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Family Members Invited to Cinema Screening! The Secret Life of Pets 16/06/2016

Pets’n’Vets Family Special Screening! ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ FREE for Family Members!


Ever wonder what your pets do when you are not home? The makers of hit movie ‘Despicable Me’ reveal all in their latest animation, ‘The Secret Life of Pets’, and The Pets’n’Vets Family is holding a free private screening for ‘Family Members’ at Cineworld Cinema, Glasgow Silverburn on Sunday 26th June.


What’s more – we thought it would be nice to invite the whole family! That’s right, the tickets are FREE to Pets’n’Vets Family Members! (Read on to find out more)  


OUR BRAND NEW PETS’N’VETS FAMILY MEMBERSHIP SCHEME


We love you guys, you’re great! Looking after your pets is a privilege and an honour. We appreciate that you could choose other veterinary practices, but you choose The Pets’n’Vets Family ... thank you!


We are launching our new scheme – Pets’n’Vets Family Membership to say ‘thank you for your loyalty’. The great news is YOUR PET IS PROBABLY ALREADY A MEMBER OF THE PETS’N’VETS FAMILY!


Who is a Pets’n’Vets Family Member?


Pets’n’Vets Family Members are any pet that has been vaccinated with us over the past year or (in the case of small furry pets and exotic pets) has had regular check-ups with us and has been seen within the last 12 months. So it is your Pet that is the Family Member!


What are the benefits of your pet being a Member of The Pets’n’Vets Family?



  • Events and Fun days! – Pets’n’Vets Family Members’ Families will be invited to come to events throughout the year – The special screening of ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ being the first! We hope to invite you to many more!

  • Junior Vet Club! – Pets’n’Vets Family Members will be invited to send the younger members of their family to regular Junior Vet Club events – learning about all sorts of animals, their health and husbandry ... and even meeting some more exotic pets!

  • Client Learning Experiences! – We are in the process of creating an exciting diary of Family Member talks from Vet experts on topics that affect your pets!

  • Discounts on our services! Pets’n’Vets Family Members receive a discount on late night, weekend and bank holiday Consultations at the Pets’n’Vets Family Hospital, the Roundhouse as well as a discounted rate for special appointments with our Advanced veterinary Practitioners.

  • And with much much more to follow it’s very exciting!    


The Secret Life of Pets! Claim your Tickets....


“The secret life of Pets” is set to be the Summer Family Blockbuster! It looks absolutely hilarious! We have arranged a special showing at Cineworld Silverburn on Sunday the 26th of June at 11.15am.  


To claim your PETS’N’VETS FAMILY MEMBER TICKETS all you need to do is post a Facebook picture of your pet enjoying their “Secret Life” on your Pets’n’Vets Family Facebook Page, Like and Share! And be available to collect your tickets (in person)!


Make sure that we have your pet’s name (including sir name if they are registered under a different sir name from you) and how many tickets your family will need (up to 4 tickets per family!)   


Tickets are limited to one screening and so are on a ‘first come, first served basis’ so please be quick!


Pets
<br>Vets Family Cinema, Secret life of pets, Glasgow


Rules



  • No Pets allowed in the Cinema – sorry!

  • A maximum of 4 tickets per pet family

  • Your Pet must be a Pets’n’Vets family Member – as per the rules above

  • You must have a ticket to admitted to the Screening

  • Tickets are not confirmed until you are contacted by a member of our staff.

  • You must be available to collect your tickets in person on the 23rd or 24th of June – uncollected tickets at closing time will be distributed to a waiting list.

  • There is no cash alternative.

  • Tickets will be given away on a first come first served basis – each Pets’n’Vets Family Practice has a separate allocation and their own ‘first come first served’ list.

  • We have the right to cancel the event without notice.

  • The Pets’n’Vets Family cannot be held responsible for any issues with the screening and policies of Cineworld Silverburn.


It’s as easy as that! All you’ll need to do is add Popcorn (available to purchase in the foyer!).


Whilst there is no charge for the tickets - we will be collecting money for one of our favourite charities – Mission Rabies ... all donations greatly appreciated!  


Cineworld – Silverburn
Silverburn,
763 Barrhead Road,
Glasgow,
G53 6AG
 


The Roundhouse is HERE! and even better than we expected! 12/02/2016

The PetsnVets Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital is here! ... and even better than we expected!


The Roundhouse Reception and Dog Waiting Area     The Roundhouse


We are so excited to finially be working in the Roundhouse Hospital fully. Its an amazing place to work in and do what we do best - look after pets! 


Everything seems to be working well - our seperate cat, dog and exotic pets waiting areas are resulting in reduced stress for pets coming into their designated consulting rooms. we are delighted to find that some cats who had been stressed coming into the vets are much more chilled out in our new home!


Roundhouse prep Room      Roundhouse theatre 1


Our carefully designed Prep - room, recovery cages and theatres are working beautifully allowing us to raise even higher the level of veterinary care we can offer! 


Cat ward      Mairi in reception


The Roundhouse is open for PetsnVets Family clients 8am - 10pm Monday to Friday and 9am - 5pm Saturday and Sunday! Give us a call on 0141-649-4949


It is located at 43 - 47 Cogan Road, Auldhouse Retail Park (opposite Homebase), Pollokshaws, G43 1BJ


The Roundhouse is the new Home for PetsnVets-Pollokshaws and will provide support for all the Pets Vets Family practices (which are all staying exactly where they are!). 


In house Lab and central cupola








 
 


Disappointing Response from Government to Vet Nurse Title Petition 09/01/2016

Regular readers of our News Pages will be aware that we have featured the Vet Nurse Title debate on a number of occasions. The debate that has centred around the principle that only Registered Veterinary Nurses - ie those that have undertaken and successfully completed the extensive and complex 2-3 year Veterinary Nurse Qualification - should be the only ones able to call themselves "Veterinary Nurses". 


The following Government response has been published in response to a petition put to them to ask parliament to debate and ultimate protect the Veterinary Nurse title. we think its very disappointing! 


"Government responded:



We recognise the important role that veterinary nurses have in animal care, but we do not recommend that Parliament should give legal protection to the title.




The Government is committed to the principle of proportionate regulation and we believe that we should continue to rely on existing laws to safeguard the health and welfare of animals receiving veterinary treatment.


We recognise that, as a member of the veterinary team within a practice, a veterinary nurse undertakes a varied range of expert activities caring for sick animals. However, what sets professional veterinary nurses apart from other animal care workers is that they can perform certain tasks which ordinarily by law would be restricted to a veterinary surgeon; namely the provision of medical treatment and the carrying out of minor surgery. No person may undertake this full range of activity that we consider to be “veterinary nursing” unless they are appropriately trained and qualified, regardless of any title they might use.


This safeguarding of animal welfare is provided for through provisions in both the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 and the Supplemental Charter 2015 of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Together these ensure that a veterinary nurse (VN) can treat animals only when: the animal is under the care of a registered veterinary surgeon; the treatment is carried out under the direction of that veterinary surgeon who is the employer (or acting on behalf of the employer) of the VN; the veterinary surgeon is satisfied that the VN is qualified to carry out the treatment; the VN is registered with the RCVS. Registration brings with it professional responsibilities such as compliance with a code of conduct and an obligation to keep skills up-to-date.


The RCVS register of veterinary nurses is publicly available to any animal owner who wishes to be sure that their veterinary nurse is properly qualified to treat their animal. We would encourage them to do so. The register can be searched via the RCVS website at the following link 
https://www.rcvs.org.uk/registration/check-the-register/


Given the legal protection already in place to make sure that animals in veterinary care are treated only by individuals who are trained and qualified to do so, we believe that criminalising the use of the term “veterinary nurse” by other animal carers in a veterinary setting to be an unduly harsh solution. It may be in colloquial use with no intention to deceive or mislead, no unqualified practice being undertaken and no risk of harm to any animals. It would not be in the public interest to prosecute such individuals.


Instead we suggest that the RCVS and the veterinary membership associations work with veterinary practices to encourage that only properly qualified, registered veterinary nurses should be referred to as such. In addition we understand that that the RCVS are undertaking a project, “VN Futures” which aims to help the veterinary nursing profession prepare for the future. We welcome this move and invite the RCVS to discuss further with Defra how new thinking may require existing laws and regulations to be amended to bolster and clarify the role of veterinary nurses.


Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs"


 


European Antibiotics Awareness Day 18th November 18/11/2015

The Pets’n’Vets Family marks European Antibiotic Awareness Day


Glasgow’s Favourite Business, The Pets’n’Vets Family, is all set to mark European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) by participating in an innovative 24-hour Global Twitter conversation on 18th November with #AntibioticResistance.


 The Europe-wide annual event aims to raise awareness about using antibiotics in a responsible way and help keep them effective for the future. This year EAAD is partnering with WHO organised World Antibiotic Awareness Week to raiseglobal awareness about the need for prudent use of antibioticsand calling on individuals, governments, and health and agriculture professionals to urgently take action to address antibiotic resistance.


 Pets‘n’Vets partner Ross Allan said: “Antibiotics are essential medicines for treating bacterial infections in both humans and animals, but they are losing their effectiveness at an increasing rate. It is vital that we ensure that antibiotics are used sensibly, because they are a massive benefit to human and animal health care.


“As a practice, we are leading the way in the prudent use of antibiotics by establishing a practice-wide policy in line withthe veterinary profession’s best practice guidelines. These advise choosing the most appropriate and specific antibiotic for distinct clinically warranted situations.


“We adhere to strict sterile technique for all surgical procedures and took the bold step to refrain from usingantibiotics at the time of any routine sterile surgical procedure, in contrast with a small number of veterinary practices who still continue to do soAny antibiotics we do use at the time of surgery are given to manage specific anticipated needs. 


We have established an audit system for monitoring the incidence of post-operative infection enabling us to demonstrate that any such incidences are extremely rare, and easily resolved. This reinforces that there is no need for us to use antibiotics for most minor routine surgeries.


The Pets’n’Vets Family fully supports European Antibiotic Awareness Day.

 


Karen Nesbitt RVN joins the Family, Hospital Head Nurse 02/11/2015


We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have appointed Karen Nesbitt as Head Nurse for The Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital, Glasgow’s first veterinary ‘super practice’....



Karen


Glaswegian Nesbitt has worked as a veterinary nurse for almost 24 years for some renowned independently-owned veterinary practices.


Commenting on her appointment at The Pets’n’Vets Family, she said: “I’m delighted to join a practice that shares my own ethos about independent animal care and welfare. I’m particularly looking forward to developing further my interest in preventative healthcare, client communication and client clinics at The Roundhouse.”


Oliver Jackson, a partner in The Pets‘n’Vets Family, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Karen into The Pets’n’Vets Family. She joins us with a wealth of experience and is passionate about further advancing the excellent level of clinical work which veterinary nurses.


“Karen has a particular interest in developing younger members of staff to be able to offer the highest standards of veterinary nursing care and, towards that end, has already implemented a number of important changes and brought in some terrific people to work in the practice. She is very positive, enthusiastic and good humoured – a great addition to the team.”


Located at a large, customised facility at Auldhouse Retail Park in Pollokshaws, when it opens later this year The Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital will provide comprehensive pet care seven days a week, caring for animals around the clock and providing late night consultations when required.


The ‘super practice’ will feature separate cat and dog waiting and consultation rooms as well as separate in-patient wards to reduce stress. In the clinical wing, the facility boasts two sterile theatres, specified to the highest clinical standards, with a separate scrub area, a designated dental theatre, large patient preparation area as well as state-of the art diagnostic suites.


 


Glasgows Favourite Friday 05/11/2015

Its been almost a month since we were awarded the title of Glasgows Favourite Business 2015 at the Glasgow Business Awards and we decided today was the day to celebrate! We named it Glasgows Favourite Friday....


It was a grand plan but I was absolutely determined to get round each of the Family practices and thank each one of our incredible staff on this Glasgows Favourite Friday... and if possible, during the BIG Pizza lunch .... a small window of time indeed!


So starting at Family HQ, I headed straight to Greggs - bought most of their stock of Doughnuts and cakes and set out cross country to hand out some post-pizza cake, pass round our awesome trophy and say a massive thank you to all our staff!


... the Glasgow Business Awards ceremony was an amazing occasion; receiving the trophy was an unbelievable honour


... we only wish we could have been there with The whole PnV Family! We would have loved all of our incredibly hard working, talented and caring staff to be there - our award was as a result of a public vote .... each vote a pat on the back, a reward for those late nights, those missed dinner appointments, for all those wet Sunday mornings and that Monday Bank Holiday when the practice was open ready to help if our furry patients needed us!


So today was our chance to thank each person and let them hold the trophy aloft!


First Stop....


The brilliant Morag at McDonald Vets/Wizard of Paws - Switchback Road


Morag McDonald Vets Switchback Road      


From there is weas a short drive to McDonald Vets - Scotstoun! What a brilliant team! CONGRATULATIONS GUYS!! Whilst this was Glasgows Favourite Friday, there was a tinge of saddness as we were also saying goodbye to Jen - who is heading off, travelling around the world! Good luck Jen, we will miss you! Have an amazing time! 


McDonald Vets scotstoun


Its not too far to Queen Margaret Drive from there .... but driving along Byers Road is a .... challenge! Definitely worth it when I received a lovely reception from Jennifer and Natalie ... those guys have a load of thankyou cards! Awesome and WELL DONE GUYS! 


McDonald Vets Queen Margaret drive


Now, the Kingston bridge can be a nightmare ... but Ive got to say ... it was very kind to me and "Wardy" (by now I had given the Award trophy a name and was talking to it ... a la Tom Hanks in Castaway!) .... and we soon arrived at Queens Park Veterinary Surgery!


Marie and Kelly were giving the surgery a deep clean .. but were happy to stop for cakes and a wee shot of the trophy! Thank you to Marie who organised all the Pizzas today and CONGRATULATIONS QUEENS PARK POSSE!


Queens Park Vets  


Slight detour next .... weve got a whole crew of people who are temproary members of the PnV Family ... and they are working H-A-R-D to give us the most incredible Veterinary Hospital and Super Practice imaginable ..... our amazing builders ... Scotwood Interiors .... I popped in to deliver some donughts .... they had a wee hold of our trophy too! GOOD WORK SCOTWOOD ...


Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital


Just up the road I received the ever warm welcome from Findlay ... and Amanda who were deligted to have a wee shot of our trophy! With such an amazing (and long) record with PetsnVets it was lovely to see Amanda rewarded with the Award!


Crookfur Pets<br>Vets Award winners  


On the motorway to the bypass and over to Blantyre Veterinary Surgery ... where they already had loads of Pizza ... loads of cake and a wee bit of a party going on! There was a hint of a tear everyones eyes as we said a fond farewell to Fiona Greko who is heading down south to be with her Boyfriend ... well miss you FG! That said ... it was a great excuse for a bit more cake .... and a group picture with "Wardy" in amongst the spooky haloween decorations! CONGRATULATIONS BLANTYRE .... (youre decorations are the best!) 


Blantyre  


Once more I headed out - this time to go meet up with the PetsnVets-East Kilbride crew... unfortuantely most of them had b**ggered off having already eaten their weight in Pizza - thankfully, we were able to celebrate with Sarah and Amy! EK - Congratz, you rule! 


PetsnVets EK  


It was almost mission accomplished ... but not quite ... back the way Id come and over the bypass on to the motorway to Silverburn ... where I turned right ... and ended up at PetsnVets-Pollokshaws!! ... greeted by a bloated team .. struggling to see over the top of an enormous collection of Pizza boxes ... I hoped there was just enough space for a doughnut each! A brief Hospital update was followed by a little trophy holding and this photo .... POLLOKSHAWS ... WELL DONE AND CONGRATULATIONS! 


PetsVets - Pollokshaws 


.... I headed back to PetsnVets Head office .... only to remember that Susan was still in PetsnVets-Pollokshaws .... quick turn round and ... I got this photo!.... SUSAN YOU ARE AN ABSOULTE STAR ... CONGRATZ ON THE AWARD! 


PetsVets HQ 


.... a totally brilliant day, visiting the most talented Vets, Nurses, receptionists, ANAs and Auxiliaries around! A massive thank you to each and every one of you...


Kirstie, Caroline, Susan Miller, Ross, Ivor, Lynn, Marion, Jade, Joanna, Heather, Helen, Jasmine, (the awesome) Rosemary .... and anyone else who didnt make it into a photo/get pizza or cake .... you are all fantastic too! MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS!


Well after that .... Im exhausted ... Wardy and I are off for a nice cup of tea! 


Oliver

 


Debra Hyman announced as Roundhouse Hospital Clinical Director 26/10/2015



Debbie


 


From Johannesburg, South African Hyman is well-known within the veterinary profession as the former Clinical Director of the Village Animal Hospital in Surrey, prior to which she was a senior veterinary surgeon at various high profile veterinary practices in Sussex and Essex.


Commenting on her appointment, Hyman said: “I’m thrilled to be joining The Pets’n’Vets Family! When I heard about the exciting plans for The Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital, I applied for a position immediately as the idea of providing continuous lifelong veterinary care, regardless of the problems that life brings, is a philosophy I share passionately and I was delighted to encounter such like-minded people at Pets’n’Vets.”


Oliver Jackson, a partner in The Pets‘n’Vets Family, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Debbie into the practice. To use a footballing analogy - weve just signed a seasoned, worldclass player to our already very talented team! Our clients pets are already benefitting from Debbies exceptional skills, experience and dedication - all received, as ever in The Pets‘n’Vets Family style and at sensible cost"


"As Clinical Director at our new Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital, she will work alongside partner Ross Allan, himself the first known first-opinion veterinary surgeon in West Central Scotland to achieve Advanced Practitioner status - together they will advance even further the surgical and medical work we can provide.


“Debbie, who has a post-graduate qualification in Veterinary Cardiology and has recently also secured Advanced Practitioner status (in cardiology), has wide-ranging experience of managing complex medical cases and her appointment is significant as it means that, working under the same roof as Ross, we can now boast the only two Advanced Veterinary Practitioners in the local area.”


Located at a large, customised facility at Auldhouse Retail Park in Pollokshaws, The Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital is due to open later this year, when it will provide comprehensive pet care seven days a week, caring for animals around the clock and providing late night consultations when required.


The ‘super practice’ will feature separate cat and dog waiting and consultation rooms as well as separate in-patient wards to reduce stress. In the clinical wing, the facility boasts two sterile theatres, specified to the highest clinical standards, with a separate scrub area, a designated dental theatre, large patient preparation area as well as state-of the art diagnostic suites.



 


New Rabbit Advice - Warning against feeding museli diets 22/10/2015

We are in the news today issuing a warning against feeding pet rabbits museli-style feeds. Below is an expanded version of the advice for all rabbit owners out there! 


The Extra - 22-10-15 rabbit feeding Advice


The warning follows recent research undertaken into the impact of diet on the development of dental disease in pet rabbits. This revealed the presence of increased tooth length, curvature and interdental spaces indicating early dental pathology in rabbits fed muesli and concluded that muesli diets cannot be recommended for pet rabbits.


Ivor Lough, a partner in The Pets‘n’Vets Family, said: “This is important research because rabbits are the third highest pet population in Britain, after dogs and cats. There is ever increasing knowledge about how best to care for them, yet currently there is insufficient education of rabbit owners about how best to feed their pets.


“Rabbits eat selectively so, when fed muesli mix, munch the colourful maize and leave the pellets behind. Pellets,however,containthe correct nutrients and arehigh in fibre,making them abrasive to chew: this has been shown to be vital for dental health for rabbits.


“Muesli diets, meanwhile, are ‘low forage diets’, reducing the friction upon the teeth as they are chewed. This has been shown to cause overgrowth of incisors and spurs on their back molars. These factors contribute to: pain, weight loss, a need for dental surgery and, in some unfortunate cases,a premature death. 


PetsnVets and rabbit


“We would recommend that owners feed their rabbit a proper diet consisting of mainly good quality hay along with extruded pellets that contain everything their rabbit needs. Fruit and vegetables should only be a small proportion of your rabbit’s daily diet and any changes in the diet should be gradually made over at least 10 days.”


The research into the impact of diet on incisor growth and attrition and the development of dental disease in pet rabbits was undertaken by A. L. Meredith, J. L. Prebble andD. J. Shaw


from Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, Midlothian.

 


Roundhouse Hospital Update 16/10/2015

Roundhouse Hospital


Our very exciting news is that The Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital will be open in December!


Yes, as we mentioned in our previous blog ... work started (finally) on the Roundhouse 2 weeks ago! .... and our builders arent messing around! Oliver was invited down to a progress meeting yesterday and was amazed at what has been done already! (He took some pictures too!)


Roundhouse panorama


"The builders are working to an extremely tight schedule and have already stripped out the whole place - it looks like an enormous cave at the moment, its hard to imagine the place as a bustling, cutting edge hospital ... until you see the detailed plans!" said Oliver


Yesterdays meeting brought together the Project Manager, Contractors, Interior Designers, Ventilation designers, security professionals and more.


"We are delighted to be using only local companies and tradesmen, some who were involved in creating our beutiful practices in East Kilbride and Scotstoun and other who are brand new to us ... all very impressive."


inside the roundhouse


Whilst it has taken a little longer than planned to get to this stage, we have used the time wisely! The original plans have been further refined to create something absolutely extrodinary, checking at each stage with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) to ensure that we are reaching their exacting standards for Veterinary Hospital status.   


In the meantime we have been joined by the brilliant Debbie Hyman - our new Hospital Clinical Director, her input has been absolutely invaluable, particularly as Debbie has worked in (and run) some excellent Veterinary Hospitals in England.


We can wait to show you some of the amazing features - calming and seperate waiting areas, coffee bar, stress-free dog scales, consulting table-free cat consult room, kids play and learning zone... and of course, the cutting edge kit - key hole surgical suite, isolation unit, ICU, inpatient pamper-zone and much more! Its going to be absolutely fantastic!


More updates to follow, we hope you are as excited as we are!  

 


The PetsnVets Family Voted Glasgows Favourite Business 2015 14/10/2015

"Incredible Feeling" as The Pets Vets Family are voted Glasgows Favourite Business 2015. 


The Ginger Cat GFB


Its just over 10 days since it was announced that the PetsnVets Family were voted Glasgows Favourite Business 2015 and we still can believe it! 


The 1st of October 2015 will be a truly memorable day in the history of the Family; in the morning our builders were finally able to start work on the ground-breaking Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital and just a few hours later we attended our very first Awards ceremony - the Glasgow Chamber of Commerces Business Awards! 


Waiting for the ceremony to begin


We were presented with just about the best award that we could imagine - Glasgows Favourite Business! It means so much because it was voted for by Glaswegians - sponsored by the Evening Times, the nominnees were whittled down to six exceptional finalists and there was not a single hint as to who had won until the envelope was opened on the night.


The tension was palpable as the glitzy awards ceremony took shape - our Award was one of the very last to be announced and in the meantime the role call of amazing Glasgow businesses and business people was eye watering. We honestly never thought for one second that we would stand a chance.


On the big screen 


Our practice has always been so "Glasgow" - our style, sense of humour, our logo and artwork, even our Veterinary care (Ivor invented a Glasgow stitch pattern you know!) and so we were thrilled to be named as finalists, excited to be invited to the spectacular ceremony and blown away to see our name up on the big screen!


Partners celebrating


When the moment came and our name was called - it was unbelievable. Our table erupted ... and the partners, well we couldn control ourselves.


Our Vets, nurses and staff, work so hard; 7 days a week and at times that others dont; they deal so expertly with emergencies, highly emotional times, dangerous situations and more - this felt like a massive pat on the back for all of that and for every member of the Family.


In addition, it felt like a pat on the back for small business - we live in a world where Corporate companies act as they please and push the "little man" aside - in that moment, Glaswegians had said that they liked this "wee man" best!


Ivor celebrating


 


It was an amzing moment! A huge hank you! to absolutely everyone that voted for The PetsnVets Family - we are so thankful.


Our plan is to continue pushing forward and offering an ever better service and level of care! The Roundhouse Hospital will open at the end of this Year ... we hope it will make Glasgow proud!


The Award     


 


 


 

 


The PetsnVets Family - Proud Participants in Pride Glasgow Dog Show 26/08/2015

Last Sunday the PetnVets Family took part in Pride Glasgows 1st ever dog show! ... and it was fantastic! 


There was a huge turnout and the event was a great success, even the sun turned out!


Well done to all of the days winners and especially to Scamp the winner of the veteran category on his 17th BIRTHDAY!!


Pride 15 - Winner


 Thanks to everyone who came to say hullo to us at our stall and got one our amazing free goodie bags!


We hope your dogs are enjoying their toys! Good luck to everyone who entered our Prize Draw to win a GoPro and Dog Harness, the winner will be drawn on Wednesday 26th of August so check back here for our competition winner!


Our Pride 15 stall


We had a great day soaking up the atmosphere and can wait to be a part of it next year!  


by Marie

 


Voting closed for Glasgows Favourite Business!! 14/08/2015

You may already know that we are FINALISTS in this years Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Business Awards - The PetsnVets Family could be GLASGOWS FAVOURITE BUSINESS 2015!!


The public vote has now closed for the Award and we just wanted to say a MASSIVE "thank you!" to all of you how showed support and voted. You are wonderful!


To have been nominated for the Evening Times Sponsored Award was really special, to be finalists (with just 5 other amazing local businesses) was a total thrill ... but to win would be a dream come true!


Well find out in October if we have won ... and win or lose ... we promise youll be the first to know! 


The Ginger Cat


 

 


The PetsnVets Family Nominated for Award 14/08/2015

We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for The Glasgow Business Awards 2015 in the Catagory of Glasgows Favourite Business! sponsored by The Evening Times


 Please VOTE for us! 


Our wee pal Ginger the Cat has become our 2015 Business Awards mascot ....


Ginger The Cat - Vote for The PetsVets Family as Glasgows Favourite!


The award forms part of the Glasgow Business Awards 2015 organised by The Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, its a real honour to be shortlisted with just 5 other brilliant Glasgow businesses.


You can vote for us by email ....


send as email to businessawards@eveningtimes.co.uk and put The PetsnVets Family in the subject line 


Being nominated is amazing ... winning would be out of this world!


article Glasgows Favourite business 29015


 


 


 

 


PetsnVets Partner Featured in Herald Scotland 02/08/2015

Herald Scotland 





Glasgow vet prefers to follow the local approach to business building in the animal care industry 


Published on 11 May 2015





IN this weeks SME Focus a vet explains why he turned his back on a career caring for pets of the stars in London to help build a business in Glasgow.



Name:


Oliver Jackson.


Age?


36


What is your business called?


The PetsnVets Family


Where is it based?


We are a network of eight neighbourhood veterinary practices in locations around Glasgow and the surrounding areas. PetsnVets is one partnership across eight locations sharing skills, equipment and resources.


What service does it offer?


The full spectrum of veterinary care for domestic pets of all shapes and sizes. We offer everything from a nail trim to some of the most complex orthopaedic procedures.


Who does it sell to?


We offer first opinion veterinary treatment to our clients from all over Glasgow and the surrounding areas. We take second opinion cases from local veterinary practices and have a number of clients who travel from all areas of Scotland.


How many employees?


45.


When was it formed?


PetsnVets began life more than 40 years ago when George Leslie opened the practice in Pollokshaws Road in Glasgows southside. When George retired in 2010, existing partner Ivor Lough was joined in partnership by Ross Allan and myself. It was at this point that we became The PetsnVets Family. 


Why did you take the plunge?


My partners and I recognised a pressing need to group independent neighbourhood veterinary practices together to protect them. We had watched as large corporate companies began to dominate other independent professional practice market sectors, such as opticians, and were determined to maintain the tradition of quality local veterinary surgeries in and around Glasgow. We are delighted to have preserved and rejuvenated at least four longstanding local veterinary practices.


In addition to acquiring four veterinary practices, we have opened one from scratch, in East Kilbride, and launched one in Bearsden. The addition of Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital later this year will give us nine clinical locations as well as a non-clinical head office.


What were you doing before you took the plunge?


I was a regular vet and an employee, working in some excellent veterinary practices in and around London. They were exciting times; I treated some famous pets and owners, counting amongst my patients the pets of a Spice Girl, a well-known British film star, a famous DJ, several footballers and a model.


Id moved to London to work immediately upon leaving Glasgow Vet School, having been seduced by the bright lights and, as I have some family and friends down there, it seemed an appealing option. Yet whilst I greatly enjoyed London, I found that, in reality, it was difficult to take advantage of the benefits due to the hours and location of the practices in which I worked. 


When I met my wife, it soon became clear to me that, if we remained in London, I wouldn be able to give our kids the kind of childhood that I had had growing up in Glasgow; the cost of living was just too high.


I have always been interested in the business side of veterinary practice and had made an attempt to purchase a practice in North West London.


I looked around and saw a saturated marketplace with very few opportunities to be my own boss. The only avenue appeared to be a joint venture practice with a corporate company, whereas I had always wanted to own my own business; to develop something my way. 


At that moment the phone rang and it was Ivor Lough, my mentor through veterinary school. He offered me a partnership in PetsnVets and I grabbed it with both hands! The idea was simple: Ivor, Ross Allan (Ivors then-assistant) and I would form a new partnership.


Im sure our business is unusual these days in that all three partners have a long history with the business; we all grew up within walking distance of the original practice and we all started off at the practice as school boys scrubbing kennels and helping out. 


What was your biggest break?


Our biggest break (if you can call it that) was timing - we formed our partnership and implemented our business model just in time - there were a number of older veterinary surgeons who desperately wanted to retire with no obvious successor and we were able to take on those surgeries. We had just enough time to expand and consolidate, stabilising our business just ahead of a surge of corporate veterinary practices into Scotland. 


What was your worst moment?


Last winter we had staff problems - morale was at an all-time low. We are a reasonably young partnership and our expansion up to that point had been at a head-spinning rate of knots. The speed of growth left little time for management development. We had failed to deal with small issues at source - those issues festered and it was a tough place to work for a little while. Happily, and with that experience under our belts, that situation stands in stark contrast to the feeling in the practices now. We have great team spirit, we work really well together, we learn really well together.


What do you most enjoy about running the business?


I am passionate about what we do and think we have incredible vets and nurses.


What do you least enjoy?


Rotas!


What are your ambitions for the firm?


We want the PetsnVets Family brand to be regarded as a kite-mark for local veterinary practices; synonymous with excellent, attainable and locally available veterinary care. To that end, we have ambitious plans to open Glasgows first veterinary super practice this year which, we believe, will deliver a step change to the standard of veterinary care available in the city.


The Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital will provide comprehensive pet care seven days a week, caring for animals around the clock and providing late night consultations when required. There will be nursing staff living on-site so that animals can receive continuous treatment through the night. 


What are your top priorities?


Patient care; customer service; sustainability and happy staff.


What could the Westminster government and/or Scottish government do that 


would most help?


Perhaps more support for locally-owned businesses, for example, by reducing VAT and increasing funds for training and skills development. 


What was the most valuable lesson you learned?


Take your opportunities as and when they appear; even if that means you have to push yourself beyond your comfort zone. 


How do you relax?


I love spending time with my family and pets. To add some more balance, I recently bought a cheap, soon-to-be-classic, sports car which I enjoy tinkering with and driving. 




© 2015 Herald & Times 





 


Big Bluebell Walk is by far most successful 28/05/2015

Canine Partners Big Bluebell walk hailed as "most successful Bluebell walk in Scotland to date!"



The PetsnVets Family were thrilled to be able to sponsor this years Canine Partners Big Bluebell Walk which took place in Rouken Glen Park on the 10th of May. 


Ivor lough, partner at The PetsnVets Family said "It was an absolutely brilliant day, we were very lucky - the weather forecast was for rain but the weather held for the whole event! we were delighted to see so many of our friends"


 Canine Partners Demo


It was great fun for all the family, there was a terrific demonstration of a Canine Partners Dog at work, face painting and of course the walk itself!


Dale Gormley, regional Fundraiser for Canine Partners said "I am over the moon to report that we have broken the £2000 fundraising barrier with more sponsorship still to come in


 "We were touched to have so many staff and customers from PetsnVets with us on the day"


There was a celebrity amongst us too, the Worlds most famous lost dog, Kai took part with his owner Iain, both of whom are locals and members of the PetsnVets Family. 


Kai


"Canine Partners is The PetsnVets Familys chosen charitable partner at the moment - we are delighted to do everything we can to look after their dogs, raise this brilliant charitys profile and help to fundraise wherever we can" said Ivor


Canine Partners is a really worthy cause, please have a look at their website and consider getting involved www.caninepartners.org.uk 

 


The Pets Vets Family support Vet Nurse title" Bill 25/05/2015


The Pets‘n’Vets Family has welcomed the ‘Veterinary Nurses (Protection of Title) Bill,’ as a significant step towards recognising the unique role of veterinary nurses....



Ceri Boyd


 


Submitted to the House of Lords by Professor the Lord Trees, Council Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, if passed, the Bill would prohibit use of the title ‘veterinary nurse’ for any person whose name is not on the RCVS Register of Veterinary Nurses. 


Any non-registered person who used the title veterinary nurse would be guilty of an offence and may be fined or convicted under the Veterinary Surgeons Act.


Ross Allan, a partner in The Pets‘n’Vets Family, said: “The use of the vet nurse title is one which draws strong opinions. Historically, many practices used to title all lay staff ‘vet nurses’, so making the title protected will prevent inappropriate use of a term for which qualified nurses have had to work hard to earn.


“As one of few vet nurse training practices in the Glasgow area, we place great value on our staff and recognise the significant investment in time and training required to achieve the title of ‘veterinary nurse’.”


Ceri Boyd, a veterinary nurse in The Pets‘n’Vets Family, said: “Having completed a rigorous training programme to become a vet nurse, I am in full support of this Bill which seeks to recognise the unique contribution myself and my fellow nurses make to the veterinary team.


“I am sure that the protection of the veterinary nurse title will provide further reassurance to our clients that their animals are being cared for by team of qualified professionals.”


 


 


Vet Fiona all set for Mission Rabies in Blantyre - Malawi 13/05/2015

Vet Fiona all set for Mission Rabies in Blantyre – Malawi


Fiona Thompson, our fabulous Vet, will jet off tomorrow to participate in Mission Rabies in Blantyre – that’s Blantyre, Malawi, of course, rather than Blantyre, South Lanarkshire.


Fiona Thomson Heads to malawi, Mission Rabies


UK charity Mission Rabies works to eliminate rabies around the world, combining global outreach vaccination programmes with community education, thus improving human and animal health.


"Rabies kills an estimated 100 children everyday"


Rabies is a preventable disease which kills an estimated 100 children every day across the world, yet is fully preventable through effective vaccination.Scotland has led the way in showing that vaccination in the field can greatly improve the control of rabies within the wild and domestic dog population, thus meaningfully reducing the risk of human disease.


The veterinary services provided by Mission Rabies is reliant upon a large team of dedicated volunteers from around the world – but only one will be in Blantyre, Malawi from Blantyre, South Lanarkshire. 


Luke Gamble, CEO of Mission Rabies, said:


“The fact Fiona is volunteering is fantastic and we are hugely grateful for her help. This project is one of the flagships of the Mission Rabies programme. The central hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, annually records the highest incidence of child rabies deaths from any single institution in the whole of Africa and the altruistic support of a vet like Fiona and The Pets Vets Family means we have a greater chance of changing that.”


Commenting on her forthcoming venture, Thompson said: “Mission Rabies wants to make a real difference and have fun, and this, combined with working with animals in Africa, will be emotionally challenging at times as well as immensely uplifting. I can’t wait to get out there for what is sure to be an experience of a lifetime!”


Blantyre South lanarkshire to Blantyre malawi


Pets’n’Vets is sponsoring the Mission Rabies programme, which will target a country with a high risk of rabies, as well as one with strong relationships with Scotland– Blantyre, the capital city of Malawi, is named after Dr David Livingstone, the medical missionary regarded as one of the most important explorers of the 19thCentury, who was born in Lanarkshire. 


Oliver Jackson, partner at Pets’n’Vets, said: “As the area targeted by Mission Rabies in Malawi is Blantyre, we thought this represented an ideal opportunity for Pets’n’Vets, which has a local community practice in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, to contribute to this exceptionally worthwhile cause.


“That’s why we’re sponsoring Fiona to travel to Blantyre to make a real difference to human and animal health in Malawi.”


Find out more about a wonderfuil charity making a real difference  Mission Rabies at www.missionrabies.com 


Read the article in todays Evening times http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/why-vet-fiona-cant-wait-to-fly-out-to-malawi-206524n.125407918


 

 


New Micro-chipping Legislation Announced for Scotland 05/03/2015

Pets’n’Vets Welcomes compulsory Micro-chipping for Dogs


The Pets’n’Vets family, has welcomed the planned change in the law by the Scottish government requiring that all dogs in Scotland will need to be micro chipped from April next year.


The government said that the move would help reduce the number of lost and abandoned dogs in Scotland. Rural Affairs secretary Richard Lochhead said that some two-thirds of dogs in Scotland had already been micro chipped voluntarily and that, last year, over 10,000 dogs in the UK were reunited with their owners as a result of a microchip.


Oliver Jackson, a partner in The Pets‘n’Vets Family, said: “Permanent identification of dogs through micro chipping has many benefits. It can help reunite strays with their owners, help tackle puppy farming and encourage responsible ownership. In pedigree dogs it facilitates the reporting of hereditary health problems.


“Micro chipping is quick, painless, reliable and inexpensive and, as such, compulsory micro chipping is to be welcomed. However, given the growth in the sale of puppies and dogs online, the issue of enforcement should be addressed ahead of the introduction of the new legislation.


“As we saw recently in the case of Kai, the Shar Pei who made worldwide headlines after he was found abandoned with only a suitcase of his favourite toys outside Ayr railway station, microchips are not typically updated with new ownership details.


“The new law also raises the question of why compulsory micro chipping should be restricted only to dogs? Just last month  we were able to reunite Bubbles, a beloved domestic short-hair cat who had disappeared without trace from her home in Ayr some eight months previously, leaving the Ferguson family heartbroken and resigned to its loss.


“When Bubbles eventually resurfaced in Shawlands – some 35 miles from her family home – the fact that she was micro chipped enabled us to reunite her with her delighted family. That tale would have had a very different ending had Bubbles not been micro chipped.


“As a practice, therefore, whilst welcoming the compulsory micro chipping of dogs, we would propose that the change in the law include cats and for that matter rabbits too! we would also emphasise that, if it is to be effective, the new legislation will require to be enforced rigorously.”

 


Bubbles come up for Ayr in Shawlands 24/02/2015

Bubbles comes up for Ayr in Shawlands!


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IT was a mystery that had left a family heartbroken and resigned to its loss – but the discovery of Bubbles, the Ferguson family’s beloved domestic short-hair cat eight long months after disappearing without trace, has ensured that this is one tale with a happy ending.


Incredibly, having gone AWOL from Ayr last June, last week Bubbles eventually resurfaced in Shawlands – some 35 miles from her family home!


Oliver Jackson, a partner in The Pets‘n’Vets Family, said: “Bubbles was handed in to our Pollokshaws practice last week by a concerned lady who had found her wandering the streets in Shawlands.


“Fortunately, she was micro-chipped, so we were able to identify her quickly and reunite her with her overwhelmed family, having checked that she was in good health. Bubbles is remaining tight-lipped about her adventures, so it looks like how she wound up 35 miles from homewill have to remain an unresolved mystery!”


If your pet is not already microchipped please give us a buzz - its a simple, quick and very effective procedure - just one injection! 

 


Ivor gives Kai Clean Bill of Health 05/02/2015

Pets’n’Vets Partner gives Kai Clean Bill of Health


 Kai, Sharpei, Vet, East Renfrewshire, New Home


 IVOR Lough, a partner in The Pets‘n’Vets Family, has given Kai, the Shar Pei, who made worldwide headlines after he was found abandoned with only a suitcase of his favourite toys outside Ayr railway station, a clean bill of health following his first check-up at the vet’s Crookfur practice. 


Kai’s new owner, Ian Russell, chosen by the Scottish SPCA as the ideal person to look after Kai, is a long-term client of Pets’n’Vets, who looked after his Dalmatian Mica throughout her life.


“I’m delighted to report that, following the surgical procedure that had been carried out on his eyelashes whilst in the care of the Scottish SPCA, Kai is in good health" said Mr Lough


Both Amanda and I were struck by Kais lovely temperament and were amazed by how well he has bonded to Ian already. 


Kai, Sharpei, Ayr, Dog, rehomed SSPCA, suitcase


"Ian was an incredibly diligent owner with Mica and nursed her through a debilitating illness. We are very pleased that Ian and Kai have found each other. Ian is a fantastic dog-owner and we know that Kai will be very happy in his new home.”


 

 


Ross becomes top qualified Scottish Vet 02/02/2015

Pets’n’Vets Family Partner officially becoming recognised as most Advanced Veterinary Surgeon in practice in West Central Scotland


 Ross Allan, Vet, Orthopaedics, Glasgow, Scotland, Certificate, Cruciate, broken bone, fracture, cheap, budget, low cost, help, leg,


The Pets’n’Vets Family’s own Ross Allan is set to become an Advanced Practitioner – the first known first opinion veterinary surgeon in West Central Scotland to achieve such status – following his award (with Distinction) of the prestigious BSAVA Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery.


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As a result of his extraordinary achievement Ross has been invited to become a mentor to provide support and advice to the next cohort of elite vets enrolling in the three year postgraduate programme.


Commenting on his qualification, Ross said: “I am totally delighted with the result, 3 years of hard work has really paid off, for me and I hope for the pets and their owners for whom The Pets’n’Vets Family care. This qualification makes a new level of service available to owners in and around Glasgow.


“This certificate is all about improving the already excellent level of treatment we provide to the animals in our care and service to our clients whilst developing our staff members through direct access to advanced training in medical and surgical techniques.”


“At The Pets’n’Vets family we are lucky to have a number of exceptional and highly qualified veterinary nurses – this qualification means that I will be able to keep up with them! Together we can carry out some of the most advanced techniques in veterinary soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery - all locally and at sensible cost! Brought into the context of our new Veterinary Hospital due to open this summer – this is an incredibly exciting time for all of us and further commitment to providing the absolute best for our clients and their pets.”


Ross’s clinically-based qualification, run by the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) in association with Nottingham Trent University, is the culmination of three years’ dedication. As part of that process, the Pollokshaws-based surgeon had an academic paper on an innovative feline-knee surgical technique, a world first, published in the top journal for small animal practice, referred to by veterinary practitioners worldwide.

 


Roundhouse Vet Super-Practice and Hospital Announced! 16/01/2015

Pets‘n’Vets to open Glasgow’s first Vet ‘Super Practice’ Hospital


 THE Pets‘n’Vets Family, the friendly partnership of vets committed to providing the best possible care for animals in and around Glasgow, has revealed ambitious plans to open Glasgow’s first veterinary‘super practice’ which it believes will deliver a step change to the standard of veterinary care available in the city.


Partners at Roundhouse Hospital Site


Located at a large, 7500 sq ft customised facility at 43-47 Cogan Road, Auldhouse Retail Park in Pollokshaws, The Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital, will provide comprehensive pet careseven days a week caring for animals around the clock and providing late night consdultations when required.


Pets‘n’Vets partner Oliver Jackson said: "having provided excellent veterinary care to the Southsides pets for over 40 years we feel that this will create a cutting edge facility in which to do so for the next 40 years“


"Our plans for this ambitious new facility have been modelled on the American concept of a vet ‘super-practice’, designed to deliver the whole suite of pet care services, from nail clipping to vaccinations to some of the most complex surgical veterinary procedures – and will provide these services locally, at sensible cost, and to the highest clinical standards with one of the best qualified, first opinion veterinary surgeons in the West of Scotland and one of the best medical experts too.


Cogan Rd Site


“This is a really exciting initiative that will bring a real first to Glasgow. It will enable us to care for animals 24 hours a day as there will be nursing staff living on-site so that animals can receive continuous treatment through the night.The location of the facility means that pet owners and, more importantly, sick animals, will not have to travel too far and, given the size and scope of the facility, we expect to be able to reduce significantly the waiting list before veterinary procedures can be scheduled.


“The whole idea behind The Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital is that we will be in a position to provide continuous lifelong veterinary care regardless of the problems that life brings - our vets and nurses often first meet our friends and their pets as a puppies, kittens and kits and we get to know pet and owner exceptionally well over the years - in the event that that pet requires a complex surgical procedure or in-patient medical care, we want to be able to offer that too, rather than the pet and owner being referred to an unfamiliar veterinary hospital.


"A particularly exciting aspect of thedevelopment is that some of the services will be led by our qualified veterinary nurses in conjunction with the surgeons. To facilitate this, the hospital will in addition to the vet consult rooms, house two specialist nurse consulting rooms.”


The Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital will feature a cat examination room which, unusually, will not feature a consult table. Instead, this new facility will feature steps and an artificial tree that will enable the nurse or vet to better assess its movements.  


Partner Oliver Jackson commented: "This is an ultra-modern arrangement which is aimed at allowing us to examine cats in a more natural way - we hope this will assist us to diagnose many more cases of feline mobility problems such as arthritis, a disease that a recent study accepted was often missed by traditional, consulting table means of examing cats"


Similarly, the dog room will not feature a consult table but will have facilities for physiotherapy or play – and there will be a special garden enclosure for exercising any dogs requiring to stay at the facility for any length of time.


The ‘super practice’ will feature separate cat and dog waiting and consultation rooms as well as separate in-patient wards to reduce stress, two sterile theatres, specified to the highest clinical standards, with a separate scrub area, a designated denta; theatre, large preperation area as well as state of the art diagnostic suites. 


The hospital has been carefully considered to encourage the best possible clinical care, for example vets stations overlook the intensive care unit and the preparation area remains open plan, taking advantage of natural light provided by a large overhead atrium, whilst specialist air extraction systems ensure ensure sterility by seperating the area into clinical zones. 


In addition to dog and cat accomodation the hospital will also have an isolation ward which will be seperate for any animals with potentially contagious diseases and a ward dedicated to less usual pets with facilities for everything from rabbits and guinea pigs to albino hedgehogs as well as vivaria for looking after reptiles.


In addition to conventional waiting rooms, The Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital will feature a private area for pet owners needing to spend a little more time, perhaps on those sad occasions when a pet has to be put to sleep, as well as a dedicated and more relaxed room where owners will be able to discussthe health of their pet with the vet.


“We want The Roundhouse to be aplace for learning and meeting, so there will be a coffee station for owners and a homely, relaxed and welcoming feeling" said Jackson.“We’re also planning to host school trips and the facility will feature a little veterinary practice where kids can play, with stethoscopes and little white coats for them to wear.


“As a practice, Pets’n’Vets has always been very involved in training and this new facility will enable us to do that on an unprecedented scale.Our ambition is that The Roundhouse will become a drop-in centre for people to come with their animals to learn and to play as well as to receive medical treatment.”


 Partners


Representing a significant investment, The Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital will create six additional full-time jobs when it opens this summer. Whilst many of the treatments currently delivered by Pets’n’Vets nearby surgery on Pollokshaws Road will transfer to the new facility, the practice will retain a presence on Pollokshaws Road where there has been veterinary care for over 40 years!.

 


Family Practices RCVS Practice Standards Scheme Accredited 05/02/2015

Practice Standards Scheme Logo


We are delighted to announce that The Pets’n‘Vets Family Practices are now officially recognised on the prestigious Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Practice Standards Accreditation Scheme.


Our newest member practice, Blantyre Veterinary Surgery had an extremely postive inspection earlier this week and is expected to be approved for accreditation in the coming month.


The RCVS Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) is a voluntary initiative to accredit veterinary practices in the UK and through setting standards and carrying out regular inspections, the Scheme aims to promote and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care.


The RCVS now suggests that for peace of mind, people should look for the RCVS accredited practice logo, which indicates that the practice has passed an independent inspection.


This means that Pets’n‘Vets Family Practices have another feather in their cap to recognise that the highest standards of care for animals and peace of mind for their owners is built into everything we do!


For more information on the Scheme please see The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons own website  

 


Vet Ross Allan Published after a Veterinary First 28/08/2013

Ross Allan Cruciate, Orthopaedics, Orthopedics, broken lef, cat, feline, cruciate, cheap, avulsionWe are all bursting with pride at The Pets’n‘Vets Family - Vet, Ross Allan has had incredible success with a pioneering orthopaedic technique used for the very first time on a cat.


Ross, who is working towards his Certificate in Small Animal Surgery carried out a modified Maquet technique for the managment of cranial cruciate avulsion in a Norwegian Forest Cat earlier this year in our Pollokshaws Surgery. The procedure was not only unusual but also a complete success and of great note to the broader Veterinary World - A Case Report of  Ross‘ operation has been published in the very prestigious "Journal of Small Animal Practice", a very significant achievement!


Well Done Ross!   


    

 


Sneak Peak - Latest Character - Angus the Tortoise 20/07/2013

*****NEWSFLASH*******


Angus the Tortoise, Vet, Chelonians, Reptile, pet, Glasgow, East KilbrideA Sneak Peak at the latest Pets’n‘Vets Family Character - Angus!


For over 40 years The Pets’n‘Vets Family has been know not only for its fantastic Veterinary care but also for its great Glasgow sense of humour - this unique spin on the Veterinary experience has been represented by the brilliant artwork of famous local cartoonist, Malky McCormick.


This week Malky released the newest cartoon member of The Famiy! Joining the well known and much loved Pets’n‘Vets Family‘s Dog, Cat, Rabbit, Bird, Lizard and Small Furry Friends! Malky‘s own tortoise (well, in cartoon form) will, like his new pals, be found on the back of a veterinary ambulance, on our website and in information materials. 


Partner Oliver Jackson is delighted to have Angus on-board, "we are delighted to give Angus a new home! He‘s a brilliant guy who will help to raise awareness about the veterinary needs of Tortoises and other Chelonians in the practice! There is an absolutely amazing story behind Angus‘ inclusion in The Family but you‘ll have to wait a bit longer for that!"


Watch this space for more news about Angus! 


 


 


 

 




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