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Village Veterinary Hospital
Kells Road
ph:(056) 776 2674


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Services offered by Village Veterinary Hospital

Village Veterinary Hospital, Kells Road, Kilkenny
Opening Hours

Village Veterinary Hospital, Kells Road, Kilkenny is open:

8am to 8pm Monday to Friday
9am to 4pm Saturdays
9am to 12am Sundays

We have 'open surgery' hours, when no appointment is needed, between 7pm & 8pm Mon-Fri, and 12pm to 1pm Saturday.

We are generally able to facilitate people who turn up without appointment during daytime, especially with an emergency, but it is preferable to phone first.

Village Veterinary Hospital, Kilkenny: (056) 776 2674

24/7 Emergency Service

Outside of offices hours an emergency service is provided 24/7 from the Kilkenny Clinic.

Call (056) 7762674

The phone is always answered by Village Veterinary personnel.



At Village Veterinary Hospital our phones are answered by the same staff who are looking after your pet.

Our staff are renowned for their personal ways, they prioritise the needs of each patient,and are aware of the anxieties and feelings of the owners.



In November 2006 Village Veterinary Hospital started computerising all our clinical records for our small animal clients. Prior to that the computer was mostly for accounts.

What does this mean for your pet?
Firstly, all contact details for the owner and all details about each animal are accurately recorded and easily edited.

Each time your pet comes to the surgery all clinical observations and treatments given are recorded on file. Any specific medical problems or allergies can be flagged on your pets’ record and brought to attention when the record is opened.

All records prior to 2006 are still retained on our old card file system and can be accessed when needed.

Please let us know if there are any changes that we may need to make to an existing record.


At Village veterinary we have full x-ray facilities and automatic film processing available on site. All radiographs are indexed and stored for easy retrieval & re-evaluation at any later date if required.

We take and submit x-rays for hip scoring to the BSAVA for breed initiatives to reduce arthritis due to hip dysplasia.


We carry out a full range of routine and many non-routine procedures. Most surgery is carried out with gaseous anaesthesia using the same drugs that are used in human hospitals. Anaesthetic monitoring is carried out by trained nurses, with the aid of pulse oximetry and respiration monitors.

We have a wide range of surgical equipment for specialised procedures.
Our vets are proficient surgeons, with individual vets concentrating on particular aspects of less common surgeries. Our constant emphasis on continuing education and upgrading equipment means that we are fully up to date with recent developments.

If your pet requires a particular procedure that is beyond our level of expertise, experience, or equipment, we will not hesitate to suggest referral to a specialised centre.     

Build-up of tartar in your pets mouth can harbour bacteria which lead to halitosis and cause the gums to recede, exposing the tooth roots and leading to tooth loss, inflamed and infected gums, gingivitis, affect a pet’s well being and appetite. It can also contribute to other medical conditions, such as kidney and heart disease.

At Village Veterinary you can arrange to have your pets teeth ultrasonically descaled and polished, to send him home with a glistening smile. Extractions are also carried out as necessary. Dental work is carried out under deep sedation or general anaesthetic as required, using modern ultrasonic descaling and polishing equipment. This work is carried out by trained experienced staff in a thorough and gentle manner.

Painkillers and antibiotics are used as necessary.

We are also fully equipped to deal with dental disease in rabbits and other small mammals.



At Village Veterinary you can have your pet microchipped to ensure that he is permanently identified and traceable back to you should he go missing. We also microchip litters of pups, at a discounted rate, for registration for the Kennel Club.

Please see our article on Microchipping for more detail.



It is very important to have your pet inoculated to protect him / her from the various diseases that are prevalent in the animal population, just as you have a child inoculated against polio, measles etc. Puppies are protected against Parvovirus, Jaundice (viral & bacterial), and Distemper. We also recommend protection against Kennel Cough for those dogs going into Kennels, or to Dog Shows.

Cats are vaccinated against Cat Flu, Enteritis, & Feline Leukaemia Virus. Rabbits are vaccinated against Myxamatosis, and Ferrets against Distemper. The duration of immunity following vaccination varies for different diseases, and in some cases annual re-vaccination is recommended.

Please contact Village Veterinary for advice on the appropriate vaccination regime for your pet. Animals are always given a general health check at the time of vaccination.

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animal xray taken at the village veterinary hospital



animal xray taken at the village veterinary hospital



animal vaccinations at the village veterinary hospital



animal microchip fitted at the village veterinary hospital



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Village Veterinary Hospital
Kells Road, Kilkenny

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