Feline Leukaemia Virus

Feline Leukaemia Virus appears to be making something of a comeback.   10 years ago, we used to see cats on a weekly basis with Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV) but its incidence dropped dramatically. More recently however, we have recorded a higher level of...

Could you be a sheep farmer?

Sheep farming used to be the territory of the professionals but more and more people are keeping sheep on a hobby basis.   Many horse owners find that the grass in their paddocks is difficult to manage. Horses tend to be very selective when grazing and only...

Jasmine’s bladder stones…

Jasmin is a 10 year old crossbred dog from Lowerhouses. In every respect, she is a fit healthy dog but she has had a long history of straining and discomfort when she passes urine.   Her owner brought her in for an appointment last week as she was having another...

New facilities; progress so far…………

This week has been an interesting one at the Maple Street Surgery. In addition to the usual cats, dogs, hamsters, budgies, snakes and ferrets, we have been sharing the surgery with a collection of builders. To stay at the forefront of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery,...

New Year’s Resolutions…….

After the excesses of the Christmas and New Year period many people resolve to lead a more healthy lifestyle in 2013 by eating a drinking less and losing weight. While reviewing your own lifestyle, it may be wise to take a critical look at your pet’s to see if...