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Hoggy2shoes

New Born Pup
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Darlington
Hi there, Can anyone recommend a Vet in North East England who specializes in Guinea pigs?

One of our pigs has a suspected ovarian cyst, however while the vet we saw was lovely, she admitted they do not see many pigs and we'd only like to explore surgery as a last option, any help would be greatly appreciated!

(we are located in Darlington)
 

Stewybus

Adult Guinea Pig
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Stockton-on-Tees
Hi there, Can anyone recommend a Vet in North East England who specializes in Guinea pigs?

One of our pigs has a suspected ovarian cyst, however while the vet we saw was lovely, she admitted they do not see many pigs and we'd only like to explore surgery as a last option, any help would be greatly appreciated!

(we are located in Darlington)
I run Tees Valley Guinea Pig Rescue & we recommend Dominika at Jacqui Patersons, Stockton. Just off the A66 near Makro (Ingleby Barwick junction). She's been treating one of my girls for ovarian cysts. 7-year-old Pixie has had them drained 4 times, on 2 occasions having 168 ml & 62 ml drained. Pixie has also undergone hormone treatment which unfortunately had no effect. She's too old for an op at over 7 years but if your girl is younger there's a chance it would be more successful on her. Dominika has done lots of successful ops on our piggies & is the best piggy vet I know in the Teesside/South Durham area. She is also on the forum vet locator x
 

TallKaren

Junior Guinea Pig
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Jan 9, 2014
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Hertfordshire, UK
I've been AWOL from the board recently but would like to add Harriet Nicholson, from Village Vets Potters Bar, to the list
Vets in Potters Bar – Cockfosters Vet – Hertfordshire Vets – Village Vet
After a bad experience of the vets in Nazeing I looked elsewhere. Harriet has her own guinea pigs and has been really good with Pansy with her respiratory problems. I go there no without hesitation and have confidence in what she is doing.
 

Vel

New Born Pup
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Oct 16, 2016
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Hi
I'm new to the forum could anyone recommend a good vet in Essex please that I can take my piggys too? Many thanks in advance
 

Foamy963

Junior Guinea Pig
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Sep 5, 2016
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Location
Easton pa
Anyone in easton pa I would recommend William penn vet very good and outstanding vet and staff .very friendly and understanding .took all 6 Piggie and all were healthy.
 

chesca_27

Junior Guinea Pig
Joined
Oct 23, 2016
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Location
Hertfordshire
I've been AWOL from the board recently but would like to add Harriet Nicholson, from Village Vets Potters Bar, to the list
Vets in Potters Bar – Cockfosters Vet – Hertfordshire Vets – Village Vet
After a bad experience of the vets in Nazeing I looked elsewhere. Harriet has her own guinea pigs and has been really good with Pansy with her respiratory problems. I go there no without hesitation and have confidence in what she is doing.
Is she the best vet in the area? I've been wanting to switch and they are about 20 mins away from me.

Any other recommendations for this area?
 

Mia77347

New Born Pup
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IMG_0702.PNG Should i take my guinea to the vet she is baling and before it looked like a scab or an infection anyone seen this before
 

chesca_27

Junior Guinea Pig
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Oct 23, 2016
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Hertfordshire
Can anyone recommend any vets near the South border of Hertfordshire and the North West border of Greater London? I want to switch to more piggie experienced vets, without driving to Northampton (most brutal journey ever for me).
 

chesca_27

Junior Guinea Pig
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I want to add a new vet recommendation. I haven't seen him for the piggies, only for my hamster, but we were discussing them and he seems very knowledgeable. He also regularly treats guinea pigs (unlike most vets in my area) so they must all go to him. His name is Alan and he works at the Radlett Medivet. He specialises in exotics (I think) and is a partner at the practice. He was very friendly too. Alan does guinea pig dentistry too (I quizzed him a little) and knows a lot. He uses a burr and can do incisors consciously. Also he knows not to cut them too short and other problems related to it.

He was very good with Larry-Jasper, my hamster, and knew how to hold him and health check him. He even managed to check his teeth.
 

Sunnycharlie

Junior Guinea Pig
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Jun 6, 2015
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Hampshire, UK
I live near Portsmouth ( Waterlooville) and am looking for a vet. None of the vet locator ones are very near me.
I have noticed that someone recommends Companion Care in Portsmouth but that was over 10 years ago. Is this still a good vet to go to?
I also have St Peters vet near me which was suggested by a local guinea pig/ rabbit rescue but I have no personal experience of them.
Has anyone any recent experience with either of these, please?
 

sport_billy

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I live near Portsmouth ( Waterlooville) and am looking for a vet. None of the vet locator ones are very near me.
I have noticed that someone recommends Companion Care in Portsmouth but that was over 10 years ago. Is this still a good vet to go to?
I also have St Peters vet near me which was suggested by a local guinea pig/ rabbit rescue but I have no personal experience of them.
Has anyone any recent experience with either of these, please?
Will put the feelers out for you