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Important Notification

This is an important notification about our out of hours service from 12 noon on Saturday 18th August 2018.

We are moving telecommunication companies and for a period of time (maximum 4 hours) our telephone number 01258 472314 will not be in use.

From 12 noon on Saturday 18th August 2018 if you require the services of the out of hours vet please call the following 2 mobile numbers:
07817 329991
07970 784629

Our website and facebook page will be updated regularly so you can refer to these pages to see what the current situation is during the day.

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Marnhull Dog Show

We were delighted to sponsor the Marnhull Fun Dog Show again this summer. This is held annually to raise money for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. Vet Gilla Primrose attended and helped judge and present prizes. Well done to all who entered.

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Thank You Anthony

As many of you will already know, at the end of this month, Anthony is retiring after 28 years at Friars Moor.

Anthony has made a huge contribution to life within our practice and the local farming community. As well as being a very accomplished and respected vet,

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Durweston Fayre

Anthony enjoying a cuppa with guest judge Mrs Scott, following Durweston Fayre which we supported earlier in May.  They raised just over £9000 in total on the day.

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Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

Avian Influenza Prevention Zones have been lifted in England and Wales. All bird keepers should continue to maintain good biosecurity to help prevent the outbreak or spread of diseases. More information is available at gov.uk gov.wales and gov.scot websites.

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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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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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‘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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I have no doubt that their expert knowledge and gentle care meant that our cow survived.
Anne Green
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