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Christmas poisonings

Christmas is the time to have fun, celebrate and indulge ourselves a little. As members  of the family our pets often get to indulge a little bit too. But the Christmas season carries a whole host of dangers to our pets, from toxic foods to dangerous seasonal plants. Dangerous food and drink Chocolate - Chocolate contains a drug called theobromine, [...]

2019-11-26T12:41:12+00:00November 21st, 2019|

Rachel – Chronic Pain Certificate

Rachel spent another 4 days on the west coast of Scotland in October, completing the second part of study towards her certificate in Western Veterinary Acupuncture and Chronic Pain Management. Since the acupuncture course in February she has been treating lots of new patients and seeing some great results which is fantastic.   This part of the course concentrated on the [...]

2019-11-21T14:37:59+00:00November 19th, 2019|

Nicolas Clinical Animal Behaviour Course – Anxieties and Phobias

Nicola attended the second part of her clinical animal behaviour course in the middle of August. This time, we looked in detail at problems pertaining to anxieties and phobias, for example noise phobia, fear of strangers, or generalised anxiety. We also covered compulsive behaviours such as over-grooming and shadow chasing. We explored how to effectively carry out a programme of [...]

2019-11-21T14:38:16+00:00October 19th, 2019|

Gillian (RVN) BVNA Congress 2019

In October 2019 Gillian RVN travelled down to Telford to attend BVNA Congress. The British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) is an organisation available as a supportive group for Veterinary Nurses, and aids in promoting animal health and welfare. Lectures were held over the course of a weekend at the Telford International Centre. Not only was there the chance to attend [...]

2019-11-21T14:37:37+00:00October 15th, 2019|

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|
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