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Here’s an update about the refurbishments at the Holderness Road practice

Jim Morris in the isolation wardPet owners in the Hull area will soon be able to make the most of an upgrade and refurbishment at Haven Veterinary Group’s Holderness Road practice following extensive work at the surgery.

The vet group has kept its Hull branch open during the five-month refurbishment project which has seen the group invest in a six-figure sum for the works.

Haven Veterinary Group owner and Principal Vet Jim Morris said: “This is one of the most significant upgrades for the surgical and hospital areas that I’ve seen since I joined the practice 25 years ago.

“The practice was originally formed from two private dwellings on the site and we have always strived to improve our services with frequent upgrades.

“By doing so, we’re able to continue to provide excellent levels of care for the animals we see to.”

One of the most eagerly awaited changes to the surgery is addition of new dedicated cat and reptile wards.

“This means our furry and scaly visitors will be able to stay somewhere they feel safe, and out of the gaze of large dogs which makes a huge difference to them,” adds Mr Morris.

There is also a new purpose-built isolation facility, a dedicated training room and walk-in kennels for large dogs. Lights and tables for the operating theatres have also been upgraded alongside the laboratory equipment, enabling the practice to provide more in-house tests with quicker results.

The updates follow the refurbishment of the dirty operations and radiology areas at the clinic last year.

The works are being undertaken for the practice by Hull-based building company MK Services.

Stray rehomed after vet operates free of charge

Ruffles with Head Vet Antony Bada and Vet Kim BarrowA stray puppy that required major orthopaedic surgery has been rehomed.

Haven Veterinary Group waived their fees to treat the stray after the 18 month old dog was picked up by Hull City Council’s Dog Warden in the Orchard Park area. The dog, a Jack Russell type puppy that Haven staff named Ruffles, was taken to Holderness Road surgery by staff at Carr House Rescue Centre, from where she was rehomed.

Of the Femoral Head Excision procedure, Haven Veterinary Group owner and principal vet, Jim Morris said: “We had no alternative to surgery in order to free the dog from pain. We were pleased with the surgery and are delighted that he has a new home and is recovering well.”

Norma Anderson from Carr House Rescue Centre said: “Thanks to the generosity of the team at Haven, Ruffles is doing well. He was rehomed by Sue Grantham who lives in Withernsea and it is hoped that walks on the beach will help his leg become stronger.”

Senior Practice Administrator, Evie Beattie said: “We work closely with Carr House Rescue Centre and we couldn’t let the puppy suffer.”

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.