Welcome to Homefield Road Veterinary Surgery : Thursday 17th January 2019

01440 712 021

Homefield Road Veterinary Surgery reception area

surgery opening hours »   Monday to Friday 8.00am until 7.00pm | Saturdays 8.30am until 2pm

Homefield Road Veterinary Surgery » What We Do

At Homefield Road Veterinary Surgery, we provide a complete medical and surgical service for pets and farm animals and an emergency service open 24hrs a day 365 days a year. There is always one of our own vets available to help your pet in an emergency whenever that may unfortunately occur.

Our telephones are always manned by our own staff - even out of hours - to give you immediate advice when you may need it most.

Our veterinary team will provide the care and experience you would expect for your pet and we will always welcome you whatever the time of day or night.

The practice provides all the veterinary services you would expect for your pet as well as selling pet food and sundries from our spacious reception area.

Routine and emergency surgery
We a dedicated operating theatre and our nurses and vets are trained and continually updating their knowledge in anaesthesia and surgery from the routine to complex fracture repairs. We have visiting specialists for more complex orthopaedic or opthalmological surgeries.

Stray animals are often brought in to us and we find it easy to reunite them with their owners if they are microchipped. We recommend microchipping for every pet and it is a requirement for those pets that are travelling  abroad to Europe on holidays

House visits
We are very happy to come to your house to examine your pet but would like you to know that we cannot carry all the possible equipment or drugs needed for every case and very often we know that your pet may need hospital treatment from the descriptions that you give. Routine appointments and emergency treatments are therefore better performed at the surgery.

We understand that you may wish to have your pet put down at home and when that time comes we are happy to send a vet and a nurse to allow your pets last moments to be in a comfortable and familiar environment.

Pet passports, rabies vaccinations  and export certification
Our vets are trained local veterinary inspectors and we can provide all the advice and services you require to export your animals

Pet Healthcare Plans
We always hope that we can say that our clients have the healthiest pets in Suffolk! To try and achieve this our practice provides healthcare plans , not only to keep your pets in top health but also your purses too, by  spreading the cost of routine healthcare throughout the year at a discounted rate. As members of the scheme we also give you a 10% discount on all of our services for your pet should the need arise. Payments are taken by direct debit monthly and this spreads the cost of vaccination, worming and flea control over twelve months. Nail clips, microchips and two health checks a year are included in the scheme. Please contact us for further details.

Pet grooming service provided at the practice
We have a professional groomer, Lisa Eglington available at the practice to tidy up all  those long haired pets and make them look and smell fantastic. Lisa also has a grooming parlour in Brockley, close to our Hawkedon branch. Bookings can be made by phoning the practice or Lisa directly:
01284 830309      07904198211

Puppy Parties
Socialisation is an important part of a puppy’s development. One of our nurses, has puppy parties every other Thursday afternoon and our reception area is filled with puppies. Not only are they a great deal of fun but they your puppy with a chance to see and socialise and, most importantly, play with other puppies. Our nurses and  vets are happy to answer any of your questions at the time. 

Professional Dog Trainer
Adrian Hornsby
, a professional dog trainer comes to our Hawkedon surgery once a month to help you and your dog progress with training. He will assess you and your dog and give advice for any problems you have. He also will provide bespoke one to one training and takes dogs in at his kennels for the purposes of training. We hope to start training sessions in Haverhill in the near future. Bookings can be made through the practice.

Hip and elbow x-rays for scoring
We advise that for those breeds where hip dyplasia and elbow dysplasia occur that both parents are screened prior to breeding.
There are special rates for this radiographic service

Blood tests, urine tests
Our lab is on site and so we can have same day results for many tests. This avoids the worrying wait. Emergencies requiring tests can be dealt with rapidly, giving us fast accurate results to help with our treatments

Boarding for patients with special medical needs
Should your pet have an ongoing veterinary problem that you feel requires more specialized attention than a boarding kennels then we can provide a limited boarding service. 

Breeding services
Hip and elbow radiography
Ultrasound scans for pregnancy
Timing of mating tests
Assisted breeding – AI
Semen analysis
Semen collection and transportation, including freezing

Visiting Specialists
We have three veterinary specialists visit our practice who provide expert knowledge for our more difficult cases:

Mark A Tonzing BVSc(Hons) MACVSc(SA Surgery) MRCVS
Mark provides a specialist orthopaedic surgical service from broken bones to hip replacements.
He has extensive experience in all aspects of canine and feline orthopaedics and spinal surgery, including significant experience in canine and feline hip replacement. He was lead surgeon of the team that performed the United Kingdom’s first feline total hip replacement

Paul Smith BVetMed DVC MRCVS, RCVS recognised specialist in cardiology
Paul visits us to hold clinics for our difficult cardiology cases. Paul is a recognised specialist in cardiology and provides his expertise for our more challenging cases.

Kerry Joyce BVetMed CertVOpthal MRCVS
Kerry visits us to see our ophthalmology cases and also performs  opthalmological surgery

Routine and emergency visits for cattle and sheep 
Services for game rearers 
Prescriptions or supply of medicines 
Pregnancy diagnosis for cattle and sheep 
Camelids – llamas and alpacas, including dentistry

A complete equine service is provided by our equine clinic in Hawkedon.

Lucy Jones, Haverhill ... " I was really scared that my rabbit was going to not get better but Sally was so nice to him and put a bandage on his leg and made him better. He really liked Sarah because she gave him lots of cuddles "