Archive for October, 2014

Hull Veterinary group’s Coffee Morning Fundraising Efforts

imagesStaff at a Hull Veterinary Group raised more than £500 during their Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning fundraiser.

Last month, the Haven Veterinary Group hosted events at each of its two branches – Holderness Road and Hedon – where a total of £521.70 was raised from donations and cake sales for the cancer support charity.

At Hedon, the Group also hosted a tombola, a competition and sold dog and cat goody bags. Meanwhile, at the Holderness branch, pet goody bags were also on sale alongside a ‘Guess which cup has the double expresso in’ competition.

Evie Beattie, Haven’s senior practice administrator, said: “We are proud to have raised this amount for this worthy cause and all our cakes at both sites sold out – we thought they were good enough to make Mary Berry proud!

“Thank you to everyone who supported us, baked and bought our cakes and we hope to do as well for Macmillan next year.”

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillian’s biggest charity fundraising event. Last year, the same event raised £20 million for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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!

Congratulations to Head Vet on new arrival

Antony   Many, many  Congratulations to Antony and Agnes Bada on the safe arrival of baby Samuel. We look forward to him being brought in for cuddles! 

Hull Veterinary group warns of Myxomatosis danger

rabbitsA local veterinary group is urging rabbit owners to ensure their pets are vaccinated against the deadly Myxomatosis virus.

Haven Veterinary Group, which has practices in Hull and Hedon, is actively encouraging owners to take advantage of their vaccination offer to protect their pet rabbits against contracting the disease, which is almost always fatal.

Jim Morris, principal vet and owner of the Haven Veterinary Group, said:

“Myxomatosis is a severe viral disease of rabbits that decimated the wild rabbit population when it arrived in Britain 50 years ago.  Domestic rabbits are also susceptible to the disease and deaths in pets are increasing every year.  The disease is most commonly spread by blood-sucking insects such as fleas and mosquitoes but it can also spread between rabbits in close contact with each other.

 

Mr Morris added: “In recent weeks we have seen a considerable increase in the number of rabbits infected with Myxomatosis.

“We believe that due to the mild autumn we have had, fleas and mosquitoes are still about so the disease is more prevalent than normal. Unfortunately, domestic rabbits do not have any genetically based immunity against myxomatosis

“The good news is that we provide a yearly vaccination which protects pet rabbits against the virus and it also includes protection against viral haemorrhagic disease.”

Haven Veterinary Group is offering the vaccination for £25.99.

To book a vaccination appointment call the Hedon practice on 01482 898301 or the Hull practice on 01482 376477.

For other queries regarding Myxomatosis or any other areas of pet health and well being, please contact either practice.