First day of the guinea pig clinic

Today was a great first day as the Guinea Pig Vet! I met a new patient named Alfie, a recently rehomed pig who came in for a health check-up. I'm happy to say that Alfie passed with flying colours and he has found a great home. I saw three other guinea pigs; one came in for an abdominal scan, one had a jaw abscess and the third had a bladder stone; he will be having surgery to remove it later this week. Bladder stones are quite common in guinea pigs, signs to look for include blood in the urine, and squeaking whilst urinating.

a herd of guinea pigs

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+44 01629 55666

Derwent Valley Vets

Boat House Inn,

110 Dale Road,




By Appointment Only:


The Guinea Pig Vet's Consulting Times work on a two week rotation.

Rota A: 

     Tuesday:         10.00am - 9.00pm 

     Wednesday:    8.00am  -  2.00pm

     Friday:            10.00am -  7.00pm

     Saturday:        8.00am  -  4.00pm

Rota B:

     Monday:           8.00am -  2.00pm 

     Thursday:        8.00am -  2.00pm

     Friday:             8.00am -  2.00pm


Out of Hours Provision

Derwent Valley Vets are available to see guinea pigs during times outside of the specified hours listed for The Guinea Pig Vet.

Please ring                                  for an appointment*.


*(In some cases The Guinea Pig Vet may be available outside of normal consulting hours)

Out of hours emergency provision is provided by:

Vets Now at any of their surrounding clinics. In order to contact out of hours provision,

+44 01629 55666

+44 01629 55666.

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