The Wellbeing of your Pets is our First Priority

Arden House was established in 1946 by Angus Clive Matthews. After his retirement in 2000, the practice was bought by our current head vet - Cathy Siddle MRCVS.

We are proud to be one of the few independent practices in the area who provide 24 hour emergency care for all of our patients 365 days a year - staffed by our own vets and nurses.

Healthcare Plans

The Arden House Healthcare Plan has been designed to provide essential routine healthcare at an affordable price, whilst allowing you to spread the cost into monthly payments.

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Pet of the Month






4.5 year old Lucy has been a regular visitor to the practice since May this year after she was diagnosed with Lymphoma.
The term “lymphoma” describes a cancer that is derived from white blood cells called lymphocytes. Lymphocytes normally function as part of the immune system to protect the body from infection. Although lymphoma can affect virtually any organ in the body, it most commonly arises in organs that function as part of the immune system such as the lymph nodes, spleen, and bone marrow.
On examination, Lucy's lymph nodes were enlarged. She required a surgical procedure to have a lymph node removed and it was sent to the laboratory for analysis. The result showed that Lucy has got a high-grade Lymphoma.
Vet Nigel and Lucy's owners discussed the treatment that she would need and the life expectancy with the disease. Lucy's owners made the decision to treat the Lymphoma which is aimed at slowing down it's progression. The disease is not curable,  so the ultimate goal of the treatment is to  prolong and improve the quality of Lucy's life.
Lucy's treatment regime involves a combination of a chemotherapy tablet, chemotherapy intravenous injections and a steroid tablet.
Initially Lucy was a bit anxious of coming into the practice for her injections, but she has learnt to trust us and enjoys the fuss made of her (as you can see from her happy face in the picture).
Lucy and her family have recently relocated to the seaside.We recently received this lovely message from them;

"Many thanks to everyone at Arden House especially Nigel,the care ,professionalism and patience you showed to Lucy and us while she endured her chemotherapy was amazing,we will be forever grateful.Will let you know how she copes with her move to the seaside."

Lucy is a super dog and we wish her the very best.

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