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We're Recruiting September 2020

We have successfully navigated the storm of Spring/Summer 2020 and are looking to the future.  Our future brings continuing development and growth, whilst keeping our teams and communities safe.  So we are now in a position to offer some vacancies, in several of our small animal departments, which we have had on-hold through the lockdown period. Small Animal Veterinary Surg ...

Our Small Animal Vet team (that's vets to small animals.....not all small vets!)

We thought we would take the time to introduce you to our current team of small animal vets.  Due to COVID we have had to make changes to our vets’ rotas and locations, to safeguard the health of our own team members, and the communities in which we serve. To make this happen we have had to introduce some new faces, although many of them should be familiar by now. Based in our ...

1st June: Update to Small Animal Services

Another month has passed by and we now find ourselves in June. We continue to work behind locked doors at Haverfordwest and Fishguard to maintain social distancing.  Luckily the weather continues to be kind, so our social distanced conversations in the car park have been generally pleasant! All medications, flea and worming preparations are available for collection with 72 ho ...

Beaches are still forbidden but we're still working away for you and your pets

12th May 2020 Update to Small Animal Services

With the recent announcements from both the UK and Welsh Governments, our situation at the practice remains largely unchanged, with the continuation of lockdown rules and essential travel only. Urgent, emergency and essential cases can be seen at our Haverfordwest and Fishguard surgeries, and we continue to work behind locked doors for yours and our safety. We are able to see ...

Small Animal Services update 20th April 2020

As the lockdown continues for at least the next 3 weeks (until 7th May at the earliest) we have looked at how we can offer further services to our patients, whilst maintaining safety for both yourselves, our team and our patients.  We know that many of you will have been watching your pets during the initial period of lockdown, and feel that now you may need to seek advice for ...

Update to our Small Animal Service from 30th March 2020

After a busy week of adjustments and rota changes we are settling into our ‘new normal’ for now, but there are few important changes which you, our valued clients, will need to know: We are ‘open’ at the Haverfordwest surgery from 8.30am – 5pm for urgent and emergency cases only, and the supply of prescriptions and medications, but the door remains locked.  We cannot see any ‘ ...

Now necessary to only see urgent / emergency cases, due to COVID-19

Movement to essential / emergency services only, due to COVID-19 (Small Animal) Following guidelines distributed by our advisors in the veterinary profession this weekend, and in discussion with other practices in the area, we are moving to essential / emergency services only from Tuesday 24th March 2020.  This is to reduce any unnecessary travel, by clients and staff, as well ...

Keep your pets safe this Bonfire night.

Remember remember the 5th of November! Firework season is nearly upon us again. For our pets this can be a really terrifying experience, especially when they don't understand what is causing the loud bangs and they have nowhere to escape to.

Enthusiastic Small Animal Vet required for expanding 4 site practice in Pembrokeshire.

We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and energetic small animal vet to join our expanding independent mixed practice. Our goal is to provide a friendly and caring professional service.  If these are also your goals, then please get in touch.


One of the most common orthopaedic problems we treat at the Oak is ‘cruciate disease’ (rupture or sprain of the cranial cruciate ligament – CCL) of the dog’s stifle.  The dog’s stifle is very similar in anatomy to the human knee, but the mechanics are quite different as dogs spent most of their time with their stifle held in ‘flexion’ (ie slightly bent), whereas us humans tend to stand with our knee straight.