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Opening Soon! New Practice in Shaftesbury

This spring will be very exciting for us here at Friars Moor vets as we have a brand spanking new practice opening in Shaftesbury right next door to our old one! Offering later opening hours, operations and Saturday morning surgeries. We can’t wait to move in.

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Pet Travel Scheme and Brexit

With Brexit in 2019, Pet Travel Scheme rules are changing even if you have an existing passport. The following is the advice we have been given and we will update this as and when we receive more information. Visit gov.uk and search pet travel for more up to date information.

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New Shaftesbury Branch

Exciting news on our new Shaftesbury branch, which will soon be offering further services such as nurse clinics, longer opening hours and operations.

Follow the progress on our website and Facebook page.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience with parking and noise for the short term.

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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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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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Each time we walk through the surgery door at Friars Moor, we know that our pets are in the very best hands, and we feel that our pets deserve nothing less.
Kelly & Rich Poulter
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