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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 [...]

2022-06-14T16:36:09+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 [...]

2021-06-26T23:48:35+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 [...]

2021-06-26T23:46:54+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 [...]

2021-02-10T18:25:06+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 [...]

2020-10-24T10:54:20+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 [...]

2020-05-12T06:34:54+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 [...]

2022-04-21T15:46:58+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 [...]

2022-04-21T15:38:56+00:00April 21st, 2020|

Week two of my Stay at home teacher job! And it hasn’t got any easier…..

I feel the kids have become very adept at pushing my buttons and knowing exactly what gets the reaction! Such as answering NO to anything I say sometimes before I have even gotten to the end of the sentence I implemented the snack box for each of them (an idea sourced from Facebook) so they could help themselves to something [...]

2020-04-08T19:34:04+00:00April 8th, 2020|

Pets and SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19)

A recent study done on five cats in China seems to indicate that SARs-CoV-2 can be transmitted via respiratory droplets to other cats. This work is yet to be peer-reviewed to assess how reliable the information is, although experts do think the findings were credible. Importantly the findings DO NOT indicate that cats can spread the disease to humans. Dogs, [...]

2020-04-08T16:24:09+00:00April 3rd, 2020|