Archive for November, 2014

Hull Veterinary group to kick off fund-raising at Christmas light switch-on

Staff from Carr House Rescue Centre with HavenA local veterinary group will be taking to the Hedon Christmas light switch-on on 28th November in a first for the practice as part of their Christmas fund-raising events in support of Carr House Rescue and Bransby Horses.

Employees at the Haven Veterinary Group, with practices in Hull and Hedon, have been busy preparing for their stall by holding a staff pet photo shoot to create an innovative pet calendar.

Evie Beattie, senior practice administrator, organised the events and said: “The photo-shoot was great to get us in the mood for Christmas – chaos ensued but we got some superb photos!

“Please come and see us on the night and in the branches and help us to support these very deserving charities.”

During the Hedon switch-on, which takes place on November 28th, the Haven team will also be selling Christmas cards with the photographs of staff pets, cat and dog goodie bags, horse treat bags, home-made cat and dog biscuits and other surprise items.

They will also be holding an ‘Adopt a cuddly’ prize draw competition on the night.

The calendars and cards will also be on sale at both practices along with pet goodie bags from December 1, alongside raffles at both branches for a luxury hamper at Hedon and a hamper and cuddly toy at the Hull practice.

The 100 year old veterinary group is raising money for Hull-based Carr House Dog Rescue and Lincolnshire charity Bransby Horses, one of the UK’s largest equine welfare charities.

For queries regarding any areas of pet health and wellbeing, please contact Haven at Hedon on 01482 898301 or Holderness Road on 01482 376477. 

Avian Influenza Outbreak in East Yorkshire

Avian Influenza outbreak in East Yorkshire – No need to panic.

It is being reported that an outbreak of avian influenza has been confirmed in East Yorkshire and as expected, people are concerned about the risks to humans.

At Haven Veterinary Group Ltd, we would like to offer the following advice and hope it helps to allay your concerns.

Avian influenza spreads from bird to bird by direct contact or with contaminated body fluids/faeces. Avian influenza isn’t an airborne disease.

Some strains of avian influenza can pass to humans with very close contact between a human and infected birds, but this is extremely rare. There is no evidence to suggest that this particular strain has been able to spread directly between humans.

The Food Standards Agency also advises that properly cooked poultry and poultry products including eggs are safe to eat.

For further updates and more information, you can log onto

 Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Animal and Plant Health Agency (DEFRA)