Archive for July, 2015

Crazy Critters on a Collision Course on Chamberlain Road

Dove House 260715 Haven Team TrafficIt seems the traffic situation in Hull is getting even crazier. Meet some of the Crazy Critters team from Haven Veterinary Practice who took part in the International It’s a Knockout competition on Saturday 25th July. The event was held at Chamberlain Road in Hull in aid of Dove House Hospice and just like all the other teams taking part the Haven entrants, comprised of ten staff from their Hedon and Hull practices, committed to raising a minimum donation of £500.

“I am delighted,” says the Critters’ team leader Vet Mandy Dobbs, “ to report that we actually exceeded our target and raised £600 for this vitally important charity. To be honest we didn’t turn out to be champions of the day. We came 6th out of 9 teams, but we had so much fun we can’t wait to make this an annual event for our staff.”

The organisers, Graham Fisher, promised both the supporters and public spectators a fun filled experience with “water, foam, inflatable’s and a few tactical challenges on the road to glory.”

The Crazy Critter team members pictured here on course for hilarious collision are, left to right, Phil Van der Reit, Antony Bada, Laura Clubley, Karen Higgins & Kharis Collinson

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.

 

 

Preston school turns to pet care to enrich children’s education

Kim Barrow with pupils from Preston Primary SchoolIt may be the height of Summer, but for the staff and pupils at Preston Primary School, their “Blossom” has gone. But all is not lost thanks to the generosity of local vet Jim Morris and his team.

 

“Blossom” is the pet rabbit that decided to go on a great escape adventure from her hutch in the grounds of Preston Primary School. Jim Morris, owner and principal vet at Haven Veterinary Practice, that has practices in Hull and Hedon, heard about their loss and stepped in with the donation of a new,  more secure, small animal hutch that is now sited in the school grounds.

 

“Pet care is a wonderful thing to teach to young people,” says Jim. “It is about feeding, grooming, cleaning, security and learning to take responsibility. So we felt it would be a good thing to visit the school and talk to the pupils directly and our young veterinarian Kim Barrow was keen to volunteer.”

 

“To help me with my presentation,” says Kim, “I took along two of our lovely guinea pigs, Darwin and Jake. They were a big hit with the children who now have to decide whether they want another rabbit or to move over to guinea pigs. Either way they now have a perfect environment to house their choice of school pet.”

 

“It was really kind of Jim and his team to help us out,” reports the school’s Foundation Class teacher, Jane Drake. “We had a lovely morning learning from Kim and having the opportunity to play with her two furry friends. As a school we are strongly committed to providing out-of-the-classroom experiences to enrich the children’s education, from animal care to woodland activities and growing our own vegetables.”