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Visiting the Nurse

What to expect when visiting the nurse!

We have four vet nurses at Hermitage Vets in Lucan. All of our nurses have pets and know what it is like to worry about a sick animal.

IMG_7387Our nurses will usually see pets for post operative checks and stitch removal. They also trim nails, empty anal glands and administer medicines if an owner is struggling at home. Our nurses have an excellent nutritional know
ledge and can advise on what and how much to feed. If you feel your pet is overweight book a free weight check with one of our nurses. They will assess your pet’s body condition score, weight and help you reach a new target.

If you feel your pet is overweight book an appointment with the nurse who will weigh them and give you diet advice.

What owners don’t see is the ‘behind the scenes’ work that our nurses do. They get to know individual animals and their owners. They will be able to tell us which pet likes a particular food, which pets get nervous and which pets are normally happy and relaxed in the clinic. Nurses are also responsible for monitoring patients, monitoring anaesthetics and ensuring patients get their prescribed meds. No modern vet clinic survives without excellent nurses and ours are among the best!