As of Monday 3rd April 2023, One client may accompany their animal into the Practice whilst it is examined.
Please let us know when you arrive at the Practice.
Diolch / Many Thanks.
Castle House Veterinary Practice, The Drovers, Adpar, Newcastle emlyn, SA38 9EJ.
We will be trying to maintain an efficient and coherent service as we enter the next stage of the virus outbreak, in accordance with the current guidance in Wales. We aim to be able to provide healthcare for our client's pets and livestock, and politely ask for your co-operation as well during this difficult time.
1. !! Please can all clients visiting the practice use the hand sanitisers provided.
2. !! On arrival please inform reception you are here and then wait in the car/vehicle if possible until your appointment time.
3. !! Please limit the consultation to one family member attending.
4. !! Please inform us if you are self-isolating BEFORE coming to the practice - further advice will be given, telephone advice may be more appropriate.
5. !! If you are self-isolating and require veterinary care please contact us to see how we can help.
!! Please place orders for repeat prescriptions and preventative parasite treatments prior to coming to the practice; please check your medicine supplies and ensure you have a suitable stock level.
!! Please order your farm drugs in advance where possible, and they will be ready to be picked up from reception. If you require veterinary advice please telephone the practice and a vet will return your call.
Thank you for your help and co-operation, we wish you all the best at this increasingly difficult time.
New mandatory biosecurity and housing measures for all poultry and captive birds in Wales are to be introduced on 2nd December, following a decision by the interim Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales.
The introduction of biosecurity and housing measures comes after surveillance of avian influenza suggests a heightened risk of disease for Wales over the winter months.
From this date, it will be a legal requirement for all bird keepers to keep their birds indoors or otherwise separated from wild birds. Keepers must also complete and act upon a bespoke biosecurity review of the premises where birds are kept. This is to minimise the risk of virus entry in bird houses, which usually results in high mortality. These new measures are in addition to those in the Wales Avian Influenza Prevention Zone, which remain crucially important.
Bird keepers are encouraged to prepare for the introduction of the new measures, by making sure housing is suitable, with the housed environment enhanced to protect bird welfare. Keepers should consult their vet for advice where needed.
A copy of the biosecurity checklist can be found here.
A Welsh Government press notice has been issued and can be found here.
Due to the increased risk of avian influenza from wild birds, an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) has come into force across Great Britain from noon today (Monday 17th October).
From this date, it will be a legal requirement for all bird keepers to follow strict biosecurity measures, as failure to do so could result in more cases. This applies to all bird keepers in England, Scotland and Wales, whether birds are kept commercially or as pets, regardless of whatever type or size. These measures include cleansing and disinfecting clothing, footwear and equipment, reducing the movement of people to and from areas, and preventing access by poultry to ponds and watercourses.
More information is available in the press release on GOV.UK
Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)
Castle House is a mixed animal Veterinary Practice situated in the Adpar area of the historic West Wales market town of Newcastle Emlyn. The practice offers treatment for a wide variety of large and small animals. All of our practitioners are fully qualified MRCVS veterinary surgeons, with both small animal expertise and livestock specialisation.
Ffôn /Phone:- (01239) 710187
In case of emergency:
If your pet needs help urgently out of our business hours, please call the following telephone number:
EMERGENCY CALL SERVICE - 01239 710187
Mon - Fri - 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sat - 9:00am - 1pm
Mon - Fri 9:00am - 10:30am and 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Sun - Emergency Calls (Out of Hours Service)
Pets are more than just animals at Castle House Veterinary Practice – they are our patients. Our range of services consists not only veterinary examinations. We are happy to advise you on any questions you may have on the best practice of keeping, caring for and feeding animals.
We have created as soothing an atmosphere as possible for both pets and owners at our practice. Our treatment rooms are fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and include an isolation ward for sick animals and a modern operating theatre. Be certain that we will do everything to help your pet receive the best possible treatment. This is something to which our whole team is committed.
Whether a dog, a cat, or a horse, our dedication and skill will provide the best treatment using cutting-edge methods, but not forgetting patience and a love of animals so that your pet recovers quickly. The right care is crucial. We shall be happy to advise you. If your pet needs help urgently out of hours, please refer to the emergency veterinary cover list.
Castle House Veterinary Practice Ltd.