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 […]
Blood tests – are they really necessary?
Did you know: here at the clinic we have a laboratory with blood machines. This means we can run certain blood tests in-house and have results within 10-15 minutes. What is involved when running bloods? We start by giving your pet a full general health exam. We then clip off a small amount of fur […]
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 […]