Continued Practice Development

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|

Old Friends Check-Ups

Did you know that a cat over the age of 8 is considered to be senior?! In dogs this is a bit more breed-dependant with giant dogs reaching their senior years aged around 6, and smaller dogs up to 8 or 9. Now that your pet is one of our senior citizens, we would recommend booking them in for an [...]

2023-01-23T11:31:41+00:00April 21st, 2020|

Cat Friendly Clinic Award

We understand it is stressful when you have to bring your cat to see us. This is why we are proud to have been accredited as an ISFM Cat Friendly Clinic – Silver Award. The ISFM Cat Friendly Clinic accreditation is an internationally-recognised award. It means that we have met criteria to help minimise stress to your cat in our [...]

2023-01-23T11:31:41+00:00April 21st, 2020|

Thriving in Practice workshop

Recently, we arranged a training day for the whole team about how to maintain resilience in the face of what, as you might imagine, can be a very emotionally demanding job. The lovely Torphichen Inn hosted us for the workshop and kept us well fed and watered throughout the day. The session was set up and run by the brilliant [...]

2023-01-23T11:31:43+00:00March 1st, 2020|

Fiona and Paula SPVS Conference 2020

  Fiona and Paula headed off on a mammoth road trip on 23rd January to attend the annual SPVS Conference. This was being held in the beautiful Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales.  The congress is the only one of its kind, in that there are no clinical lectures, it is all about managing the practice from leadership and mental [...]

2023-01-23T11:31:43+00:00February 10th, 2020|

Gina – Emergency and Critical Care conference

Our vet Gina (who you may recall did a client talk on pet CPR recently) spent this Wednesday further honing her skills at an Emergency and Critical Care conference hosted by VetsNow in Glasgow. Whilst the topics of fluid therapy for patients in shock and decontamination of patients exposed to toxins were a good refresher of topics Gina was already [...]

2023-01-23T11:31:44+00:00February 6th, 2020|

Stuarts Oral Surgery – Reconstruction and Plastics CPD

Stuart travelled to the Accesia Academy in Sweden to attend their course on Oral Surgery - Reconstruction and Plastics. The journey was fairly simple with a quick easyJet hop from Edinburgh to Copenhagen, and then a train journey across The Bridge (featured in a famous TV show) into Sweden and then North to Halmstad. On arrival it was cold, wet [...]

2023-01-23T11:31:44+00:00December 3rd, 2019|

Claire – ECC (emergency and critical care) UK Congress

Claire recently has come back from attending the 16th ECC (emergency and critical care) UK Congress at The Royal Armouries in Leeds. The ECC Congress, organised by Vets NoW, had many different lecture streams which included: Foundations of ECC – ideal for those new to emergency or recent graduates Advanced stream –  certificate holders and experienced ECC practitioners can expect [...]

2023-01-23T11:31:45+00:00November 26th, 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 [...]

2023-01-23T11:31:45+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 [...]

2023-01-23T11:31:45+00:00October 19th, 2019|