We want to make Christmas 2016 a happier time for the cats and dogs who will spend Christmas in a rescue centre.
We are asking for donations of food, new toys and new blankets please to be dropped off at any of our practices between 1st and 18th December.
All donated items will be distributed to local rescue centres on the run up to Christmas.
Thank you in advance for your generosity
Cat Vets Attend International Feline Congress
Three of our vets have just returned from The International Society of Feline Medicine Congress in Porto. Jamie Peloso from Abbeycroft in Northwich, Yaiza Gomez from Clarendon in Altrincham and Michele Coward from Beech House in Warrington spent four and a half days attending lectures by the world's foremost cat experts and specialists on the latest thinking and developments in the field of veterinary medicine. As a veterinary group we feel it is very important to invest in continuous education for our staff. The veterinary world moves at a rapid pace. To see their itinerary visit http://icatcare.org/isfm-congress/2015programme
Vet Awarded Advanced Practitioner Status
Veterinary Surgeon Ian Hopkins is celebrating after being the only vet in the area to achieve the classification of Advanced Practitioner in the new grading system released by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Until recently the public had no way of identifying the skill level of their vet so the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has now introduced a tier system to help pet owners identify which vets in their area have additional recognised qualifications and experience.
Ian, who has worked at Holly House Veterinary Surgery on Mobberley Road for 8 years, gained his certificate in Small Animal medicine in 2003 and was able to demonstrate to the RCVS that a significant percentage of his ongoing veterinary surgery uses these advanced procedures. Ian is one of only 69 vets in the Country who has attained this recognition. Ian also works at Oakwood Veterinary Referrals seeing difficult cases referred by other vets from local practices. Ian regularly lectures to other vets and has spoken at the world renowned British Small Animal Veterinary Society Congress.
“My additional qualifications and experience are in the field of Small Animal Medicine which I felt would be of greatest benefit to Holly House clients as it encompasses many of the everyday clinical conditions that pets suffer with, right through to emergency surgical procedures.”