Gardening incidents…

If your garden is anything like mine at the moment, the warm, damp weather makes for ideal growing conditions and I feel I am constantly playing catch up to keep the surging growth under control. As well as being a haven that we can relax in, our gardens are an...

Has Summer Arrived??

The weather has warmed up, the surgery air conditioning is working overtime, and so are the Vets and Nurses at the Donaldson’s surgeries as the summer’s seasonal conditions burst into life.   With the past winter having been mild, throughout the spring, we have...

Buddy and the Nerf Gun

Buddy is a typical Springer Spaniel….. bursting with energy, into everything and living life at 100 miles per hour. Buddy lives in a busy household with young children and his boundless enthusiasm is a joy to watch. So when Buddy slumped into the consulting room with...

Ultrasound Scanning

Ultrasound scanners have become a common tool in Veterinary Practice. The ability to take a conscious animal and use the scanner to examine deep into the chest or abdomen has become something we almost take for granted. Whether it is being used for pregnancy diagnosis...

Leptospirosis

When most people bring their dog to the surgery for vaccinations, they tend to think of the benefits of the full health examination and the protection against diseases such as Parvovirus and Distemper. Few people give much thought to the other vaccine components. And...