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January’s Braveheart Award

| February 6, 2018 | Reply
January’s Braveheart Award

January’s Braveheart Award goes to… Belle! Belle is a charismatic little rat who is very much loved by her owners. She developed a lump on her tummy and so was brought in to see us at Westmoor. We thought the lump was most likely a tumour and advised giving her some medicine to see if […]

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Community Support

| February 2, 2018 | Reply
Community Support

Sunday 3rd September 2017 So not your average start to a Sunday morning for some of our staff…. But they did it!! 4.5 miles in the rain for wingletang's sponsored dog walk! Thank you for representing us and welldone for raising £100 at such short notice! It was great to see all the supporters out […]

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Good Samaritans

| October 16, 2017 | Reply
Good Samaritans

These lovely kittens were found by two ladies behind a shed in their garden three weeks ago. One was stuck between the shed and the fence, but they managed to get her out safe and sound.  Out of the four kittens, three were girls and only one boy. When they first found the kittens they […]

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Little Luna

| October 16, 2017 | Reply
Little Luna

Little Luna’s Labrador heritage came to the fore today when she ate something she shouldn’t – part of a plastic clothes peg. Thankfully her owner noticed and was able to bring her straight away. We used a fast acting injection to make her vomit, and the offending item was back out before it could do […]

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We need microchipping too

| September 4, 2017 | Reply
We need microchipping too

Most people are aware that it is now law to have all dogs over the age of 8 weeks old microchipped. What some people don’t realise is that it is just as important to get your cats microchipped. Microchipping your cat could save the pain and heartache of losing your beloved feline friend. As a […]

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Woody’s amazing opportunity for the BVNA Congress

| September 1, 2017 | Reply
Woody’s amazing opportunity for the BVNA Congress

As part of my University degree of BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management, I undertook an Honours Research Project in my final year, the title of this was “An investigation into the confidence and perceived knowledge of Registered Veterinary Nurses caring for wildlife in small animal practices: rural versus urban”. This included undertaking ten […]

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Heart disease in dogs

| August 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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