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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 [...]

2019-03-28T18:44:20+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 [...]

2019-03-28T18:42:19+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|


Fingal is a very handsome Main Coon who has been a regular at Westport Vets for a while. When he’s not at the clinic he can be found snoozing in his favourite spot – his zebra bed in front of the radiator. Fingal is a cool cat who doesn’t really indulge in toys but when in the mood he will [...]

2018-05-02T10:21:00+00:00May 2nd, 2018|

Feline Medicine – Liesbeth

Last week Liesbeth travelled down to Swindon for two courses on feline medicine as part of a two-year programme to obtain a certificate in feline medicine.  The first course was on clinical pathology and laboratory diagnosis, held by Kathleen Tennant (BVetMed Cert SAM Cert VC PGCAP FRCPath MRCVS), the clinical lead in charge of the diagnostic laboratories at Langford Veterinary [...]

2018-12-17T16:30:47+00:00February 15th, 2018|


Jake is a Sprollie, a cross between a Springer Spaniel and a Collie, and only 9 months old. The team at Westport Vets know Jake well after performing a laparotomy to remove a silicone rubber heel of a shoe insole. Jake recovered quickly and just loves to play (all the time) and has almost boundless energy! His favourite toy is [...]

2018-01-31T14:50:34+00:00January 31st, 2018|
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