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24 Hour Nursing Care

To make sure your pet is always well looked after, we provide over night nursing care.

For your peace of mind and your pet’s welfare we always have nurses on site over night, every night.

Our dedicated nursing team provide the best care for your pet, make sure they are never alone and are supported 24 hours a day by our team of vets.

Jersey Village Vets St Martin

We are excited to announce that our new surgery at the prestigious La Vielle Ecole development will be opening its doors on 02.01.2020.

The new site at St Martin will be an addition to our existing surgeries in St Brelade, St Mary and St Clement.

We will be able to offer local veterinary care for our St. Martin clients with ample free parking available across the road.

Our brand new surgery situated in the heart of St Martin’s Village will provide state of the art veterinary care with traditional values.

Facilities include digital X-Ray, ultrasound, in house laboratory, operating theatre and from the end of January a newly installed CT scanner to augment our existing MRI scanner at St Clement.

To accommodate our feline patients, there will be separate cat and dog waiting areas.

Peter, Adele and the rest of the JVV team will be delighted to welcome you at our new surgery.

Lyme Disease in Dogs

Lyme disease is caused by a parasite called Borrelia Burgdorferi and is transmitted via tick bites.

Ticks in Jersey are typically found in grassland, scrub, shrubs and on low-hanging tree branches. They tend to climb on board an animal when they brush against them.

Female ticks lay eggs each spring. They can lay around 2000, which are tiny (0.7mm long). After laying their eggs, female ticks shrivel and die.

Tick eggs hatch as six-legged larvae in the summer of the same year they are laid. They’re about the size of a full stop.

The larvae remain inactive until the following spring when they climb grass shoots or trees and wait for a host such as a dog, cat, mouse, squirrel, rabbit, bird, deer, cow or sheep to pass.

They then spend up to a week sucking the blood of their host, before falling to the ground.

A year later they re-emerge to search for another host to latch on to. This time they feed for up to 11 days before detaching and falling to the ground. At this point, the tick matures into an adult.

Once again, the tick will remain inactive until the following spring, when they’ll start their third and final search for another host.

Once they find it, adult female ticks will feed for between eight and 12 days. During this feeding frenzy, their weight will increase by as much as 100 times before they lay their eggs and die off. The three-year tick cycle will then start all over again.

The transmission of the parasite begins 36 to 48 hours after the tick has started feeding.

Ticks are most acitive from March to November.

Lyme disease

This is an inflammatory disorder, which can become chronic if left untreated.

Humans can get the disease if they are bitten by an infected tick.

In dogs, the most obvious signs of Lyme disease include a distinctive “bull’s eye” lesion around the site of the bite (see photo) lameness, inflamed (enlarged) lymph nodes and fever.

Symptoms of Lyme disease in humans are flu-like, including extreme tiredness, muscle pain, muscle weakness, joint pain and headaches.

They can also include stomach ache, poor sleep, disturbances of the central nervous system and the distinctive “bull’s eye” rash.

If you or your pet suffer any of these symptoms, you should contact a doctor or vet immediately.

Groom your dog regularly to check for infestations and discuss tick control for your pet with our staff.

If you think your dog has ticks or is carrying a tick-borne disease, contact your vet straight away. This is especially the case if your pet suffers unexplained lameness, joint stiffness, fever, lethargy or loss of appetite after being bitten.

In-house MRI now Available!

We are pleased to announce that our in house MRI scanner is now up and running!

We now have a permanent MRI scanner available at our Oak Farm surgery in St Clement!

Whilst we hope that your pet will not need serious treatment, it may be reassuring for you to know that we have immediate access to MRI should it be required!


During the cold weather, please be aware of the severe toxic effects AntiFreeze has on pets!


ETHYLENE GLYCOL is found in most commercial antifreeze preparations; ETHYLENE GLYCOL tastes SWEET; ETHYLENE GLYCOL is the most common toxicity seen in small animals because of its SWEET TASTE.

Only 6 ml of antifreeze will cause LETHAL poisoning in a 4 kg cat!

Symptoms start showing 30 minutes to 12 hours after ingestion and include increased thirst, depression and sometimes seizures.


  • Clean up spills immediately
  • Check car regularly for leaks
  • Store antifreeze containers sealed and clearly marked in areas inacessible for pets
  • Don’t allow pets to have access to an area where radiator fluid is drained from car

If you suspect your pet has been exposed, call the surgery immediately. Early treatment, ideally within 1 hour of ingestion, will be life saving!!!