Monday, 26 January 2015 - 12:28pm

What is Neospora?

Neospora is caused by a protozoan organism.  It is spread in dog faeces which cattle consume and become infected.  Neospora is becoming more widely recognised as a common cause of abortion in UK dairy herds at around 4-7 months of pregnancy. 

What animals are at risk?

Neospora caninum affects mainly cattle, dogs and other animals such as foxes, although it can also affect sheep, goats, deer and horses.  The parasite...

Monday, 8 December 2014 - 11:54am

ST BONIFACE Vets in Crediton has expanded and Wolfgar Vets of Cheriton Bishop and Tedburn St Mary is now part of the practice.

Everyone at St Boniface Vets is delighted to welcome new staff to the team and are looking forward to getting to know new clients and their animals.

Tony Kemmish, practice principal, said: “We understand that dedicated staff underpin a good veterinary practice; traditional values and a passion for excellent patient care are fundamentals shared by all...

Thursday, 16 October 2014 - 11:42am

Autumn and Winter still present a risk of Flea Infestation and Tick Related illness

Fleas and ticks aren’t just unpleasant parasites; they also spread disease to your pet and sometimes to your family.  Keeping your dog in the best of health means ensuring freedom from fleas and ticks. 

It may not be obvious that these parasites are living on your pet or in your home, so checking for them properly means knowing what to look for.

Monday, 6 October 2014 - 10:23am

The end of the year brings many reasons to celebrate and unfortunately this also brings many reasons for your pet to be nervous. If you have a pet suffering from a noise phobia fireworks on Bonfire Night and New Year’s Eve can make the party season stressful. Preparation is the key when trying to address the problem: the sooner you start the better.

Here at St Boniface vets we are holding a free talk on Monday 13th October (open to non-clients...

Monday, 21 July 2014 - 9:40pm

Come along and meet the team and see what we've been up to!  Join us for tea, coffee and lovely homemade scones with clotted cream and jam of course.

We will be launching our Recommend a Friend scheme. This is to recognise you, our loyal clients and to say thank you for speaking so highly of us. We recognise that word of mouth is our best possible form of advertising.

Simply fill in your details and pass on a voucher. When your friend visits the surgery you...

Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 10:11pm

Dental pain is often underestimated by pet owners.  Often we assume animals will stop eating if their mouth hurts.  This will sometimes occur in extreme pain but most animals continue to eat, even with severe dental pain, as eating is such a strong survival instinct.

Other symptoms may include bad breath, dribbling, eating more slowly – or they may show no outward signs at all.

We are offering free dental checks with a vet between 21st and 25th July to assess...

Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 9:43pm

We have teamed up with WORM PATROL to be able to provide our clients with a free text message or email reminder for when your pets worming treatment is due.  Simply ask one of the receptionists, who will be happy to sign you up.

We recommend treating most pets every three months. This comes around pretty often so, with our busy lives, it's easy to miss!  Call the surgery on 01363 772860 to sign up today.

Heavy worm burdens can cause intestinal damage, vomiting...

Thursday, 8 May 2014 - 2:27pm

As part of Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) we are reminding all our rabbit owners the importance of keeping up to date with vaccinations.  All breeds of rabbit, including both pet and wild rabbits, can be affected by myxomatosis and rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD), which are two fatal diseases of rabbits and both endemic to the UK.

These diseases are preventable with vaccination - so get your rabbit booked in today.  Please call the surgery on 01363 772860.

In celebration of RAW...

Monday, 31 March 2014 - 7:11pm

7th April  7.30pm

Our recent Senior Pet Health Campaign has been a resounding success. Many pets have visited us for a free health check up, urine test and advice on diet and exercise.

We have diagnosed several conditions where we have been able to offer medication and advice, that will mean an improved quality of life and in some cases a slowing of the progression of disease. In particular we have seen lots of dogs suffering with varying degrees of arthritis. This is a very...

Thursday, 13 March 2014 - 12:24pm

Welcome to our Small Animal Newsletter! Providing you with the latest news, information and offers!


Our nursing team is headed up by Sarah Woodvine (pictured above with her black Labrador, Tarn). She is a fully qualified veterinary nurse with many years of practical experience. She is ably assisted by Faye (top left), who is also a fully qualified RVN and our two trainee...