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dave cumber vets in dorset – caring for your pets as if they were our own

Preparing to bring your new cat or kitten home

Welcoming a new cat or kitten into the family can be an incredibly exciting experience. Any animal lover will attest to the fact that pets greatly enrich our lives and quickly become a much-loved and irreplaceable member of the family. With this in mind, in...

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Top tips for keeping your dog cool this summer

Whilst the recent hot and sunny weather has been a welcome break from the treacherous weather we had over winter, it’s important to remember that this can be a difficult time for our four legged friends. With this in mind, we’ve devised a list of our top tips to give...

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Rabbit Awareness – What is Flystrike?

Flystrike can be fatal for rabbits Flystrike is a distressing condition which takes place mainly in the summer months. Flies lay eggs on the rabbit’s skin (usually around their bottom) the eggs then hatch into maggots. The maggots eat and can often burrow into the...

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our monthly editorial…

dave cumber vets – spring 2018

Finally, after all the awful weather it looks as if Spring has sprung!  We seem to have spent weeks wading through knee-deep mud every time we take the dogs out, never mind the snow!Dave cumber vets warn about Alabama Rot

Getting out and walking with your dog in the beautiful Dorset countryside is a great way to keep fit.   It is wise however to be aware of a couple of potential hazards that could cause a problem to your pet.  Click her to see what to look out for to ensure that your pet stays safe and well when out and about.

There has been so much going on at the surgery in the last few weeks.  As well as our main role in helping you keep your pets as healthy and happy as possible, we have been involved in several ways in the wider community.

We were delighted to be the initiators and sponsors of the first “Big Weymouth Walkies” along with wessex fm.  The idea started several months ago when we thought it would be great to celebrate the wonderful dog walking we have in the area with a mass dog walk along Weymouth beach on the last Sunday dogs are allowed on the full length of the sands.  What a response!  We were thrilled when hundreds of you and your furry best friends turned up to help us celebrate.  Click here to read all about it and see all the fabulous photos in our news item.

As part of our community involvement, Dave has made several visits to local schools recently.  Alongside other local businesses, he has been talking to students about careers in and around the veterinary profession – not just as vets and vet nurses but also in the customer care, admin and business side.  Veterinary surgeries could not run without these vital non-clinical roles.

Following the popularity of our surgery tours, we are planning to organise some more tours of our great new Weymouth surgery.  If you want a sneak preview, why not take a virtual tour of our Link Park surgery.  Click here for a behind the scenes look at what we have to offer.

Wednesday Morning closures – from now on we are closing every Wednesday from 9am to 10am for staff training.  Please have a look at the news item to see how this may affect you and your pet.  We will of course still be available for emergencies.

We have been working very hard on improving the veterinary experience for our cat patients and it is now official – we are a Gold Standard Cat Friendly practice!  You can see just how this affects you and your cat by reading all about it in our news item.

information and advice from dave cumber vets


Finding the right vet for your pet is an important decision to make, and visiting your new vet for the first time can sometimes be quite daunting.

Here at Dave Cumber Veterinary Surgeons, we want to make sure you have a great first visit, so relax as our team is friendly, experienced and here to help you and your pet.

pet health club

Pet Health Club Club from Dave Cumber Vets in Dorset


Ensuring your pet has the very best, affordable, preventative healthcare to help him stay in tip top condition.