And the winner is.......

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Kirsty Allan, with her caption

"Tired of waiting for my Summer body!"

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Kirsty has won a selection of dog treats and toys, just in time for Christmas!

Congratulations Kirsty!


Competition time!

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Below is a picture of Bentley the bulldog puppy, having a nap during puppy class!

We would like you to come up with a funny (and family-friendly!) caption to make us smile.  

The best entry received by 10th December 2016 (as judged by our team) will receive a mystery prize in time for Christmas.  


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To enter, simply visit our Facebook page or pop into the surgery.

So that we can choose an appropriate gift if you win, please let us know what sort of pets you own and don't forget to leave your contact details!

Good Luck!

New Head Nurse

We are delighted to announce that we have a new Head Nurse, Sarah Towler starting in September.  Sarah has lots of experience to bring to the team and we are looking forward to working with her and learning from her.

Margaret is NOT leaving us.... in fact there is no way we are going to let her go! She is just cutting back her hours.  Her familiar voice will still be answering the phone and you will still see her at reception.

Clinics & Classes!

Our new nurse, Sarah Towler, is settling in and will now be running a number of clinics alongside the vets.  These will include weight checks, continuation of vaccination courses, post-op checks, dressing changes, behavioural and nutritional advice, blood sampling and blood pressure checks.

Sarah has a particular interest in pet behaviour and will be holding puppy classes at the surgery on a Friday evening.  The sessions are aimed at puppies up to 4 months old, as this is the most beneficial time to start training.  The courses will run for 4 weeks and will cover basic training, successful training methods and "taking charge" as well as socialisation techniques and avoiding problem behaviour!  The classes are tailored to suit the needs of each group and will include the teaching of "nose-to-tail" checks and healthcare relating to the breeds in each class.  We are sure that experienced and first-time owners will find the sessions useful.  Well behaved children are also welcome.  

Be sure to book your place when you come in for your puppy's vaccination!

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Lungworm update for dog owners

Some clients have approached us with questions about lungworm after seeing the recent advertising campaign on TV. We would like to assure everyone that the only cases we have seen in this area have been contracted when the dogs have traveled south. 
Therefore, if you travel further south with your dog and/or your dog tends to eat grass, your animal could become infected.
You can check the area you are travelling to Of course, Cumbria could become affected in the future.
A monthly dose of milbemycin (Milprazon is the tablet we use) will protect your dog and prevent the disease developing. Please speak to us for advise if you are worried about how these parasites may affect your pet.
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