward to opening his goodie hamper of toys with him later! ’

Along with Monty's hamper of goodies, Hannah was delighted to also be given a voucher for a meal at newly opened Memphis restaurant in North Cheam.

However, Monty has promised to eat no more human titbits – especially corn on the cob!

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Maven Extend Pet Care to 24 Hours with Vets Now Sutton

5th December 2016 | by Maureen

We are thrilled to announce the opening of Vets Now Sutton here at Maven Veterinary Care.

Vets Now are a team of vets and nurses who provide dedicated out of hours emergency care for pets and from 5th December 2016 they will be working here at Maven Vets in North Cheam!

For the clients and patients of Maven Vets this means a vet and nurse will be on site 24 hours a day, extending exceptional care throughout the night as well as the day.

Throughout our normal hours your pets will continue to be cared for the team at Maven. Out of hours, care of your pets will be taken over by the Vets Now team here at the Maven clinic.This means all pets who need to be hospitalised will have 24 hour care and monitoring without the need to be transferred to another clinic.

In addition, if your pet becomes unwell out of hours they will now be seen here at Maven Veterinary Care by the Vets Now team preventing the need for your to travel to an unfamiliar vet clinic.

We hope you agree our new 24 hour care is better for your pets and better for you!


 

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Gemma Rush completes her International Cat Care Diploma!

24th July 2016 | by Maureen

We are delighted to announce that one of our nurses, Gemma Rush, has achieved the Diploma in Feline Nursing awarded by the International Society of Feline Medicine. The diploma involves 2 years of study in numerous areas of feline medicine, including anaesthiesia, pain management, feline infectious and non-infectious diseases and behaviour and wellbeing in cats. Gemma has been committed to completing her study whilst continuing to work full time. Her knowledge and skills in the area of feline medicine are put to good use here at Maven Vets as we remain committed to our role as a Gold Standard Cat Care Clinic. For more information on the Diploma in Feline Nursing please visit the ISFM website.

Chantal Achieves the BTEC Award in Veterinary Client Care

13th May 2016 | by Maureen

We are delighted that Chantal has successfully completed her BTEC in Veterinary Client Care!

Chantal joined our Customer Care team in July 2015 and has worked hard to complete her BTEC in the months sincce joining us.   The BTEC focuses on the aspects of veterinary customer care which are undoubtedly unique to the veterinary industry and is a qualification all of our customer care team have completed or are working on.

Those who have met Chantal will have no doubt that this is a well-deserved award as she has a natural gift for customer care and a genuine wish to help clients and all around her. Those who have not yet met Chantal we would encourage to pop in and say hello!

Well Done Chantal!

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Sam gains her certificate in Feline Nursing!

11th February 2016 | by Maureen

We are very proud to announce that nurse, Samantha Watford has achieved her International Society of Feline Medicine Certificate in Feline Friendly Nursing!

As part of being a Gold Standard Cat Care Clinic we ensure all staff maintain a high standard in cat care. Sam has taken this a step further and completed further study in this field. For more information on this qualification please visit the International Cat Care website.

We are delighted for Sam and are sure all our feline friends, like Daisy pictured here, will appreciate her hard work!

Protect the title ‘Veterinary Nurse’ and protect our pets!

9th February 2016 | by Maureen

Who is looking after YOUR pet when they come into the vets? You have peace of mind that anyone working in the UK as a Veterinary Surgeon has completed extensive training to gain their qualifications. They are registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons which means they comply with the standards and regulations set by this body. They are also subject to disciplinary action if they do not comply.

It is illegal for someone not registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to act as a Veterinary Surgeon.

You have protection and trust with the title ‘Veterinary Surgeon.’

However, did you know the same is not currently true of the title Veterinary Nurse?

At present in the UK, anyone can assume the title Veterinary Nurse and the law does not prevent this. That means anyone, with no training, could be looking after YOUR pet when they are under anaesthetic, when they are sick in hospital, when they are at their most vulnerable.

We believe this is wrong and is putting the animals of the UK at risk.

At Maven all of our nurses are Registered Veterinary Nurses or in training to become Registered Veterinary Nurses, working under strict supervision.

Registered Veterinary Nurses have had rigorous and extensive training in all aspects of Veterinary Nursing and gained the Veterinary Nurse qualification. They are registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Nurses and comply with their standards and regulations. Like vets they are also subject to disciplinary action if they fail to meet these standards.

The veterinary profession want to protect the title 'Veterinary Nurse' in law. This would make it illegal for anyone not registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Nurses to work as a Veterinary Nurse in the UK providing protection for your pets.

In August 2015, a petition was launched to ask the Government to protect the title. 10,000 signatures were required for the Government to respond.

This target was met but, disappointingly, the Government responded that they would not protect the title.

The next step in this campaign is to have the petition debated in parliament.

To achieve this we need 100,000 signatures on the petition by the 14th February 2016.

Help us, and your pets, by Signing the Petition.

For more information on this campaign please click here

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Maven Receives Multiple Nominations in Pet Plan Veterinary Awards

22nd January 2016 | by Maureen

Staff at Maven Veterinary Care are thrilled to have received nominations in the upcoming 2016 Pet Plan Veterinary Awards!

The awards are UK wide and are nationally recognised in the veterinary industry. Each year nominations can be made by clients in the categories of:

Practice of the Year
Vet of the Year
Vet Nurse of the Year
Practice Manager of the Year
Practice Support Staff of the Year
Rising Star of the Year

To date 7 of our staff have been nominated for their contributions and we have also been nominated for Practice of the Year.

We would like to thank all clients who have taken time to nominate us- it means a lot!

Nominations for the 2016 Pet Plan Awards close on the 31st of January.

For more information on the awards, or to nominate someone you feel deserves this recognition, please visit the Pet Plan Veterinary Awards website.

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Michaela Awarded a BTEC in Veterinary Client Care

20th January 2016 | by Maureen

Congratulations to Michaela who has successfully completed her BTEC in Veterinary Client Care!

Michaela joined our Customer Care team in April 2015 and, alongside working in the clinic, has been working on her BTEC since. The BTEC focuses on the aspects of veterinary customer care which are undoubtedly unique to the veterinary industry and is a qualification all of our customer care team have completed or are working on.

Michaela has a natural passion for working in customer care and we are thrilled she has passed this with ease.  We are sure our clients will join us in congratulating her.

Well Done Michaela!

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Maven Vets Announced as Winner in Veterinary Practice Design Awards!

15th December 2015 | by Maureen

We are thrilled to announce that Maven Veterinary Care has been crowned winner of the 2015 British Veterinary Hospital Association Design Awards in the category of Refurbished Practice.

Having completed our extensive practice renovations in April 2015 we are immensely proud of our practice and can think of no greater accolade.

Many of our clients will remember the clinic as it stood in April 2014 when we began the works, still under our old name of Frean and Smyth. For those of you who have forgotten why not visit our history page for a trip down memory lane?

Having joined us in this epic transoformation we appreciated the endless patience of our clients as building work took place around us throughout the year......who can forget the endless drilling and banging?!

In the end it has all been more than worth it!

Our beautiful new clinic features several features which the judges of this competition felt worthy of note:

Our entirely separate cat facilities: Not only do we now have entirely separated waiting areas for our feline friends where cats can sit alongside their owners, we also have a dedicated feline only consulting room and hospital wards.

Our theatres are state of the art, spacious and light and well equipped. In addition, the entirely separate induction area allows for calm and quiet as pets are prepared for their operation.

Our dental suite with dental x-ray facilities incorperated allowing dentistry to be done to a high standard.

Our isolation ward - kept entirely separate from the rest of the hospital this ward allows for proper care and treatment of patients who need to be separated from other patients.

 

The award was presented to owner Michael Morrice and practice manager Maureen Geraghty during an award ceremony in December 2015 by the president of the British Veterinary Hospital Association, Martin Smith.

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Maven Vet Contributes to Ground Breaking Research

30th November 2015 | by Maureen

Maven Vet and Partner, Dr Mike Baumann, has contributed to new reasearch that has shown which bacteria are associated with feline gum disease for the first time.

Mike, who has a great interest and passion for pet dentistry, collected plaque samples from many feline patients, with their owners consent, over several months. These samples were analysed by the authors of the report which was first published in 'Veterinary Microbiology' in February of this year and which has been published online today.

Mike said, 'It is great to have been able to contribute to this research. The results are very exciting as they open the possibilites for more effective treatment of cats with gum disease.As a gold standard cat friendly practice we welcome any advances which may improve the lives of our feline friends.'

For further information on the study please follow this link.

For more information on Pet Dentistry at Maven Veterinary Care please click here.

Brownie Visit for Animal Care Badge

24th November 2015 | by Maureen

Two of our staff, Leticia and Maureen, recently visited the 4th Cheam Brownies to talk to them about animal care.

The brownies are all aged between 7 to 10 years old and are working towards their Animal Care Badge.

During the visit we talked to them about basic animal care, helping understand what is essential for different animals.

We also covered what the girls should do if they found a stray or injured animal and when it is important to take their own pets to see the vet.

The girls were very enthusiastic and had a great time playing games around the topics they needed to learn.

We wish them all luck for sitting for their badges and are sure they will all pass with flying colours!

Open Day Update

26th October 2015 | by Maureen

With all our Open Day competition winners now announced and prizes collected we are delighted to announce we raised £115 for local cat rescue charity, Kittikatz!

Thanks to all who entered our various competitions for your generosity. - we hope you enjoy some of the prize-winner photos.

Mrs Carnell won the raffle prize to spend a day with us! We thoroughly enjoyed having her here as she watched various surgical, dental and ultrasound examinations. Here she is dressed in scrubs ready to join the team in theatre:

Josh won our children's Drawing Competition with his fabulous Owl picture. Mike Baumann presented his prize which was an adoption pack for London Zoo's tiger, JaeJae. Josh was over the moon and will be going to visit Jae Jae soon!

One of younger clients, Darcie, sent us this fabulous picture of her opening the jar of sweets which she won on the day. Remember to brush your teeth Darcie!

And last but by no means least, the Woodalls sent this picture of their cat Pixel closely guarding their raffle prize of a hamper!

Congratulations to all our winners!

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Open Day A Great Success

28th September 2015 | by Maureen

Thanks to everyone who came along to our Open Day yesterday!

We had a fabulous time showing you all around the new premises and enjoying the events of the day.

We will be drawing the raffles and judging the competitions later today and will update all winners!

Meantime here are a few photos from yesterday to enjoy!

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Thanks for coming to say hi!

14th September 2015 | by Maureen

Thank you to everyone who came along to say hello at Nonsuch Park Awareness day yesterday! We had a great time meeting old friends and meeting many new friendly faces. We hope everyone who came along thoroughly enjoyed the day and hope to see you all again at our Open Day on the 27th of September!

Visit our stand at Nonsuch Awareness Day 2015

9th September 2015 | by Maureen

This Sunday, 13th September, why not come along to Nonsuch Park between 11am and 4pm? We will be there with our tent to support this annual event, Nonsuch Awareness Day.

With such an amazing park in our area it is little wonder so many walk their dogs here. However, in order that all dog walkers, their families and their pets can enjoy this area together, an understanding of dog behaviour can be very useful.

This year we will be focusing on this subject with displays, information and an interactive quiz for children also!

So come along and join us to learn more.....Or just to say hello!

We look forward to seeing you there!

To find out more about other activities running at Nonsuch Awareness Day click here.

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Baby Boom at Maven Vets!

4th September 2015 | by Maureen

We are delighted to announce the safe arrival of three new members to our Maven family:

Nurse Sarah gave birth to a healthy baby boy called Noah!

Nurse Esther gave birth to a healthy baby girl called Layla!

Vet Michael Morrice' wife gave birth to a healthy baby girl called Isabella (pictured)!

All mum's and babies are doing well - if a little sleep deprived!

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Don’t miss out on entering your dog in the Maven Vets’ Dog Show - part of the Morden Family Fun Day!

1st July 2015 | by Maureen

The Morden Family Fun Day will be held this year on the 19th of July in Morden Park and promises to be a fun filled day!

Maven Vets will be there with a stall and, in addition, we are sponsoring the Dog Show. There are plenty of categories from 'Dog with the Waggiest Tail' through to 'Best 'Super-Hero' Dog'.

To view all the categories and to enter, visit the Morden Fun Day website.

We would love to see you all there so come along and join in the fun!

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Dr Michael Morrice awarded Advanced Practitioner Status

15th June 2015 | by Maureen

Dr Michael Morrice has been awarded Advanced Practitioner Status in Small Animal Practice!

Michael is one of the partners of Maven Vets and is also the Vet Team leader, heading up our clinical work. Along with the rest of the team he ensures the work carried out at Maven Veterinary Care is of the highest standard with the focus being the welfare and care of our patients.

Michael is the second of our Maven Vets to be awarded the Advanced Practitioner Stauts, along with Dr Aarti Amin.

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons publishes a list of all vets who have achieved this status. They state,

'The list provides a clear indication to the profession and the public of those veterinary surgeons who we have accredited at postgraduate certificate level (Masters level 7), and who have not only demonstrated knowledge and experience in a particular area of veterinary practice beyond their initial primary veterinary degree, but who have also confirmed that they continue to be up to date in their field over and above our minimum requirements for continuing professional development (CPD).'

For more information please visit the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Advanced Practitioner Status.

At Maven we are delighted that both Michael and Aarti have been recognised for their hard work and dedication in continuing to promote best practice in their work and are sure our clients will join us in congratulating them.

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Dr Aarti Amin Awarded Advanced Practitioner Status!

27th May 2015 | by Maureen

We are delighted to announce that our senior vet Dr Aarti Amin is now recognised as an Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Feline Medicine.

Aarti gained her Australian memberships in Feline Medicine in 2013 and continues to attend numerous lectures and courses in this field, ensuring she remains up to date in her knowledge. Within the practice Aarti is responsible for our continued dedication to and development of services and facilities for our feline friends, while continuing to also see her canine friends too!

This award is a fabulous reflection of Aarti's ongoing hard work and dedication.

For more information on the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Advanced Practitioner Status please follow the link.

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Maven Veterinary Care is Officially Opened by Noel Fitzpatrick the Supervet!

16th April 2015 | by Maureen

We are delighted to announce that Maven Veterinary Care is now officially open!

Staff and guests enjoyed a lovely evening of drinks and nibbles to celebrate our opening and renaming. We were hugely grateful to have the Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick (as seen on TV!) here to officially open proceedings. Noel spoke of the love and care which are essential in every veterinary practice and thoroughly entertained our guests, staying for photos afterwards.

Guests also enjoyed a tour of our newly finished practice and we have been delighted by the positive feedback!

We look forward to seeing all our clients in the near future.

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Maven Vets are Awarded Gold Level Certificate for Cat Friendly Clinic!

15th April 2015 | by Maureen

The International Society of Feline Medicine (the veterinary division of International Cat Care Organsiaton) run an accreditation scheme for veterinary clinics in which they assess how 'cat-friendly' the clinic is.

Clinics are assessed on a number of different areas:

  • Staff training, continued development and clinical governance
  • Handling cats in the clinic
  • Owner communications
  • Vet Clinic Premises
  • Waiting Rooms
  • Consult Rooms
  • Clinical Records
  • Hospitalisation of Cats
  • Additional Hospital Facilities
  • Operating Theatres and Anesthesia
  • Surgical Equipment
  • Dental Equipment
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Lab Facilities
  • Medicinal Products
  • Health and Safety and Legal Requirments

At Maven Vets we are delighted to announce we have been awarded the GOLD standard award, the highest award! We are delighted to have recognition for the care and planning we have taken to ensure our clinic is as feline friendly as possible.

For more information on the Accreditation Scheme visit the International Cat Care site.

We look forward to welcoming our feline friends old and new to the new clinic in the years to come.

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Maven Student Nurse Passes Final Exams

13th March 2015 | by Maureen

Huge congratulations to Leticia who has completed her training and passed her final exams to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse! 

A great achievement - Well Done!

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