Pet care at Lydon Veterinary Centre

Consulting Hours
Monday –Friday 08.30-19.00
Saturday 08.30-16.00
By appointment Only

Contact Information
Principal Rory Lydon MVB, MRCVS

Associates: Gabriel Wax, BVsc., MRCVS
Aubrey Morapedi BVsc,MRCVS

Head Nurse: Vicki Mc Keown VN

Telephone Number 0121 355 3305
Fax 0121 321 3611
e-Mail:Ask The Vet

24 Hour Emergency Service
During Normal Surgery Hours Please Telephone: 0121 355 3305

Northside Emergency Veterinary Clinic Tel: 0121 360 6010.
This emergency clinic provides our emergency cover when we are closed .On site is a  Vet & a qualified Veterinary Nurse ensuring that your pet is professionally cared for while he/she is there .
We are partners in Northside Emergency Veterinary Clinic , along with several other north Birmingham practices .
It is located on the Aldridge Road , Great Barr ( Just off the 'ASDA' roundabout)
 
Terms of Business
Fees
All fees ,drugs and diets are subject to VAT at the current rate.Fees are calculated on the time/difficulty of a case,and according to the drugs,materials, cunsumables and diets used.A detailed fee note is available for every transaction.
 
Method of Payment
Payment is requested at each consultation/discharge or collection of your pet.
You may settle your account by Cash/Cheque with a current bankers card/Credit /Debit Card Switch/Solo/Mastercard/Visa
 
Estimates of Cost
We will happily provide a written estimate as the probable costs of a course of treatment.Please note thatthat this may be aproximate as often a pets illness may not follow a conventional course.
 
Settlement Terms
Treatment should be paid at the time of treatment/ collection of your pet, but should an account be sent , this should be settled within 14 days.
An additional reminder may be sent ,with an administration charge added, should a furher account be sent.
After due notice to you the client,overdue accounts will be referred to our Debt Collection Agency,and further charges will be levied in respect of costs incurred in collection of the debt.Any cheque returned by our Bank as unpaid will result in the original account being restored and further charges added in respect of bank charges & administrative costs.
 
Inability to Pay
If for any reason you are unable to settle your account as specified,we ask you to discuss the matter with a membr of staff a.s.a.p.
Please note that instalments /part payments can only be sanctioned by R.Lydon
 
Pet Health Insurance
We strongly support Pet health insurance to cover unexpected illness or accidents.
Please note it is your responsibility to settle your account with us , and reclaim your fees from your insurance company.
 With Certain insurance companies we will process direct claims with your insurance company. Due to certain companies taking 4 months plus , we will not allow direct claims , eg Equine & Livestock
 
Ownership of Records
Case records including radiographs & similar documents are the property of the practice .
Copies of a summary of an animals records will be passed on request directly  to another veterinary surgeon taking over a case.
 
 

How to find a vetHow to find your local vet

LYDON VETERINARY CENTRE

828 Kingstanding Road
Kingstanding
Birmingham
B44 9RT


Tel: 0121 355 3305
e-Mail: Ask the Vet

 

educational info : vets

A Veterinary Surgeon is a veterinarian qualified in the UK and some other English-speaking countries: In the UK, veterinary surgeons are regulated by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons or RCVS. The legislation affecting the activity of UK veterinary surgeons and of the RCVS is the Veterinary Surgeons Act of 1966.

This legislation restricts the treatment of animals in the UK to qualified veterinary surgeons only, with certain specific exceptions. The exceptions are the treatment of animals by physiotherapy and other manipulation techniques (e.g. chiropractic, osteopathy), on the recommendation of and under the supervision of a veterinary surgeon. Certain trained individuals may be legally authorised to undertake procedures such as blood sampling or ultrasonic pregnancy diagnosis, following appropriate training and assessment.

Various alternative medicine therapies can only be performed by a veterinary surgeon (e.g. homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine aka phytotherapy, aromatherapy).