The importance of microchipping your pet

Keeping our pets safe is important to all of us as pet owners. They trust us with their care and protection and, as well as feeding, exercising and cuddling them, that includes identifying them so that we can be reunited if we are parted. A microchip literally identifies your pet as belonging to you. It…

Grass seed dangers to cats and dogs

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Grass seeds are a common problem during the spring and summer months. While your pet explores the outdoors, grass seed can easily brush off the tops of long grass stems onto their bodies. The seeds have pointed ends and are exceptionally sharp, so they become trapped in your pet’s fur and due to their shape…

Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month

We’re celebrating our wonderful nurses; want to join in? Throughout May, we will be raising awareness of the resilience and myriad of jobs our veterinary nurses have within our practice team and the wider veterinary industry. Below you’ll learn what Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month is, the roles our exceptional nurses play on a day-to-day basis…

The importance of pet insurance

We believe that pet insurance is an important part of responsible pet ownership. Owning a pet is hugely rewarding, but it can also be expensive if they are to suffer an illness or injury. Having a good pet insurance policy allows you to concentrate on what’s best for your pet while knowing help is there…

How to help your itchy dog

Have you noticed your dog scratching a bit more than usual? This article covers the common reasons your dog might have itchy skin and some top tips for providing relief. Common dog skin conditions If your dog has started itching and scratching more than usual, it might be due to some of these common issues:…

Adopt a pet – save a life

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If recent months meant you put your new pet plans on hold, you may now be starting to put the wheels in motion to extend your family and welcome a new member. Many people research reputable breeders or consider designer dogs based on celebrity social media profiles, however, considering adopting a rescue animal can be hugely rewarding.  Animal rescue…

The role of a client care team

As with any business, a vet practice needs a strong supporting team for the non-clinical business functions. The client care team will generally be the first and last port of call for pets and their owner. Depending on the size of the practice, this can include: Practice Manager Oversees the general every day running of…

The role of a patient care assistant (PCA)

A patient care assistant works alongside and supports the whole practice team to achieve the highest standards of patient care. Under the direction and supervision of a veterinary surgeon or registered veterinary nurse (RVN) they will assist with monitoring of inpatients, infection control and handling animals safely for procedures such as injections, blood samples, bandage…