Is your pet Brexit ready?

Sadly, the behemoth that is Brexit has not left our furry-friends untouched. In the event of a “no deal” Brexit on March 29th, there will be changes regarding pet travel. Because Great Britain will no longer be a part of the European Union, it can longer avail of the handy European pet Passport system we have […]

Dental Care

Your pet has teeth just like you.  And similar to you, they have dental care needs.  Most dogs and cats don’t brush their teeth and therefore, as they get older, they get a build up of plaque and tartar.  If this plaque and tartar isn’t removed, dental disease progresses which can lead to your pet […]

Dental X-rays

Dental x-rays are a really useful way of seeing damage done below the gumline. We all know that when you go to a dentist you have some x-rays taken, especially if there is a problem. Why should this be any different with our pets? Here in Briarhill we have just gotten a dental x-ray machine […]

Stress in Cats

Have you ever put off coming for an appointment for your cat because it’s too stressful? If you answered “yes” – you are not alone! cat vet visits can be a stressful business, both for you and them. In this months blog post i’m going to be discussing the effects of stress on cats and […]

The ISFM World Feline Conference

Every year, we have to obtain a certain number of CPD points in order to remain on the medical register which allows us to practice medicine. There are a lot of options out there for how you get your points: online courses, webinars and attending lectures. This year for my CPD quota I wanted to […]

Neutering – the why and when we do it!

This month’s blog post is about neutering. I chose this subject because I think it’s an extremely important one, especially in this country, and also because recommendations for neutering have changed in recent years and I want to make sure all our clients know what advice is to be trusted and what advice should be […]

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 […]