Results for Category: Pets

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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Alabama Rot

Alabama Rot
[re-posted – original publication Feb 3, 2017]

Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy (CRGV) commonly known as Alabama rot is a disease that can affect any breed of dog but currently it isn’t known what the initial cause is. CRGV is a disease caused by damage to blood vessels of the skin and kidneys.

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Friars Moor win ‘Dairy Team of the Year’

We are very pleased to announce that we have won the ‘Dairy Team of the Year’ category at the British Dairying Cream Awards last night. Vets Julian, Jenny and Eleanor were there to receive the award and had a fantastic evening with some inspirational people from the Dairy industry.

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Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

As of today the whole of England has been placed in a prevention zone to protect from the spread of Avian Influenza (bird flu).

To find out what this means for your flock please follow the link below, in summary you are required to improve flock bio-security.

The prevention zone means bird keepers across the country must:

  • Ensure the areas where birds are kept are unattractive to wild birds,

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Digital X-Ray Processor

We are pleased to announce that due to an upgrade of our digital x-ray processor in Sturminster Newton we can now offer digital radiography (x-rays) in our Blandford branch too! There will be no more developing x-ray images on photo paper in Blandford, giving us better quality images of your pets to help with diagnostics at both branches.

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Small Animal Vet

Small animal vet required for progressive mixed practice due to expansion and future retirements. We are proud to have recently won the award of “Best Place to Work” in the Blackmore Vale Business Awards. Our 3 site practice is situated in beautiful North Dorset with the the coast and stunning countryside walks on the doorstep.

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‘How To’ Videos from XL Vets

These videos have been prepared by XL Vets to demonstrate good practice in each situation. However, if you are not confident with carrying out the procedure in question having watched the video, please do not hesitate to contact the surgery (out of hours, calls will be redirected to our emergency number).

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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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Steve & Jayne Brocklehurst