We would like to share the launch of an excitng new pet treat with you that we have decided to start stocking at our surgery.

FROZZY’s are made of frozen yoghurt and are available in 4 lick-able flavours: Blueberry, Cranberry, Original and Strawberry.

All flavours are lactose free, very low calorie and are therefore suitable for all dogs and also cats of all ages and sizes.

The product also contains natural probiotics which can benefit digestive health.

Many of our patients are on strict diets for health or bodyweight issues and it can sometimes be difficult to find healthy, non-fattening, treats for these pets. We think that FROZZY’s could help with this problem.

As it takes a good while to lick a portion, the whole treat experience will last a lot longer compared with a normal treat, biscuit or even chew-stick.

Additionally, some pet owners who at times struggle administering medications may potentially be able to use these FROZZY’s as a healthy “vehicle” to help dose the meds.

Why not try one for your own pet? you really can’t miss the dedicated branded freezer in our waiting room!


Please contact the surgery for more information Tel: 01942 242464 or pop in the surgery today for your pets first portion or tray of FROZZY’s


Alfie’s Story

Sadly we have to announce the passing of our old boy Alfie, our not quite 21 year old surgery tomcat.

Most of our clients would have noticed Alfie, who was black and white, at our surgery during at least one of their visits.

Alfie had been living his “retirement years” at the surgery since his arthritis had made it hard for him to climb the flight of stairs to my apartment and he decided he was more comfortable to stay and sleep at the surgery.

Alfie came to us as a rescue cat in the summer of 1994. He had been found by the local RSPCA inspector with minor injuries from a suspected RTA and was brought into our surgery for treatment.

Luckily he recovered very nicely and I soon got very attached to Alfie while looking after him.

At the time I was a very young assistant vet working for Bill McNish my predecessor.

I soon started smuggling Alfie into my assistant-flat after work and week-ends. Luckily it turned out that Bill had a soft spot for black & white tomcats and it really wasn’t so hard to persuade him to allow me to keep Alfie officially.

Alfie quickly settled into his new environment and was soon regularly spotted all over the neighbourhood and also in the surgery for rest and recuperation. Luckily he also developed a good traffic sense and never tried to cross Wigan Lane. He did however like to occasionally sunbathe in the middle of Springfield Street. Many a time his collar was returned after neighbours found it, usually at the back of the local bowling-green after some nightly escapades.

In later life Alfie (like many older cats) developed hyperthyroidism. Again he bounced back well after surgery and later did well for several years on medication.

But Last Tuesday he suddenly started to look a little confused, disorientated and unhappy. During that next night he deteriorated rapidly. By Wednesday morning he was very distressed and he did not manage to recognize anybody anymore. I suspect he must have suffered a major stroke or brain bleed. In short he really wasn’t “Our Alfie” anymore and I had to reluctantly decide to relieve his suffering.

Alfie now rests in a lovely shaded spot in my (he always seemed to think it was his) garden.

A spot he liked to sit in, while contemplating “his” garden around him.

On behalf of Alfie I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all our dedicated nurses and support staff who all helped to make his retirement years a truly “Golden” period for him.

We shall all miss his company and antics.


Memories Alfie

Welcome Charlie our new Trainee Nursing Assistant

In Oct 2014 we welcomed Charlie our Trainee Nursing Assistant

Charlie has settled in well and has proven to be a great team member

picking up the day to day running of the surgery well,

 assisting in theater, performing laser treatment and much more,

Charlie is working well with the staff and the animals

and we can see he will do well in his studies and training.

Good Luck Charlie

Departure of Sarah

It is with deep regret we have to announce the departure of one of our valued nurses Sarah,

due to medical reasons Sarah had to regrettably leave our practice in September 2014,

We wish her all the best.