Companion Animals

We offer comprehensive healthcare needs for your pets at Ystwyth Vets.

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Puppies can be vaccinated as early as 6 weeks against Parvovirus, and at 7 weeks can commence their vaccination programme against Canine Dis-temper Virus, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza Virus, Leptospirosis and Canine Adenovirus.

Vaccinations are also available for Kennel Cough (Bordetella bronchosep-tica) and Rabies.

Cats can be vaccinated from 8 weeks old, providing protection against cat flu, feline enteritis and leukaemia.

Rabbits can be vaccinated from 5 weeks of age, against Mxyomato-sis, and Haemorrhagic Disease.

Annual vaccination thereafter is strongly recommended, providing an ex-cellent opportunity for an annual health check.

Puppies and kittens should receive roundworm treatment every 2 weeks from birth to 3 months of age. Thereafter, monthly treatment with a com-plete (round and tapeworm) wormer is advised until 6 months old, and eve-ry 1-3 months thereafter.
Ectoparasite Control
Flea and tick treatments may be required on an individual basis, and we supply most effective and easy-to-apply products available. Do contact the surgery for advice.
Our Hospital Facilities

To see our hospital facilities, click here.

Day Care for In-Patients

We have separate dog ward and cat wards, equipped with comfortable bedding in low-noise, warm kennels, and with orthopedic bedding for the larger dogs. The cats and small mammals can look onto the adjacent operating theatre and will only see a dog if it is sleeping on the operating table.

One of our nurses dedicates her entire day to caring for the in-patients.

Overnight Stays

If your pet has to stay with us overnight, there are two vets on call who intermittently visit during the night to check on the in-patients.


Neutering can be carried out at any time after 6 months old in dogs and rabbits, or as young as 4 months for cats. There is a small risk of urinary incontinence in some female dogs following neutering at any age, and some dogs will gain weight following this procedure. Speak to our nurses or vets to learn more.

We offer laparoscopic (keyhole) spays for dogs, please see here.

The Dog’s Trust are a charity that provide funding assistance for dog neutering in certain circumstances, and we can advise you of this; please ask. There is also funding available from the Cats Protection League for cat neutering in particular circumstances.


By April 2016, by law, all dogs in Wales require to be microchipped by 8 weeks of age. This facilitates early identification of lost dogs, and deters theft. We provide a low-cost service for microchipping and this can be carried out during any routine consultation without pre-booking.

Pet Care Advice
Our nursing staff are always on hand to give advice on many aspects of caring for your pet, such as husbandry, dental care and nutrition. Do call the surgery if you have questions.
Small mammals, retiles, birds
We are able to see your pet, whatever the species (and we can also provide emergency care for wild animals when necessary), so please give us a call for your pet’s health needs.