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Branch Closures

Due to the weather conditions, our Shaftesbury and Blandford branches are closed today (Friday March 2nd). Our Sturminster Newton branch will remain open for emergencies.

Please check our website for details of opening hours this weekend or call 01258 472314.


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Christmas Hazards for Pets

We are urging pet owners to watch out for potential hazards to their pets this Christmas, as findings released by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) reveal that in the south-west, 90% of vets saw at least one case of toxic ingestion in pets during the last festive period.
Across the UK,

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Fond fairwell to Sarah

After seventeen years at Friars Moor, we said a sad farewell last week to Sarah Eckett and send her our very best wishes. Sarah has been an integral part of the practice, with her hard work, enthusiasm and dedication to the business and to all the staff within, helping us to grow and evolve over the years.

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Small Animal Vet

Part time small animal vet required to join the pet side of our rural mixed practice in beautiful North Dorset. Friendly, supportive and professional, dedicated to providing excellent care in the best interests of clients and their pets. Good facilities include in-house lab and ultrasound, will join fantastic nursing and support team.

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Friars Moor 60th Anniversary Prize Draw

Exciting news, our 60th anniversary prize draw was launched at the weekend with 60 fantastic prizes to be won, all sourced from the local community. The competition is open to Friars Moor clients and is completely FREE to enter. All you need to do is answer the three questions on the entry form (answers can be found on our website) and post it in the entry box.

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Foot Trimming Course

Six farmers have recently attended Friars Moors three day foot trimming course. The course started with a morning classroom session led by Julian Allen, Director and farm vet, covering the anatomy of the foot, the Dutch 5 Step Foot Trimming Method and the identification and treatment of lame cows. The following two and a half days were spent on farm with the attendees getting stuck in and trimming for themselves!

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Important information for all keepers of poultry

From Tuesday 28th February the UK bird flu control measures are changing.
We recommend all keepers of poultry read this and check that they are not in the higher risk areas. In summary, most of our practice area is currently in a protection zone but not a higher risk area.

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Dairy Sheep & Goat Conference – 21st – 22nd February 2017

The 2nd Annual Dairy Sheep & Goat Conference, organised by Friars Moor, takes place tomorrow at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Bristol.  With an international line-up of speakers and over a hundred delegates attending, the conference aims to inform and lead the development of small ruminant dairying in the UK.

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Update on Avian Influenza

Please follow the link below for further information on how to keep your birds safe from Avian Influenza:


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BVD Free and BVD Control Meeting Wednesday 15th February, 12-2pm

Wednesday 15th February, 12-2pm and Wednesday 1st March, 12-2pm, The NFU Offices, Sturminster Newton.

We will be discussing BVD as a disease; how it works, how to determine whether you have it on your farm, the costs, how to control it, vaccination programmes, case studies and the ‘BVD Free England’

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I believe a good Vets is hard to find but ‘Friars Moor’ really is the whole package.
Steve & Jayne Brocklehurst