Our Neutering trip to Greece!

In the wee hours of Sunday the 21st of May, Riona and I headed off to Dublin to catch a flight to Athens. We decided to take a trip there to volunteer our veterinary skills to the Greek Cat Welfare Society by neutering strays. Much like Ireland, Greece has a huge problem with cat-overpopulation and […]

What is a Veterinary Nurse?

May is Veterinary Nurse month, and seeing as I just found out that I have been shortlisted for the Irish Veterinary Nurse of the Year Award (yay!) I felt I should address Veterinary Nursing in this months blog post. There was a time, back when I was training in college, when most people would raise […]

A day in the life of a Vet

I think most young people go through a phase at some stage of “I want to be a vet when I grow up!”; most move onto teacher, farmer, footballer, Doctor or even astronaut but a few are determined enough to stick with veterinary all the way to getting that degree. But what then? playing with […]

Keeping your pets safe this Christmas

Keeping your pets safe this Christmas…

Pets, especially dogs, love the festive atmosphere around the home at Christmas but there are certain things you should keep an eye out for to ensure your pet remains safe over the Christmas and New Year period. Food Dangers Most houses have plenty of chocolate at this time of year and it is vital that […]

Microchip Your Dog - It's The Law

Microchip your dog – it’s the law!

I will always remember meeting a little dog called Holly while working in Dublin – she was a little cutie but what made her really special was that after disappearing from her home in Dublin she tuned up in London – 9 months later. Holly had been taken from her family home and brought to […]

Caring for Dogs & Cats at Halloween

Now is the time to start preparing your nervous dog for Halloween – one of the most important measures you can take is to build a safe haven den for your dog to retreat into when he feels frightened. For some ideas on how to approach this task, please review the following video: At Briarhill […]

Welcome to Briarhill Vets

We’d like to welcome you to our redeveloped and mobile friendly website as well as to our Galway Veterinary Clinic. We are a 100% small pet and animal clinic located just outside Galway city in Unit 20, Briarhill Business Park – not far from Galway Racecourse in Ballybrit. For exact details of our location, please […]