We hope you and your pets are keeping well and enjoying the start of the lighter nights and Spring weather.
It is hard to believe that we will soon have been under Coronavirus restrictions for a year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for all the support and understanding over this challenging year.
As a Practice we are immensely proud of our staff, clients and pets for quickly adapting to new ways of providing Veterinary Care while protecting human health. We all hope that the advances in the coronavirus vaccine programme can help bring some return to normality during the coming year.
For now we will be continuing to keep everyone safe with our social distancing measures.
Whilst the pandemic has brought many challenges for us it has also highlighted the importance of pets to our wellbeing. Their loyalty, enthusiasm and support has been a huge boost to us all in lockdown.
We have loved meeting your new furry companions alongside looking after your existing pets. Please get in touch to arrange a health check for any new arrivals so we can get their vaccinations started. Don’t forget that helpful advice on caring for puppies, kittens and rabbits can be found here.
Our pet healthcare club is also available to help provide all their regular preventative healthcare as they grow up. As our lifestyles are currently quite different under Covid restrictions it is important to plan ahead for an eventual return to normality.
Pets can take time to adjust to new routines, please let us know if you need any advice on how to help them with this.
Hopefully we will be able to consider travelling abroad again at some time this year. Britain’s exit from the EU at the start of 2021 has brought about a change in pet travel rules to Europe, with our Pet passports being replaced by travel certificates.
Pets travelling to Europe and Ireland must be microchipped and vaccinated against Rabies as before. However they must now be examined by an Official Veterinary Surgeon within 10 days of travel so they can be issued with an Animal Health Certificate. For more information please read here. If you are planning on travelling with your pets please make sure we have plenty of time to prepare their travel schedule.
We would like to congratulate our nurse Sarah Lokier on qualifying as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. Sarah has been an important part of the nursing team since 2007 and for the last 2 years has been studying towards gaining her RVN. All her hard work paid off and she passed with flying colours at the end of December. Well done Sarah on your fantastic achievement.
Thank you for taking the time to read our Spring Newsletter, we like to keep you up to date with developments in the practice. For those of you on social media please feel free to follow us on facebook and twitter where you will find regular updates on our practice news and reports of some interesting patients we have seen.
Best wishes from the Prospect House team
We have recently made a slight change to the Leptospirosis component of our dog vaccination protocol
Pet Travel Update January 2021 for EU and Ireland
We have received several reports of Portuguese man-o-war washing upon Welsh beaches this weekend