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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.”

Hull Veterinary group’s fundraising bonanza

The Haven Veterinary Group Race for Life team 2014Local and national charities are £692 better off thanks to the fundraising efforts of a team of Hull Veterinary Group employees.

Last month, staff at Haven Veterinary Group in Hedon and Hull attended the car boot sale in Paull and raised  £260 that was divided equally between Alzheimer’s Society and Hedon Rangers Pythons Under 9s football club and earlier this month, seven ladies completed the Hull Race for Life in gruelling heat and raised over £432 for national cancer charities. 

The Race for Life team comprised organiser, Senior Practice Administrator, Evie Beattie, Head Nurse, Mandy Dobbs; vets, Kim Barrow and Pippa Kaplowitch,  veterinary nurses Katy Pyle and Evie’s daughter, Reegan, a Maths intervention teacher at Archbishop Sentamu School.

Evie Beattie said: “We had a wide range of ages from 21 to 52 and varying degrees of athletic prowess, but we all shared the same enjoyment and sense of achievement at the finish.”

As a token of appreciation for the support that Haven Veterinary Group has given to Hedon Rangers Pythons in kit sponsorship and donations this season, Evie Beattie was invited to present the prizes at the end of season presentations.

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.