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An interview with…Emma Onyejekwe, Wildlife Veterinary Nurse

Do you have any pets? Yes, I have a rescued cat called Pansy. She is 16 years old and recently featured in a guest blog for Songbird Survival Trust ‘Get EduCATed’ campaign. What made you want to be a Registered Veterinary Nurse? From a young age, I knew I wanted to work with animals. I […]

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The Journey of Berry the Fox

Berry, the brave little fox cub who defied all the odds, was found dehydrated, unconscious, and extremely weak with a dangerously low body temperature in a garden in Whyteleafe. The little cub was immediately rushed to our Caterham practice in Surrey, by The Fox Project charity, where the veterinary team, led by Veterinarian Surgeon Miguel […]

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An interview with…Louise Keen, Support Centre Supervisor

Do you have any pets? Yes, I have 2 cats. Belle, a rescue (I did not name her!) and Eric, a hand rear. I have had many, many hand rears over my nursing career. Eric is my official foster fail 😊 What made you want to be a Registered Veterinary Nurse? I have always wanted […]

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Tick Bites: When to worry, and how to prevent them

Ticks are widespread in the UK. They are actually arachnids rather than insects and, like spiders, adult ticks have 8 legs and vary tenfold in size from 1 millimetre to 1 centimetre. Ticks hatch from eggs and develop into larvae, then nymphs, and finally into adults. At each stage ticks have to attach onto and […]

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How to protect your dog from grass seeds

At this time of year grass seeds are a common problem and can pose a real threat to dogs if left unfound or untreated as the seeds can work their way into the skin and become infected or cause lameness. The tops of long grass stems found in gardens or parks can become very dry […]

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