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Small Animal Vet

Are you keen to escape the pressures of corporate practice? Would you like to drive to work where the worst traffic delays are haywagons or cattle crossing? Would you like to work somewhere that put clients and patients first?

We have just won the “Best Place to Work”

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October Beef Suckler Group meeting

At the beginning of October Friars Moor clients, David Maughan and Geoff Roper at Wessex Lowlines, hosted a Beef Suckler Group meeting based around Embryo Transfer. David gave the group a really informative and enthusiastic farm tour looking over the different groups of stock. The Lowlines have genetics which can be traced back to original Aberdeen Angus cattle taken to Australia in the 1930’s.

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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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Lameness meeting

On Tuesday 17th October some of our farm team were pleased to join AHDB and Jon Huxley, a lameness expert from the University of Nottingham for a meeting to discuss mobility scoring, the importance of rapid treatment of lame cows and the negative change in prognosis that delayed treatment leads to.

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Livestock Health News Roundup

Our flock club met at the end of September to discuss lameness. We were kindly hosted by Martyn Heard of Donhead Hall who talked to us about how he controls lameness in his flock and in buying in sheep recently what he has done to safeguard his flock. Vets Eleanor and Jo talked through the most common lameness lesions and how these can be controlled and treated.

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Friars Moor Vets win Blackmore Vale Business Award

Following the recent Blackmore Vale Business awards last month, we were thrilled to have been nominated for the awards by one of our long standing staff member and were even more excited and proud to announce that we won the ‘Best place to work’ award! We would like to thank the Blackmore Vale magazine and sponsors for a lovely presentation evening.

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Friars Moor have hosted another heart stopping training course!

Friars Moor have hosted another heart stopping training course for our small animal vets, also attended by colleagues from other local practices. ‘Managing Heart Failure in Practice’ was presented by Dr Stephen Collins, a recognised Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology.

Dr Collins outlined the different stages and treatments available when the heart is not beating as efficiently as normal in both dogs and cats.

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Vet Tom gains Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care

A message from the Directors at Friars Moor “We are delighted that Tom has gained his certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice specifically concentrating on Emergency and Critical Care; it has always been one of his interests. The studying has been hard and taken a long time, usually during evenings and weekends.

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Weather doesn’t stop Marnhull dog show success!

We were delighted on Saturday 22nd July to sponsor the Marnhull Fun Dog Show. This is  held annually to raise money for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. Vets Tom and Gilla were in attendance and helped judge and present prizes. It was a pleasure to meet the dogs and their owners who braved the torrential rain and enter the show in such good spirits.

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Friars Moor support Shaftesbury School Careers Fair

Friars Moor were asked join in the Shaftesbury School Careers Fair on June the 28th. The Fair was designed to provide inspiration and information to young adults in years 10 and 12 in various areas of study and employment. Vet Alison Allen and Veterinary Nurse Lucy Jones set up their stall in the Sixth Form Resources Centre with photos of the working life of vets and nurses and handed out leaflets from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons about the veterinary profession.

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The team at Friars Moor have looked after our pets for many years. The quality of veterinary care is always second to none.
Kelly & Rich Poulter
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