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London Vet Show 2023!

Recently Hannah decided to head down to London to attend the London Vet Show alongside 2 of our other vets Natalie and Rachel. Here’s how it went: London Vet Show is a 2 day event with a huge array of lectures to attend from surgical wound management to chronic pain to emergency medicine. We were spoiled for choice for lectures [...]

2023-11-29T22:54:29+00:00November 29th, 2023|

Yasmin’s trip to Nottingham Vet School, attending a CPD ultrasound course

This Wednesday, Yasmin travelled down to Nottingham Vet School to take part in their CPD ultrasound course, specifically focussing on the abdominal organs. First, they were shown how to properly set up the ultrasound machine. From selecting the correct probe, to adjusting the frequency and gain, to ensure it was appropriate for each patient and organ. They were allowed to [...]

2023-11-29T22:33:31+00:00November 29th, 2023|

Carolyn attends the ISFM Feline Vet Congress 2023

In July this year Carolyn travelled to Dublin to attend the annual highlight of the feline vet calendar, the ISFM Feline Vet Congress.  This year the focus of the congress was Acute Upper Urinary Tract Disease, including Ureteral Obstruction often leading to Acute Kidney Injury (AKI).  The Ureters are each a long outflow tube running from the kidney to the [...]

2023-11-29T22:33:18+00:00November 29th, 2023|

Hugo’s Hero Award Winner 2022 – Meatball

Meatball's story began several years ago as a stray. He began visiting the Kershaw family, Clare, Daniel and their children Sophie (age 13) and Jack (9), through their cat flap and eating their own cat’s food. The family told us he was such a handsome boy yet in such a bedraggled state, with ticks on his face and matted fur. [...]

2023-02-06T15:54:22+00:00February 6th, 2023|

VetFest 2022

Here at Westport Vets we are passionate about keeping our knowledge/expertise up to date, and a small team of vets and nurses are just back from VetFest ‘22, in sunny (mostly!) Loseley Park, Guildford.  This fun educational weekend event is the brainchild of TV Supervet, Noel Fitzpatrick.  It combines the perfect environment for learning and de-stressing, and lectures are of [...]

2023-01-23T11:31:37+00:00June 14th, 2022|

Carolyn attends a day of ultrasound CPD

Dr Carolyn Cairns has just completed a practical day-course in Abdominal Ultrasound, consolidating nicely all that she had learned on the summer on-line Ultrasound course.  This was a small group of just 12 vets, with 7 willing and very well-behaved dogs on which to practice.  The dogs were owned by some of the vets attending and all were very happy [...]

2023-01-23T11:31:38+00:00January 25th, 2022|

Andrew The Golden Retriever

One of Westport Vets Local Canine Heroes for South Queensferry, Andrew the Golden Retriever. Andrew attended the Westport Vets South Queensferry practice to assist in the treatment of an emergency case. He helped to save the life of another dog by being a blood donor. Andrew is a registered blood donor at Westport Vet. His owners, Annette and Tony [...]

2023-01-23T11:31:38+00:00January 5th, 2022|

Archie the Cocker Spaniel

Archie is a Cocker Spaniel who was rescued from Edinburgh Dog and Cat home 3 years ago. He was adopted by owner Liz King after the tragic and sudden loss of her husband David. Liz and David were happily married for 33 years and his loss was absolutly devastating. Archie is an extremely sweet and very loving dog. He [...]

2023-01-23T11:31:38+00:00January 5th, 2022|

Vet Miriam’s weekend workshop on fresh food feeding

Miriam spent a weekend learning all about fresh food (raw and home cooked) feeding in dogs and cats. On the first day Miriam was reminded of the advantages and common problems encountered with each type of feeding (kibble, raw feeding, home cooked feeding) and the popular motivations for feeding each type of food. She then had a reminder of the [...]

2023-01-23T11:31:38+00:00June 26th, 2021|

Miriam’s Masterclass on Feline Degenerative Joint Disease

Miriam attended an invitation-only masterclass on feline osteoarthritis. Key opinion leaders and experts in the feline veterinary world were brought together to discuss the challenges facing diagnosis of mobility disorders in cats, and what the latest research tells us. Cats are well known for hiding any signs of illness or pain, and osteoarthritis poses some specific challenges for owners and [...]

2023-01-23T11:31:39+00:00June 26th, 2021|