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 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 […]

Worms, worms, worms – yuck!

It might not be a very pleasant topic to discuss but it’s an extremely important one: our pets get worms, that’s just a fact of life. Luckily we live in the time of modern medicine and so and we have access to preventative treatments to avoid having to deal with these unsavoury hitch hikers. In […]

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 […]