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gru blackberryingIt must be autumn because Gru has gone into blackberry picking mode.  She is brilliant at selecting the ripest and juiciest and we often have to fight her for them.  Margot on the other hand is completely hopeless and ends up with a mouthful of prickles!

Blackberries are a wonderful autumn harvest, but watch out for the other autumn crop – fungi.  They are visible in abundance at the moment and they can pose a health threat to your pet.  Click here to read about the dangers of fungi.

Open Day  – what a day!  We were thrilled to see so many old friends and new when we opened the doors to give a “behind the scenes” look at our wonderful new surgery.  The sun shone and with wessex fm broadcasting their roadshow from the surgery it was quite the party atmosphere.  Click here for a full roundup of the day with loads of fabulous photos thanks to Ross Cumber …. well it is a family business!

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 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.

Dogs welcome signDave Cumber Vets has sponsored a category in Dorset Magazine’s Food and Farming Awards for the best Dog-Friendly Establishment.  Gru and Margot had a fantastic time visiting the 3 finalists and the decision has been made, although it is still a secret!  The winner will be announced at the award ceremony later this month and Gru & Margot will be sharing their “tasting notes” soon after.