Archive for July, 2017

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.

Dog ID Tags and The Law

Please remember, although every dog must be microchipped by law in the UK, it is also the law that any dog in a public place must wear a collar with the name and address (inc. postcode) of the owner engraved on it.

You can be fined up to £5,000 if your dog does not wear an identification tag.

You do not have to put your dogs’ name on the tag, this is optional. Unfortunately dog theft is a real danger and if the thief knows the name of your dog this may help them pass on the dog to the unsuspecting new owners because it appears they know the dog as it responds to their name.

 

We would therefore recommend that you do not put your dogs’ name on the tag.

Examples:

Mr A Smith
54 Letsbe Avenue
BH17 7TD
01202 232218

Mr A Smith
No.54, BH17 7TD
01202 232218

 

Some people are of the opinion that if their dog is microchipped, they do not require a dog tag with their contact details on it. This is incorrect, and you should always have a dog tag on your dogs’ collar.

1992 Law Exemptions

The Control of Dogs Order does state seven exemptions to the law:
• any pack of hounds (hunting animals)
• any dog while being used for sporting purposes
• any dog while being used for the capture or destruction of vermin
• any dog while being used for the driving or tending of cattle or sheep
• any dog while being used on official duties by a member of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces or Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise or the police force for any area
• any dog while being used in emergency rescue work
• any dog registered with the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Enforcement
The enforcement of the law is not carried out by the police force in any area but by ‘the officers of a local authority’.

The vast majority of pet owners will not qualify for exemption, and if you are unsure if you do qualify for exemption it is highly recommended that you always display ID tags on all of your dogs in a public area to be on the safe side.

As the law is enforced by local authorities, you should seek further information from your local council.

Free Firework Clinic

REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE 5TH NOVEMBER

Unfortunately, fireworks can go off anytime near Bonfire night and beyond.

Is your dog a quivering nervous wreck, who is petrified from the noise fireworks make?

We offer a free clinic, which shows you how to desensitize your dog against the noises of fireworks and receive a free CD.

But now is the time to act, as the sooner you start the better outcome for your dog.

 

Please ring to book an appointment,

or ask at reception.