Draco’s tail

An otherwise uneventful evening surgery was suddenly interrupted a couple of weeks ago when some owners rushed their cat in. “Draco”, a beautiful 2 year old Russian Blue cat had been lying in his bed all afternoon and even when the children came home from school, he...

the humble Budgerigar….

Budgies may seem like an old fashioned choice of pet to some, but they can make an excellent choice for some families. Budgies originally came from Australia. In the wild they may fly many miles each day. Because they need plenty of exercise and the opportunity to...

Practice Standards Inspection!!

  I wrote a couple of weeks ago about preparations for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ Practice Standards Scheme Inspection. This is a voluntary scheme of accreditation which Veterinary Practices can choose to enrol on. It gives members of the public...

Back to School!!

Over 25 years after leaving university, Robert White is heading back to the classroom. He’s one of just 30 vets in the country to have earned a place on the prestigious BSAVA Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery. The course lasts for at least three...

Practice Standards Scheme

Running a modern Veterinary practice can be quite a complex process. At Donaldson’s vets we have 4 fully functioning surgeries as well as the Farm and Equine divisions. Balancing the work rota to ensure that each surgery has the appropriate number of Vets,...