Changes at City Road, Accomplishments and Taffy the “Miracle Dog”

Changes at City Road, Accomplishments and Taffy the “Miracle Dog”

Apologies to all our readers for not posting recently. Despite best intentions to write a regular blog, it’s very easy to let these things slide especially when caught up within the daily nitty-gritty of working within a busy veterinary practice. (We are bombarded by marketing agencies on a regular basis who will write blogs for you, but they tend to be less personal and specific...

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Supervet and the challenges of Pet euthanasia

Supervet and the challenges of Pet euthanasia

I never watch daytime television.Firstly I’m usually here at City Road vets dealing with the hustle and bustle of working within a busy clinic and secondly, there is little that I find of interest. Earlier this week, I had the misfortune of picking up the Noravirus which as well as causing a little “tummy upset” also knocked me sideways and laid me low for 3-4...

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Alabama Rot and importance of vaccination

Alabama Rot and importance of vaccination

Tuesday Jan 21st was the day that I first became aware of “Alabama Rot” . I was just finishing seeing Dexter, a fantastic little Cavalier king charles spaniel who unfortunately had chronic allergic skin disease which needed reassessment on a monthly basis. His  very dedicated owner, who I had got to know well since being referred by another clinic, ended the consult by asking me...

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Looking a little nervous- Go Karting with City Road Vets July 2013

Why we don’t thank our team enough?

It’s not because they don’t deserve it. Of course they do. Our nurses are either training  to become or have become registered, qualified veterinary nurses. This involves a 2-3 year intensive on the job and day release learning process as well as extra curricular study using their spare time. Our receptionists also undertake further continuing education in order to learn new skills to enhance the...

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20 Years of Change…

20 Years of Change…

I qualified as a vet in 1992, twenty years ago. I can hardly believe it, how the years have flown by and how things have changed within the profession. My first position as a fresh faced, wet behind the ears 22 year old, was at a very traditional, well established small animal practice in Edgbaston, Birmingham. Back then, I remember going for the interview in...

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Fox Lungworm. Why are we not diagnosing it?

Fox Lungworm. Why are we not diagnosing it?

Mid August, and summer is officially over in Cornwall. Truro town is full of holidaymakers, the roads are horrendously busy and the indoor soft play centres are brimmed to bursting. But for the rain, everyone would be on the beach. Instead, everyone is reminiscing about the sunny, hot July’s and August’s of the 70s and 80s and contemplating how to do battle in our drowned...

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