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We’re proud of our Macmillan coffee morning fundraising efforts

Staff and volunteers Macmillan Sept 2015We’re pleased to report that we raised £400 during their Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning fundraiser recently.

Haven Veterinary Group staff set out their stall outside the Post Office in Hedon and sold cakes that had been made by staff and supporters of the Vet’s Hull and Hedon practices.

Jim Morris, Haven’s owner and principal vet, whose wife was among the team that manned the stand, said: “This is the third year that we have raised money for Macmillan and I’m very proud of the team’s baking prowess and fund raising abilities. Over the last two years, we have raised £4,000 for local charities like Carr House Rescue Centre, Bransby Horse Rescue and Dove House and national charities like the British Heart Foundation and Macmillan.

“Thank you to everyone who supported us, baked and bought our cakes and we hope to do as well in our charity fund-raising next year.”

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest charity fundraising event. Last year, the same event raised £25 million for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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.


Cake fest for Macmillan on Friday September 25th 2015

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It is a sad fact that there are now 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer. By 2030, it will be 4 million people and Macmillan want to be able to support them all.

1 in 3 of us will get cancer and Macmillan want to make sure that no on faces cancer alone.

Macmillan provides medical, emotional, practical and financial advice as well as campaigning for better cancer care.

All of us will be touched by cancer at some point in our lives and because of this Haven Veterinary Group Ltd are proud to be able to do something to support the great work that Macmillan carry out.

This year will see Haven participating in the Macmillan Coffee Morning for the 3rd year running, with the teams at both branches frantically baking to get ready for the day and we have already raised many hundreds of pounds up to now.

 So, why not come and see us in Hedon outside the Post Office in the High Street on the morning of the 25th September where we will have a stall selling scrumptious cakes, biscuits and cookies and at our Holderness Road Branch, we will have a stall in-house with even more delectable bakes for sale.

Every penny we raise will go direct to Macmillan and we are sure that as last year, we will sell out quickly.

 Thank you for your support from everyone here at Haven.  kitchen5


All the hard work paid off!

Congrats Ruth Marjason-Stamp recently passed her Veterinary Nurse Diploma Level 3 and now becomes a fully fledged Registered  Veterinary Nurse  (RVN)
Way to go Ruth, all your the hard work really paid off, all of us here at Haven are so proud and we look forward to working with you for many years to come xx

Hull Veterinary group dispenses holiday advice

As temperatures rise in Hull and East Yorkshire, a local veterinary group is urging people to consider the impact of sunshine and summer holidays on their pets.

Vets and nursing staff at Haven Veterinary Group in Hedon and Hull are reminding clients about the importance of protecting pets against ticks and fleas and the necessity to vaccinate well before pets go to kennels and catteries.

Principal vet Jim Morris is based at the group’s rural practice in Hedon and warns; “The incidence of fleas has increased during the current warm spell and we must also be vigilant about ticks, especially with dogs that enjoy country walks.  As well as causing severe skin irritation, fleas play a vital part in the tapeworm’s life cycle, so early intervention is vital.”

Jim also urges people to plan ahead when thinking of pre-holiday vaccinations for their pets in the same way that they do for themselves; “Cats and dogs that are going into kennels need to be vaccinated against all the core diseases plus kennel cough and vaccines must be given at least two weeks before you are due to leave your pet.  Kennel cough is not normally one of the core vaccines that vets offer, so you will have to ask for it specifically.”

Staff are encouraging pet owners to safeguard against fleas for the whole of the summer and are also reiterating the need to treat not only the pet but areas of the house where eggs and larvae may live.  “Particular attention should be given to carpets and rugs where the pet spends most time and warm areas near radiators” advises Jim.

Call 01482 898301 or visit Haven Veterinary Group at 34 Ketwell Lane, Hedon or 684 Holderness Road, Hull for more information about vaccinating your pet and flea prevention and treatment.

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

Left to right, Pippa Kaplowich, Hayley Bateman, Kharis Collinson, Phillip van der Riet, in front Antony Bada and Tarquin the Dog.



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.”

The Mighty Flynn!


This gorgeous boy is Flynn Mayfield, a 10 month old miniature Shetland.

He was castrated under Ketamine anaesthesia as he was too small to do it standing! Recovery was very easy and he was soon lifted up and back on his feet.

He is doing very well and can now be turned out with the rest of the herd. Such a super cute little chap!

Photo shows Vet Pippa Kaplowitch and Senior Nurse Mandy Dobbs – who carried out the procedure.