Cats are better with us as not upset by dogs.

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 The Cat and Rabbit Care Clinic was established to provide veterinary care specifically tailored to the unique requirements of cats, rabbits and small mammals. Excluding dogs from our practice enables us to provide a more quiet, less odorous, stress free environment for our patients and their owners.

Many of our staff (including both of our vets) have worked within the practice since it first opened its doors to patients in June of 2000.  We therefore have over 15 years of practical day to day experience treating cats, rabbits and guinea-pigs in this setting. We have attended regular continuing education courses throughout the last 15 years and have close links to the Feline Advisory Bureau (FAB), the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), and the Rabbit Welfare Association (RWA).

The Cat and Rabbit Care Clinic took part in the FAB’s ‘cat friendly practice’ awards available to veterinary practices nationwide during 2006 and 2007. The clinic received a Bronze Award (2006), a Silver Award (2007) and a Cyanthia special award for ‘great catitude’ in 2007.

 Although the practice was originally established to provide dedicated cat and rabbit owners with veterinary care specifically tailored to these pets, we have also found guinea pig owners to be just as dedicated to their pets. Over the last few years our guinea pig clientele has grown rapidly and we now treat guinea pigs from across the midlands and beyond!

Click the links to find some useful information on Cats, Rabbits and Guinea Pigs




HEALTHCARE CHOICES

 Neutering 4U

(N4U) is unbeatable for neutering. We charge the lowest price locally to neuter your pet. In addition we only choose the best post operative care products to aid pain relief and full recovery. We discount our neutering by up to 80% but refuse to alter the care we provide.

 

 Bug Buster

WHY CHOOSE BUG BUSTER?BUG BUSTER IS A COMPLETE ANNUAL FLEA AND WORM PREVENTION PACKAGE

Buy 12 months Veterinary strength flea and worming protection and receive a huge 50% discount, with prices aimed to beat the internet or retail.

 

 Furever VIP

LIFETIME VACCINATIONS
Upgrade and opt for our Furever VIP Vaccinated Package when vaccinating your pet. This will then entitle your pet to FREE annual vaccinations for the duration of their life. This also includes a complimentary veterinary health check at the same time every year.

 

 



IN-HOUSE SERVICES
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Nurse Clinics

Each local Caring Vets Practice is made up of highly trained and highly passionate nurses. We encourage our nurses to further their knowldege in areas that are of interest to them. You can benefit from their training through nurse clinics such as nutrition, behaviour, weight management, flea & worm prevention and even bereavement counselling. Please feel free to call and ask to speak with one of our nursing team.

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Out of Hours

Many Caring Vets Practices subscribe to a specialist emergency out of hours care provider. Please check with your local Practice to understand what you will need to do in the case of an emergency when the Practice is closed for the evening or weekend.

For additional information on the out of hours service provided please click the link below:

www.key-vets.co.uk

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Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics is a rapidly growing specialism. There are numerous varied options available to suit the needs of you and your pet; from treating the more simple fractures, to the more complex and degenerative diseases. We are able to offer referral within our group to The Avenue Vet Clinic in Kettering; this reduces your travelling time and costs, speeds up referral time, aswell as follow up appointments being able to be carried out at your chosen caring vets practice. Due to shared computer systems, The Avenue will also have direct access to your pets clinical record and any laboratory or radiography already carried out.

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MRI Scans

Whilst all Caring Vets Practices have digital x-ray facilities MRI goes one step further in allowing a surgeon to make more informed decisions on the way forward with treatment. As MRI is a specialised service, your vet will advise if your pet would benefit from MRI.

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EZIPAY

We appreciate that it can be difficult at times to cover the cost of emergency veterinary treatment. For cases where such assistance is needed we can offer flexible payment plans that help take care of unexpected veterinary bills.

There is strict eligibility criteria for this service. Please always speak to any member of staff before you commence treatment if you are going to need help financially. We will always provide an estimate for any treatment if you request it.

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Health Care Reminders

In order to keep your pet in the best health it is important to keep on top of their preventative healthcare.

We offer a reminder service to enable you to do this. We can send a reminder by text or email, we simply require you to provide us with up to date contact details.

Doing this also ensures you will be first to know about any any discounts and offers on the treatments required. 



NEWS

Treat your rabbit’s sweet tooth

Posted on 14th Dec 2017


Rabbits are renowned for loving sweet things, but you need to know what’s good and what’s not. The team at Cat & Rabbit Care Clinic has the answers.

Dark nights in Northampton are bad news for cats

Posted on 7th Dec 2017


Take a look at our tips for keeping your cat safer in winter, especially around busy roads.

Cat & Rabbit Clinic's tips for making Christmas safer for pets

Posted on 21st Nov 2017


Festive food, decorations and increased stress can all pose risks to our pets – so check out our essential safety tips.

Festive treats your rabbit will love

Posted on 14th Nov 2017


Want to pop something special under the tree for your rabbit this Christmas? The team at Cat & Rabbit Clinic has dug out some great suggestions.

Cracking Christmas gifts for cats in Northampton

Posted on 7th Nov 2017


We’ve put together a little list of ideas to help you with festive shopping for your feline.

Keep your rabbit in top form this winter

Posted on 21st Oct 2017


A winter health check for your rabbit with Simon will give you peace of mind for the coming cold month.

Cat hates its carrier? Let’s make it easier

Posted on 14th Oct 2017


Katie has a few top tips for making your cat’s travel experiences more straightforward.

Cats in winter: Vital advice from Cat & Rabbit Care Clinic

Posted on 7th Oct 2017


As the colder months approach, we look at why it’s wise to consider a seasonal health check for your cat.

Our top five animal books for pet owners

Posted on 21st Sep 2017


Animals can make us laugh, cry and despair – so they make fine stories. Here are a few favourites from our team in Northampton.

10 truths all cat owners will understand

Posted on 14th Sep 2017


Even if your cat seems on its finest form – whether endearing or annoying, as our honest cat ownership summary shows – a check-up in Northampton won’t go amiss.

Is your rabbit under the weather?

Posted on 7th Sep 2017


Loss of appetite is a warning sign your rabbit may be unwell. Cat & Rabbit Clinic can help advise you.

Six summer safety tips for pets in Northampton

Posted on 21st Aug 2017


From parasites to sunburn, Cat & Rabbit Clinic advises how to keep your pet safe in the summertime.

Five cat-tastic apps

Posted on 14th Aug 2017


Apps for cats are officially a thing in Northampton. Here are five recommendations for apps that will make you and your kitty purr…

Cat & Rabbit Clinic's vital flystrike advice

Posted on 7th Aug 2017


Flystrike is a potentially fatal condition that occurs when flies lay eggs on a rabbit’s skin.

Head vet, Simon Maddock, advises how to keep your pet cool

Posted on 21st Jul 2017


Summer is a enjoyable time of year, but pet owners should be wary of the risks. Here’re five ways you can help your pet.

Prevent cat heat stroke in Northampton

Posted on 14th Jul 2017


During the height of summer, it’s essential to keep your cat cool. Cat & Rabbit Clinic outlines how to prevent feline heat stroke.

Create a cool environment for your bunny

Posted on 7th Jul 2017


Keep your bunny cool in the summer months with tips from Cat & Rabbit Care Clinic.

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MEET THE TEAM
  • Mr Simon Maddock MA Vet MB MRCVS

    Mr Simon Maddock MA Vet MB MRCVS

    Veterinary Surgeon

    I graduated from Cambridge University Veterinary School in 1995. After 3 years working in a mixed large and small animal veterinary practice in Hampshire, I married Kim in November 1998 and moved to Northampton shortly afterwards. I have worked at the Cat and Rabbit Care Clinic with Kim since it opened in June 2000. I am an experienced soft tissue surgeon and also have a special interest in feline and rabbit dentistry. Over the last five years my interest has expanded to include guinea pig dentistry and I have been particularly involved with developing improved techniques for managing long term dental illnesses in guinea pigs. Outside of work I enjoy karate, spending time with my family and I am a treasurer for the local Scout group.

  • Mrs Kim Maddock BVMS BSc MRCVS

    Mrs Kim Maddock BVMS BSc MRCVS

    Veterinary Surgeon

    I graduated from Murdoch University Veterinary School, in Perth, Western Australia in 1996. I worked for 2 years in a very large, very busy mixed practice in Hampshire and attended the first every rabbit conference while working there. Simon and myself were married in 1998 and moved to Northampton. I have been with the Cat and Rabbit Care Clinic since the day of it's opening in June 2000. Simon and myself have 3 lovely children and an independent, spirited black and white cat called Domino. In my spare time, I am an avid music fan.

  • Ms Katie Sharman RVN Dip OCEPT

    Ms Katie Sharman RVN Dip OCEPT

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    I joined the Cat and Rabbit team in 2011 after working as a veterinary nurse for over ten years in mixed and small animal practices. I have a keen interest in anaesthesia and I am qualified as a animal physical therapist. I am also the practice advocate for the ISFM Feline Friendly Practice standards. In my spare time, I love to compete on my beautiful horse Frank. I also has two lovely cats, Mouse and Figis, at home.

  • Anne Forward

    Anne Forward

    Receptionist

    I joined the Cat and Rabbit reception team in July 2012. I am an admirer of cats and take in foster cats for the RSPCA and The Stray Animal Fund. I also have six cats of my own. In my free time I enjoy going to the theatre and the cinema.

  • Debbie Billingham

    Debbie Billingham

    Receptionist

    I joined the Cat and Rabbit as part of the reception team in January 2005. In my spare time I enjoy baking and reading along with looking after my grand children. I have a lovely Labrador called Pippa and a cute bunny called Benjy at home.

  • Kelly Williams

    Kelly Williams

    Receptionist

    I am a keen animal lover and have previously had a whole range of pets including hamsters, mice and gerbils. I now have a beautiful Lionhead rabbit called Hiro. Hiro has not been without his medical issues and was a regular patient here at the Cat and Rabbit. I became the Saturday receptionist in February 2015. I also have a full time job keeping me busy in the week. In my free time I enjoy going to the gym and boxing. I am also a keen movie goer.

  • Becky Hill

    Becky Hill

    Receptionist

    I joined The Cat and Rabbit Reception Team in September 2017. I love cats and I have 2 Cats of my own Harlow, and McLovin (Birman and Siamese). In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit and going on holidays.



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