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We need microchipping too

We need microchipping too

| September 4, 2017 | Reply

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

Woody’s amazing opportunity for the BVNA Congress

| September 1, 2017 | Reply

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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August’s Braveheart Award

August’s Braveheart Award

| September 1, 2017 | Reply

August’s Braveheart Award goes to… Alvin the well travelled cat! Alvin came in to us by a very worried member of the public. They had found him in the wheel arch of their car after a journey across Plymouth. Understandably they were rather concerned about this poor ginger cat that was now sporting a new […]

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Heart disease in dogs

Heart disease in dogs

| August 25, 2017 | Reply

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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Veterinary Surgeon Vacancy

Veterinary Surgeon Vacancy

| July 28, 2017 | Reply

                                                               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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Cat Clipping

Cat Clipping

| July 8, 2017 | Reply

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

Registered Veterinary Nurse Vacancy

| July 6, 2017

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

The Law – Dog Tags

| July 4, 2017

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

Dementia Awareness

| May 2, 2017

  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

BEWARE: ADDER BITE SEASON

| April 28, 2017

    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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