Compulsory Microchipping Rules

With only 2 months to go before the change in law that makes the microchipping of dogs compulsory (The Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015), there are still real concerns that thousands of dogs across the region have not been microchipped. From 6 April...

Arthritis

Arthritis is a common and debilitating disease in pets as well as in people. The name comes from the Greek word for joint – arthro and the word for inflammation – itis and so Arthritis is “inflammation of the joint”. In the pets we see, there are 3 main types of...

Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy is the formal medical name for “key-hole-surgery” within the abdomen. Key-hole (or ‘minimally invasive’) surgery has become commonplace in human surgery with more and more procedures being performed in this manner and, over the last 18 months, we have been...

Locking Plates

Anyone who knows me will know that all aspects of Veterinary medicine and surgery in all species interest me. Since a very young age, I have always been fascinated by all Veterinary work. While at Donaldson’s we are, in many respects a traditional Veterinary Practice,...