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Your family, your pets, GPVets Hampshire

Welcome to GP Vets

GP Vets are based in Basingstoke and Tadley.

On our website you will find details of the practice and the services we offer. Follow this link for examples of our prices.

**SEPTEMBER OFFER - FREE DENTAL PACK AND DISCOUNT ON DENTAL FOOD**

Have you joined our HEALTHY PET CLUB yet? This month, you will get a FREE Dental Pack and enjoy 17% off Royal Canin Dental Diets (10% for non members).  Come on down and see us TODAY! 

Dental disease is very common in cats and dogs. Surveys show that after the age of three years, about seven out of ten pets have some kind of tooth disorders. If left unattended these may cause irreversible damage to your pet's teeth, gums and jaw bones. Dental disease can be prevented by stopping the build up of plaque.

Plaque is a yellowish white deposit made up of bacteria and debris which forms around the surface of the teeth. In time it hardens to become yellowish brown tartar (sometimes called calculus) at the base of the tooth which gradually spreads until it may cover the whole of its surface. As well as the visible tartar there may be other indications of disease. Foul breath is very common and the pain resulting from advanced dental disease may cause difficulties in eating. If your cat or dog dribbles excessively and sometimes this is flecked with blood or shows signs of pain and discomfort such as head shaking and pawing at its mouth it may have problems with its teeth.Always make an appointment with GP Vets if you have any concerns.

Call us NOW and join our Healthy Pet Club!

01256 465409 or 01189 813668

In case of routine or emergency please contact our main telephone numbers:

  • Basingstoke: 01256 465409
  • Tadley: 0118 981 3668

Both GPVets practices have access to patient information during surgery hours, so don't hold on if one number is engaged - try the other number and we'll do our best to help, wherever you are.


***PET OF THE MONTH SEPTEMBER - BING***

Bing was brought in by his carers whilst his owners were on holiday. He is an older boy, but they felt he was subdued compared to previous visits and was eating poorly – not like Bing!

His initial check was not particularly remarkable and a blood test showed small changes – not uncommon for his age. A re-check was arranged for 3 days later when his owners had returned and in that time he continued to be quiet and lethargic, but his abdomen did start to swell. A draw from the abdomen showed a build-up of fluid –suspicious of either an abdominal or heart problem. We arranged an immediate ultrasound examination at the Basingstoke branch.

The ultrasound revealed a large amount of fluid surrounding Bing's heart – a suspected pericardial effusion. The heart lies in a tough membranous sac – the pericardium. In Bing's case there had been a bleed into this sac expanding the pericardium and putting pressure on every beat of his heart – he was going into heart failure.

Bing was urgently referred that afternoon to a cardiac specialist at Lumbrey Park near Alton. They successfully drained over 400mls of blood from the sac around the heart – to Bing's immediate relief! However, by the next morning the fluid was starting to refill the sac so Bing was scheduled for a more invasive operation to cut a drainage "window" in the membrane close to the heart. This would allow the blood to escape and be re-absorbed by the body from within the chest – major stuff!

The surgery was successful and Bing was a STAR patient at the specialist centre! He's back home now and gradually recovering his energy and enthusiasm – he can now get ¾ way up the stairs and aiming for the summit! A brilliant dog and an absolute star Pet of the Month. – KEN DOLAN

Bing’s loving owners would like to share their story too…….please click here for their side!

Vets Surgery Opening Hours

  • 0800 - 1900 weekdays
  • 0800 - 1200 Saturday

Call us at Basingstoke or Tadley practices to make an appointment or request an appointment online.

Out of Hours Emergencies

In case of emergency outside our surgery hours, either telephone the main numbers and follow instructions or call:

  • 01962 808306 or 0845 223 4492 (Basingstoke, Hampshire)
  • 01189 594007 or 0845 223 4435 (Tadley, Hampshire)

The Round the Clock provider on these numbers is VetsNow, GPVets choice since July 2007 for emergency vets.

Register Your Pet

New clients: use our registration form to send your details to us.

Repeat Prescriptions

Request a repeat prescription for your pet with our online form.

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