dave cumber vets in dorset – caring for your pets as if they were our own
***UPDATE We were delighted to have welcomed so many people (and their pets) to the new surgery for our open day. The weather was perfect and great fun was had all round. Nearly £700 raised towards the Link Park defibrillator! Full report and photos to follow***...read more
We will be closed for staff training every Wednesday morning between 9am and 10am. We now have over 40 members of our team and it has become increasingly difficult to get everyone together for training - whether it is to do with customer service, clinical procedures...read more
Grass seeds (or grass awns) are a summer menace so protecting your pet from grass seeds is essential. Every year from June until late Autumn we treat a lot of dogs with problems related to grass seeds. These grass seeds are shaped like a barb with a sharp pointed end...read more
our monthly editorial…
Open Day this Sunday 13th August 10am – 4pm – we are delighted to welcome everyone to take a look “behind the scenes” at our wonderful new, hospital standard surgery in Link Park. We are looking forward to meeting our existing clients (and their furry friends) from Dorchester & Weymouth as well as anyone who would like to see just how much we have to offer to local pets. There will be lots of fun things to do including the Wessex FM roadshow so have a look at the news item for more details of what’s on offer and, most importantly, come along and see us!
Wednesday Morning closures – from now on we are closing every Wednesday from 9am to 10am for staff training. Please have a look at the news item to see how this may affect you and your pet. We will of course still be available for emergencies.
We are well into summer now and although it may not feel very summery, don’t be deceived, we are seeing all the usual seasonal problems especially grass seeds. Grass seeds or more correctly awns can work their way into the skin or into any body opening and cause all sorts of problems for your pet. Occasionally these problems can be life threatening. Have a read of our news item on how best to protect your pet from this summer menace.
You may remember a few weeks ago our article on the danger of adder bites hit the local and national media. We have just had another dog with a very severe reaction following an adder bite so please still be vigilant when out and about. You may want to take a look at our original news item on the danger of adders and our 15 minutes of fame!
We have been working very hard on improving the veterinary experience for our cat patients and it is now official – we are a Gold Standard Cat Friendly practice! You can see just how this affects you and your cat by reading all about it in our news item.
Gru and Margot are every excited. Dave Cumber Vets has sponsored a category in Dorset Magazine’s Food and Farming Awards for the best Dog-Friendly Establishment. The 3 finalists have now been chosen and this month Gru & Margot (and Dave!) get to go and visit each to make the final decision.