Antibiotics

In 1928, bacteriologist Alexander Fleming made a chance discovery from an already discarded, contaminated Petri dish. The mould that had contaminated the experiment turned out to contain a powerful antibiotic, penicillin.   Almost instantly, medicine, both Human...

Ectopic Ureter

Last week during a busy consulting session, I was presented with a beautiful 8 week old Golden Labrador puppy. This beautiful puppy would have passed as a stunt double for the Andrex puppy!   Yet on examination, it was clear that something was badly wrong. The...

Dentistry

Veterinary Dentistry is a field of Veterinary care where there has been huge progress in recent times. It is now 18 years since I joined Donaldsons Vets, and the way that we now approach dental health has been transformed over that time. Plaque and tartar build up on...

Autumn allergies

Atopic dermatitis is a debilitating skin condition triggered byan allergy sensitivity. The incidence of Atopy has been on the increase for years and skin cases now account for about 20% of the cases we see at Donaldson’s There are an enormous number of potential...