Results for Category: Pets

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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Vets and nurses treated to diarrhoea talk at lunchtime!

In May we were delighted to have Flo Juvet, DVM, Dip ECVIM, MRCVS,  European Specialist in Small Animal Medicine from Southern Counties Vet Specialists, present a lecture on the delicate topic of diarrhoea to a group of hungry vets and nurses over lunch. Luckily, vets and nurses have notoriously strong stomachs!

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Saying Goodbye to Your Companion

path in the woodsWe all hope and wish that our pets will pass peacefully away in their sleep, but very often we are put into the position, as pet owners, to make that decision for them.

As pet owners we are fortunate to be able to choose to end our pet’s life to prevent them suffering,

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It’s all about the dogs at Durweston Country Fayre!

We were delighted last weekend to support Durweston Country Fayre’s dog show for the third year. Vet and practice director, Anthony Wilkinson, attended and enjoyed presenting rosettes and a goody bag to the winners of each class. It was great to see so many waggy tails in attendance and we were very pleased to hear they raised an impressive amount of money for the local community.

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Important information for all poultry owners

All poultry in England are to be allowed outside from Thursday 13 April 2017 following updated evidence on the risk posed by wild birds.  Please follow this link for further information:


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Itchy and scratchy pets!

On Wednesday 29th March our small animal vets and nurses enjoyed an evening presentation by a dermatology certificate holder on ‘Allergic Skin Disease’. These are conditions that tend to cause your pets to have marked itchy episodes with red skin, scabs and often hair loss, this includes flea bite dermatitis,

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Life Time Care Club Launched

At Friars Moor Vets we want to keep your pets happy and healthy and to make preventative healthcare easy and affordable. To help you and your animals we’re delighted to have launched our Lifetime Care Club.

Save money and pay monthly for your pets essential preventative care

By joining this club you can spread the cost of preventative healthcare over 12 months,

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Celebrating 60 years in the community!

We are celebrating our 60th anniversary in 2017!
On the 1st April 1957 the practice we now know as Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic Ltd was established by Norman Coles, working out of a bungalow in Manston Road. We moved to our current premises in the mid 1980’s and have had several extensions to the building since.

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Small animal vets enjoy ultrasound refresher training

At Friars Moor we already offer an ultrasound service for your small animals. For example we frequently perform pregnancy diagnosis using an ultrasound scanner – a painless,non invasive way of looking at the developing foetus which may look familiar from human medicine.

This month our small animal vets were very fortunate to have undertaken a refresher training day in ultrasound with an imaging specialist from Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists.

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Fireworks Night

Fireworks night is on Saturday! Please go to our fireworks care guide in the pets section for some simple steps to help prepare your pet!

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We all love our pets and, for 18 years, Friars Moor Veterinary Practice in Sturminster Newton has been giving me the confidence that I was doing the very best I could for mine.
Angela Faulkner