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July’s Braveheart Award

| August 9, 2017 | Reply
July’s Braveheart Award

July's Braveheart Award goes to…. Wispa The Braveheart for this month is a lovely little cat called Wispa. She is an older girl who started having problems with her breathing. She developed a nasty cough and discharge from her nose. She stopped eating and any effort moving around meant that she struggled to breathe. Wispa […]

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Veterinary Surgeon Vacancy

| July 28, 2017 | Reply
Veterinary Surgeon Vacancy

                                                               Westmoor Veterinary Hospital is an RCVS Accredited Small Animal Hospital set in the beautiful town of Tavistock, West Devon and we are looking for a first opinion veterinary surgeon to work as part of our dedicated small animal practice. The practice has invested in the latest up to date equipment in order to provide […]

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Heart disease in dogs

| July 25, 2017 | Reply
Heart disease in dogs

The common heart diseases suffered by dogs often lead to heart failure. Dogs will generally suffer what is called Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), a relatively slow worsening of symptoms. However, there have been major advances in veterinary medicine over the years and the outlook for a dog with heart failure is often not as gloomy […]

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Cat Clipping

| July 8, 2017 | Reply
Cat Clipping

As well as the day to day routine of cat grooming some cats may need little extra help to stay cool in the hot summer months. At Westmoor we can assist in this by providing a simple but happy solution of clipping some of the excess hair off those with particually long coats. We have had […]

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Registered Veterinary Nurse Vacancy

| July 6, 2017
Registered Veterinary Nurse Vacancy

We are a RCVS Accredited Small Animal Hospital set in the beautiful town of Tavistock, West Devon and we are looking for a RVN to work as part of our dedicated small animal practice. The practice has invested in the latest up to date equipment in order to provide you with the best possible working environment. […]

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The Law – Dog Tags

| July 4, 2017
The Law – Dog Tags

THE LAW As well as microchipping your dog being law since April 2016 it is a legal requirement to have a collar and identification tag on when you go out in public with your dog.   Acording to the Control of Dogs Oder 1992, every dog while in a highway or in a place of […]

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Dementia Awareness

| May 2, 2017
Dementia Awareness

  Work in a veterinary practice is very much based around life and death. One minute you can be trying to console a heart broken client while you aid their lifelong family member out of their pain then the next minute be discussing the care required by an eight week old squirming bundle of furry […]

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BEWARE: ADDER BITE SEASON

| April 28, 2017
BEWARE: ADDER BITE SEASON

    The time of year has arrived when adders, Britain’s only venomous snake, are coming out of hibernation.  Dog walkers should take care when on Dartmoor, as although these snakes are not normally aggressive, they can bite when disturbed.   Ria, a black Labrador Retriever was enjoying the sunshine when she was bitten by […]

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Our Rhino – Hope

| November 24, 2016
Our Rhino – Hope

  Thank you to all the suggestions and entries to name our Rhino, her new name is "HOPE".   Paignton Zoo has been supporting rhino conservation in Africa for many years, but they wanted to do even more, so the funds raised from The Great Big Rhino Project will be used by Paignton Zoo to […]

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FIREWORK PREPARATION !

| October 29, 2016
FIREWORK PREPARATION !

Remember Remember your pets this November!!      As we know, it will soon be time for those loud and scarey FIREWORKS – so it is now time to prepare!! Many pets become anxious and frightened when fireworks are going off, and some become extremely distressed. Unlike us, they do not understand why there are loud bangs […]

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