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|

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|

Local Hero Award – Linlithgow (January 2021) Claire Staines

🌟🏆🌟🏆🌟🏆🌟🏆🌟🏆🌟🏆🌟🏆🌟🏆 🏆🌟Westport Vet's Local Hero Awards🏆🌟 🌟🏆🌟🏆🌟🏆🌟🏆🌟🏆🌟🏆🌟🏆🌟🏆 Westport Veterinary Clinic’s Local Hero Awards has been created to recognise and honour acts of kindness in our local community. 🏆This month Westport Vets Local Hero for Linlithgow is Claire Staines.   Claire owns and runs Lothlorien Dog Services. and was nominated for her act of kindness for Sally the beagle. ⭐Sally recently [...]

2023-01-23T11:31:40+00:00January 31st, 2021|

Westport Vet’s Local Hero Awards – September 2020

🌟🏆🌟🏆🌟🏆🌟🏆🌟🏆🌟🏆🌟🏆🌟🏆 🏆🌟Westport Vet's Local Hero Awards🏆🌟🌟🏆🌟🏆🌟🏆🌟🏆🌟🏆🌟🏆🌟🏆🌟🏆 🏆Westport Vets Local Hero Award for September 2020 is Rebecca Holmes. ⭐Westport Veterinary Clinic’s Local Hero Awards has been created to recognise and honour acts of kindness in the local community. 🏆Rebecca Holmes has been dedicated to the local community with Rebecca Holmes Photography Linlithgow Front Steps Project. This is a project capturing the [...]

2023-01-23T11:31:40+00:00October 24th, 2020|

The home teacher – it’s the Easter holidays!!!…..

The Easter holidays were a welcome break from being a teacher I can now become Just Mum! It is a rather unusual feeling of having no plans for the holidays and no where we need to go. Usually Easter weekend is like a challenge you’d find on an episode of the Krypton Factor (you will know what this if you [...]

2023-01-23T11:31:41+00:00May 12th, 2020|

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|