We are very excited to be welcoming a new vet to the team. Pablo Vila has just joined us from Maidenhead. Unfortunately we don’t have a suitable photo to showread more
Nobody with a garden likes slugs and snails. Unfortunately the most effective chemical way of getting rid of them is extremely poisonous to pets, fielding andread more
Lilies can cause fatal poisoning in cats. Now is the time of year when many people are giving flowers to friends and family – what with the wedding lily poisoningread more
our monthly editorial…
This month we will be saying goodbye to our australian vet, Bella. She has been with us for a year and is now off on her travels again. We would like to thank her for all her hard work and wish her the best of luck in the future. We are delighted to welcome back nurse Jo and receptionist Mel from maternity leave – it’s great to have them back in the team again.
While most people with school age children are caught up in the exam season, several of our staff have been “back at school” on a variety of training courses. Dispenser Jo has been away doing a SQP (suitably qualified person) course which formalises all the work she does as a veterinary dispenser and also keeps us right up to date with all the latest legislation. Head Nurse Sam is doing an advanced veterinary anaesthetics course and vet Amy is doing a certificate in feline medicine. Several members of staff are also doing a course in bereavement – many people do not realise that the grief surrounding the loss of a pet can be as profound as that associated with losing a friend or relative and we want to be able to offer our clients the best support, advice and care we can at this very difficult time. All our staff are continually doing CPD (continual professional development) not only to update skills in existing areas but also to expand the services we can offer to you and your pets.
We have lots of very exciting things in the pipeline for 2015 which we will be keeping you up to date with here on the website and on our facebook page so watch this space! We will also be “fine tuning” our Puppy Packages which run alongside our very popular pet health club. They are a great way to make sure your puppy gets the best start you can give them and represent great value as well. Check out the details via the pet health club link
You may have noticed that we have had no new monthly articles for the past few months. This is because Ruth who writes them is having some time off for family reasons. We hope we will be able to restart them soon but in the meantime you can see all the previous very interesting articles in our article archive. This month we have re-run a rather topical and very useful article on helping baby birds. This is the time of year when we start seeing more wild birds being brought into the surgeries and although instinctively we all want to help, sometimes the right thing to do is leave well alone. Anyway, you can read all about it in the article.
Talking of Ruth, this month’s photo is of her 2 lovely springer spaniels photographed here at Hardy Monument.