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 […]
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 […]
Cat Overpopulation – Ireland’s secret shame
We are now full on into “Kitten season” which in Ireland runs from approximately March-October. This is the time of year when we see female cat’s get big round bellies full of kittens, and their poor owners say “I thought she was too young to breed!”. cat overpopulation is something I feel very passionately about […]
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 […]