All pets need to be registered with a veterinary practice, where you can take your animal for routine health care and advice, as well as any emergency treatment.
All veterinary surgeons must be registered by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).
Find an RCVS accredited veterinary practice - visit : http://findavet.rcvs.org.uk/home/
Caring for your pet's needs
If an animal you own or are responsible for is suffering or in pain, you are required under the Animal Welfare Act to take the animal to a vet.
All animals will show pain or suffering in different ways – visit our pet pages for more information and to find out how to provide for your pet under the five welfare needs.