Archive for the ‘Equine Practice’ Category

Congratulations, Carol on your 40th anniversary with Haven Veterinary Group

We were delighted to mark a special staff anniversary with a surprise lunch recently.

Carol Burnham, pictured left above, head receptionist of the small animal department at our Hedon practice, celebrated 40 years of service with 15 colleagues as we toasted her anniversary over lunch.

Her husband Richard and retired colleagues also made an appearance for the occasion when she was presented with a watch and a bouquet of flowers by our owner and principal vet, Jim Morris.

Carol, of Burstwick, joined the practice initially working in the large animal side of the business before moving over to the small animal department.

 Jim paid tribute to her commitment to the practice: “We’re very pleased to mark Carol’s 40 years of service here at Haven and we’d all like to wholeheartedly thank her for her loyal service.

“She is one of the first people our patients and owners see when they visit the practice and her willingness to help is exemplary.”

Lisa Dibnah, who works in the finance department, said: “It was lovely to surprise Carol with a special lunch, and reminisce about the funny things that had happened over the years.”

Carol said it was wonderful to mark the milestone with her colleagues and friends.

“I’d like to thank everyone for their support over the years – the practice has really grown from the early days when the large animal department was in a Portakabin.”

Pictured left to right is Carol with colleagues Sandra, Karen and Judy.

We’re delighted that our equine practice has been upgraded by the RCVS

The team at our equine practice in Hedon are celebrating after being upgraded to the new accreditation level Equine General Practice – Ambulatory by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) – the highest accreditation we could receive for the facilities at our Ketwell Lane site.

Equine General Practice – Ambulatory is an accreditation for equine practices that provide a GP level service without stabling facilities or premises where horses are treated. It means the practice meets RCVS Core and GP requirements in all modules except In-Patients.

Our owner and principal vet, Jim Morris, said that receiving news of the standard upgrade is an official acknowledgement of the equine teams’ expertise.

“We work hard to maintain high standards of veterinary care here at the practice and this latest accreditation shows our dedication to our profession,” he added.

To attain the RCVS General Practice grade, veterinary practices must meet a range of minimum standards including hygiene, 24-hour emergency cover, staff training, certain types of equipment and cost estimation procedures.

On the subject of equestrian matters (ish!), our practice manager, Mandy Dobbs will be testing her riding skills when she competes in the annual Camel Derby at Beverley Races on 17th August. Sporting silks in Haven’s colours, Mandy is competing in the race to raise money for Save the Children.

Mandy said: “This will certainly be different to riding horses, but it’s a fantastic cause, and I’m looking forward to what should be a fun event for charity.”

To support Mandy’s camel derby, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/amanda-dobbs.

Here’s a great photo of Mandy on her usual mount!

We’re proud to announce that our Hedon equine practice has been upgraded by the RCVS

The team at Haven in Hedon are celebrating after our equine facility has been upgraded to the new accreditation level Equine General Practice – Ambulatory, by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).

This is the highest accreditation that we could receive for the facilities at our Ketwell Lane site and we’re highly delighted.

Equine General Practice – Ambulatory is an accreditation for equine practices that provide a GP level service without stabling facilities or premises where horses are treated. It means the practice meets RCVS Core and GP requirements in all modules except In-Patients.

Our owner and principal vet, Jim Morris, said that receiving news of the standard upgrade is an official acknowledgement of the equine teams’ expertise.

“We work hard to maintain high standards of veterinary care here at the practice and this latest accreditation shows our dedication to our profession,” he added.

To attain the RCVS General Practice grade, we needed to meet a range of minimum standards including hygiene, 24-hour emergency cover, staff training, certain types of equipment and cost estimation procedures.

Meanwhile, our practice manager, Mandy Dobbs will be testing her equestrian skills when she competes in the annual Camel Derby at Beverley Races on 17th August. Sporting silks in Haven’s colours, Mandy is competing in the race to raise money for Save the Children.

Mandy said: “This will certainly be different to riding horses, but it’s a fantastic cause, and I’m looking forward to what should be a fun event for charity.”

To support Mandy’s camel derby, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/amanda-dobbs.

We’re proud of our Macmillan coffee morning fundraising efforts

Staff and volunteers Macmillan Sept 2015We’re pleased to report that we raised £400 during their Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning fundraiser recently.

Haven Veterinary Group staff set out their stall outside the Post Office in Hedon and sold cakes that had been made by staff and supporters of the Vet’s Hull and Hedon practices.

Jim Morris, Haven’s owner and principal vet, whose wife was among the team that manned the stand, said: “This is the third year that we have raised money for Macmillan and I’m very proud of the team’s baking prowess and fund raising abilities. Over the last two years, we have raised £4,000 for local charities like Carr House Rescue Centre, Bransby Horse Rescue and Dove House and national charities like the British Heart Foundation and Macmillan.

“Thank you to everyone who supported us, baked and bought our cakes and we hope to do as well in our charity fund-raising next year.”

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest charity fundraising event. Last year, the same event raised £25 million for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Haven Veterinary Group has been treating and caring for small and large animals for over a century and its Holderness Road practice is one of only a few nurse training centres in East Yorkshire.

 

Equine – Gastric Ulcers – A talk

Equine gastric ulcers tony cook’s

 

Attention all equine lovers out there….

Haven Veterinary Group in conjunction with Tony Cook’s Country Store at Burstwick, would like to invite you to a talk being given on Equine Gastric Ulcers.
On Tuesday 28th July 2015,  there will be a sale and BBQ at the shop from 6pm and the talk begins at 7.30pm
£1 entry at the door with the proceeds going to Bransby Horses
Light refreshments will also be available

Hull Vets limber up to take on charity challenge

Haven Veterinary Group crazy crittersMembers of the Crazy Critters team at Haven Veterinary Group are collectively psyching up to take part in the International It’s a Knockout competition on Saturday 25th July. The event is being held at Chamberlain Road in Hull in aid of Dove House Hospice and the Haven entrants, comprising ten staff from their Hedon and Holderness Road practices have committed to raising a minimum donation of £500.4

Organisers of the competition have promised both the supporters and public spectators a fun filled experience with water, foam, inflatables and a few tactical challenges on the road to glory.

“We really want to help Dove House Hospice,” reported Veterinarian Pippa Kaplowich, “because it is such a valuable charity. To be honest, it just looks like it’s going to be great fun too.”

You can Support the Crazy Critters by visiting www.justgiving.com/Havenveterinary

Left to right, Pippa Kaplowich, Hayley Bateman, Kharis Collinson, Phillip van der Riet, in front Antony Bada and Tarquin the Dog.

 

 

Veterinary Group invests in equine x-ray machine and ultrasound equipment

horsesA Hull veterinary group has invested in new portable x-ray and ultrasound equipment to extend its range of equine services.

The portable x-ray machine is the first for the Haven Veterinary Group, that has practices in Hull and Hedon, and the equipment will be based at the group’s large animal practice in Ketwell Lane, Hedon.

With the investment in the equipment, the group can now offer equine orthopaedic imaging using both x-ray and ultrasound for tendons, ligaments, joints and bones.

With the accompaniment of a digital processor, the vets can access images immediately.

The group first used the x-ray machine in September and Pippa Kaplowitch, a mixed animal vet who does most of the horse work, will operate the machine with the help of head nurse Mandy Dobbs.

Miss Kaplowitch said: “This new equipment means we are able to expand our equine department and provide clients with better services.”

Miss Dobbs said the new facility enables the team to do the diagnostics themselves whereas in the past, they would have to refer the animal to be x-rayed.

“The portable machine reduces stress on the horses as they do not have to travel and sometimes the owners don’t have transport so we can take the machine to the yard where the horse is kept.

“It also helps to limit further damage to the horse in cases of suspected fractures.”

 The machine, provided by Processing Imaging Equipment Services, Huddersfield, is completely portable and can easily be transported to any of the areas that Haven’s Hull and Hedon practices cover.

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. 

Equine Nutrition – join us for a talk on Monday 27th October 2014

Haven Veterinary Group Ltd in conjunction with Baileys Horse Feeds invite you to a talk on Equine Nutrition.

Come and join us at Preston Community Centre on Monday 27th October at 7:45pm

Free entry & light refreshments

        Hope to see you there!

Hull Veterinary group’s fundraising bonanza

The Haven Veterinary Group Race for Life team 2014Local and national charities are £692 better off thanks to the fundraising efforts of a team of Hull Veterinary Group employees.

Last month, staff at Haven Veterinary Group in Hedon and Hull attended the car boot sale in Paull and raised  £260 that was divided equally between Alzheimer’s Society and Hedon Rangers Pythons Under 9s football club and earlier this month, seven ladies completed the Hull Race for Life in gruelling heat and raised over £432 for national cancer charities. 

The Race for Life team comprised organiser, Senior Practice Administrator, Evie Beattie, Head Nurse, Mandy Dobbs; vets, Kim Barrow and Pippa Kaplowitch,  veterinary nurses Katy Pyle and Evie’s daughter, Reegan, a Maths intervention teacher at Archbishop Sentamu School.

Evie Beattie said: “We had a wide range of ages from 21 to 52 and varying degrees of athletic prowess, but we all shared the same enjoyment and sense of achievement at the finish.”

As a token of appreciation for the support that Haven Veterinary Group has given to Hedon Rangers Pythons in kit sponsorship and donations this season, Evie Beattie was invited to present the prizes at the end of season presentations.

Haven Veterinary Group has been treating and caring for small and large animals for over a century and its Holderness Road practice is one of only a few nurse training centres in East Yorkshire.