News

5
Dec
2018

The amazing story of Tigger Mcleod

Tigger Mcleod is a one year old domestic short haired cat who went missing from home in the middle of August.  His owners had all but given up hope of ever seeing him again when he appeared on their doorstep on the 9th September. Seeing that Tigger was weak on his hind legs, the owners brought Tigger to the surgery... View Article

3
Dec
2018

New Ophthalmology Service Starting January 2019

        From 7th January 2019, Jim Carter from South Devon Referrals will be running clinics every other Monday morning. Jim is a Veterinary Ophthalmology Specialist and owns a referral centre in Newton Abbot, Devon. South Devon Referrals All surgical procedures will still be carried out at his hospital in Newton Abbot. Follow the link below for more information.... View Article

9
Oct
2018

Can your pet breathe properly?

  BOAS (Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome) Our furry friends with short noses (known as brachycephalics) are at risk of BOAS, which is a severe life limiting disease. 50% Pugs, French bulldogs and 45% of English Bulldogs are affected. The breathing problems they exhibit are due to the shortened skull. The length of the nose is reduced but the same amount... View Article

17
Sep
2018

Nigel Berry –  a pelvic cat-astrophe!

Nigel came into our Burnham-On-Sea surgery at the beginning of July lame in his right hind leg. He had been known to get into the odd scrap with neighbouring cats and it was initially thought that he may have been bitten and was developing an abscess. An unusual fracture He was seen again the next day as there was no... View Article

14
Sep
2018

What is the Pet Health Club and how can you benefit?

We recently carried out a survey of clients visiting our practice to see who knew about the Pet Health Club. We are pleased to say a lot of you did. But some of you thought that our Pet Health Club was the same as pet insurance. We thought we’d write a bit more about it, and also tell you the... View Article

4
Sep
2018

New Calendars for Pet Health Club Members

                We have designed four calendars to help you remember when your pet’s preventative health treatment is due. Call in to your usual surgery to collect one – along with a free magnet and pen . The benefits of being a member of our pet health club is that it allows you to... View Article

30
Jul
2018

Wet Eczema

            Wet eczema otherwise known as “hot spots” or “acute moist dermatitis” is the sudden onset of intense irritation of the skin and is most commonly seen in long haired dogs, particularly around the face, but can be anywhere on the body.  Wet eczema is most commonly seen in the summer months particularly when conditions... View Article

10
Jul
2018

Awarded Outstanding in Client Care by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

We are delighted to announce that both of our surgeries in Bridgwater and Burnham-On-Sea have received Outstanding Client Service Awards from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).We are currently the only practice in the area to receive the top level of this award.   The RCVS practice standards scheme helps pet owners to identify the areas in which veterinary... View Article

5
Jun
2018

Stan the rabbit’s malaligned teeth

Stan is a four year old Lionhead x rabbit who his owner, Mrs Taylor, has cared for since September 2016 when his previous owner sadly died. Mrs Taylor has a lot of experience of caring for rabbits and currently has more than ten at her home. Since a young age, Stan has had dental problems. Part of this is due... View Article

4
Jun
2018

Fly Strike Alert Rabbits

          We are entering the high risk period for fly strike in rabbits. Approximately 50% of rabbits who present at a veterinary surgery with fly strike need to be put to sleep. Risk Factors for Fly Strike: A study has recently been carried out by the University of Liverpool and they found that: Unneutered female rabbits... View Article