We have been recognised in the annual Petplan Veterinary awards again and received nominations in the following categories in 2013:-
Practice of the Year
Veterinary Surgeon of the Year
Veterinary Nurse of the Year
Whilst it is great for individuals to be recognised, the most important recognition is our nomination for Practice of the Year – congratulations to all our staff for continuing to provide a service we can be proud of.
Simplified Pets Passport from January 2012
From January 2012, DEFRA have made travelling abroad with your pets a whole lot easier and a lot cheaper…
For pets travelling to Pet Passport member countries, pets now only need to be microchipped and vaccinated against rabies. They then wait 3 weeks before they can travel & return to the UK. Continue reading
Having had one of the coolest and wettest summers in the last few years, it’s time to think about what implications this has for our dogs?
Put simply, this means an increase in the numbers of snails and slugs. Slugs and snails mean potential lungworm infections. We have a very interesting video on our Facebook page featuring Joe Inglis that talks all about this topic.
Fortunately, Lungworm is easy to prevent with a monthly spot-on aclled Advocate. The great news is that Advocate does more than just lungworm, controlling fleas, worms and a number of different skin and ears mites such as foxes mange mite.
Concerned about the cost of applying a monthly spot-on? Why not consider spreading the cost out by taking out a Pet Health Plan?
If you have any questions about this topic please feel free to contact us.
Our current Featured Pet is Charlie, a German Shorthaired Pointer.
Charlie was brought into the clinic by his owners after spending the morning vomiting/retching and acting out of sorts. On examination Charlie was slightly subdued and tender in his abdomen. As dogs can have a habit of eating things they shouldn’t, and Charlie is no exception, we were quite concerned he may have a foreign body blockage of his intestines. We took some X-rays to look for any foreign bodies and while none were visible there were some changes in his stomach that suggested a blockage. Continue reading