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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|

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|

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|

Westport Vets Book Review – February 2021

📚 February's BOOK📚 'History of the World in 100 Animals' Author: Simon Barnes Hardback (480 pages) Suitable for: Adults 📚DESCRIPTION: In The History of the World in 100 Animals, award-winning author Simon Barnes selects the 100 animals who have had the greatest impact on humanity and on whom humanity has had the greatest effect. 📚 This book is beautifully illustrated [...]

2023-01-23T11:31:39+00:00February 27th, 2021|

Westport Vets Business Review February 2021

Westport Vets Business Review Each month Westport Vets reviews a local business. Our aim is to support fellow local businesses and highlight what we like best about them! FEBRUARY REVIEW: Business: Wellbread catering Location: Linlithgow High Street Type of Business: Sandwich bar PURPOSE OF VISIT: Lunch to takeaway! Ordered by phone, advised of collection availability in 10 minutes and order [...]

2023-01-23T11:31:39+00:00February 27th, 2021|

SQF Local Hero Award – February 2021

SQF Local Hero Award - February 2021 Westport Veterinary Clinic’s Local Hero Awards has been created to recognise and honour acts of kindness in our local community. This month Westport Veterinary Clinic’s Local Hero Award Winner for South Queensferry is Anne Mitchell. Anne is a member of the Queensferry and District Community Council and as a retired nurse she is [...]

2023-01-23T11:31:39+00:00February 27th, 2021|