Barbecues and your pets – things to consider  

Picture the scene…you’re in your garden in Gloucester, the sun is shining, maybe you have friends and family round to visit, and the charcoals are just about ready for you to start cooking al fresco. The last thing you want is an emergency vet visit with your beloved pet. If you’re planning a barbecue this weekend,…

The importance of microchipping your pet

Keeping our pets safe in Gloucester is important to all of us as pet owners. They trust us with their care and protection and, as well as feeding, exercising and cuddling them, that includes identifying them so that we can be reunited if we are parted. A microchip literally identifies your pet as belonging to…

Grass seed dangers to cats and dogs

Grass seeds are a common problem during the Gloucester spring and summer months. While your pet explores the outdoors, grass seed can easily brush off the tops of long grass stems onto their bodies. The seeds have pointed ends and are exceptionally sharp, so they become trapped in your pet’s fur and due to their…

Top 10 hazards to watch out for this summertime to protect your pets

Summer months in Gloucester bring longer days, warmer climates, new adventures and outdoor socialising, which with pets in tow, can be made even more enjoyable! However, when the temperatures rise, the dangers to our pets increase too. To keep pets safe, you should be aware of potential hazards, as well as some top tips to…

Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month At AAS Vets

We’re celebrating our wonderful nurses at AAS Vets in Gloucester; want to join in? Throughout May, we will be raising awareness of the resilience and myriad of jobs our veterinary nurses have within our practice team and the wider veterinary industry. Below you’ll learn what Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month is, the roles our exceptional nurses…

The importance of pet insurance

At AAS Vets we believe that pet insurance is an important part of responsible pet ownership in Gloucester. Owning a pet is hugely rewarding, but it can also be expensive if they are to suffer an illness or injury. Having a good pet insurance policy allows you to concentrate on what’s best for your pet…

How to help your itchy dog

Have you noticed your dog in Gloucester scratching a bit more than usual? This article covers the common reasons your dog might have itchy skin and some top tips from ourselves at AAS Vets for providing relief. Common dog skin conditions in Gloucester If your dog has started itching and scratching more than usual, it…

Adopt a pet – save a life

If recent months meant you put your new pet plans on hold, you may now be starting to put the wheels in motion to extend your family and welcome a new member. Many people research reputable breeders or consider designer dogs based on celebrity social media profiles, however, considering adopting a rescue animal can be hugely rewarding.  Animal rescue…

The role of a client care team in Gloucester

As with any business in Gloucester, a vet practice such as ours at AAS Vets in Gloucester needs a strong supporting team for the non-clinical business functions. The client care team will generally be the first and last port of call for pets and their owner. Depending on the size of the practice, this can…

The role of a patient care assistant (PCA) in Gloucester

A patient care assistant in Gloucester works alongside and supports the whole practice team to achieve the highest standards of patient care. Under the direction and supervision of a veterinary surgeon or registered veterinary nurse (RVN) they will assist with monitoring of inpatients, infection control and handling animals safely for procedures such as injections, blood…