Archive for April, 2014

Hull Veterinary team work together to support local charities

Hedon Rangers Pythons U9s with Evie Beattie and Jon StoreyVets and staff at a Holderness Veterinary practice are raiding their cupboards to find saleable items for the St Andrew Church & Paull Village Hall Car Boot Sale on 3rd May.

The close knit team at Haven Veterinary Group are supporting the car boot sale to raise funds for local Under 9s football team, Hedon Rangers Pythons and Alzheimer’s Society.

Evie Beattie, Senior Practice Administrator, has organised the fund raiser and is very pleased with the amount of items that her colleagues have found to sell. 

“Haven Veterinary Group has been serving the communities of East Hull and Hedon for over 100 years and we are proud to support both local and national charities.

“In addition to our sponsorship of Hedon Rangers Pythons, we fundraise for Carr House Rescue Centre, support the annual Macmillan Coffee Morning and last year Principal Vet and Practice Owner, Jim Morris, raised over £1,000 for the British Heart Foundation by cycling from London to Paris.”

The stall will be manned by Evie, Kate Danby and Jim’s wife, Rachel Morris and Hedon Rangers Pythons manager, Jon Storey and some of the players will be on hand to help out too.

The car boot is held on the first Saturday of every month from April to October between 8am and 1pm on Paull sportsfield. Proceeds from the entry fee to the popular car boot sale are split between the St Andrew Church & Paull Village Hall for the benefit of the whole community.

Congratulations on Exam Success

images5O65TVVRWe are extremely proud to be able to Congratulate Claire and Katie who have passed their final Veterinary Nurse Examinations.

   All the hard work and effort has really paid off. Well done ladies!

    Also, Congratulations to Ruth who is spending some time at Haven and has passed  her Level 2 paper. Way to go!

Hull Vets remind people of the danger of dogs eating chocolate

Just in case you’ve still got any chocolate left, here’s our latest press release…

As Easter approaches, vets and staff at a Holderness Veterinary practice are reminding pet owners of the dangers of giving chocolate to dogs.

It is well documented that chocolate is poisonous to dogs, but every Easter dogs are taken to Haven Veterinary Group practices in Hull and Hedon suffering from chocolate poisoning caused by theobromine.

Theobromine is a toxin found in chocolate that humans metabolise easily, but dogs process less slowly; leading to a build up of the toxins that, in large amounts, may kill your dog.

Haven practice owner and Principal Vet, Jim Morris cautions: “Chocolate  poisoning can produce muscle tremors, seizures, an irregular heartbeat, internal bleeding or a heart attack.

“The usual treatment for chocolate poisoning is to induce vomiting within two hours of ingestion, so if you are worried or suspect that your dog may have eaten a large quantity of chocolate and they are showing any of the signs listed above, call a vet as quickly as possible.”

The danger posed by chocolate to a dog depends on the type of chocolate, the amount consumed and the dog’s size.  Dark chocolate contains the highest level of theobromine and even a small amount may induce vomiting or diarrhoea.  To be on the safe side, always keep your Easter Eggs out of the reach of your dog.

Haven Veterinary Group practices operate a 24/7 emergency service at weekends and over the Easter holidays.

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.