Archive for June, 2015

It’s a Knockout! – (Just Giving Link)

It's a Knockout

Do you remember the TV series “It’s a Knockout”? Various teams taking part in competitive games with lots of mess, crazy challenges and slapstick style humour?

On the 25th July 2015, Dove House Hospice at Chamberlain Road in Hull are hosting an “It’s a Knockout” day and here at Haven Veterinary Group Ltd we have entered our own team. The “Crazy Critters” Captained by Amanda Dobbs consists of 10 of our fittest (?) fastest (?) and probably slightly bonkers staff all competing to try and raise funds for Dove House.

Both branches of Haven have collection boxes and team sponsor forms, We have an official “Just Giving” page so you can donate online and even anonymously if you wish.

We even welcome any small change you might have and we would love to be able to reach our target of £500 for this very worthy charity, so please help if you can.

The event begins at 10am and we would love to see you there, bring the family, the more cheering for the team the better. Repeat after 3 “Give me an H, give me an A………

Hedon Care Home’s Canine Celebration

Magdalen Park Pet Show winnersAside from Britain’s worldwide reputations for courage in adversity, prowess in innovation and the financial hub of the western world, we Brits are universally known for our love of our pets. In all breeds, shapes and sizes virtually every household has a four-footed friend. For many of us in later years this all changes when we find new living arrangements in a residential care home. Magdalen Park Nursing Home in Hedon has, however, recently taken a new initiative to address this sensitive issue.

“We recognize,” says Magdalen Events Organiser, Steph Ashton, “that residents keeping a whole variety of personal pets is not feasible here, so we looked at the situation a different way. We really want to be part of the community, maintaining relationships between our residents and their carers, friends and families, so we invited them to bring their pets here to visit us for a special Prize Pet Show recently.

“We wanted the event to be properly organized and professionally judged so I asked around our residents’ visitors and so many of them recommended the local Haven Veterinary Practice as their first choice for pet care, so I asked them if they could spare the time to help us with our special day.”

“I thought this was such a great idea,” says Haven Vet, Pippa Kaplowich, “that I didn’t hesitate to volunteer. I even took my Labrador, Tarquin along to meet the other pets. This was no serious “Best In Show”. It was fun day for residents and local people of all ages, especially when Chewy the Rabbit escaped from his owner and everyone was chasing around the lawn to grab him. I hope this great day for the residents and community will be an annual event and we will be proud to be part of it.”