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Nicola’s Clinical Animal Behaviour Course

At the end of June, Nicola spent four days near Scotland's beautiful west coast studying the first part of her behaviour certificate. This course was a wonderful opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of normal canine and feline behaviour, as well as how to solve the psychological problems that can arise in our pets.   These conditions may have developed [...]

2019-09-10T22:52:48+00:00August 15th, 2019|

Gillian Cardiology Course

In July Gillian attended a 5 day course in Estoril, Portugal.  The course was ran by the European Society of Advanced Veterinary Studies (ESAVS) and the subject area was Cardiology. Vets from all over the EU and further afield, including Columbia and Russia, were in attendance.  There were no other delegates from the UK.  Fortunately the course was delivered in [...]

2019-08-09T12:18:58+00:00August 9th, 2019|

Gillian, Jaynie and Louise Vet Festival 2019

Louise, Jayne and Gillian travelled down to Surrey in June to attend Vet Festival 2019.   This is a CPD event with a difference! The lectures are held in marquees and the accommodation is in tents.  As well as the usual surgical and medical focus streams, there are dedicated nursing and well being lectures too.  The event is the brain child [...]

2019-08-09T12:27:27+00:00July 9th, 2019|

Rachel – Acupuncture

In February Rachel spent 4 days on the west coast of Scotland at an intensive course on veterinary acupuncture. This fantastic course provided training on using acupuncture safety in veterinary practice for a wide, but selected, range of conditions and was a chance to meet and discuss cases with other interested vets from different career paths. Pain is one of [...]

2019-08-09T12:20:32+00:00March 5th, 2019|

Liesbeth certificate – feline kidney and urinary disease and feline dermatology

Last week Liesbeth travelled to Swindon to complete her postgraduate certificate in feline medicine.  This was her final trip to Swindon where she attended a two-day course in feline kidney and urinary disease and feline dermatology.  Dr Susana Silva, a European specialist in veterinary medicine, presented the first day. Kidney disease is very common in our older feline patients and [...]

2019-08-09T12:19:48+00:00February 28th, 2019|

VET Festival 2018

Louise and Gillian recently visited sunny Surrey for a conference. Unlike the usual veterinary conferences, this one was set outdoors and had a "festival" feel.  So called, VET festival, this is the brain child of Noel Fitzpatrick ("Supervet"). In recent years there has been a move within the profession to improve mental wellbeing, with the recognition that, as a profession, [...]

2018-06-20T11:32:57+00:00June 20th, 2018|

Liesbeth continues her Feline Medicine Certificate Programme

This week Liesbeth continued her studies on the feline medicine certificate programme in Swindon.  The feline gastrointestinal tract and liver disease were covered in detail, followed by a further day on feline endocrinology. The feline gastrointestinal tract day was lectured by Professor Tim Gruffydd-Jones B.Vet.Med.(Lond.), Ph.D.(Bristol), M.R.C.V.S. who is an RCVS specialist in feline medicine.  The day started examining oral diseases.  Feline gingivitis and dental [...]

2018-12-17T16:30:10+00:00June 20th, 2018|

Feline cardiology and respiratory disease – CPD

Last week Liesbeth travelled down to Swindon to continue her studies on feline medicine in order to obtain a certificate in this area.  This month the lectures were provided by Kerry Simpson, a RCVS specialist in Feline Medicine. The first day concentrated on feline cardiology.  Heart murmurs and heart disease in cats is something we deal with regularly at the practice.  The lectures [...]

2018-12-17T16:30:22+00:00May 29th, 2018|


This issue we bring you Rocket the 4 year old rescue rabbit. Rocket's favourite place to sleep is anywhere that isn't his bedroom! He always pulls all the bedding out and redistributes it all over the hutch! His favourite toy is a wooden chew which is filled with hay, unfortunately, one of Rocket’s naughtiest habits is chewing things other than [...]

2018-05-02T10:26:35+00:00May 2nd, 2018|
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