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3 days ago

Donaldson's Vets

Our vets, Matt Smith and David Melleney, visited Shelley First School this week to meet with the pupils.
The pupils have been learning about different careers and were keen for Matt and David to talk about what life is like being a vet!๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿปโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฎ

As well as learning more about the profession, the pupils also got to meet Mattโ€™s pet cornsnake Sid and Bearded Dragon, Dennis! ๐ŸฆŽ๐Ÿ
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Omg! My Max would have LOVED this!!!! Xx

Yogi the springador went too!

5 days ago

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This pooch had an unfortunate incident with a stick last week! โ˜น๏ธ
Whilst carrying in his mouth, the stick had snapped and part was lodged between the teeth on his top jaw! ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ˜ฎouch!!
This patient was sedated in order for his mouth to be safely examined and the stick removed.
Thankfully, the damage in this case was minor and he will make a quick recovery! ๐Ÿ™‚

We regularly treat dogs who have sustained injuries whilst playing with sticks, sometimes very severe!
We always advise to try and discourage your dogs from playing with sticks and instead opt for safer purpose-made alternatives ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿถ
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Oh dear, had this with my terrier, no more stick throwing now

Lynne Ryan

7 days ago

Donaldson's Vets

Some very useful information if you are bringing flowers into your home ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒบAre you buying flowers for your loved one this valentines day?
Remember to check they are cat friendly flowers if your partner has a cat. Florists can often advise on cat friendly plants and some supermarkets include warnings on the labels.

Lilies, that is, Lilium (true lily) and Hemerocallis (day lily) species, are poisonous to cats and cause kidney failure.
The toxic chemicals and the mechanism of lily poisoning are unknown but all parts of the plant are thought to be toxic including the leaves, flowers
and pollen.

Ingestion of even a small quantity (e.g. less than one leaf or part of a flower), as well as grooming pollen from the fur, is enough to potentially cause severe poisoning in a cat.

If you need advise regarding a plant your pet has ingested or is exposed to you can call the Animal PoisonLine on 01202 509 000.
Veterinary professionals can all us on 0207 305 5055 for treatment advice.
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Some very useful information if you are bringing flowers into your home ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒบ

1 week ago

Donaldson's Vets

Lots of fun during the Wednesday training classes! ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ๐Ÿฆฎ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ˜ƒ

This week the pups were introduced to muzzles and buster collars. These items can seem scary to some dogs. Desensitisation when they are young is a really good idea, so if they are required to be worn in the future, the experience wonโ€™t be so daunting.
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Holly Ogorzalek

Ben Carter

2 weeks ago

Donaldson's Vets


We recently discovered this image of our Sowerby Bridge practice from many moons ago ๐Ÿ“ธ
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We recently discovered this image of our Sowerby Bridge practice from many moons ago ๐Ÿ“ธImage attachment

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Was a pub back then,,,,in 1910/11 a trolley bus was passing by the prospect you can see the tram lines on the old picture ,,,,and something happened, and the trolley bus rolled back , terrible, some died,,,,

It then became a bridal shop, I don’t remember the year but I bought my 5 bridesmaids dressers from the shop in 1984.

2 weeks ago

Donaldson's Vets

A good few weeks ago, Lola, a beautiful Newfoundland was brought to our Shepley branch by her concerned owner.

Lola was in the process of whelping (giving birth) but seemed to be having some difficulty.
A caesarean had to be performed and 6 healthy puppies were delivered! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ

Over the last few weeks, Lolaโ€™s owner has kept us up to date with some lovely pictures of the pups. This week all the pups returned to Shepley to see vet Richi for their health check and vaccinations! ๐Ÿฉบ๐Ÿ’‰

As you can see from the photos below, they have certainly grown well!
Arenโ€™t they just amazing?!๐Ÿ˜
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I will always be eternally grateful to all of you โค๏ธ

They a real bundle of cuteness. We are so excited to be bringing Florence home to Helmsley on Thursday. A massive thank you to all who have taken care of these beautiful puppies.

If I could have a dog... gorgeous photos! Xx ๐Ÿถ

Good grief! What gorgeous little babies

They are so gorgeous xx

Absolutely gorgeous xxx

Awww they are adorable

Stunning pups

Big fluffy cuties x

They are beautiful

Steve Parry look at these little cuties x

Gorgeous ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

I’m desperate for a Newfie I love them ๐Ÿ˜

Nicola Burns you missed these little beauties

Absolutely beautiful. Jacob Harman??

Emily Land, Dan Davies just look at these baby giants

Lisa Battye

Samantha Griffiths

Graeme Paterson ๐Ÿ˜

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2 weeks ago

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Think we can all relate to this! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿˆ ... See MoreSee Less

Think we can all relate to this! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿˆ

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Definitely! I had 4 nights on the settee recently with my dog Freddie xx

That reminds me of myself and Remy in your living room floor ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™€

Haha I do it with my dogs and one of my kitties all the time not just when there under weather ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

Except when you have bunnies there’s no sleeping. Just staying up all night pleading desperately with them to eat โค๏ธ

Yep slept like this many times

I'v done this before and probably will again xx

I slept on the sofa for 10 nights after my dog got spayed

An often occurrence for us ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ’•

nope - the dog would have been in bed!

๐Ÿ˜‚ so true I had to do this about 2 weeks ago after a operation

Aww that was me when my cat Peggy got run over

Oh yes many times . ๐Ÿถxx

Ryan you and Ella

Quite a few times ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿฅฐ

Oh yes♥๏ธ

We have done this

Oh yes!

We did this last weekend

Many times .x

Noooo dog in bed me on floor ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Luisa Mellor this is us x

Carly Macdonald how I imagine Richard was this weekend

Paul Lancaster!! You too could be a dog lover!! X

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2 weeks ago

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Congratulations to two of our receptionists at Shepley, Louise Dracup and Jenna Raynes. They have both been nominated for Petplan UK Veterinary Awards 2020 support staff of the year!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿฅณ ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to two of our receptionists at Shepley, Louise Dracup and Jenna Raynes. They have both been  nominated for Petplan UK Veterinary Awards 2020 support staff of the year!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿฅณ

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Huge congratulations ladies! Well deserved xx

Congratulations to both of you xx

Well done ladies ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Well done to you both xxx

Well done ladies x

Congratulations ๐Ÿฅณ

Congratulations xxx

Well done ๐Ÿ‘

Well dererved ! xx

Well done. Always so helpful.

Well done!!

Brilliant ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Louise Dracup Jen Raynes ๐Ÿ˜‰

Congratulations, well done ladies. Xxx

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3 weeks ago

Donaldson's Vets

According to the Chinese zodiac..... 2020 is officially the year of the Rat! ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Rats sadly have historically been portrayed in a negative light, said to be unclean and unsociable. โ˜น๏ธ
This couldnโ€™t be further from the truth!

Rats make great family pets! They are very clean, incredibly intelligent and are highly sociable animals. Rats are arguably one of the most entertaining pets to own! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
At Donaldsonโ€™s, rats are popular patients amongst our staff due to their endearing personalities. In fact, quite a few members of staff keep rats themselves!

#yearoftherat ๐Ÿ€

We would love to see pictures of your own rats! ๐Ÿ˜Š Please post them in the comments below!

Letโ€™s see some rat appreciation!๐Ÿฅฐ
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I've owned many rats over the years. They're amazing pets. At one point I had 26 when I discovered 2 that I'd adopted from a rescue were pregnant and I didn't have the heart to rehome any of the babies. They were all utterly adorable.

This was my first ever pet, Tufty ๐Ÿฅฐ that was about 16 years ago now!! Sheesh.

My rat and my dog were best pals ๐Ÿ˜

Best little friends you’ll ever have ๐Ÿ’– they’re honestly like pocket sized dogs! So friendly and intelligent. I miss my babies ๐Ÿ

I love rats. They were amazing pets when we had them, so intelligent. X

Meet Nellie & Mavis

I love rats

Tracey McKevitt how could you not love these? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Jake Stone I agree

Rachel ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ˜

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