Our Christmas Opening times for Head Office and Dispensary are as follows:
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: Closed
Tuesday 27th: Closed
Wednesday 28th: Open 8.30am until 5:00pm
Thursday 29th: Open 8.30am until 5:00pm
Friday 30th: Open 8.30am until 12.30pm
Monday 2nd January: Closed
Tuesday 3rd January: Open as normal
Dispensary Christmas Delivery Times
To guarantee delivery before Christmas and New Year please place orders before 12pm on Wednesday 14th of December, normal service will resume on Tuesday 3rd January.
These dates are dictated by our manufacturers as they are closed during this period and although we carry medication and have a small amount of vaccine in stock, we strongly advise you order in advance of this date to guarantee delivery before Christmas and New Year.
Due to extended delivery times over the Christmas period and the upcoming postal strikes, any orders placed after noon on the 12th December will be sent on 3rd January 2023. This is because this is a live product and needs to be refrigerated when not in transit. Orders for Beryl's that are received between noon on the 12th December 2022 and the 2nd January, will be sent when business resumes in the New Year on 3rd January 2023.
Predator Mites - Orders for Predator Mite placed before midday 7th December will be sent on the 19th Decemeber. Any orders placed after noon on the 7th December will be sent in the new year.
Laboratory Opening Times and Testing
Please note that our external laboratories will also be closing during the Christmas period. We would therefore advise that you ring your local practice to discuss submissions ahead of posting any samples so as they can advise which lab this needs to be sent to.
During the Christmas period it is important to ensure that any routine testing, such as Salmonella, continues, so please do call the dispensary team to order any swabs or sample submission forms that are required during the festive period.
On behalf of all at The Chicken Vet, we wish you a
very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.